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Thanksgiving Guide to Hatteras Island

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There are reasons to focus on gratitude year-round, but Thanksgiving is a special time of year when being thankful is something that can be done in the company of family and friends. While many who celebrate Thanksgiving have a lineup of traditions they enjoy at home, this year, consider taking your festivities on the road and enjoying time away by planning a trip to Hatteras Island. No matter how long you have to spare in the name of holiday fun, you’ll find Hatteras Island is truly a vacation destination with something for everyone in your traveling crew to enjoy. Consider this Thanksgiving Hatteras Island guide a starting point for unforgettable adventures ahead.

Take Time to Relish the Sunshine and Fresh Air

Thanksgiving’s placement in November means that in many other places on the map, those who celebrate are contending with chilly temperatures. If you’re someone who appreciates warm-weather fun year-round, you’ll love spending time on Hatteras Island over Thanksgiving. This time of year, Hatteras Island continues to enjoy daily highs that fluctuate from the 50s all the way up to the 70s. That means there’s no reason not to add plenty of outdoor adventures to your holiday stay. Thanksgiving is a prime time to grab your fishing pole and spend time casting a line on your own, or as part of a guided charter. Many visitors choose to take a stroll on the sand here over Thanksgiving as a way to prepare for or work off the robust dining options they’ve enjoyed in the name of holiday fun. There are opportunities to enjoy shelling and birdwatching alike during your Hatteras Island Thanksgiving stay while you can’t go wrong with signing up for a horseback ride on the beach when you’re looking for a memorable way to infuse sightseeing.

Run for a Great Cause This Holiday

If you happen to be a Hatteras Island-bound traveler looking forward to spending a Thanksgiving in North Carolina in this area and you also have a passion for running, you can choose to race for a great cause this time of year. That’s because Thanksgiving marks the arrival of the annual Surfin’ Turkey 5K and Puppy Drum Run in town. This exciting and meaningful event is sponsored by Midgett Realty and is a true highlight of the season for locals and visitors alike. The race kicks off at the Hatteras Village Civic Center and invites participants to compete over the course of 3 miles, enjoying spectacular November scenery and weather along the way. After that, the Puppy Drum Run begins which is half a mile long and is a race that’s often completed in fun costumes. Proceeds from these races go towards supporting the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund, so you can feel great about your efforts no matter what place you end up taking. Be sure to register in advance and don’t forget your t-shirt and goody bag once you cross the finish line.

Get Creative Over Thanksgiving

For many people, Thanksgiving is the time of year when you can pair gratitude with thoughts of holiday shopping for the Christmas season to come. Whether you’re in the mood for some creative inspiration or you want to get a head start on your holiday list, spending time at the Hatteras Island Arts and Craft Guild Holiday Show this Thanksgiving is bound to be a ton of fun! This annual Thanksgiving-time event is typically hosted in Buxton and is a one-stop hub for browsing amazing arts and crafts designed by local and regional artisans. Don’t be surprised if you end up lingering longer than you originally planned and potentially purchase a few souvenirs for yourself along the way to commemorate your Thanksgiving stay.

There’s a Lot to Be Thankful for in Hatteras Island

There’s never been a better time to turn your Hatteras Island travel plans into a well-deserved reality. At Midgett Realty, we specialize in helping adventurers elevate their Hatteras Island stay in luxury, comfort, convenience, and style by providing them with access to our impressive portfolio of area vacation rental options to enjoy. Whether you’re on the hunt for a cozy abode by the sand or you require a sprawling residence for your entire traveling crew this holiday season, we have the home-away-from-home options you deserve to enjoy. Our vacation rentals always keep our guests close to the places they’re excited to discover and explore for themselves. At the same time, these spacious retreats come complete with the world-class amenities, features, and furnishings that make you feel right at home upon arrival.

Whether your plans have you enjoying your Thanksgiving in North Carolina on Hatteras Island or you have time to adventure this way another time of year, our team is here to handle the details so you can focus exclusively on the fun ahead. We simply wouldn’t have it any other way for our valued guests! Reach out today to learn more and to get started.