Who said you had to travel far to discover some of the best islands. That’s right, going to an island doesn’t always mean leaving the country. Sometimes, going to the islands is about embracing what is in your own backyard. America has some of the most beautiful and unique islands throughout the country. Especially on the southeast coast.
Travel + Leisure has released its “America’s Best” for 2022 and we’re taking a look into the best islands in the continental U.S. Of course there are great spots in Florida talked about all of the time. But, can’t forget about Georgia, South Carolina, and right here in North Carolina. Readers rated islands based on their activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value. Now, we’re here to share that North Carolina’s Outer Banks made the list! Sounds like the Tar Heel state has plenty to offer this year. Check out what other islands made Travel + Leisure’s 2022 best islands in the continental U.S.
14 Best North Carolina Beaches to Visit
Warm weather is here and so is beach vacation time! This year, make sure you head to your favorite beaches to enjoy some fun in the sun. Whether you want to catch a tan, take a nap, or swim in the ocean North Carolina has some great beach options just for you. From a family-friendly getaway to a nice baecation, you won’t have to travel far for the perfect vacation destination.
U.S. News put together a list of the best beaches in North Carolina to help you plan your next getaway. They considered scenic views, nearby amenities, and the opinions of travel experts to compose the list. Have you been to each of these destinations? If not, check out these North Carolina beaches and start planning your next vacation.