Over Fourth of July weekend my family and I took a road trip to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina also known as The Outer Banks. I received so many messages on Instagram asking how it was and if I felt safe traveling post COVID. To be honest we were about to cancel two days before out trip with all the rising COVID cases. However I searched the zip code we were traveling to on the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus map and ultimately my family and I made the decision to go. I’m sharing all the details about our trip and how we traveled safely to enjoy a change of scenery and have some fun in the sun.
The first precaution we took was driving, I still don’t feel ready to fly, therefore we chose Kitty Hawk since it’s only a 4 hour drive from the DMV area. Secondly, we didn’t stop at any rest areas – that means no bathroom breaks. We stopped once for gas and that’s it. We packed lots of hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes and all the snacks and food for the road trip.
This is the link for the Airbnb my family and I stayed at. The rental consists of 12 cottages that has a shared pool and private beach access across the street. The location is absolutely amazing! To be honest the cottage isn’t anything fancy, it gets the job done however the private beach access and pool are the two things that convinced us to book. It is great for family’s with kids. My nephew would spend a few hours at the beach and then come home and eat lunch and head to the pool. It was just easy access!
During our visit we did a few outings – visiting Bodie Island Light House and the Wright Brothers National Memorial. We visited both these location at opening in the morning and everyone was compliant with wearing masks and social distancing! One evening we went to Jockey’s Ridge State Park to catch the sunset, this was the only place where people were not compliant with face masks. However people were spread out far apart among the sand dunes. My family and I kept our masks on while walking to the sand dunes and only removed it for photos. My nephew had a blast at the sand dunes playing with his sand toys and just digging sand! I highly recommend bringing a bucket and shovel for kids – they will remain entertained while you take photos!
In regards to food – we did carry out only and did not dine at any restaurants! Some places we grabbed food from were: Pizza Stop, Outer Banks Boil Company, Barrier Island Bagels, Costal Cravings, Goombays Grill & Raw Bar, Booty Treats Ice Cream & Shave Ice, and Buck Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Many of these restaurants have online ordering system or accept over the phone orders.
I am grateful we were able to get away, safely, and enjoy a quick weekend trip. It was just what my family and I needed! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need suggestions for the Outer Banks!
I also linked my dresses below!