Road Trip to Currituck Outer Banks

This past weekend my family and I traveled to the Currituck Outerbanks also known as OBX.  We left around 5am for the 7 and 1/2 hour trek from South Carolina.  I am a sucker for road trips so I was geared up and ready to go. 

We arrived at the Hampton Inn Corolla around 2pm, but our room was not ready yet.  We decided to venture out for some lunch and take in the ocean views and surrounding community.  We ended up at Pizzazz Pizza where we munched on buffalo wings and a meat lover’s pizza.  The manager here was awesome.  We then enjoyed some cheesecake ice cream at Grandma B’s.  We headed back to the hotel and was given the keys to our now ready parital ocean view room.  The staff at the hotel were very welcoming and informative.  They even checked on us an hour after check-in to make sure everything was okay.  We decided to watch some tv and settle in early for the night so we could regain some strength for Saturday.

We booked a wild horse tour through Beach Jeeps of Corolla.  This was the first time we had ever been on a tour of this kind and my children were excited.  Our tour guide, Levin, was funny and informative as he schooled us on the history of OBX and the wild horses.

We rode on the beach in a suburban on the 2 hour tour, and were able to see some wild horses.  My children loved this!


After the tour we were starving!  We asked our tour guide, Levin, for restaurant recommendations.  He reccommended Uncle Ike’s Sandbar and Grille which is in the same shopping plaza as Beach Jeeps of Corolla, located across from the Currituck Lighthouse. We ordered chicken fingers and fries for the little ones, chicken fried chicken with red potatoes and zucchini and burgers.  Check out the Garbage Can Fries! Delish! The staff here was very nice and the place family friendly.

After stuffing our faces we went back to the hotel for a short rest before we headed out on our next venture.  Check back to read the post of the remainder of my trip!


This post is part of a blog tour organized by‘s Moms2Go Alliance on behalf of the Currituck County Department of Travel & Tourism. I was reimbursed for some of my travel expenses.

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  1. Looks fun. I have never heard of this place. thanks for sharing!

  2. We love Outer Banks, but have never stayed in Corolla. Duck and Seaside are our favorites.

    Thrilled to discover new places to stay and eat and fun new things to do!


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