Outer Banks, North Carolina
Each island has its own history and charm. There are lighthouses, windsurfing, and spectacular scuba diving (there are hundreds of underwater shipwrecks in the area). There is the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island, as well. The natural beauty of the area can’t be beat, and it lends itself to long hikes and romps in the sand. If you plan your activities ahead and look for the best deal, you can explore the islands affordably.