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Bodie Island Named USA Weekend “10Best: Scenic lighthouses around the USA”

For its "Scenic lighthouses around the USA," 10Best offers a "look at some of the lighthouses throughout the country that you can climb and take a peek at their original Fresnel lenses, made in Paris." Among the notable lighthouses, 10Best says, "Like its popular neighbor, the Cape Hatteras Light Station, the Bodie Island Light Station (pronounced "body") in North Carolina's Outer Banks sports black and white stripes. A recent restoration reopened the light station to the public in 2013, and visitors can now climb its 214 steps to the top for stunning views and a look at its original 1872 Fresnel lens, with 377 glass prisms, weighing in at 9,000 pounds and valued at $2 million." [Please note the Bodie Island Lighthouse Tours run the third Friday in April through Columbus Day in October. The Bodie Island Visitors Center is open year-round.]

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Things to Do in Nags Head, North Carolina in October

According to USA Today Travel Tips ... "One of the East Coast's best-kept fall secrets is Nags Head, North Carolina. October temperatures range from 57 to 71 degrees Fahrenheit, with little to no crowds in this Outer Banks town. Even though summer is over, all the retail establishments and restaurants are still open for business. With miles of beachfront, art galleries, the nation's largest sand dune and seafood restaurants, Nags Head is a perfect October destination."

 

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Duck Jazz Fest Week Special Concert at Scarborough Faire

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Please Don't Miss This …

Mojo Collins & Triple Vision Band
Playing LIVE at Scarborough Faire,
This Friday October 10, 2-6pm

If We're Lucky, Special Guest &
Town of Duck Jazz Fest Headliner,
Renee Marie, Will Join the Crowd
for a Song or Two in the Courtyard!

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USA Today Features Nags Head This “Webcam Wednesday”

Of Nags Head, USA Today says, "As another summer season winds to a close, stop in at one of the East Coast's best beach destinations, Nags Head. This fun, funky town facing the beautiful swimming beaches of the Outer Banks draws throngs of visitors throughout the summer and fall, and the webcam above will take you there live."

 

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Ribbon Of Sand – NC’s Outer Banks

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If You Ever Have Trouble Explaining Why Our Outer Banks Barrier Islands Are So Special, Consider Sharing This Video Narrated By Meryl Streep and John Grabowska.

USA Today’s “10Best” Visits the Alluring Outer Banks!

In a 10Best featured article for USA Today, "10Best Visits the Alluring Outer Banks." The article notes, "When it comes to beaching it, everybody is different. Some sun worshippers long for action, a busy Boardwalk and plenty of after-dark activity. Then, there's the Outer Banks. This series of North Carolina barrier islands attracts a mellower crowd. A strip of laid back beach towns connected by bridges, the Outer Banks, or OBX for short, is home to about 60,000 residents year-round. That number nears 500,000 during the summer and fall, vacationers drawn by powdery sand, stellar fishing and a shallow coastline dotted with historic wrecks. Most stay in the McMansions that line the beaches; six, seven and eight-bedroom homes that can easily host a multi-gen family getaway, a girlfriend's weekend or a sporty man-cation."

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Shiny New STAR Center Opens At NC Aquarium On Roanoke Island Rehabilitating Amazing Sea Turtles

Built with revenues generated from Jennette's Pier in Nags Head and the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island, not from extra taxpayer dollars, the STAR Center facilitates tireless work by N.E.S.T. (Network for Endangered Sea Turtles) plus dedicated volunteers. When awesome people care and come together for our sea creatures, great things happen!

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Jockey’s Ridge among ’50 States, 50 Spots Natural Wonders’

As the USA gears up for its birthday celebration, CNN highlights its favorite natural wonders across the nation in "50 States, 50 Spots Natural Wonders."

For North Carolina, CNN selected Jockey's Ridge at Nags Head, noting, "The dunes of Jockey's Ridge change with the wind, taking on the character of deserts: hot, bright and windy. Despite the volatile terrain, the tallest sand dune on the country's Atlantic Coast provides a scenic perch for sunsets. Temperatures can get high, with the sand often much hotter than the air. For the full experience of the 80- to 100-foot dune, try kiteboarding or sandboarding, which are allowed by permit during parts of the year in a designated area. Hang-gliding lessons are also available. The park on Nags Head on North Carolina's Outer Banks is bounded by Roanoke Sound to the west, home to big cordgrass, black needlerush, marsh pennywort, marsh-elder, cattail and lance-leaved sagittaria. A daylight-use park only, morning visitors might also spy the tracks of nocturnal animals such as foxes and lizards across the sand."

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Outer Banks NC among ‘best places to watch a sunset’ – USA Today

usa today best outer banks hotelAccording to a recent USA Today Readers' Choice contest found the Outer Banks one of North America's "Best places to watch a sunset." Of the Outer Banks, the review notes, "The East Coast is typically better known for its sunrises, but not so in North Carolina's Outer Banks. Set up your lawn chair facing west, and enjoy the show."

Guests at the Nags Head Inn Oceanfront Hotel are able to enjoy both stunning sunrises over the oceanfront and some of the best sunsets on the water across the nearby Roanoke Sound.

2013 Duck Jazz Festival

outer banks hotel special for jazz festThe Seventh Annual Duck Jazz Festival is on Sunday, October 13, 2013 featuring top national jazz bands performing at the Duck Town Park for the main event on Sunday. There are many other jazz events going on over this weekend at nearby restaurants on Friday and Saturday as well. Don't miss the Live Outdoor Musical Concert featuring “Mojo Collins & Triple Vision” at Scarborough Faire Shopping Village on Friday , October 11 and don't miss the main event - the Seventh Annual Duck Jazz Festival is on Sunday, October 13, 2013.