Travel blog The Discoverer is redirecting potential beach-goers in Virginia to the Outer Banks in a new listicle, “10 U.S. Tourist Traps to Avoid At All Costs,” published recently.
Despite their close proximity for non-locals who may be traveling to the area, The Discoverer notes that the Virginia Beach Boardwalk in Virginia Beach, Virginia, “is better to avoid” when planning your next summer vacation due to its “chain restaurants, crowded beaches, and tourist-trap souvenir shops.”
What does the blog opt for instead? A trip just two hours south to the scenic Outer Banks.
“These barrier islands boast state parks, shipwreck diving, coastal cuisine, and plenty of beach activities,” notes the listicle. To further its suggestion, the travel writers pinpoint the towns of Duck, Corolla, Kitty Hawk:
“The islands and towns of the Outer Banks are diverse; there is truly something for everyone. The northern village of Corolla is unspoiled, home to wild horses and pristine coastlines, and the nearby town Duck is known for its boardwalk and family-friendly beaches — a much smaller and more relaxing version of other East Coast boardwalks. Kitty Hawk boasts the most hotel options, and for history buffs, it is also the home of the Wright Brothers National Memorial, where the famous aviators took their first flight.”