The Outer Banks, NC
According to locals, October is the best time of year to visit North Carolina's Outer Banks. The crowds are gone, traffic is non-existent, the weather is ideal, and there's a ton of family-friendly things to do, including water sports, wild horse tours, and shopping.
For the food- and music-lovers, the Outer Banks hosts an array of Fall festivals including the Duck Jazz Festival over Columbus Day weekend and the Crabdaddy Seafood & Wine Festival in the end of September. If you're a history buff, plan a visit to the Wright Brothers National Memorial or take a drive over to Roanoke Island and learn all about the lost colony.
As for accommodations, The Sanderling Resort has everything you need for the perfect family getaway. This oceanfront resort has over 20 different room options, making it the perfect choice for any size crew. And if you're looking to travel with extended family, The Sanderling has five vacation homes that sleep anywhere from eight to 16 guests.
And if it's adventure you want, you're in luck. The resort's own Adventure Concierge is on site to help plan anything from horseback riding on the beach to jet pack and fly board excursions. No matter what you do, you're sure to work up an appetite. Finish off your day with some freshly caught, local seafood at Kimball's Kitchen. You won't be sorry!