OUTER BANKS, N.C., Nov. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking to head out of town this holiday season? There's no better time to consider a getaway to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The summer season typically highlights the lure of the serene beaches of the Outer Banks's barrier islands. For many others, an off-season vacation during Thanksgiving and Christmas is becoming an increasingly popular option for those looking to spend a week away celebrating togetherness and tranquility.
Robert Kissell, Internet Marketing Specialist for Southern Shores Realty adds his perspective on holiday retreats to this east coast beach; "Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations to the Outer Banks are incredibly peaceful and relaxing…. There are no crowds, road traffic, or typical distractions. Many businesses remain open to cater to the increase in visitors and there's plenty of holiday events and activities."
During the months of November and December, there are dozens of family friendly activities and annual events taking place. There are marathons and 5k runs, shopping celebrations, performing arts, and more. Notably for Christmas, the Manteo Christmas parade and tree lighting is a traditional favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. There are also several Christmas light displays on the beach such as the Elizabethan Gardens' "Winterlights Celebration" and a nationally acclaimed private homeowner display at The Poulos' House (near the entrance of Nags Head Woods on Ocean Acres Drive).
"A question we're typically asked is if a week away from home for the holidays feels as traditional as you'd desire." While you're certainly away from home, all the creature comforts are still available to you on the Outer Banks. "For Thanksgiving, you'll still have easy access to traditional foods and decor, and for Christmas, there are several Christmas tree lots as well as other local business that offer rental home decorating packages. For both holidays, there are also home catering services available."
As if the attractions are not enough to entice, the cost-friendliness of a trip during this time of year is an additional benefit. "You can rent a warm, cozy house for your entire family to stay in for about 75% less than you'd pay for a summer vacation," Kissell adds. "The most popular choices are homes with hot tubs and fireplaces for very obvious reasons!"
If you are looking for an inspiring holiday getaway this season, Southern Shores Realty has the perfect accommodations for you. They have a selection of over 600 homes, many of which have cozy fireplaces and warm, bubbly hot tubs that are perfect for the cool, crisp beach air during the holidays.
You can book 24/7 online at www.SouthernShores.com, or call 800-334-1000 to make your reservations.
About Southern Shores Realty:
Southern Shores Realty is the longest operating vacation rental company on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. They have been in business since 1947 and represent over 600 Outer Banks rentals. Visit www.SouthernShores.com today to start making your own Outer Banks vacation memories.
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