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Wilbur Wright

Outer Banks: hundreds of miles of vacation fun

Outer Banks: hundreds of miles of vacation fun

With more than 300 miles of coastline, the Outer Banks has stretches of sand that are consistently rated among the top beaches in the world — a perfect setting whether you crave an active vacation or a simple barefoot walk along empty beaches. The long stretch of beaches is a six- or seven-hour drive from Baltimore, and the sense of place can change markedly from one milepost to the next. For a family with school-age children, the beaches from Duck to Nag's Head pulse with activity. The hubbub comes with choices of restaurants, amusement rides, museums, events and water activities. Those who crave a quieter time could hardly do better than to spend time along Cape Hatteras...