Known for its gorgeous beaches and picture-perfect historical attractions, Corolla has grown remarkably over the past 20 years to become a major destination for guests seeking outstanding vacation homes.
From a wide range of local restaurants and shops to treasured sites like the Currituck Beach Light, the Whalehead Club, and Historic Corolla Village, you’ll discover plenty of exciting things to do in Corolla to keep you entertained throughout your vacation.
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Climb a ropes course at the largest aerial adventure park on the Outer Banks, climb to the top of a lighthouse for a breathtaking 365-degree view from the sound to the sea, or take a step back in time at one of the most famous, impressive, and historical homes on the Outer Banks, all without leaving Corolla. Here’s a list of the best things to do, curated by our team of locals who love the town as much as you will.
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Have you ever driven down the beach in an open-air safari vehicle next to wild Spanish Mustangs playing in the surf? Or soared high above the ocean on a parasail? What about finally trying your hand at surfing lessons, to find out what it feels like to fly across the ocean on nothing but a board? Well, these are just a few possibilities for you to turn into realities during your stay in Corolla, as teachers and tour guides are waiting and eager to share their passion and this beautiful place with you during your stay here.
One of the most quintessential things to do in Corolla involves a trip to see the beautiful wild horses roaming freely on the beach. Take your own 4-wheel drive vehicle up the beach in search of the horses, or take a guided tour and learn the history of these beautiful animals for a trip you’ll never forget.
One might not think that there is much golfing going on at the beach, but one should think again. The Outer Banks boasts a handful of gorgeous courses, set in an unparalleled backdrop for the golfing enthusiast in your group to get to do what they love while on their Outer Banks vacation. One of these amazing courses just so happens to be situated right in the heart of Corolla.
If you’re looking to maintain your daily yoga practice or to try a class out for the first time, now is your chance. While the nearby towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head boast numerous options, there are a couple of unique ideas right in Corolla to try out one afternoon during your next vacation here.
No matter if you’re surf fishing along the coastline, cruising around the sound in your personal boat or charter, fishing offshore or casting a line right off of one of the area’s many wonderful fishing piers, one thing is for sure...the Outer Banks is a fisherman’s haven, and knowledgeable bait and tackle shop owners, pier workers, boat captains and more are happy to share with you their stories, tips and adventures if you are open to trying your hand at fishing the OBX during your next vacation.
Corolla has a plethora of things to do and places to eat, but there are also some great spots like The Wright Brothers Memorial to check out in neighboring Outer Banks towns.
Rest assured we are taking all necessary precautions to prepare for your upcoming vacation in the wake of COVID-19. Hospitality and cleanliness are a top priority, especially as we continue to navigate these uncharted waters with you.
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The Outer Banks now open to visitors! We're so excited for your visit and rest assured we are taking all necessary precautions to prepare for your upcoming vacation in the wake of COVID-19. Hospitality and cleanliness are still our top priority. For more information, read our response to coronvavirus.
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