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Heading to OBX in July need hotel recommendations

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Heading to OBX in July need hotel recommendations

Family of four (two boys 10 & 12) planning to stay at either the Best Western Ocean Reef in KDH or in Corolla at the Hampton Inn( a friend highly recommended) at the end of July. Looking for some family beach time & fun activities (Wright Brothers, mini golf, go carting etc..). Its seems from the posts that Corolla is a stretch to most of these activities. 30 miles or so? Is this true considering traffic and all? trying to decide which place is more convenient or if it matters or not. Any other suggestions would be appreciated!!

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Corolla
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Outer Banks, NC
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1. Re: Heading to OBX in July need hotel recommendations

Corolla has lots to do and good places to eat. The drawback to that area is there is only one road up there. If there is an accident or any delay it can be a long wait. And Saturday check in is very busy with traffic back ups lasting a couple of hours sometimes.

KDH is the best location with more places to shop and dine but there's more traffic there also. Good luck.

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Outer Banks, NC
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3. Re: Heading to OBX in July need hotel recommendations

The Hampton is in the southern part of Corolla, and you can easily get to Duck or the commercial areas of Corolla for shopping, dining, and etc.

Pohickian is an alarmist, and admittedly has never ever gone north of Duck.

He/she doesn't know what he/she is missing.

The only traffic day is Saturday or on a rainy day when everyone south heads north and vice versa.

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4. Re: Heading to OBX in July need hotel recommendations

I vote for the Hampton Inn (actually I always vote for a house or condo in OBX but that wasn't an option. Corolla has shops, iittle race cars, great beach. Chose a day mid wek to get up in am and drive to nags head see Wright bros state park, jockey ridge and then eat some where in KIitty Hawk or Nags head. Funny, when I think of traffic, I always think that the 4 lanes in KH/NH are worse!At least in the 2 lanes to Corolla, you can see pretty houses and greenery.

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5. Re: Heading to OBX in July need hotel recommendations

Thanks to all for your suggestions!!

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