Julie Mayo


Photo: sanderling-resort.com

Through July and August, Sanderling Resort is offering guests a special offer - buy four nights and enjoy the fifth night complimentary. Duck, North Carolina presents a stunning backdrop to this Outer Banks resort that's also a member of our Southern Living Hotel Collection.

To help you plan your trip, Sanderling outlined a full five day itinerary here, but below are a few highlights:

Day 1

  • Stop by Kitty Hawk Kites for a hang gliding or kite flying lesson on Jockey's Ridge
  • Explore the Wright Brothers' Memorial and the Bodie Island Lighthouse

Day 2

  • Stretch your legs at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Make a quick stop at "Rodanthe" – a home made famous by Nicholas Sparks' novel "Nights in Rodanthe"
  • Enjoy the exquisite views from the top of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse

Day 3

  • Spend the morning relaxing at the Spa at Sanderling or at the resort's pool
  • Take a bike ride into the town of Duck and explore the waterfront shops

Day 4

  • Check out Outer Banks Distilling, home to "Kill Devil Rum," for a tour and tasting
  • Plan your evening around "The Lost Colony" – a must-see outdoor drama while on the Outer Banks

Day 5

  • Drive 10 miles north to Corolla for an off-road tour of horses in their natural habitat
  • Trek up 214 steps to the top of the Currituck Lighthouse for a 360 degree view of the sound and ocean

Photo: sanderling-resort.com

If this itinerary seems to strike your fancy, you'll want to go ahead and reserve your stay to receive the resort's summer special!


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