Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Thanksgiving in OBX
What better place to spend Thanksgiving then in the Outer Banks? The weather is great, the shopping is fabulous and the restaurants have fantastic Thanksgiving offerings. The weather can range from 55- 70 degrees and the options for Thanksgiving dinner are endless! If you want to "eat at home", you can "take out" complete Thanksgiving dinners complete with turkey, dressing, ham, gravy, and all the sundries. If you want to eat out- there are many options- Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe in Nags Head has a wonderful buffet, as well as Kelly's and Palmico Jacks in Nags Head. In Duck, the Life Saving Station and the Left Bank at the Sanderling, as well as Elizabeth's Cafe, all have a "sit down" dinner. Ocean Boulevard in Kitty Hawk also has a Thanksgiving menu. There are many options- BUT you need to make a reservation. The earlier in the month, the better. The worst thing in the world is waiting in line as you watch others walk by with plates of delicious, hot food. After dinner- you can go for a walk on the beach or sit and relax by the sound. The Tanger Outlets in Nags Head open this year at 6 am with "door busting" sales- as well as a raffle for a 51 inch TV at 8 am. You can find many Black Friday sales that will help "stimulate" the Outer Banks ecomony. Aqua Restaurant in Duck is offering $5 Friday drinks (martinis and wine) at 5 pm for those who need a break from shopping. Aqua also has a great spa to help you melt those stresses away. Be sure to visit Beach Essentials in Duck for some great shopping deals! Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and to enjoy time with family and friends. I am thankful for the wonderful people and the beautiful beaches!