Sometimes the best vacations are closer than you think. When you plan a road trip to your North Carolina getaway destination, it’s almost like you are getting a vacation within a vacation. It takes just over three hours to drive from Raleigh to Sea Ranch Resort in the Outer Banks. When planning your drive, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to explore along the way.

Stops to Make on Your Way to the Sea Ranch Resort

Located on the sandy shores of Kill Devil Hills, our Outer Banks oceanfront hotel has everything you need to enjoy the perfect escape from everyday life. However, you don’t have to wait until you’ve checked in for fun to begin. We’ve put together a list of fun activities and attractions to explore if you take U.S.- 64E from Raleigh to the Outer Banks. Before beheading out of town, try being a tourist in your own city and visiting a museum or park that you haven’t been to in a while.  

  • Spend some time exploring Main Street Tarboro. This historic town’s downtown is filled with unique boutiques and shops and is the perfect halfway point to get out and stretch your legs. 
  • Explore the trails at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Established to help protect and preserve habitat and animals, this area and its trails offer visitors a chance to see flora and fauna of all varieties. 
  • Take a quick detour to learn about some of the first New World settlers by stopping by Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. This site serves to preserve the cultural heritage of African Americans, Native Americans, and European Americans who lived on Roanoke Island. 
  • As you make your way into the Outer Banks, explore Roanoke Island Festival Park, a 25-acre historic site that lets you see what life was like for settlers in 1585. 

Anything you miss on your drive to our hotel in Kill Devil Hills will be there for your return trip.

Enjoy a Staycation in Kill Devil Hills

A pool at a hotel in Kill Devil Hills, NC, to relax in after making the drive from Raleigh to Outer Banks.After making the drive from Raleigh to the Outer Banks, relax at Sea Ranch Resort. From cozy accommodations, ranging from guests rooms to condos, and fantastic amenities, you’ll have everything you need to enjoy your getaway. Be sure to go for a swim in our heated pool and take advantage of our convenient beach access. 

While there are plenty of things to enjoy right on-site, Kill Devil Hills is close to some of the best adventures the Outer Banks has to offer. Don’t forget to look into seasonal operations for different hours or closures in the off-season. Plan out your itinerary for the right mix of on and off-site activities. To learn more about booking your staycation at our resort, call 252-441-7126. Don’t forget to ask how our current special offers can help you save on your stay.