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Other than Putt Putt and an ice cream cone, there is not a whole lot to do in Avon.
Unlike Nags Head area, where there is a bar or restaurant every 100 feet, in Avon you will need to learn to entertain youself a bit more. Having said that, this is a perfect time to get to know your family more, find out what your kids' interests are, or just enjoy spending time together.
Written Jan 19, 2006
You can find art shops, nic nak shops, touristy shops, or any other kind of shop you want on N.C. Highway 12. You can go down to the tip of Hatteras Island where there are plenty of shops including a bathingsuit store and a bakery, just to name a few, or just stay in Avon and stop at the Fisherman's Daughter, a store that has art, clothing, accessories, etc...
If you are into the handbag designer "Vera Bradley," my wife will tell you that the Fisherman's Daughter is the best shop on the East Coast.
Written Jan 19, 2006
If you stay in the lower outer banks as we did there is only one major grocery store other wise they are small general stores that have limted stock ( prices good about same as you wold find in a larger store) For us the food loin was 1 block away from us but I have had friends use this servcie and love it. The prices include the delivery and not that much higher than if you drive to get them. If you stay below Avon you could have a Hour drive to get grocerices for your rental.
Want Groceries in your Cottage the day you arrive on Vacation
There is a reasonable way! Outer Banks Grocery Stockers will provide all your grocery needs while you are on vacation!!Outer Banks Grocery Stockers allows you to order on-line in advance of your arrival date ... they deliver to your cottage on the day of your arrival. Outer Banks Grocery Stockers serves Corolla, Duck, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, and Hatteras Island Call 1-252-441-3647 or shop on line at
Written Oct 4, 2002
Naturally, if you are heading to the beach in the middle of Summer, you are going to be packing sunscreen. If for some reason you do get burned, here is a helpful tip that may save your vacation...
Vinegar...yes vinegar. It may sound strange, even disgusting, but this old trick really works.
I would recommend doing this outside, as vinegar does have a, well, strong smell!!!
If you are really are burnt, sometimes aloe has a tendancy of trapping heat. Instead, get yourself a large mixing bowl, fill it up with Apple Cider Vinegar, and soak a couple of your undershirts in it. Pull out your vinegar soaked clothes and put them on just like you were getting fressed for the day. The sensation will be uncomfortable for a few minutes, as the vinegar will feel very cold, but push through it. Soon you will feel the heat from your sunburn excaping from your burn. You need to leave these clothes on for about 30 minutes, so get yourself a book. Repeat the process if necessary.
I know it sounds crazy but it really works. Trust me!
Updated Mar 10, 2010
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Shorts and t-shirts. Bring a nice change of clothes or two for dinner out.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Cottages do not provide toiletries, so you will need to bring everything, including TP.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Suncreen and a cheap pair of flip flops are musts. An umbrella will help keep you cool and allow you to stay on the beach longer without getting burned.
Miscellaneous: Bring your favorite board game, or book. It is possible that you will have a day with bad weather, and a board game, dominons or just a deck of cards can help pass the time.
Note: Most cottages have some board games, a small library of novels.
Written Jan 19, 2006
Favorite thing: there are 2 places in avon one must eat at while there, for a bit of a fancier meal try the blue parrot cafe, now on the soundside in avon, fabulous meals ,,, and the owners are just plain wonderfull folk !
also another place not to miss is the dolphin den, nice family resturaunt and again wonderfull waitresses . both places are sure to have something for every palate
Fondest memory: its just a fine place, no loud crowds, very laid back people, and something you dont see in most vacation towns, its nice and quiet by 10 at night . the ocean and the sound are so close together here that any house in town is near if not on some type of water
Written Oct 5, 2002