The Outer Banks
I loved my visit to the Outer Banks. It offers the outdoors"y" things that you love to do in the summer, and is not crowded compared to other beaches in the US. If you end up going to the OB/Kitty Hawk area, don't forget to visit the Wright Brothers memorial. And of course, visit the wonderful ice cream shop in town (sorry I forgot the name). North Carolinians are some of the most genuine people I've met in the US. Good Luck & Happy Travels!