Outer Banks in North Carolina

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If you’re planning on visiting the Outer Banks in North Carolina during the winter, there are still plenty of restaurants open. While it might be pretty cold, the one benefit you have is that traffic won’t be too bad. That doesn’t mean you get to ignore your vehicle, though. Just because you won’t be sitting in hot traffic doesn’t mean that you can throw service out the window. Before you leave, be sure our technicians at SouthTowne Motors check the tires, brakes, cooling system, belts, hoses and anything else that you think should be checked.


Many of the restaurants on Duck, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Southern Shores, Colington, Roanoake Island/Manteo, Wanchese, Manns Harbor, Buxton, Hatteras Village, Avon, Frisco and Waves are all open.

If you are taking a long weekend or going to the Outer Banks during the beginning of the week, you may want to call your favorite restaurant ahead of time as some are closed on Monday or Monday and Tuesday. Even some of the ice cream shops are open during the winter.

Featured Events

If you are planning a spring trip, you’ll find that the Outer Banks starts to wake up as early as the first or second week of March. The 2015 Graveyard 100 marathon/run is a 100-mile course – actually 101.5 miles – and will be run on March 7 and March 8, 2015. Participants run the entire length of the paved highway on Bodie Island and Hatteras Island. You’ll see three famous North Carolina lighthouses and cross the 2.5-mile Bonner Bridge.

The Daffodilly Fest: Big Bugs and Blooms, a four-month spring celebration, starts on March 14, 2015 and runs through June 13, 2015. See over 40,000 daffodils, attend spring events and take part in family activities. Events include Daffodilly Princess Tea Luncheon, Daffodilly Parade and a Dandy Daffodilly Dog Costume Contest.

And, you can step back in time with “Haunted History,” a performance/guided tour that takes place from March 22, 2105 through April 30, 2015. The tour takes place in the historic Waterside Theatre. For more information on any of these events on the Outer Banks or to see if your favorite restaurant is open, visit outerbanks.org.

Stop by SouthTowne Motors

Stop by SouthTowne Motors before you head out to the Outer Banks to ensure that your vehicle is working properly – or if you were planning on getting a new car this year, now would be the perfect time!

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