Five Mistakes To Avoid When You Are Visiting Kill Devil Hills

December 30, 2021

Planning a perfect vacation is sometimes challenging, especially if you do not know the local area and the best places. Even after spending time and money, something ruins the mood and eventually the whole vacation experience. If you are visiting North Carolina, then make a trip to Kill Devil Hills, one of the most visited and attractive tourist destinations. Part of the Kees Outer Banks, Kill Devil Hills is a popular destination in the summers. However, you should avoid the following mistakes to enjoy your trip.

1. Visit Offseason

Kill Devil is a popular tourist destination, especially in summers. The place is crowded, and it is common not to find proper lodgings. The place is often overbooked, and you will have to either find alternatives or wait for a room. Both scenarios can ruin your vacation, instead, if you visit just around the fall season, there will be less crowd, and you will find decent lodgings. The hotel rooms will cost less than usual, and there will be tons of activities for you and your family to enjoy. 

2. Driving On Beaches

If you are driving to Kill Devil Hills, you will see many beaches along Highway 12. It is legal to drive on these beaches and reach the ocean; however, if it is your first time visiting the area, do not drive on beaches. Many drivers who do not have the experience of driving on the sand get stuck and cause an inconvenience for other tourists. Only attempt to drive on the beaches if you have the right gear, car, and permits. Otherwise, you will ruin your whole travel experience by getting stuck and finding means to get out of the problem. 

3. Booking In Advance

As mentioned above, Kill Devil Hills is a popular destination in the summers. However, before planning a visit, check the availability of rooms. This is one of the common mistakes made by tourists; they try to book a room on the spot only to find none available. Every good trip needs planning, and if you are not booking your rooms in advance, it can ruin your vacation.

4. Visiting During Hurricanes

North Carolina is notorious for hurricanes and worse weather conditions. Although the local authorities warn the travelers of any upcoming storms, sometimes you might miss the information. All the hotels and other attractions are closed during such an emergency. Therefore, check the weather conditions before visiting the area to enjoy your vacations and avoid any untoward incidents. 

5. Staying In One Place

The whole point of a vacation is to relax and explore the area. Kill Devil Hills is a small town; there are a limited number of things you can see and explore. However, if you get out of town, you can visit places like Kitty Hawk and Nags Head. Both have more attractions and places you can visit to make the trip memorable. 

Mistakes are unavoidable in any vacation, and most of the time, they turn into happy memories. However, to save some cost and get the most out of your holiday in Kill Devil Hills, you must avoid the above mistakes.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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