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Outer Banks (OBX) are gorgeous, one of my fave places on earth, I'm a little puzzled by the "big wave" comments, I've been there multiple times over the last 10 years and it is really no different than any beach in that respect....but it is way out of the way for you guys so probably not doable...

I'll add a few that haven't been mentioned Emerald Isle is one of the nicest beaches in NC and they have a sand bar about 100 yards out which is kind of neat, it is right in the middle of the state and easier to get to than OBX.

South of Wilmington is Sunset Beach (which is where we will actually be moving in about 10 months), great beach, plenty of room and nice places to stay, tons of good places to eat, if you go there I will send a list of places....Cheers and good luck
 
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South of Wilmington is Sunset Beach (which is where we will actually be moving in about 10 months), great beach, plenty of room and nice places to stay, tons of good places to eat, if you go there I will send a list of places....Cheers and good luck
accommodations is going to be the other question - i imagine these will all be peak spots during peak season
what place i most likely to have availability and 'reasonable' (teachers' salary 'reasonable') rates for beginning of august for only 1 night?
 

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accommodations is going to be the other question - i imagine these will all be peak spots during peak season
what place i most likely to have availability and 'reasonable' (teachers' salary 'reasonable') rates for beginning of august for only 1 night?

Sea Trail is the community, but it looks like it is a minimum 3 day stay....
 

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accommodations is going to be the other question - i imagine these will all be peak spots during peak season
what place i most likely to have availability and 'reasonable' (teachers' salary 'reasonable') rates for beginning of august for only 1 night?

I think a single-night would require a hotel. There's plenty of beachfront hotels on that strip, I"m sure they have different price-points.

Here's one in Ocean Isle (down below Wilmington) that looks pretty decent. $199


But that's just an example.
 

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There's probably more options than you think as far as airports go. There are seriously like 10 coastal airports between Jacksonville FL and Norfolk VA, including in Wilmington where you were thinking about going (no need to fly into Raleigh.) For the smaller ones, you'll need to connect in Atlanta or Charlotte but neither of those are out of the way for you.
 
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There's probably more options than you think as far as airports go. There are seriously like 10 coastal airports between Jacksonville FL and Norfolk VA, including in Wilmington where you were thinking about going (no need to fly into Raleigh.) For the smaller ones, you'll need to connect in Atlanta or Charlotte but neither of those are out of the way for you.
Thanks for the heads up
Was wondering about that while futzing around the map and Wilmington looks fairly reasonable
 

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Thanks for the heads up
Was wondering about that while futzing around the map and Wilmington looks fairly reasonable

Can you fly nonstop to RDU? Going nonstop is just a huge advantage on this sort of trip. That's what makes the Breeze flight attractive (and those introductory fares).

But it is true that you can fly into Wilmington and just meet there rather than drive from Raleigh, which would require her to go west from 95 for probably close to an hour to get to RDU. And then back.

Myrtle is another flight option. You dont' have actually go to Myrtle Beach to fly into there.
 

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I think a single-night would require a hotel. There's plenty of beachfront hotels on that strip, I"m sure they have different price-points.

Here's one in Ocean Isle (down below Wilmington) that looks pretty decent. $199


But that's just an example.

Ocean Isle is just north of Sunset Beach, when our friends house was being built a few years ago we stayed there for a week. I would suggest staying there but driving the 10 minutes to Sunset Beach which is a nicer beach and not as crowded....either way though you can't go wrong....
 
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Can you fly nonstop to RDU? Going nonstop is just a huge advantage on this sort of trip. That's what makes the Breeze flight attractive (and those introductory fares).

But it is true that you can fly into Wilmington and just meet there rather than drive from Raleigh, which would require her to go west from 95 for probably close to an hour to get to RDU. And then back.

Myrtle is another flight option. You dont' have actually go to Myrtle Beach to fly into there.
Breeze to Charleston?
 
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Change of plans
They had to push this back a week (and I’ll already be teaching)
The aunt is just going to ship the car
Probably for the best but I’m kinda bummed now to miss the drive visit

thanks anyway for the help
 

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