Spring break is only a few months away so if you haven't started planning your trip, it's time to get on it. You don't have to hop on a 10-hour flight to Bermuda to get the most out of your spring break. This hidden island in North Carolina is absolutely beautiful and worth exploring its beauty this beach season.
Ocracoke Island on the Outerbanks of North Carolina is a beautiful island made up of 16 miles of undeveloped beaches. The crystal clear water and bright white sand make for the perfect vacation right in your backyard. Greece, who?
You don't need to spend a fortune on flights and accommodations this spring break because you can venture to this beautiful spot only eight hours from Charlotte.
Spend your spring break soaking up all the rays and playing in the bleach white sand in addition to exploring the rich history. Make a stop at the iconic light house and the tiny British WWII cemetery.
There are countless activities to add some adventure to your trip. Rent some kayaks, go paddle boarding, hunt for seashells and even rent a golf cart to explore the land.
There's even a hidden dock with a spiral slide in the middle of the water so if you decide to rent a boat, you should give it a whirl.
Even if you're more of a lake person, this is still the perfect escape for you. The iconic Silver Lake is bordered by a boat-filled harbor lined with tons of restaurants, bars and plenty of shopping.
There are tons of super cute Airbnbs to stay in here and they are surprisingly affordable (as low as $69 per night total).
So even if you think you're too broke to go anywhere this spring break, think again because you can spend your tax return coins on a much more affordable trip this year.
Address: Okracoke, NC
Why You Need To Go: Skip the expensive trip outside of the US and enjoy beaches that are just as beautiful in your own backyard this spring break.