From 4pm on check-in day to 10am of check out day, your Summer vacations seems like the shortest week of the year. There's never enough time to do everything you want to do, and the week just feels like it flies by!
That's why we're going to share with you a way to squeeze an extra day out of your vacation, courtesy of H2OBX.
Repeat visitors to the Outer Banks know that the traffic on Route 158 is the worst between 9:30am-7:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays due to the large number of families trying to get to the OBX and start their vacation. If you arrive on the OBX too early trying to beat the traffic, you have to find something to do for several hours before your vacation home is clean and ready for you to move in. If you arrive too late, you feel like you've wasted a whole day of your precious vacation time traveling!
We have the solution for you! Instead of sitting in traffic, why not sit in the shade under an umbrella while the kids enjoy the area's newest waterpark -- H2OBX! It's located about three miles before the Wright Memorial Bridge and spending the day there allows you to start your vacation fun early! The waterpark has all kinds of rides, souvenirs, drinks and eateries. Feel like splurging? There's also a cabana option with TVs and cushioned lounge chairs (perfect for napping!). You'll have plenty to do, see, and eat to keep the entire family entertained until twilight, when the traffic is gone, and your vacation home is ready to welcome you.
Here are some tips to remember for a day of fun in the sun at H2OBX:
- Buy your tickets in advance so you are guaranteed a spot-- plus, Atlantic Realty guests get a $5 Discount on admission!
- Pack the bathing suits, beach towels, and pool shoes so they are easy to reach in the car
- Put the dog in doggy day care for the day
- Do not bring perishable food that may melt in a hot car
An Outer Banks vacation is all about fun, family, and having the time of your life. With a little advanced planning, being able to start your vacation early (or stay later) at the waterpark will make you feel like you've just added an extra day to your vacation week. Enjoy.
Ready to book your vacation? Let one of our helpful Vacation Planners show you how to get started! Give us a call at 800-334-8401