The week is finally here! You have what feels like everything you could ever need packed into your vehicle, and the whole family is ecstatic that you’re finally driving to the Outer Banks to spend a vacation here. You have your weeks itinerary in hand and you can’t wait to start your weekend plans. We’re excited that you are excited to start your vacation, and we want to suggest that you check out some places on your drive here.

PS: Check out our other blog posts on things to do on the Outer Banks! Things to do in Manteo, Kitty Hawk, Hatteras Island, Kill Devil Hills Nags Head

95 South: If you’re coming down by through Currituck, here are three places you should stop at!

Grandy Greenhouse

Grandy Greenhouse has a greenhouse with plenty of flowers, a farm market with some of the freshest local produce, and a gift shop. They have a lot of activities for younger kids, so a perfect place to stop and stretch your legs.

Girl exploring a field

Kevin’s Gas Station

You might be asking, why would I want to go to this specific gas station? Trust us, you won’t regret stopping here. Right next store is Cindy’s Kitchen, and she sells an assortment of sweet treats. Her well-known dessert is her 12 Layer Cake, and it is so delicious! Check out this article published by Our State on Cindy’s Kitchen.

Cindy Spain, Cindy’s Kitchen

Grave Digger/Digger’s Dungeon

If you’re traveling with little kids, they will be mesmerized by the “big trucks”. Digger’s Dungeon is where the Grave Diggers started, and they have a few trucks you can look and take pictures with, and even offering rides in a Grave Digger.

Grave Digger

US-64 E: Coming through Plymouth


“There is a big world out there, but you gotta get passed the Bojangles in Plymouth to see it!”

If you’re a fan of fried chicken and Southern Style Sweet Tea, you should stop and get some food at Bojangles! The Bojangles in Plymouth is the last one until you get to the beach, so be sure to stop and get you some!


Columbia Visitor Center

If you need a quick bathroom stop, be sure to stop at the Columbia Visitor Center. There is a lot of space to stretch your legs and is also right on the water.

Columbia Visitor Center

95 North

Depending on where you’ll be driving from, you might be driving thru Fayetteville. If you find yourself in Fayetteville and are a J-Cole fan you see where it all started! His third album was called 2014 Forest Hills Drive, which is the address of his childhood home in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville, NC

If you’re passing through Rocky Mount, you should check out Rocky Mount City Lake and Park. This is a nice spot to stop and stretch your legs.

Rocky Mount City Lake and Park