Manteo fit our family perfectly. The island had so much character, was quiet yet offered a wide variety of things to do. Definitely a family friendly place. Straight out from where we stayed was the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse and to the left of there was a Maritime Museum. Yes, my husband liked that! Pretty sure he stopped by at least once a day. :) Very close to the museum were lots of shops and galleries. I love browsing through art galleries and Kaelyn really enjoyed them as well because most had a pet inside! Win, win for the whole family. Here are a few of the highlights from Manteo...
Maritime Museum
{this sailboat had just been built, Roanoke Lighthouse in the background}
North Carolina Aquarium
{Kaelyn's favorite part ~ petting the stingrays}

Elizabethan Gardens
A very unique garden. I wouldn't say the flower gardens were all that impressive but the statues sure where!
North Carolina bees are enormous!
Seriously, they look like they could eat you!

Roanoke Island Festival Park
A great spot for kids to learn and play.
We were lucky to be able to look around the ship before a storm came.
There were several more things we could have done on the island but these were the bigger things we chose to do and they were all very affordable.
I kinda wish I had a job reviewing different destination spots... of course my family would have to join me to really test them out. :)
Do you have a favorite place you like to visit? I would love to hear about it!


Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

This is such a beautiful place! Oh I would love a job reviewing destination spots... that would be amazing!! We haven't traveled nearly as much as I would like. I hope we can start doing it more! :)

martinealison said...

Je suis très heureuse de pouvoir à nouveau admirer votre travail. Je rentre à peine après plusieurs semaines d'absence.
Je suis éblouie par l'ensemble de vos photos... Votre fille devient de plus en plus jolie. Quel magnifique endroit où vous étiez...
Gros bisous à vous et à votre fille.