Waking up after the hectic first day of vacation was luxurious; my mom and I were well rested after a comfortable stay at the inn and Roanoke Island was calling our names. Our second day was meant to be A LOT more relaxing than the day before. We wanted to explore some of the most popular attractions in Manteo and on Roanoke Island.
(Click on the following day to read more of my “Excursions on the Outer Banks” series. Blog post: Day One)
If you look on TripAdvisor at Manteo, the first six items on the top 10 list of things to do sum up what we explored during our second day of vacation. The following destinations and attractions all have the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence:
- The Lost Colony
- North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
- Elizabethan Gardens
- Roanoke Island Festival Park
- Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
- Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
This lighthouse is small, but gives you a taste of what lighthouses are like on the Outer Banks. It honestly makes you want to get out and explore all of the North Carolina lighthouses. We enjoyed the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse because it was in walking and viewing distance from the inn; plus, it’s free to visit!