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Winter Journey to Outer Banks Duck and Corolla



While many travelers assume the Outer Banks of North Carolina is exclusively an option for the warm summer months, destinations like Duck and Corolla have carved a place out for themselves on the year-round calendar of exciting places to visit! Mild temperatures and an ever-growing list of delicious restaurants, charming boutiques and galleries make this area of North Carolina a wonderful place to visit when the winter time rolls around. Here are a few places you won’t want to miss when the temperatures are cool, and the crowds are thin in Outer Banks in the Winter.

Day 1: Yellowhouse Gallery- Outer Banks in Winter

Get ready to spend a winter’s day getting inspired with a stop in the Yellowhouse Gallery. This icon of creativity has graced Duck for the past 50-years and has continued to captivate visitors since it’s doors first opened to the public. Renowned for its ever-evolving collection of photography, this gallery is also home to local artists specializing in jewelry, woodwork, glass, and pottery. What’s more, it’s very likely that when you stop by, you’ll have the chance to meet one or more of the artists whose work is proudly on display! Come to Outer Banks in December and explore the Yellowhouse Gallery with the desire to absorb the beauty. Click here to and learn more about various different Galleries in Outer Banks.

Yellowhouse Gallery

1240 Duck Road Unit 106

Duck, North Carolina 27949

(252) 441-6928

Day 2: Michael’s Gems and Glass

Winter is the perfect season to hunt for a bit of sparkle in life, and there’s no better place for that than Michael’s Gems and Glass. This well-loved establishment brings light and joy into every month of the year with an incredible collection of glassworks on display for browsing guests. Come in and admire the many rocks and minerals, sun catchers, customized jewelry and fossils just waiting to be purchased as a one of a kind souvenir. Since it’s opening in 1990, Michael’s Gems and Glass has continued its tradition of bringing unique and artistic pieces into the store using the natural resources that make Outer Banks in December so incredibly beautiful.

Michael’s Gems and Glass

794 Sunset Boulevard

Corolla, North Carolina 27927

(888) 387-0918

Day 3: Duck’s Cottage

A combination of books, coffee and regular events makes Duck’s Cottage a wonderful place to stop in on a winter’s day in the Outer Banks. Residing within the walls of a former hunting cottage that was constructed in 1921, guests can help but feel a part of the charming atmosphere from the moment they walk in the door. Grab a freshly brewed cup of coffee made from beans sourced from an artisanal roaster and enjoy browsing a large collection of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books that fill the many shelves. This location often hosts guest lecturers, performers and authors, so it’s worth keeping an eye on the event calendar when you’re in town.

Duck’s Cottage

1240 Duck Road

Duck, North Carolina 27949

(252) 261-5510

A Wonderous Trip to Outer Banks

A winter getaway to the Outer Banks deserves to be accompanied with a cozy vacation home booking. Don’t let dropping temperatures get you down. The team at Brindley Beach Vacations and Sales is happy to help you find a waterfront bungalow or sprawling estate to keep you warm and comfortable after a day of adventuring. Our vast portfolio of properties means guests can expect a customized stay that brings the elegance and convenience you deserve. Contact us today to start planning! Click here to learn more about our holiday rentals in Outer Banks! Also, be sure to browse our amazing Kill Devil Hills rentals now!

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