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America's Most Scenic Waterside Drives: Outer Banks Scenic Byway, North Carolina l travelandleisure.com, Spring 2014
Highway 12 in North Carolina is an unforgettable drive, winding past sand dunes, landmark lighthouses, and historic villages.
Colorful homes line the seaside town of Kure Beach, on the southern tip of North Carolina’s Pleasure Island. Kure Beach is big on family-entertainment: Swing by the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher for live exhibits on bamboo sharks, loggerhead sea turtles and an albino alligator named Luna