Manteo is a beautiful and fun waterfront town on Roanoake Island. A great place for a day trip—much unique shopping, delicious restaurants, Dare County Arts Council, Maritime Museum, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse(shown) and local brewery are all in the waterfront community. The Outer Banks Aquarium and Roanoke Island Festival Park (which includes a museum and recreated 16th century sailing ship) all also close by.
Enjoy the boardwalk, admire the boats, grab dinner, and relax in this quaint coastal town. Perfect way to spend a day!