Memorial Day dates back to the aftermath of the Civil War; people honor the service of fallen soldiers by decorating their graves. This holiday still retains its patriotic spirit, but its economic consequences, though smaller than those of other holidays, cannot be overlooked. Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. Tourists will begin to flock to resort communities in areas like…North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
DailyPress.com suggested plans to avoid inevitable congestion in Hampton Roads as Memorial Day Weekend traditionally kicks off the summer travel season. Anyone planning to drive in and around the area this weekend will want to plan ahead.
It is recommended that drivers heading toward the Outer Banks area should avoid Interstate 64’s frequently clogged Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and instead opt for the lesser traveled Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel on Interstate 664.
Jennette’s Pier officially opened with a bang Saturday, May 21 as Gov. Beverly Purdue christened the new, $25 million ocean-fishing pier in Nags Head around noon with a bottle of champagne.
After that, hundreds of residents and visitors rushed into the 16,000-square-foot pier house and 1,000-foot-long pier to enjoy the afternoon. All admission fees to the state-owned and operated pier were waived for the day.
Today, Richmond.com reported that a trip to the Outer Banks tops the list of what Richmonders want to do for Memorial Day. Most private and community pools open on Memorial Day weekend. It’s time to slather on the sunscreen, grab your goggles and hit the pool. What Memorial Day is complete without firing up the grill for a friendly BBQ? We hope to see you at the beach!
Faire Days Festival on Wednesdays, Summer 2011 at Scarborough Faire Shopping Village in Duck, NC
Besides offering Exciting Boutique Shopping and Fine Dining year round, Scarborough Faire is proud to announce Faire Days for 12 consecutive weeks throughout the Summer of 2011. Every Wednesday, starting June 15th and ending Aug 31st, from 2-7pm, you’ll discover Food, Art, Imagination, Recreation & Entertainment for the entire family in the cool shade of our magnificent tree-lined Courtyard in the heart of Duck NC: