Private Charter Flight from Washington, DC, to the Outer Banks with a Guided Tour of the Atlantic Coast
Mid Atlantic Charters gives you total control over your vacation planning. Whereas commercial airlines put travelers through Herculean tests such as waiting in long lines and stealing the apples of Hesperides, Mid Atlantic Charters allows you to select your own flight times and arrive as few as five minutes before takeoff. On the 90-minute flight from Potomac Airfield (VKX) to Dare County Regional Airport (MQI) or First Flight Airport (FFA), the pilot will point out landmarks while flying over the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic coastline. Flights leave on Friday or Saturday and return the following Friday or Saturday, at your time of choice.
Outer Banks, North Carolina: Barrier Islands with Award-Winning Beaches and Family-Friendly Destinations
The Outer Banks comprise a 200-mile-long string of barrier islands connected to the North Carolina mainland by bridges, ferries, and titanium monkey bars. Rugged dunes, historical lighthouses, and colonial-style vacation homes line the region's sandy beaches, which are consistently ranked among the country's best.
Apart from the beaches, there are tons of family-friendly destinations along the coast, including the North Carolina Aquariums—adjacent to Dare County Regional Airport—where you can see alligators, otters, and a 285,000-gallon tank filled with the remains of a major shipwreck. To try your hand at hang-gliding, head a few miles east to Jockey's Ridge State Park, where certified instructors offer lessons from the highest sand dune on the East Coast. There are also a handful of local outfits that offer kayak rentals, surfing lessons, and segway tours.