Nestled close to Shallowbag Bay, this Roanoke Island getaway is an ideal place to indulge in an elopement or destination wedding. Among smaller cities and top vacation getaways, North Carolina tends to draw its leisure visitors either to the coast or the mountains.
Simons Island. Now a bed-and-breakfast inn, the brick building stands in a waterside park in the town of Saugerties. The owners have completely revamped the space, which has darts and karaoke some evenings and dancing to a DJ on weekends.
Continue to 2 of 13 below. The Currituck Club. But Durham has turned many of its historic factory buildings and warehouses into hip restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques, and the city's downtown has plenty of spirit these days.
This rough-and-tumble bar with a good-size patio with steak cookouts on Sundays, Underwear Nights on Thursdays, and a particularly ribald cruise-fest called Frisky Fridays that's a hit with all kinds of guys.
Part of the hip Indigo Hotel brandthe Hotel Indigo Raleigh-Durham Airport has a prosaic but convenient setting an easy drive from all of the communities in the Research Triangle. Outside of the city center, to the north, the stylish Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel is a fine choice, while in the nearby town of Cary, the swanky and quite gay-friendly Umstead Hotel and Spa is perhaps the most luxurious accommodation in greater Raleigh.
Adjacent to campus and with a rich history and an elegant design, the Carolina Inn has been Chapel Hill's most prestigious place to stay since it opened in GLBT-popular options near the ocean include the Hidden Treasure Innin Kure Beach, a simple and cozy complex of four attractively furnished and reasonably priced efficiencies.
If you stay at Owens or Seafoam, treat yourselves and have dinner at Owens Rest. The on-site restaurant, Il Palio, serves fine Italian fare. The beachfront venue specializes in ceremonies, receptions, rehearsals and group dinners.
The vibrant, collegiate city of Durham population , is, at least around its city core, has a more industrial feel than the other components of North Carolina's Research Triangle , the beautiful campus of Duke University notwithstanding.
Roanoke Island Festival Park. Accommodations in the OBX are as unique as you and your sweetheart. The team at this property accommodates only one event per day, allowing newlywed couples and their guests to We will be driving in from Norfolk airport.