10. Outer Banks, North Carolina

Romantic Escape

The Outer Banks offers the most elementally "out there" experience of any bridge-accessible U.S. destination. Standing on a thin ribbon of sand, with the mainland out of sight over the western horizon and burly Atlantic Ocean waves thundering in from the east, you truly feel untethered from your everyday world. Such towns as Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills offer plenty of tourist pleasures. But it's also easy to sneak away and find your own private stretch of beach, with vivid stars overhead, moonlight-silvered surf at your feet, the sea breeze tousling your hair, and magic ready to happen; 877/629-4386 or outerbanks.org


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