Articles Mentioning Outer Banks Hotels

The Best Hotels for Family Reunions in the U.S.

Whether you have a yearly getaway with family members or the cousins are begging for a vacation outside of grandma’s house, a reunion at a family-centric hotel is an excellent option. Feature-packed resorts mean rambunctious youngsters have an outlet, and adults can retreat to a spa or pool when in need of some alone time.…

13 Incredible Hotel Pool Perks to Treat Yourself to This Summer

If relaxing by a pool in a beautiful faraway destination isn’t enough to satisfy your vacation needs (you deserve only the best, after all), we have some good news for you. Word on the street is that hotel pools around the world are stepping up their game with bonus perks. (And no, we don’t mean…

10 Beach Destinations Where You Don’t Really Have to Worry About the Zika Virus

Rio de Janeiro (above) has reported a staggering number of locally acquired cases. The lightning-fast spread of the Zika virus has many travelers concerned as they contemplate beach vacations for spring break and the summertime. While it was barely a concern last summer, dozens of countries and territories have now confirmed active Zika virus transmission,…

This Week’s 7 Hottest Hotels

Oyster.com is constantly expanding. Every day, we add tons of fresh content — from new travel stories to expert hotel reviews, complete with hundreds of photos. And these aren’t marketing photos; our hotel investigators visit every property in person, thereby giving you an honest view of what the hotel really looks like. So when we…

10 of the World’s Most Iconic Lighthouses

If you’re a travel-loving history buff, you already know the power certain places, special buildings, and rich heritage sites have to sum up much of the world’s past. One of these places? Lighthouses. They’re common sights on islands and along the coast, but wow, if their walls could only talk! Thankfully, many of the world’s…

The 6 States Where Everyone Is Having Their Destination Wedding

Photo: Flickr/Ashley Deason If you’re newly engaged, chances are you’ve thought about whisking your family and friends away to an exciting, sunny locale for your wedding. You’re not alone: almost a quarter of weddings in 2015 were destination weddings, according to The Knot’s annual “Real Weddings Study” (scheduled to be released later this month). The…

No Passport Required: 7 Incredible Island Getaways in the U.S.

We love to dream about incredible vacations in far-flung locales. It’s all so alluring: tropical weather, international cuisine, and never-seen-before sights, offered in exotic destinations with even more exotic languages. Swoon. But that allure fizzles quickly, as soon as we start researching prices. Because often, before you’ve even gotten past the airfare, your credit card…

10 Off-Season Beaches You Want to Visit This Fall

Photo: Ecola State Park in Oregon via Victoria Ditkovsky/Shutterstock.com After Labor Day, people across the country pack up their towels, stash their unfinished beach reading, and stow their beach chairs for the winter ahead. But what they don’t realize is that fall and winter are actually the best times of year to visit many beaches…

4 Destinations Where You Can (Legally) Buy Fireworks This Weekend

Photo Credit: Kevin Dooley Fireworks are to the Fourth of July like lobsters are to rolls — during the summertime, you don’t expect to see one without the other. Every state across the country will be honoring the holiday with epic fireworks displays, but some even allow residents and visitors to set off their own;…

What’s New on Oyster This Week: 6 Amazing Properties

Last week we announced some pretty exciting news: Oyster now has over 10,000 hotels! How is it possible that we’ve grown our coverage from only 250 properties when Oyster.com first launched in June 2009 to this staggering number (with nearly four million photos to boot)?! It’s because, every day, we’re adding dozens of new hotels…