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Manteo Travel Guide

Manteo NC might be a tiny coastal city, however, there are many surprising attractions and activities awaiting visitors here. North Carolina is well known for their amazing coasts, beautiful green nature scenes, and the many small barrier islands. Manteo is located on one of these islands. Roanoke Island is a small island between the mainland and the long Outer Banks barrier island. The gorgeous little town is next to the Roanoke Island Marshes Preserve, which is an excellent spot for adventures and exploring. Interestingly, Manteo was occupied by Europeans beginning in the 1580s and the town has a very long and unique history. Plenty of amazing activities await visitors at Manteo, so those wishing for a great, relaxing vacation, this is the perfect place to be. Art galleries, shops, restaurants, and bars are open all year around in downtown Manteo.

Things to Do in Manteo

Don't think that Manteo is an average North Carolina coastal town! This gorgeous town is full of attractions, landmarks, a rich history and plenty of beaches to explore. Those that like to spend time outside and not just on the beach will find plenty of great activities in Manteo. Visit Roanoke Island Festival Park where children and adults can have fun equally. The 25-acre historic site allows visitors to experience what life could have been like for the settlers in the late 1500s.

Additionally, visit the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge to kayak or canoe through a river rich with flora and fauna. Check out the alligators who live in the area or spend some time birdwatching. There are also designated tours to learn about the ecosystem here.

Visit the Elizabeth Gardens, the historical garden where millions of flowers, relaxing areas, and water features create a mesmerizing picture.

The North Carolina Aquarium is the ideal spot to see and learn about the sea life of the area.

And of course anyone spending time in Manteo must take some time to relax or have fun on the many beaches here. Try out paddle boarding, jet skiing, or fishing all of which are available through rental or tour companies located onshore. Roanoke Sounds is the most popular choice for beach activities, where there are small cafes and cute little lunch places.

Best Places to Stay in Manteo

The town of Manteo is a small town, but with potential to find waterfront accommodations. Mateo is a popular choice over neighbors like Nags Head and Sound Front because the vacation properties here offer not only views of the Roanoke Marshes, but often times hot tubs, full kitchens, and large pet-friendly living areas.

Best Time to Visit Manteo

The best time to visit Manteo is August and September for the best weather and the least rain. Make sure to pack up some warmer clothes for anyone opting for a wonderful winter getaway in Manteo!

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Manteo tends to be Saturday, while the most expensive day tends to be Tuesday. Vacation homes in Manteo tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Manteo is in September, while the cheapest month is in February. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Manteo is in the high season in July. Manteo has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Manteo

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Manteo. The warmest months in Manteo are August and June, when temperatures reach 95 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 24 ˚F. The wettest month in Manteo is May with 6.92 inches of rain, while the driest month is August with 0.59 inches of rain.

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