Southern Living readers vote Corolla, NC as the 5th best family getaway in its 2022 “South’s Best” awards issue

The sixth year southern life The “South’s Best” awards issue (April 2022) recently hit newsstands and Corolla, NC landed in fifth place for Best Family Getaway Destination in the South, as voted by readers of the publication.

This annual “South’s Best” issue celebrates the people, places and communities that make the South more vibrant than ever. Billed as his “most comprehensive list to date”, southern life introduces three new categories in 2022, including family getaways, which appeal to a wider variety of interests, as suggested by its readers. The inclusion of Corolla on this list marks the only destination represented in North Carolina.

THE BEST FAMILY GETAWAYS IN THE SOUTH as voted by Southern Living readers:
1. Orlando, Florida
2. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
3. Gulf Shores, AL
4. Myrtle Beach, SC
5. Corolla, North Carolina
6. Pensacola, Florida
7. Chattanooga, TN
8. San Antonio, TX
9. Virginia Beach, Virginia
10. South Padre Island, Texas

The greater Outer Banks region, along with North Carolina’s regional coastal neighbors, also landed in other major categories:

Top 10 Scenic Drives (#6 – Outer Banks Scenic Drive)
Top 20 Beach Towns (#7 – Wrightsville Beach, NC; #9 – Ocracoke, NC)

For a complete overview of all 2022 “South’s Best” categories and rankings, visit

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The quaint coastal community of Corolla, North Carolina is one of the East Coast’s most desirable family vacation destinations. Twenty-four miles of secluded windswept beaches, legendary wild horses, iconic historic sites, rich wildlife, the freshest coastal cuisine and the finest accommodations await you in Corolla, North Carolina on the Currituck Outer Banks. This story originally appeared on Read more local stories here.

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