Pick your perfect off-season retreat: Spend a weekend shopping, shelling, and dining; go offshore fishing and discover waterman traditions; or explore the aquarium and Fort Macon State Park with the whole family.
Both are charming. Both have Southern hospitality to spare. But when it comes right down to it, what’s the best way to unwind in North Carolina — keeping cozy in a cabin or kicking back in a cottage? Two writers tell all.