|Transportation / Accommodations
Driving and flying are both great options. By plane, the closest airport is Norfolk, VA (after you arrive, rent a car and drive yourself down the coast to finish the trip). Other airport options are PHF (Newport News, VA) or RDU (Raleigh, NC).
Follow this link for specific driving directions coming from North, West, or South. http://www.outerbanks.org/outerbanks-getting-here-and-around/
As far as lodging goes, we highly recommend Outer Beaches Realty.
Outer Beaches Realty– rent a house for the week from these guys…anywhere from 1 to 10 bedroom houses available in a wide price range, and a good deal for the week since technically September is part of the shoulder-season in the Outer Banks. Most competitors stay in the town of Avon.