Corolla voted #5 Best Family Getaway by Southern Living readers for ‘South’s Best’ issue

Published 4:17 pm Wednesday, March 23, 2022

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The sixth annual Southern Living South’s Best’ awards issue (April 2022) hit newsstands recently and Corolla has landed in the #5 spot for Best Family Getaway destination in the south, as voted by the publication’s readers.

“This annual ‘South’s Best’ issue celebrates the people, places, and communities that make the South more vibrant than ever,” stated a press release from the Currituck County Department of Travel & Tourism. “Touted as its ‘most comprehensive list yet,’ Southern Living introduced three new categories in 2022 – including family getaways – that appeal to a wider variety of interests, at the suggestion of its readers. Corolla’s inclusion on this list marks the only North Carolina destination represented.”

THE SOUTH’S BEST FAMILY GETAWAYS as voted by Southern Living readers 
1. Orlando, FL
2. Pigeon Forge, TN
3. Gulf Shores, AL
4. Myrtle Beach, SC
5. Corolla, NC
6. Pensacola, FL
7. Chattanooga, TN
8. San Antonio, TX
9. Virginia Beach, VA
10. South Padre Island, TX

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The greater Outer Banks area, as well as regional North Carolina coastal neighbors, also landed in other Top 10 categories:
Top 10 Scenic Drives (#6 – Outer Banks Scenic Byway)
Top 20 Beach Towns (#7 – Wrightsville Beach; #9 – Ocracoke)

For a complete look at all the 2022 ‘South’s Best’ categories and rankings, visit