The economy is bolstered by tourism to sightsee, view the horses, and as a popular vacation spot for the beaches. Other economy in the area boasts water sport amenities such as Corolla Surf Shop and Corolla Bait and Tackle. You can find a great selection of restaurants, wine, clothing, gifts, gourmet foods, delis, jewelry shops, and much more to see and do.
Attractions/Points of Interest
Corolla offers a full schedule of area events. The annual "Under the Oaks" Arts Festival is in June, the Whalehead Club Wine Festivals in the summer, Festival of Fireworks for Independence Day, the Summer Concert Series, the musings of the Winter Piano Concert and of course, the annual Wild Horse Days of the Outer Banks all add to the area charm. Local history and education is provided by the Corolla Wild Horse Museum and the Corolla Surfing Museum. Corolla Theatres offer all the latest movies.
Residents of the area utilize the scenic beachfront for exercise and recreation. Residents and visitors can spend a day sailing the bay or the Atlantic, wrangle some fish, kayak the shore or relax on the sand. The laid-back style and awe inspiring scenery is the backdrop as you dine on the fresh seafood fare of the summertime style of Corolla. As Corolla has shown growth in the past 25 years, the vacation destination has turned into a beachfront oasis. The paved road ends abruptly at the beach, as you kick in the four-wheel drive to head to Penny's Hill, Swan Beach and Carova Beach. Sharing the area with more than 100 wild Spanish Mustangs only adds to the feeling that you aren't in the city anymore.
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