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Duck, North Carolina, United States of America

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How much money will you need for your trip to Duck? You should plan to spend around $151 per day on your vacation in Duck, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $36 on meals for one day and $53 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Duck for a couple is $171. So, a trip to Duck for two people for one week costs on average $2,107. All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Duck for one week usually costs around $1,054 for one person. So, a trip to Duck for two people costs around $2,107 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs $4,215 in Duck. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Duck can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Duck? How much money do I need for Duck?

How much does a trip to Duck cost? Is Duck expensive? The average Duck trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Duck prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Duck
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Duck is $85. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Duck is $171.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotels in Duck

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Transportation Budget in Duck
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Duck is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $53 per person, per day, on local transportation in Duck.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Duck
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Rental Cars in Duck
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Food Budget in Duck
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  • While meal prices in Duck can vary, the average cost of food in Duck is $36 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Duck should cost around $14 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Duck is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Duck
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  • Entertainment and activities in Duck typically cost an average of $11 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Duck
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  • The average person spends about $36 on alcoholic beverages in Duck per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Duck On a Budget
Duck North Carolina Outer Banks
Duck is a resort town in Dare County, North Carolina. The town is quite small, with a year around population of just 369, but during the peak summer months the tourist crowds can climb to over 20,000. Duck is also the northernmost incorporated town in the county, and also the newest town in the Outer Banks, having been incorporated on May 1st, 2002.

Duck's economy is focused almost exclusively on tourism. The town hosts many summer events and concerts and is a center for outdoor recreational activities, fine dining, and world class shopping. There are many art galleries in the area as well.
Duck is first and foremost, a beach destination. Most visitors spend the majority of their time on the beach. The beaches are wide and the water stays warm well into October. Like much of the Outer Banks, the waves can get rough, particularly if there's a storm in the area. Make sure you're on alert for rip tides as they are common in the area.

Many visitors enjoy heading to the town park, which also has a recreational facility and trails that wander through a maritime forest and willow swamp. The park has an amphitheater, playground, picnic shelter, and access to public kayaking and canoeing. From the park you can access a boardwalk that goes through the commercial village for about three quarters of a mile following along Currituck Sound.
Duck is found in the northern part of North Carolina's Outer Banks. It sits between the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound and has an area of about 3.7 square miles, of which, 35% is water. From the town park there's a boardwalk that goes about three quarters of a mile through the commercial village. The beaches are also wonderful and likely where you will spend most of your time.

A visit to Duck is all about the outdoors. You can relax on the beach, take boat tours to see dolphins, go kayaking or canoeing, or just wander around the community. The beach is excellent and has been ranked one of the top 15 family friendly beaches in America.

There are also several summer festivals that the town hosts. During these peak months are are over 60 events and programs that you can participate in. These include Yoga on the Green, Movies on the South, a family magic show, live concerts and interactive theater. Most programs are free and open to the public. During October the town hosts its annual Jazz Festival. This is a fun time to be in the area as well.
Food and Dining
Predictably, seafood is a favorite in the Duck area. There are many good seafood restaurants in the area and you can expect good, fresh food. If you happen to be in town during the low season, many restaurants will be closed and it may be a challenge to find a good meal.

There are many good local seafood restaurants in Duck. The Blue Point is a popular favorite. They offer fresh seafood in a welcoming setting. Coastal Cravings is a unique option. Don't let the location next to the gas station deter you. The food is great and the hole-in-the-wall style only adds character to the experience. The Red Sky Cafe is another favorite. They offer unique seafood dishes and local favorites.

If you want to try a local tradition, head to Duck Donuts. The cake donuts are made to order and served hot. You can choose between the standard toppings, and the donuts are a step above the rest. Make sure you come on your first day, so you can return daily throughout your trip.

Like most towns in the Outer Banks, you really need to have a private vehicle to explore the area in any level of detail. Duck itself is quite small and you can walk most places, but if you hope to get into the surrounding areas a car is required. There is no real public transportation system but there are ferries that travel throughout the Outer Banks. Do use caution when you drive as roads can be narrow and speeding is not uncommon in the area. If you're traveling during the peak season then traffic congestion can become a problem. Car accidents or road construction can also cause unexpected delays so allow yourself plenty of time for your trip.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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