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    If you go to Ocracoke Island, N.C.

    How to get there

    North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry Division

    800-293-3779

    www.ncdot.gov/ferry/

    Ocracoke can be reached via Hatteras, Swans Quarter, and Cedar Island. Hatteras is free; others $15 for car.

    Where to stay

    Ocracoke Harbor Inn

    144 Silver Lake Drive

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    252-928-5731

    www.ocracokeharborinn.com

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    Lake-views rooms, $80-$170.

    Captain’s Landing Hotel Suites

    324 Irvin Garrish Highway

    252-928-1999

    www.thecaptainslanding.com

    Waterfront suites, $110-$280.

    Where to eat

    Flying Melon Cafe

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    181 Back Road

    252-928-2533

    Seafood, entrees $14-$24.

    Jason’s Restaurant

    1110 Irvin Garrish Highway

    252-928-3434

    www.jasonsocracoke.com

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    Casual eatery is a local favorite, entrees $12-$23.

    Ocracoke Coffee Co.

    226 Back Road

    252-928-7473

    www.ocracokecoffee.com

    The local favorite coffee, pastry, and smoothie shop is owned by Boston-area natives Justin and Joelle LeBlanc. Tip: Wear a Red Sox cap and T-shirt for 10 percent off.

    What to do

    Ride the Wind Surf and Kayak

    486 Irvin Garrish Highway

    252-928-6311

    www.surfocracoke.com

    Rent kayaks ($12 an hour) or join a tour ($35).

    Village Craftsmen

    170 Howard St.

    252-928-5541

    www.villagecraftsmen.com

    Carries wares from more than 100 mostly artisans, many local and regional.

    Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Exhibit

    278 Irvin Garrish Highway

    www.ocracokewatermen.org

    Vintage photos, fishing tools at this former 1930 fish house.

    David Williams House Museum

    49 Water Plant Road

    252-928-7375

    www.ocracokepreservation.org

    Nineteenth-century home houses historic Ocracoke Preservation Society exhibits and gift shop, free admission.

    Skipjack Wilma Lee

    288 Irving Garrish Highway

    252-928-7245

    www.ocracokealive.org

    Rides, weather permitting, $25-$40 for adults, half-price for ages 4 to 12.