Have never been to the outer banks before and am reading/hearing all of these horror stories about hours of traffic to get there. We are staying in Corolla. From what I understand there is only one way in and out of the outer banks area? A big bridge? Is it only the bridge that gets really backed up or is it the whole way up that Route 12 I think it is to get up to Corolla? We are coming from Pittsburgh so it's a long enough drive just to get down there. If we leave in the middle of the night and get there in the morning we have nowhere to go before we can get into our house at 4pm. We are bringing our dog with us so it's not like we can go to a restaurant or bar to pass the time.
Thanks for any insight into this!