Visit the Outer Banks before the barrier islands disappear because of climate change. This gorgeous destination is one of the best non-Disney places to take kids. The 200-mile-long stretch of picturesque barrier islands is perfect for camping. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore protects a 70-mile span of the most remote islands, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the mellow Pamlico Sound on the other, where many people go kayaking and kiteboarding.