The 165-foot Bodie Island Lighthouse has just over 200 steps, equal to climbing a 10-story building. Climbers must be at last 42 inches tall. The visitors center and gift shop in the keepers quarters building are open year round, but the lighthouse is open to climbing only between mid-April …

A state-run facility, Jennette’s Pier offers world-class fishing and angling instruction, public beaches, a bathhouse, free parking, an aquarium, a gift shop and tackle shop, youth adventure camps and family-oriented educational programs. Visit the website or call to ask about times and pric…

The tallest living sand dune on the Atlantic coast is an epic location for outdoor recreation such as hiking, kite-flying, hang-gliding, sunset viewing and more. For kids, it’s a giant sandbox providing hours of entertainment. A 384-foot handicapped accessible boardwalk is available, and wit…