Manteo is a charming year-round town.  It is home to a large number of year-round residents.  Often, you will notice a difference in the building styles from Manteo to the towns on the beach. Many of the beach towns are populated with the classic beach box design, but you will notice Manteo has significantly fewer than other areas of the Outer Banks. 

Manteo is also known for the Elizabethan Gardens, Roanoke Island Festival Park, The Lost Colony, North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island. A number of new family-friendly excursions have come to Manteo.