Outer Banks Vacation Blog

Outer Banks Spotlight on the Village of Waves

  We're on a road trip through the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Have you been along for the ride? Hope so! We're currently making our way through the Tri-Villages of Hatteras Island. Last time we were seeing the sights in Rodanthe and now we're moving on to the Village of Wav... View the full post »

How to Have a Haunting Halloween on the OBX

If you're wondering about Halloween on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, this blog post is just for you. The perfect combination of beach beauty and frightening fun await you here. From fall festivities to spooky Halloween events, you'll find just what you're looking for to fill you... View the full post »

Why OBX Restaurant Week is the Best Value for Your Dollar

   Did you know that there are two times of the year where you can experience the best of the Outer Banks restaurant scene, while also getting the best bang for your dining buck? Oh but there are! Outer Banks Restaurant Week is a bi-annual event during the spring and fall seasons where ... View the full post »

The Kid-Approved Parent Guide to the OBX

  Hey parents, this one's for you! We've rounded up some of the best family-friendly attractions and things to do during your Outer Banks vacation. Beach time reigns supreme, but here are some other ideas for quality time together during your stay on the OBX. They are all kid-teste... View the full post »

Outer Banks Spotlight on the Village of Rodanthe

   We're on a roadtrip along the Outer Banks in our OBX Spotlight Series and our next stop is the Village of Rodanthe. If you're a Nicholas Sparks fan, then your first thought may immediately be his popular novel Nights in Rodanthe. More recently, the natural beauty of the beach... View the full post »

Why is an Outer Banks Rental the Best Vacation Option?

How much do you really know about Outer Banks vacation rentals? Do you know why they are a traveler's best vacation option when it comes to finding the best OBX accommodations?    We're here to shed a little more light on why an Outer Banks rental is the best vacation option ... View the full post »

Outer Banks Events You Need To Know About

The summer season is winding down but autumn on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is revving up to be absolutely amazing. If you think summer is the only time to take an OBX beach vacation, you are sorely mistaken. In fact, the off-season on the Outer Banks is one of the best times to vacation... View the full post »

Beach Quotes That Will Get You in an OBX State of Mind

 You may be thinking about your last Outer Banks beach vacation or planning your next one, but either way we'll help you get into an OBX state of mind with these beach quotes and sayings. They're some of our favorites, so expect to be inspired to head toward the sun, sand and sea. W... View the full post »

Outer Banks Spotlight on Manteo and Wanchese

    We're trucking along here on our tour of the Outer Banks. We started with the northern beaches and headed south, stopping at each of the OBX towns along the way and exploring their uniqueness and highlighting what each has to offer you.      The next stop i... View the full post »

3 of the Best Ways to Spend Your Labor Day on the OBX

   So, you're going to be on the Outer Banks of North Carolina this Labor Day holiday? Great! We're happy you can spend some time on our shoreline. As summer wraps up, we're sure you're want to make the best of the holiday weekend on the beach, right? Of course!  ... View the full post »

How to Have an Amazing Endless Summer on the OBX

  Labor Day is approaching and the end of summer is nigh. As you wistfully remember the sand on your feet, the coastal breeze in your hand, and the Atlantic Ocean lapping at your feet, you may begin to feel a little sentimental about your Outer Banks vacations of the past. Those are some o... View the full post »

What You Need to Know About Soft Shell Crabs on the OBX

We love to spotlight our favorite local flavors on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in our Taste of the OBX blog series. This week, we're focusing on a local seasonal delicacy: soft shell crabs. Oh yeah! Read up on everything you need to know about soft shell crabs on the OBX right here. ... View the full post »

How to Score the Best Seashells on the OBX

Seasoned beachcombers and shelling connoisseurs know that the Outer Banks of North Carolina is home to some of the best shelling around. Do you? And exactly how do you go about scoring the best seashells on the OBX? We can help you with that!   Read on, coastal treasure hunters. Read on... View the full post »

Outer Banks Spotlight on the Town of Nags Head

Did you hear? We're on a road trip! We're driving along the beautiful Outer Banks and stopping at each OBX town along the way. We've featured the highlights of every place and hope you've been following our coastal Carolina journey to some of the best beaches and best beach towns... View the full post »

3 Really Good Reasons You Should Go Fly A Kite on the OBX

The Outer Banks of North Carolina never disappoints when it comes to outdoor activities, watersports galore, and unending fun in the sun. Did you know that it's also a really amazing kite-flying destination? It is! With sweeping wide-open coastal landscapes and steady winds, you're guara... View the full post »