Outer Banks Vacation Blog

Why Moms Love Spending Mothers Day on the OBX

  Give mom the gift of the beach this year where she can sink her toes in the sand with a tropical drink in her hand. Mother's Day on the Outer Banks promises a beach getaway that will be cherished and remembered for years to come. Why not make it an annual Mother's Day tradition and... View the full post »

What Every Beach Bag Absolutely Needs To Have

Beach season is here. Is your beach bag ready? It's the most important beach accessory that you use on a daily basis while on vacation, so make sure it has the essentials that you need. So exactly what does every beach bag need to have? We're glad you asked. We have the rundown right her... View the full post »

How to Have the Most Fun This Easter on the OBX

The Easter holiday is almost here, and hopefully you're getting to spend it on the beach this year. If the Outer Banks is where you'll be, then we'd love for you to have the best Easter ever. Here are a few of the most fun (and relaxing) ways to spend your time during your OBX beach ... View the full post »

The Best April Events and Attractions on the OBX

April on the Outer Banks is hopping with lots of things to do, events to attend, and the best local festivals found anywhere. Grab your calendar and mark down these awesome April events, then make your plans to join in the springtime fun on the OBX beaches and around all of the OBX towns. Don... View the full post »

Outer Banks Spotlight on the Village of Hatteras

Well all good things must come to an end, as they say. Can you believe we've actually arrived at our last Outer Banks Spotlight destination? 'Tis true. We hope you've enjoyed the ride just as much as we have. We're rolling up to Hatteras Village and checking out all of the best t... View the full post »

What You Need to Know About Spring on the OBX

  Beach season is warming up and the springtime fun has already begun on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We're putting a spotlight on spring and giving you updates on all that's happening from the OBX beaches to the OBX towns. We hope you're as excited as we are about all that... View the full post »

How to Make the Most of Your Spring Break on the OBX

So you and the family have some time off of work and school and are thinking about a spring break getaway. Great idea! The Outer Banks of North Carolina is just the place to be. The question is, how can you optimize your vacation and family time while on the OBX? That's a very valid questi... View the full post »

The Best OBX Events and Things To Do in March

March is here and spring is soon to follow. The Outer Banks of North Carolina is ready! There is family fun for everyone in our OBX towns and on our beaches. The hardest part is deciding where to be! We've rounded up some of the best OBX events, festivals and things to do in March. You might... View the full post »

Outer Banks Spotlight on the Village of Frisco

  We're nearing the southern end of Hatteras Island on our town-to-town tour of the OBX featured in Élan Vacations Outer Banks Spotlight series. We're driving down NC Highway 12 and heading into the unincorporated village of Frisco, NC. Situated on the outer fringe of Buxton W... View the full post »

How to Get Fit and Fabulous for Summer

  Summertime isn't all that far away. Beach vacations are on the horizon. Swimsuit season is near. Have you been thinking about getting healthier, more active and more fit? Those are worthy goals not just for summer but for anytime that you're ready to make a change in your life. Eve... View the full post »

2017 Beach Beauty Trends You Need to Know About

We've been pouring over the latest beauty and hair trends for 2017 spring and summer season from the runway to the every day, and we couldn't help but notice how so many of this year's beauty trends are going to pair perfectly with your summer beach days. These hot hair and beauty tr... View the full post »

The Best February Events and Things To Do on the OBX

  February is here and there's plenty of fun, festivities and fabulous events this month on the OBX beaches and in the OBX towns. Get out your calendars and mark down these dates for some of the best things to do. Ready? Here's everything you need to know about February on the Outer ... View the full post »

Your Valentines Day Top 10 List for the OBX

Valentine's Day is coming soon. What do you have planned? May we suggest a beach escape to the always beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina? Romance abounds on the windswept shorelines, sparkling blue-green Atlantic waters, and in the quaint maritime towns. You'll find plenty of ways t... View the full post »

Outer Banks Spotlight on the Village of Buxton

  Our Outer Banks travels have brought us to the Village of Buxton on Hatteras Island. How much do you know about this OBX beach destination? Let's find out! There are some big Outer Banks attractions located here on the quiet shores of this quaint maritime locale. Here are the highlight... View the full post »

The Best Places to Tee It Up on the Outer Banks

If golf is your game, then the Outer Banks is where you should aim! The beach may be the main attraction here, but it's not the only one. In fact, there are nine OBX championship golf courses for you to choose from and each offers up a unique tee-to-green experience for a golf enthusiasts of... View the full post »