Outer Banks Vacation Blog

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 »

How to Plan the Most Romantic Beach Escape Ever

Idyllic scenery. Great escapes. Wild adventure. Epic love. These are the things that romance is made of. Do you want to whisk your loved one away to a romantic beach escape of the grandest proportions? But you may be wondering: How do I plan for the most romantic getaway ever? And what do I do t... View the full post »

The Most Important Reasons to Include the OBX in Your 2017

Do you need and want a little more beach in your life? Of course you do! The Outer Banks of North Carolina is just the place to get that. With the New Year here, you'll want to make your beach vacation time a priority. Why? Well, we're glad you asked. There are a lot of reasons, but we&#... View the full post »

Outer Banks Spotlight on the Village of Avon

Our Outer Banks road trip has taken us down the beautiful coastline of North Carolina starting in the northern beaches of Carova all the way to Hatteras Island. Our next stop along the way is the rustic and vibrant village of Avon. With pristine beaches and a close-knit community steeped in mari... View the full post »

Why There Will Be More Beach to Love on the OBX

Changes are coming to the Outer Banks of North Carolina soon which will give residents, visitors, vacationers and the marine wildlife more beach to love with OBX beach nourishment projects slated for Spring of 2017. The proposed beach nourishment projects are expected to provide sand and widen b... View the full post »

5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate the Wright Brothers on the OBX

In honor of aviation history makers Orville and Wilbur Wright, we are highlighting some of the best ways to celebrate the Wright Brothers right here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The brothers began their flight research and experimentation in the late 1890s, and by the early 1900s they w... View the full post »