What You Need to Know About Memorial Day on the Outer Banks


Memorial Day is almost here. Have you made your plans? It's not too late to come on over and spend it here on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. Plan a Memorial holiday beach getaway, invite your family and friends, and celebrate the holiday in true OBX style.
What do you need to know about Memorial Day on the Outer Banks? That's easy! We've got you covered. Read on and see how to best spend your time on our shoreline. 

Spend Time Remembering the Fallen

Remembering the Fallen

This is the real meaning behind Memorial Day. Take a moment to reflect, remember and pay honor to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Have a family discussion about the day. Do your kids really know what the holiday represents? Do they understand the what's special about the day beyond time off from school and cookouts? Sure, you can enjoy the beach and some time off, but make sure there's a little bit of history and learning as part of the holiday, too.

Here are 8 Things You May Not Know About Memorial Day. It's a great way to kick off the conversation!


Dig into the Military History of the OBX

Take this opportunity to learn more about the military history found on the Outer Banks. Explore the Civil War history of the area. Find out why this section of the Carolina coastline was nicknamed "Torpedo Junction" during the World Wars. Gain insight on why wreck diving on the Outer Banks includes so many U-boats and tankers. Did you know that there are two British cemeteries on the Outer Banks and do you know where they are?
There's so much to learn! Make it your mission to spend some time exploring the fascinating OBX history this Memorial Day holiday. 


Plan a Memorial Day Cookout or Picnic

Your Outer Banks rental comes equipped with everything you need to plan a fantastic Memorial Day spread. Whether you choose to enjoy it indoors or out, you have plenty of options to make it special. Have a cookout, take a picnic to the beach, grill out at the park, or stay in and put your OBX vacation rental kitchen to good use.
Check out these Taste of the OBX expert grilling tips and take your Memorial Day meal up a notch this year.  



Get Out on the Outer Banks Beaches

Of course you want to get your fill of sun, sand and surf during this long holiday weekend. Leave plenty of time to enjoy all of the natural coastal elements from the sunny skies and salty sea air to the soft sands and glistening Atlantic waters. Soak it up!
Savor the quality time with family and friends in an idyllic and absolutely beautiful coastal setting. You might want to make the Outer Banks your new Memorial Day tradition!



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It's a holiday so be sure to take some time to kick back, relax and rest. Schedule in some downtime into your Memorial Day weekend celebration.

Catch up on a good read. Have a family movie night in. Sit out on the oceanfront deck and take in the view. Watch the sun rise over the ocean and set over the sound. Enjoy family time together just talking, laughing and living in the moment. Now that's what a vacation is all about.  

This is how we're spending our Outer Banks Memorial Day holiday. How about you? Wishing you a safe, fun and meaningful Memorial Day. 

Did you know that Elan Vacations offers a Military Discount Program on Outer Banks rentals that provides a 5% discount on participating vacation homes? We do! Elan Vacations and its homeowners proudly support both our active military and veterans, and we want to say thank you today and every day. 


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