The Outer Banks - sand bankThe Outer Banks has a way of connecting with people, staying with them long after the vacation is over. Uncrowded beaches that stretch for miles and the endless possibilities that come with them. This is America’s First Beach. The site of our country’s first National Seashore and the place where the English first tried to settle in the New World. National and state parks share those stories and more. You’ll find hospitable people in the towns and villages of the Outer Banks, and plenty of vacation rentals, hotels, and other comfortable lodging options to call “home” for a few days, or a week or two. The restaurant and shopping choices are every bit as diverse. Not many big box stores or chain restaurants out here. Chances are, you’ll have to try something new. But hey, this is the land of firsts. You’ll be rewarded for stepping outside of the ordinary.

Things To Do On The Outer Banks

The Outer Banks is a special place for everybody that comes here. They say that once you get a little Outer Banks sand in your shoes and some saltwater in your blood, you’ll want to move out here for good. There’s some validity to that when you look at how many of our visitors come back here year after year and how many of our families come back generation after generation. There are plenty of ways to play, and fun activities to try at the Outer Banks. But the best things to do in the OBX are even better with friends and family, so don’t forget to bring your buddies. We have the perfect Trip Ideas to help plan your vacation. Do you consider yourself an adventure junkie, history buff, nature enthusiast? Find your way to your favorite activities either by air, on land, or cruising the waters. Don’t be a tourist, be a traveler; immerse yourself in the experience. Stay updated with our updated list of Events happening on the OBX from art shows, to music series, to seafood festivals. For everyone, OBX marks the spot for something special.

The Outer Banks - salmon dinnerOuter Banks Restaurants

Finding a place to eat has never been easier. The best OBX moments can happen over the course of a meal. That’s why when it comes to places to eat, the Outer Banks offers the best variety of dining in North Carolina and beyond. We’re known for our independent and locally-owned restaurants, so be prepared to try something new and delicious. From seafood specialties to steak, pizza to beach barbeque, every tasty meal has its place here. For discriminating palettes and pocketbooks, Outer Banks restaurants serve a variety of fare; Southwestern, Steakhouses, Buffets, Grills & Pubs, and Cross-Cultural cuisine to name a few more. And yes, you’ll find fresh NC seafood harvested earlier that morning by an Outer Banks fisherman, working the waters as his or her grandfather and father did generations before.

Consistently ranked one of the best family beach vacations, Outer Banks has something for everyone of any age!

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