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The Outer Banks of North Carolina offers a welcome relief from crowded cities and overrun vacation spots. In fact, you won’t find any cities on the Outer Banks, just 100+ miles of wide-open shoreline, charming seaside villages, and a mix of towns brimming with personality and fascinating connections to our nation’s history. Although we’re just a drive away, these barrier islands feel remote. You could say we were socially distancing before there was such a thing. Choose an oceanside vacation rental home, and you can literally go from your home to ours without interacting face-to-face with another person. Just pop in the keycode for your rental and start vacationing on your own stretch of beach. Or, go for a different home experience at one of the romantic B&Bs of Roanoke Island and enjoy the walkable waterfront downtown of Manteo. This is where our country started (only makes sense to start a vacation here, too). You’ll find a variety of Outer Banks hotels, motels, cottage courts, campgrounds suitable for whatever experience you choose. See for yourself why Forbes and Dr. Beach ranked the Outer Banks as a top spot to get away to!

Tourism Pledge

Several businesses have taken the Outer Banks Tourism Pledge and are sharing their specific safety steps.

Winter Dining

Local restaurants open during the winter.

AB Variation:

Discover Your Perfect Fishing Pier

Whether you are fishing, sightseeing, exploring, or planning a special event, there is a pier in the...

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Tips for Bird Watching on the Outer Banks

Birds...the original aviators that inspired Orville and Wilbur Wright. The Outer...

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How You Can Help Protect OBX's Ocean

Read on to learn about one of the greatest threats to our beaches, oceans and marine...

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Explore the Outer Banks of North Carolina On Foot: A Trail Guide

On North Carolina’s Outer Banks — a ribbon-thin strip of barrier...

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Annual Events

Mar 13

5th Annual Outer Banks Beer Mile

Outer Banks Brewing Station
Apr 02

Fly into Spring and Easter EGGstravaganza

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