It usually happens when you cross the bridge, or maybe when your feet first hit the sand, the cares of the working world start to fade away. Replaced by a sense of freedom and a spirit of adventure that only comes with the OBX. So now that you’ve cleared the decks, let’s have some fun! The Outer Banks may be best known for summer, but now it seems like events are happening practically every week. Have a blast sampling the specialties of the day at our one-of-a-kind local restaurants. Or, find a great bargain at one of our shops and attractions. Leave the familiar ruts behind and try something completely new. The Outer Banks has plenty of ways to make sure your water cooler story post-vacation is a jaw dropper. But be sure to capture and share the moment, and stay in touch with us, too, by hitting a hashtag or two. This is vacation baby, Outer Banks style! Bring it on.

OBX Tourism PledgeOuter Banks businesses are hard at work adding new safety measures in an effort to protect you and your loved ones as you enjoy the best our islands have to offer. Several businesses have taken the Outer Banks Tourism Pledge and are sharing their specific safety steps. Check 'em out, and be sure to do your part too!


OBX Events

Sep 23

Cancelled - Cape Hatteras Wave Classic

Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
Sep 23

ESA Easterns Surfing Championships

7223 S Virginia Dare Trail
Sep 23

Outer Banks Triathlon - Virtual

Outer Banks Sporting Events
Sep 24

Surfalorus Drive-in Film Festival

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Sep 25

48th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular

Kitty Hawk Kites - Nags Head - Kayak, SUP, Surf Board, and Bike Rentals
Sep 25

Outer Banks Jeep Jam - Cancelled

The Soundside Event Site



The Lost Colony

The history of the Outer Banks is the history of America. Sir Walter Raleigh's explorers and...


Places to Eat