Things to Do on the Outer Banks
The Outer Banks, aka OBX, has a long-standing and well-earned reputation for not letting anything get the best of it. The long thin ribbon of sand that makes up these barrier islands may change shape over time, but the resilient soul of the place remains. The expansive, natural beaches and wide-open parks of the Outer Banks feel exotic, but you don't have to take an airplane or cruise to get here, just hop in the car!
We've gathered some Trip Ideas to help plan your vacation. Do you consider yourself an adventure junkie, history buff, nature enthusiast? Find your way to your favorite Outer Banks activities by air, on land, or cruising the waters. And don't forget to check out a new MUST-SEE in America, the spectacular Basnight Bridge, towering over Oregon Inlet and connecting visitors to Hatteras Island by way of the iconic NC-12 highway.
While summer is a favorite for many, don't sell fall, winter, or spring short. Each season holds its own treasure. We've created an OBX Daydream video series to give you a glimpse of the activities available throughout the year or check out our blog that features "13 Best Outdoor Things To Do in the Outer Banks."
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