Valentine's Day on the Outer Banks
Cool evenings under the Milky Way, a long stroll on nearly private beaches, or maybe a glass of wine as you immerse yourself in the settling evening sun rays…love IS in the air, and there’s no better match for Valentine's Day than the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Whether you, or the love of your life are looking for a quiet getaway, relaxing massages, plush accommodations, or an intimate Valentine’s dinner, we have what you are looking for. Over 100 miles of pristine beaches with world famous sunsets and sunrises. If you aren't planning a proposal quite yet, put the Outer Banks on your map, where love always triumphs. Make your beloved (or beloved-to-be) the happiest ever with an unrivaled getaway to one of the East Coasts most exquisite beach destinations. This peaceful and warm coastal destination is ready to roll out the proverbial red carpet and give you a Valentine’s memory that will last a lifetime. Check out events happening in the area.
Slowly awaken your senses while watching the sunrise on the beach. Watch the sun peak above the horizon; hear the ocean waves lapping along the shore as the sun warms your soul. There is no better way to start the day! Grab a hot coffee and pastry for sharing at one of our local breakfast hangouts. Continue with the leisure and gaze at the majestic Elizabethan Gardens, which offer tranquil scenery and seasonal colorful displays.
Recently voted as one of the 10 most romantic towns in NC, Downtown Historic Manteo is the perfect place for a lunch on the waterfront. This quaint town is full of independently owned shops, eateries, and businesses that offer one of a kind items such as handmade pottery. Make a short drive to Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Hand-in-hand, walk the largest sand-dune on the East Coast. As you head further north, continue shopping along Duck Boardwalk to visit the fine eateries and shops. Feeling off-balance? Rejuvenate and relax by scheduling a couples massage at a spa.
For a true adventure, grab your loved one and take a drive down the Outer Banks Scenic Byway. Wind your way past sandy dunes, a wildlife refuge, and famous surf spots. Along the way, look for the beach home featured in the major motion picture Nights in Rodanthe, based on the best selling romance novel by author Nicholas Sparks. Don't miss the tallest lighthouse in the country located in the first National Seashore in America, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Dive deeper into an OBX adventure and explore the underdeveloped beaches by hopping on a horse at Equine Adventures or Hatteras Island Horseback Riding.