Top 10 Things to Do

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Jockeys

1. JOCKEY'S RIDGE

Perch yourself high atop the East Coast's highest sand dune, and watch a one-of-a-kind sunset at Jockey's Ridge. READ MORE

High in the Sky

2. HIGH IN THE SKY

Snap a photo while "flying" a bronze replica of the famous Wright Brothers plane at what now is the Wright Brothers National Memorial. READ MORE

Keep Climbing

3. KEEP CLIMBING

Climb the tallest brick lighthouse in America at Cape Hatteras. The iconic black and white spiral landmark has served as a warning to generations of mariners. READ MORE

SET SAIL

4. SET SAIL

Experience what life at sea was like aboard Elizabeth II. Those crossing the Atlantic would be the first English to attempt colonization in the new world. READ MORE

The Lost Colony

5. A HISTORY LESSON

See the mystery of the Roanoke Island colonists' disappearance unfold at The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama. America's longest running outdoor drama. READ MORE

A fresh Bite

6. A FRESH BITE TO EAT

Savor some locally harvested "Outer Banks Catch" at one of the OBX's 100+ locally-owned restaurants. READ MORE

Reel In

7. REEL IN THE BIG ONE

Reel in your own catch at Jennette's Pier or hop a charter boat for the Gulf Stream and go after world-class game fish. READ MORE

its on

8. IT'S ON

It's vacation! Stretch your comfort zone and try something new. Stand up paddle, ride horses, or explore the country's first national seashore at Cape Hatteras. READ MORE

Tee Time

9. TEE TIME

Play a round at one of seven coastal golf courses gracing the OBX and admire maritime forest and the Atlantic as you walk the fairways. READ MORE

History

10. THE ELIZABETHAN GARDENS

Ponder one of the most poignant chapters in our nation’s history as you stroll The Elizabethan Gardens and enjoy a tapestry of beauty. READ MORE

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