Plan Your Trip

Outer Banks Vacations

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Whether this is your first visit or a number too high to count, planning your Outer Banks vacation is easy. It starts with finding accommodations, which should be booked in advance especially during the peak summer months. But once that's settled, there's no right or wrong way to go about it. To help, we've gathered together travel information and trip ideas that may prove useful. If nothing else, you'll learn there simply is no shortage of places to go, attractions to see, or extraordinary experiences to have and remember forever on the Outer Banks. Perhaps you should stay longer.

Plan Your Stay

Surfer

TOP 10 OBX

This is the must-do list. Ten experiences that will leave you with great memories and a true, lasting impression of what the Outer Banks is all about. READ MORE

Jockey's Ridge | High in the Sky | Keep Climbing | Set Sail | A History Lesson | A Fresh Bite To Eat | Reel In The Big One | It's On | Tee Time | The Elizabethan Gardens

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TRIP IDEAS

Romantic getaways, family vacations, weekend trips – whatever brings you to the Outer Banks, we have a suggestion on how best to maximize your time. READ MORE

A 400-Year History In 1 Day | Lighthouses and Life Savers | Flight From Past To Present | Eco-Adventure Challenge | History, Mystery & Lighthouses | Outer Banks Romantic Getaway

When to Visit

WHEN TO VISIT

There is no wrong time to visit the Outer Banks, but finding the season the suits you best could make all the difference. READ MORE

Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter

Getting Around

GETTING HERE & AROUND

There is no wrong time to visit the Outer Banks, but finding the season the suits you best could make all the difference. READ MORE

Get to the OBX FASTER | Driving Directions | Air Charters | Ground Transportation & Vehicle Rentals | Ferry Schedules

Beach Information

BEACH INFORMATION

On the east side of these islands lay the white sandy variety and the clear blue Atlantic Ocean. On the west side, Sounds stretch as far as the eye can see. READ MORE

Driving on the Beach | Pets on the Beach | Personal Watercraft | Handicap Accessibility | Find a Beach | Beach Safety | Fires and Fireworks | Beach Accesses (pdf)

Spotlight on OBX