Reasons to Visit the Outer Banks NC


reasons to visit the outer banks NC

This is a summary of the full article “13 BEST Outdoor Things to Do in the Outer Banks, North Carolina.”

Stretching 200 miles across four barrier islands that separate mainland North Carolina from the Atlantic Ocean, the Outer Banks (also known as OBX) offers a diversity of landscapes, from pristine protected beaches to marshes to stunning gardens to seriously large sand dunes. In addition to one of the oldest and most mysterious histories in the United States, there are a plethora of things to do in the Outer Banks, North Carolina!

Here are 13 reasons to visit the Outer Banks NC:

13 Climb Hatteras Lighthouse

12 Horseback Riding

11 Lost Colony Amphitheater

10 Dolphin Watch

9 Nags Head Nature Walk

8 Crabbing

7 Jockey’s Ridge Sand Dune

6 Parasailing

5 Duck Boardwalk

4 Elizabethan Gardens

3 Kayak the Marshes

2 Hang Gliding

1 Beaches

Where to Eat in OBX

  • Kill Devil Grill, Kill Devil Hills
  • Tortugas Lie, Nags Head
  • Pier House, Nags Head
  • Avenue Waterfront Grille, Manteo
  • Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar, Manteo
  • Lost Colony Brewery & Café, Manteo
  • The Blue Point, Duck
  • Breakwater Restaurant, Buxton
  • Pangea Tavern, Avon
  • Trio, Kitty Hawk
  • Jolly Roger, Kill Devil Hills
  • Duck Donuts, Nags Head
  • Café Lachine, Wanchese
  • Lifesaving Station, Duck
  • Café Pamlico, Pamlico

Disclosure:  The author was honored to be the guest of Visit OBX during her stay, but as always, the opinions, reviews, and experiences are her own.

About the Author

Patti Morrow is a freelance travel writer and founder of the award-winning international blog Luggage and Lipstick and southern travel blog Gone to Carolinas. TripAdvisor called her one of “20 Baby Boomer Travel Bloggers Having More Fun Than Millennials.”  Patti is the author of the book “Girls Go Solo: Tips for Women Traveling Alone,” and has over 150 bylines in 40 print and online publications, including The Huffington Post, International Living Magazine, Washington Post Sunday Travel, Travel Girl, Travel Play Live Magazine, and Ladies Home Journal. She has traveled six continents looking for fabulous places and adventure activities for her Baby Boomer (and Gen X!) tribe.