While the summer weather on the Outer Banks often provides exciting days in the sun, as the temperatures rise, so does the chances of rain. Don’t worry! Luckily there are still a ton of fun and exciting activities on the Outer Banks that are indoors to keep you dry. This rainy-day guide can help you get the most out of the excitement of the OBX, even when it rains!
As the rhythmic hum of steady rain on the roof of your beach home awakens you, you peer out of the window as the gloomy sky casts doubts over the day you thought would be spent at the beach. There’s no point of staying inside and mulling over the fun that could’ve been when an exciting day is just a quick drive away!
It’s hard to find a better way to start your day than with a delicious breakfast at the famed Duck Donuts. With a handful of locations along the coast, staying dry and indulging in a mouthwatering donut can set the tone for a great day ahead!
After polishing off the flavorful bundle of breakfast donuts, a full day of indoor adventure awaits you on the Outer Banks. What better way to unwind after filling up on Duck Donuts than visiting Aqua Spa in Duck! Aqua Spa offers a full menu of spa treatments ranging from massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. The blissful environment of Aqua Spa combined with the soothing sound of rain outdoors can culminate into a euphoric experience, surely to not be forgotten.
After unwinding for a time at Aqua Spa, lunchtime quickly approaches, and with many great food options along the beach such as Steamers, Barefoot Bernie’s or Black Pelican, TRiO’s jumbo lump crab cake ultimately catches your eye. As you take a bite of the delicious crab cake, you are once again reminded of how delicious food on the Outer Banks is, and promise yourself that you’ll just have to make a stop here again next year.
Once filled up on the tasty food at TRiO’s, head over to Turf’s Up OBX for a fun and exciting way to work off the food from lunch! Turf’s Up OBX offers a unique entertainment experience for everyone with a custom-designed HD sports simulator. Whether playing, practicing or getting lessons, Turf’s Up OBX provides the opportunity to experience and participate in a variety of sports like you never have before. No need to worry about not getting in your daily exercise in the rain! Turf’s Up OBX will help you work up a sweat and provide long-lasting memories for the family.
If engaging with the HD sports simulators isn’t your pace, another fun indoor activity comes in the OB-Xscape Rooms! Taking part in the exhilarating thrill of an escape room is a great way to make the most out of a rainy day on the Outer Banks. OB-Xscape Rooms offers 7 different games for visitors filled with unparalleled adventures and challenges.
A rainy day isn’t complete without a delicious dinner to put a bow on what was a great day, and nothing better than with a great pizza! Head over to Southern Shores Pizza & Deli and take a look at their extensive menu to cap off the BEST rainy day!
Though much of the fun that the Outer Banks is known for involves sunny beach days, or picturesque sightseeing outings along the coast, the advent of rain on your vacation day shouldn’t hinder the fun to be had on your visit. There’s still a laundry list of amusement to be found indoors, surely to create lifelong memories when visiting the Outer Banks.