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Outer Banks NC Things To Do

Looking for some fun things to do in the Outer Banks of North Carolina? Whether you're seeking family fun, outdoor adventures, or indoor entertainment- the Outer Banks has something for everybody! If you're thinking about spending a day at the beach, check out our blog post covering some Outer Banks beach essentials! Hitting the beach is one of the most popular things to do in the Outer Banks, but there's so much more to experience.

From beautiful 18-hole golf courses to action-packed arcades and more family fun, here are 9 of our favorite things To Do in the Outer Banks. If you're looking to find a vacation rental near one of these Outer Banks attractions, we've got you covered!

1) Take Part in One of Our Annual Events

The Outer Banks has more going on than just the beach! From festivals and marathons to food truck showdowns, there are always new things to do in the Outer Banks! Be sure to check out our annual events page for some fun ideas for things to do on your next trip to the Outer Banks!

2) Explore and Play in Our Beautiful Parks

Go outside and play! The Outer Banks is home to many family-friendly parks and reunion venues.  Different parks feature different ammenities, some include picnic tables, walking trails, playground equipment, and so much more. Be sure to check out our Outer Banks parks and recreation page to read more about what each Outer Banks park has to offer. With so much to do and see, exploring our parks is definitely one of most fun things to do in the Outer Banks!

3) Play a Round of Golf

The Outer Banks is home to a large collection of beautiful golf courses. One of the most notable courses to explore is the Kilmarlic Golf Course which was recently named one of the top 100 courses to play in North Carolina by Golf Styles Magazine. With so many courses to choose from, playing a round should be on every golfer's list of Outer Banks NC things to do!

Be sure to check out our golf discounts page to save yourself some money when booking your Outer Banks golf outing!

4) Outer Banks Fishing

The Outer Banks is home to some legendary tuna fishing waters, which is why it's on the list of our top 9 things to do in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Whether you're looking for surf fishing, charter fishing, pier fishing, or any other kind of fishing- we've got you covered. During the fall months, there's some amazing red drum fishing to be done at one of the Outer Banks' many fishing piers.

Remember to stock up on bait and tackle before you head out!

5) Mini-Golf, Bowling, Movies, and More!

While most of your time will probably be spent at the beach, it's always fun to get out and enjoy a round of putt-putt with your friends and family. Stuck inside on a rainy afternoon? Head out to one the Outer Banks' many bowling alleys, movie theaters, or arcades! No matter what mother nature has in mind, there's always plenty of things to do in the Outer Banks.

Check out how family fun in the Outer Banks has changed over the years!

6) Watersports

With perfect Atlantic wind swell, a calm sound side, and pristine beaches, one of the most thrilling things to do in the Outer Banks is to get out there and enjoy the water! Whether you're looking to kayak, sail, surf, kiteboard, or skimboard- there's so many different ways to enjoy the beautiful water of the Outer Banks.

Need to rent some gear or sign up for some lessons? Check out our list of outer banks surf shops to kickstart your Outer Banks adventure!

7) Take a Tour

From a quiet walking tour of a small town neighborhood or an off-road adventure to see the famous wild horses, there is plenty to do and see on the Outer Banks. With so many different kinds of tours to choose from including dolphin cruises, haunted tours, lighthouse tours, helicopter tours, wild horse tours, and so much more. With so much to do and see, we had to make this one of our top 9 things to do in the Outer Banks of North Carolina!

8) Make Time To Pamper Yourself!

Taking a trip to the Outer Banks can leave you exhausted. All of that beachin' and exploring can really wear you down! That's why one of the most important things to do in the Outer Banks is to make some time to take care of yourself and your body. Check our our blog for some of the best Outer Banks spas and salons!

9) Explore the Cuisine

Calling all foodies! The Outer Banks has an amazing collection of restaurants, bars, and so many other cool places to grab a bite to eat. From great coffee and vegetarian eats to bagels on the beach and killer hot dogs, the Outer Banks has it all! We even put together a list of Outer Banks pet-friendly restaurants so you can bring your four-legged friend to dinner with you!

With so many fun places to try, we had to include it on our list of 9 things to do in the Outer Banks. So get out there and eat like you mean it!

There you have it! Those are 9 of our favorite things to do in the Outer Banks! Of course, that's not everything that the Outer Banks has in store for you- Keep reading for some more fun ideas for things to do in the Outer Banks! 

Family Photos

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Family Activities

The possibilities are endless!  Besides the beautiful beach, let us be your guide to Family Friendly activities and things to do on the Outer Banks. From free activities to family events, there's so many fun things to do in the Outer Banks for families year round.

Family Reunions

What better time to celebrate life's special occasions than when you are together on an Outer Banks vacation!?