A vacation unlike any other awaits you at the Outer Banks. One of the most culturally diverse places on the East Coast of the United States, it makes for a perfect beachside destination to relieve stress and enjoy nature at its best.
Its subtropical climate is favourable to those in need of a break from the daily hassles of life and looking for the perfect place to unwind. The Outer Banks sun rays, sea breeze and pristine sand is a much needed change from crowded cities, noisy hustle and bustle and tight timeline crunches . A wide-open shoreline, fascinating history and seaside restaurants make the Outer Banks a fantastic destination. Choose from a wide selection of the best vacation rentals on the Outer Banks and you get ready to leave all your stress behind.
Now that you’re ready to go, here’s 3 tips for a relaxing on your Outer Banks vacation:
Visit the Seaside
The beaches and seaside villages cannot be missed on your Outer Banks vacation. If your vacation rental isn’t right on the beach that won’t stop you from enjoying it! Head to a spot like Nags Head or Duck, to experience beautiful public beaches and quaint seaside villages. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy sunbathing and relaxing on the seaside.
While you are out and about, add to your seaside adventure by visiting the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, built in 1870 and part of the Hatteras Island situated at the Outer Banks in Buxton, North Carolina, is an iconic black and white spiral lighthouse that stands 210-foot tall and is reflective of the place’s history. The tallest brick lighthouse in the US and 2nd tallest in the world, it has been serving generations of mariners. Also, the height of the lighthouse allows visitors to enjoy a phenomenal view from the top of the surrounding land and the Atlantic Ocean.
Whether you are sitting on the beach or looking down at it from the top of a lighthouse, the seaside is really what the Outer Banks is all about!
Indulge in Adventure Sports
Learning and fun comes together in the Outer Banks. From horse riding on the beaches of the Outer Banks to hang-gliding on the tallest living sand dunes in the eastern United States to kite flying and hiking, there are endless opportunities to try something new and exciting.
If you want to spend your time on the water, you can try surfing, diving, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and more. This is the perfect place to spend time not just looking at the ocean but playing on and in it as well!
Savor Food and Enjoy Fishing
Just as fascinating as the beaches, are the cafes, seafood shacks and restaurants of the Outer Banks. Most businesses are family run and locally sourced. The Outer Banks has some of the best seafood you can get being the home to generations of fishermen working hard to supply local restaurants with fresh shrimp, blue crabs, tuna, scallops, red snapper and more. The area’s restaurants boast chefs that can take on any of your cravings, be it a pizza, barbecue, clam chowder or whatever you may have a craving for.
During your visit to the Outer Banks, you’ll require a Coastal Recreational Fishing License to fish if you desire. (Kids under the age of 16 are exempt.) Charter boat and pier fishing do not require a license. It is advised that you check the current regulations before you fish.
The Outer Banks is truly paradise for nature lovers, adventure seekers and those searching for the perfect place to unwind. All you have to do is pack your bags and get ready to let the stresses of your everyday life go!