How to Have the Best First Time Visiting the Outer Banks

You’ve decided to embark on your dream vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Now you’re wondering how you should spend your time so you can make the most out of your trip. To learn about all of the best things to see and do during your first time visiting the Outer Banks, keep reading! 

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Stay in the Perfect OBX Vacation Rental Home

Searching for the perfect Outer Banks vacation rental can be overwhelming. Make things easy and take your pick from Shoreline OBX’s long list of pristine beach homes. Our beautiful Outer Banks rental homes are available year-round and can comfortably accommodate groups of varying sizes. Our vacation homes are located in many communities throughout the Outer Banks, so you’re sure to find the perfect home that will provide you with a stunning place to relax and recharge during your time here.

Hit the Beach

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The Outer Banks is home to the most stunning beaches, featuring windswept dunes and miles of pristine Atlantic Ocean coastline. Some of the must-see beaches are found in Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, and Corolla. If your four-legged family member is joining you on your trip, you’ll want to visit Duck. Known as one of the most pet-friendly beaches in the country, Duck allows dogs to be off-leash and roam the sand and waters freely (under owner supervision, of course).

Gaze at the Wild Horses

Did you know that Corolla is home to a population of beautiful wild horses? These wild horses are descendants from horses brought over in the 1500s by Spanish explorers. It’s possible that you can visit Corolla on your own and find the horses roaming the beach, or you can take a tour packed with excitement with Corolla Outback Adventures

Dine at Delicious Restaurants

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With over 170 locally-owned restaurants on the Outer Banks, it can sometimes be challenging to decide where to eat while on vacation. Some of our favorite eateries include Red Sky Cafe, Black Pelican, Coastal Cravings, and Kill Devil Grill

Explore Historic Sites

The Outer Banks holds a rich history. It’s home to the site of the Wright brothers’ first flight! Plus, the area has connections to pirates, including the notorious Blackbeard. During your Outer Banks vacation, you don’t have to look far to find historic sites and museums. Some popular sites include the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

Stroll the Duck Boardwalk

The Duck Boardwalk offers an incredible opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the coast and some of the most exciting things to do in the area. The boardwalk features boutique shops, delectable restaurants, charming cafes, and more!

Stay in the Perfect Outer Banks Rental

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When it’s your first time visiting the Outer Banks, you’ll need a fantastic vacation home to stay in while you make lifelong memories. Shoreline OBX provides stunning homes, including oceanfront rentals, pet-friendly rentals, homes that are available for partial-week stays, and homes near our famous wild horses. Our OBX vacation rentals also feature stunning decor, convenient beach access, unbeatable ocean views, and state-of-the-art amenities, such as private pools and hot tubs. 

As you can see, it’s easy to find the perfect Outer Banks vacation rental for you and your family and friends. Stop daydreaming about your dream getaway and start living! Browse our OBX rentals and find the perfect one for you. 

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