Two days just isn’t enough time to enjoy all that the Outer Banks has to offer. Extend your stay an extra day and enjoy the stunning beaches, pristine wildlife, and exciting attractions that await around every turn. Everything you need to plan the perfect long weekend in the Outer Banks can be found right here! While you’re planning your trip, don’t forget to check out our exclusive OBX Vacation Guide. Our complimentary guide is full of the area’s best restaurants, attractions, and annual events, making it the perfect tool for sculpting a getaway that you’ll never forget!

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Outer Banks Long Weekend Getaways

The Outer Banks used to be just wind-swept beaches and expansive wetlands. From humble beginnings, OBX has evolved into a destination that stacks up against some of the best beach towns on the East Coast. With historic landmarks, breathtaking views, and bustling communities, no two trips ever look the same! To make sure you get the most out of your stay, here are a few of our favorite things to do on a long weekend! From romantic getaways to family fun, you’ll find everything you’re looking for!


If you’re looking for something to do between stints at the beach or a rainy day activity, the Outer Banks is a destination with an interesting past. The Wright Brothers Memorial, for example, lets you step back in time and catch a glimpse of the first flight! Walk around Kill Devil Hills and enjoy the gentle breeze that gave Orville and Wilbur Wright their very first take off!

Outdoor Activities

Hiking through Jockey’s Ridge State Park or catching a glimpse of the Corolla wild horses are two of the best ways to enjoy the beauty that the Outer Banks has to offer. The Outer Banks also features a number of fantastic golf courses that should be put on any golfer’s Outer Banks itinerary. Follow our guide to the five most unforgettable Outer Banks golf courses for help making the perfect tee time!


When people picture the outer banks, the first thing that comes to mind is usually the towering lighthouses that dot the shore. These monoliths don’t just guide boats safely through the Atlantic, they also give the Outer Banks its romantic charm.


The Outer Banks also features an incredible culinary scene. Everything from bustling bar scenes to fresh-caught seafood is waiting! Explore the best restaurants in the Outer Banks, and start planning your getaway now!

Where to Stay in the Outer Banks

With gorgeous vacation rentals in every single Outer Banks community, Shoreline OBX is your best option for lodging in the Outer Banks. After exploring the area’s incredible wildlife, return to your luxury vacation property and gear up for your next adventure!

For example, Jewel of Denial is an oceanside home that features comfortable accommodations for 18 guests, a private pool, and exclusive beach access! Relax in style, right next to the beach on your next Outer Banks getaway. It’s never too early to start planning the vacation of your dreams!

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