How to Plan the Best Outer Banks Thanksgiving

Delicious food and exciting family reunions await. It’s the time of year to be thankful for everything that you have and celebrate with friends and family by eating more turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie than should legally allowed. If you’re looking for an exciting way to spend the holidays this year, an Outer Banks Thanksgiving might be the perfect start to a brand new family tradition. To learn more about the area and everything that the Outer Banks holiday season brings to the table, read below. Before you plan your trip, don’t forget to access our complimentary Vacation Guide. Our guide is full of the area’s best restaurants, beaches, and seasonal festivities, making it the perfect tool for planning the getaway of your dreams!

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How to Plan Thanksgiving in the Outer Banks

Where to Eat

If you find yourself in the Outer Banks for Thanksgiving, hunting down an incredible place for your Thanksgiving feast should be the least of your worries. There are plenty of restaurants in the Outer Banks that host holiday celebrations and Thanksgiving specials. For example, Pamlico Jack’s Thanksgiving Buffet and Oyster Festival or Kelly’s Restaurant’s Thanksgiving buffet are both excellent options!

Additionally, all of Shoreline OBX’s luxury vacation rentals come with a fully equipped kitchen. So if you plan on cooking the perfect dinner at home, you’ll have everything you need to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal that the whole family will love!

How to Celebrate

The Outer Banks plays host to fantastic events throughout the year, but the holiday season brings an excitement that is all its own. Some of the things to do in the Outer Banks during Thanksgiving include the 23rd Annual Advice 5K Turkey Trot or the WinterLights festival. Whether you choose to run off some of that Thanksgiving-dinner weight gain or want to admire the Elizabethan Gardens, there’s plenty to discover this holiday season! Don’t miss out on a Thanksgiving that you will remember for years to come.

Other Outer Banks Activities

If you’re still in search of fun and exciting ways to fill your days in the Outer Banks, you’re in luck. From Corolla to Nags Head, you’ll never run out of things to do in the Outer Banks. The options are limitless. You can be blown away by the wild horses, go on a hunt for the coolest lighthouses, or simply spend the day enjoying the ocean breeze on one of the Outer Banks’ many gorgeous beaches. It’s never too early to start planning your trip!

Find the Perfect Vacation Rental With Shoreline OBX

View of the front of the Flyway beach home in Corolla

The ideal Thanksgiving getaway isn’t complete without the perfect beach house to call home for the week. Find beautiful, beachfront properties in any of the Outer Banks communities when you book with Shoreline OBX. For example, Flyway is a five-bedroom house in Corolla that is just 600 feet from the beach! Enjoy a community pool, a private hot tub, and private decks that are a great place to relax while looking out over the Atlantic Ocean. Get your Thanksgiving plans underway right here! 

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