There are many great things to do on your Outer Banks vacation from the fantastic beaches to the historical sites. So, check out our Top 8 Things to Do on Your Outer Banks Vacation.

Are you looking for the best ways to spend your time in the Outer Banks? Then, look no further than the FREE Vacation Guide provided by Shoreline OBX! It’s full of the best things to see and do in the area, and we guarantee it will make your trip the best it can be!

1. Wright Brothers National Memorial
No trip is complete to the Outer Banks without a stop to the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Located in Kill Devil Hills, the site is open every day out of the year except for Christmas. The site commemorates the first flight of Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903. Because it is operated by the National Park Service, visitors can go to the exact site where the flight was held. There, you’ll see replicas of the glider and flyers the Wright brothers constructed. You don’t want to miss this!

2. Beaches
Known for some of the premier beaches in the country, the Outer Banks has plenty of experiences to offer. Head to the pet-friendly beaches in Duck or experience the great surfing in Kitty Hawk. Head to Buxton near Cape Hatteras or camp at Frisco and do some four-wheel driving. Relax or have fun, there’s plenty to do at the beaches in the Outer Banks.

3. Golf
There’s nothing better than teeing off next to the ocean! Let the sea breeze carry you all the way to the green. Head to Kilmaric Golf Club, one of the highest rated courses in the state. Chances are, you’ll get to check out the wildlife, too!

4. Restaurants
Enjoy some seafood at the Kill Devil Grill or fine southern dining at The Colington Café. What better place to stop after a day at the beach than Kill Devil’s Frozen Custard and Beach Fries? There are plenty of options at nearly every stop in the Outer Banks from beach food to fine dining. Of course, there are plenty of seafood options and different varieties of southern food to make your vacation complete.

5. Shopping
From art galleries to surf shops to clothing, there are plenty of options for anyone and everyone in the Outer Banks. Check out the Harbor House Seafood Market on Hatteras Island or stop into Ride the Wind in Ocracoke for everything you need to surf.

6. Lighthouses
See one of the most impressive and beautiful lighthouses in the country in Buxton as you visit the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for seniors to visit the U.S. Historical Site.

7. Ocean
There are plenty of great things to do if you want to experience the Atlantic Ocean. Go sailing at sunset or cruise the shoreline during the day. Or take a kayak tour or a parasailing or kiteboarding lesson. See more details in our FREE Vacation Guide.

8. Wild Horses
The Outer Banks is known for having its majestic wild horses that were brought over nearly 500 years ago by Spanish explorers. Take a 4×4 tour and check out these horses in their habitat. There are plenty of opportunities to spot the wild horses, but make sure to book a tour before you head out.

Stay at the Best Vacation Rentals in the Outer Banks

When looking to visit the Outer Banks, check out our beautiful rental properties here at Shoreline OBX. Stay with us and enjoy access to all the wonderful things the area has to offer. And, be sure to download our FREE Vacation Guide and discover more great things to do during your Outer Banks vacation!

Photo Credit: James Willamor / Outer Banks / Flickr