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When temperatures drop and the snow begins to fall in some parts of the country, it’s often a great time of year to begin planning for an adventure. Getting out of town is a wonderful route to rejuvenating the mind and body and gaining a fresh perspective on life. When you’re on the hunt for just the right destination to enjoy, the Outer Banks in winter is brimming over with options for fun.

While the Outer Banks is known as a thrilling summer destination, in the winter, there are fewer crowds to contend with and mild temperatures, opening up all kinds of possibilities for guests. Whether you have your sights set on time in the great outdoors or can’t wait to explore other landmarks and locales, a winter trip to the Outer Banks promises to have something for everyone. The following are just a few inspiring adventures you may want to add to your itinerary when you’re headed this way!

Book a Fishing Charter

Year-round, those that head to the Outer Banks in winter with a passion for angling will find the adventure calling. The waters that surround the Outer Banks are home to a variety of fish species, making reeling in something new a continuous thrill! Corolla Bait & Tackle is a great place to start when you’re up for some fun on the water in the winter months in the Outer Banks. Whether you’re an experienced angler looking for insider tips and tricks, or new to fishing entirely, Corolla Bait & Tackle has the local experience and knowledge that makes this activity a highlight of your winter stay. Bundle up and get ready for some adventure on the water!

Rent a Bike and Explore the Outer Banks in Winter

The spectacular scenery that makes up the Outer Banks is a big draw year-round for visitors that are looking for inspiring sights. While it’s possible to take it all in by vehicle, there’s something refreshing about exploring the Outer Banks on two wheels! When you’re considering renting a bike during your winter getaway and taking advantage of fewer crowds to peddle through, begin at Ocean Atlantic Rentals. This one-stop-shop for your cycling needs is a great choice whether you’re hitting the bike trails solo or in the company of friends and family. Ocean Atlantic Rentals provides guests with a variety of bike styles and sizes, making it easy to fit bikes to every member of your traveling crew. From tandem bikes to fat-tire bikes, it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for to fit your plans for exploration in the Outer Banks.

Try Horseback Riding

The average daily high between December and January in the Outer Banks lingers around the mid-50s, making it entirely possible to enjoy time horseback riding while you’re in town. Private rides are always an option, while OBX Horseback in Nags Head is a great choice for those looking to enjoy the scenery in one of a kind Outer Banks style during their stay. If you’re not up for a colder weather ride, stopping by the stables and interacting with these incredible animals is always an option as well! The helpful on-site staff is happy to answer questions and offer up insightful information.

Spend a Day on the Links

The Outer Banks is a popular place to enjoy golf during the winter season, and The Pointe Golf Club in Powells Point is the place to be! A five-time winner of the Best of the Beach award, this golf club has been in operation since 1995. The scenic par-71 championship course offers a great experience for golfers of all skill levels, featuring challenging hazards and an inviting layout. Newer players can receive instruction at the Club, and their full Pro Shop offers an excellent selection of gear—a great Christmas present for dad!

Enjoy Beachcombing with the Kids

Fewer crowds during a winter getaway to the Outer Banks means more time for beachcombing—a wonderful activity whether you’re a solo traveler or in the area with family and friends. Conch shells and sea glass are readily available for discovering and with fewer people searching for such treasures, you’re likely to increase your collection with ease! Building this fun and free activity into your winter itinerary gets you in the fresh air and next to the water and enjoying time immersed in beautiful shoreline scenery with the ones you love most.

An Amazing Getaway Experience

There’s no reason to wait when you’re ready to enjoy the best of the Outer Banks. No matter what time of year you find yourself here, the professionals at Shoreline OBX have just the right accommodations ready to call your home away from home. Contact us today to learn more about our Outer Banks vacation rentals and to begin turning travel plans into a reality!