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The Outer Banks is a beautiful and inviting vacation destination for travelers to enjoy year-round. It’s a particularly appealing place to enjoy time with the entire family when summer rolls around! The following are just a few of the many family-friendly summer activities you’ll want to be sure to add to your itinerary this year when a summer getaway is calling your name. Whether your family is up for an adrenaline-pumping adventure, or you can’t wait to experience the best of wildlife, there’s something wonderful waiting for you on the Outer Banks.  

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See Wild Horses in Their Natural Habitat 

The Outer Banks of North Carolina offers summer travelers an abundance to enjoy in the way of spectacular scenery, sun, and access to fun. It’s also a destination where families can indulge an interest in history while pairing it with encounters with incredible wildlife as well. This happens by simply booking a Wild Horse tour while you’re in town. Corolla is the heart and soul of the wild horse population in this area and booking a tour is the best way to safely see these amazing animals thriving in their natural habitat. On the wild horses tour, participants can witness what are thought to be the ancestors of horses left behind by Spanish explorers who either fled the area or whose ships sank off the coast during their journeys. Either way, these horses have managed to persevere through the centuries and still continue to be a highlight of many summer adventures. More information about the wild horses can be found through The Corolla Wild Horse Fund and tour options include Corolla Wild Horse Tours, Bob’s Wild Horse Tours, and Outer Banks Wild Horse Tours just to name a few. 

Try Parasailing 

For families of travelers that have their sights set on the Outer Banks that also have a desire for a new perspective on their surroundings, booking a parasailing adventure is sure to please! Check out Duck Parasail while you’re visiting this time of year for options to book exciting excursions all day long—wherever it might fit best into your itinerary. Duck Parasail often works in tandem with Corolla Parasail and these companies have a combined 40-years of industry experience to their names. Crews are CPR and First Aid certified adding to the peace of mind guests can enjoy when making the most of their parasailing fun. Boats leave daily on the hour, but reservations are recommended when you’re planning to parasail with a group of family members. Take your entertainment to new heights as you appreciate the Outer Banks coastline from above! 

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Book Your Nags Head Dolphin Watch Tour 

It’s fair to say that land-based options for fun certainly abound across the Outer Banks. However, those who prefer to spend as much time as possible out on the water this summer will find there are incredible family-friendly activities waiting to be enjoyed! One of the activities visitors won’t want to miss out on is a Nags Head Dolphin Watch Tour. These tours are run in tandem with the Nags Head Dolphin Research Center which means experiences are led by friendly and knowledgeable scientists. Guests are invited to step aboard a 40-foot pontoon boat with convenient covering for those sunny days out on the waves. Over the course of 2-hours, guests will enjoy learning about recent scientific discoveries related to area dolphin populations and steps that are being made to help these incredible creatures thrive for years to come. Along the way, guests will likely see dolphins playing nearby and will also typically get their eyes on sea birds ranging from pelicans to ospreys! This is a wonderful option for families traveling with kids who are interested in wildlife and are looking to include an activity on the itinerary that’s as educational as it is engaging from start to finish.  

Check Out Corolla Adventure Golf and Bumper Cars 

When you’re hoping to mix a little friendly competition into your family-friendly Outer Banks adventure, heading over to Corolla Adventure Golf and Bumper Cars is always your best choice. This fun locale is situated at 8085 Ocean Trail in Corolla and provides guests with access to an exciting mini-golf course, and spin zone bumper cars too! The mini-golf course hosts 27-holes to try out that are fun for all ages. The whimsical décor that adorns the course is sure to delight with full-sized wild horse sculptures included on the greens as well as lighthouses to admire! 

Book Your Outer Banks Adventure Today 

There’s never been a better time to book your Outer Banks adventure. When you’re ready to turn those travel plans into a reality, the team at Shoreline OBX is here to help. Our collection of welcoming and luxurious vacation rentals will ensure that you’re close to the fun and living in style every day of your summer family getaway. Reach out today to learn more and to get started! 

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