Make more of your romantic Valentine’s Day this year when you pack a suitcase and head to the Outer Banks with the one you love in the name of fun. The following activities are just a few of the many reasons to book your Outer Banks Valentine’s Day trip today!
Enjoy a Session at Aqua Spa
Valentine’s Day is the ideal moment to spend quality time with the one you love most. Making that time more romantic might just mean focusing on rejuvenation, restoration, and a bit of pampering too. When this sounds like something you and your partner would love, find your way to Aqua Spa when your Valentine’s Day plans see you enjoying yourself in the Outer Banks. Located at 1174 Duck Road Upper Level in Duck, North Carolina Aqua Spa offers its guests incredible views as well as a wide variety of refreshing packages and services to select from this Valentine’s Day. The spa hosts a menu of services that offers seasonal specialties in addition to traditional favorites. Coastal inspiration abounds within this spa where couples can enjoy everything from facials and exfoliation to massages, skin restoration, and aromatherapy too. From vitamin c treatments to time indulging in a hot stone massage, this spa is a place where couples are sure to leave looking and feeling their refreshed best this Valentine’s Day.
Dine at La Dolce Vita
When you find yourself visiting the Outer Banks over Valentine’s Day and you’re looking for a dining destination that pairs amazing cuisine with an elegant setting, you’ll find it all and more at La Dolce Vita. Situated at 798 Sunset Blvd in Corolla, La Dolce Vita features incredible classic Italian fare that’s rich, innovative, and always mouthwatering. The sophisticated dining room is a delightful place for couples to settle in on Valentine’s Day while the top-notch service makes the experience that much better. The menu here begins with starters ranging from Italian crab cakes and crispy calamari to burrata and marinated ciliegine mozzarella alike. Soups, salads, and small plates are always an option as well while entrees include everything from crab & shrimp a la penne vodka to clams Bianca. No matter what you order up this February, you’ll want to be sure to pair it with something off the restaurant’s impressive wine list. La Dolce Vita also has a great selection of handcrafted cocktails to top off every plate in savory style.
Explore Jockey’s Ridge State Park
Couples that can’t wait to make the most of the scenery during their Valentine’s Day away in the Outer Banks will want to make sure time exploring Jockey’s Ridge State Park sits at the top of their to-do list. Situated within Dare County, Jockey’s Ridge State Park’s physical address is 300 W. Carolista Drive in Nags Head. Couples who come this way to enjoy their outdoor Valentine’s Day will have plenty of reasons to enjoy exploring the park’s many sand dunes. A trip here offers up an abundance in the way of photographic moments thanks to beautiful shorelines, waterways, and year-round wildlife sightings. Climbing up to the top of Jockey’s Ridge itself presents its own romantic moment for couples who are looking to enjoy a stunning sunset from this one-of-a-kind vantage point. Couples might also enjoy flying kites or hiking the trails while they’re here.
Take a Class Together at Modern Coastal Cookery
When your Valentine’s Day would be best spent learning a new skill together, couples looking for a romantic activity to enjoy will want to consider booking a cooking class at Modern Coastal Cookery! Located at 710 S. Croatan Highway in Kill Devil Hills, this personal chef company is top-notch. They teach classical French cuisine classes on-site or at a vacation rental of choice upon request. Whether you’re looking to improve your skills or you’re new to French cooking entirely, this class is sure to inspire a lot of learning, delicious moments, and fun this Valentine’s Day! From baking principles and nutrition to specifics on pasta and French dishes designed to delight the tastebuds, it’s a comprehensive class that might just be the highlight of your Valentine’s Day away. Modern Coastal Cookery also offers an eight-course tasting menu for those who would like to sit back, relax, and dine in style after they’ve put in the learning work. Classes require a booking in advance, so be sure to get yours in early this Valentine’s Day.
Participate in the 7th Annual Love on the Run 5K
Sanctuary Vineyards is bringing their 7th annual “Love on the Run 5k”. So if you’re an active couple that wants to see the beautiful sights of the Outer Banks while getting your workout on don’t miss out on this event! Even if you aren’t a super active couple you can always choose to walk the 5k. A long walk, hand-in-hand with your significant other can start off a romantic weekend right! The event takes place on February 11th from 9 AM – 1 PM. Make sure you register beforehand here, then go pack your running shoes and workout clothes!
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Christmas is just around the corner and there’s never been a better time to make your way to the Outer Banks in the name of holiday fun! The following are a few of the best activities and events visitors can enjoy when travel plans bring them for Christmas in Outer Banks in 2022.
Let Holiday Lights Lead the Way to Fun for Christmas in Outer Banks
Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated holiday events that return to the Outer Banks in 2022 is WinterLights. Hosted at the Elizabethan Gardens between November 25th and December 30th, this spectacular event sees an iconic Outer Banks destination decked out with lights, festive food, and an embellished hall as well as cozy fire pits dotted across the Great Lawn. Guests are invited to stroll the garden paths and savor sights of everything from sparkling butterflies and deer to peacocks and a collection of captivating garden creatures. During a visit, guests can also browse a variety of seasonal plants for sale or take time to enjoy the holiday gift shop on-site. Tickets to the event run $16 for adults, $12 for children ages 6 to 17, and $8 for children ages 2 to 5. This is a pet-friendly holiday experience as well and those touring the grounds with a dog can do so for an additional $5. The Elizabethan Gardens are found at 1411 National Park Drive in Manteo on Roanoke Island. In total, the gardens cover 10 acres of terrain, giving guests plenty of space to roam, relax, and enjoy the holiday spirit at its very best in the Outer Banks this year!
Those who are looking for a drive-by holiday light display to enjoy in the Outer Banks will want to head to Kill Devil Hills where the Mennicucci Family Light Display will be in full glow in 2022 as well! In partnership with Hand of Gold Home Improvements, this display at 206 Clamshell Drive comes to life at dusk and invites drivers to tune their radio to 107.9 FM as they pass by to pair music with the spectacular display of dancing lights. While there’s no admission for this holiday event, food donations for the Beach food pantry are encouraged. Come check it out for a great cause!
Check Out the First Flight Holiday Markets
When your Outer Banks holiday adventures have you spending time in Kill Devil Hills and you have some last-minute gifts to check off the shopping list, there’s no better place to find yourself than the First Flight Holiday Markets! Hosted in Aviation Park on November 19th, December 6th, December 17th, and December 20th, these markets are one-of-a-kind and filled with options for souvenirs, gifts, and seasonal goodies that are designed to inspire. Visitors will find everything from local homegrown goods to handmade crafts and home-baked treats available for purchase. On average, the market welcomes more than 65 local vendors and guests will have easy access to food trucks too! Beyond the savory options to browse, this market hosts photography, paintings, jewelry, bath items, and woodworking products. Live holiday music makes for a welcoming and vibrant Christmas atmosphere for guests to enjoy as well. Aviation Park can be found at 103 Veterans Drive in Kill Devil Hills.
Celebrate in Downtown Manteo
Those who are spending time in Manteo this holiday season will enjoy the festivities coming on December 1st through the 3rd in 2022. Over these three days, downtown is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with sparkling holiday lights, a tree lighting event, and the arrival of Santa! Guests can enjoy holiday shopping downtown when they aren’t grabbing photos with Santa or making the most of viewing holiday light-covered boats docked along the boardwalk. The annual Christmas parade tops things off on Saturday, December 3rd, and is a fun-for-all event you won’t want to miss.
Explore Historic Whalehead in Corolla This Holiday Season
Year-round, a tour of the historic Whalehead Club in Corolla is a highlight of a trip to the Outer Banks. At Christmas in the Outer Banks, this iconic stop has even more to offer in the way of inspiring moments. Between November 25th and December 17th, guests are invited to tour Whalehead for $20 a person and enjoy walking through this historic site when it’s decorated in its holiday finest! The club is decked out in spectacular décor throughout and there’s a massive Christmas tree on-site as well as gorgeous greenery to admire. Christmas carols will be played on the original Steinway piano in the club, setting up a classic holiday scene that’s bound to thrill. The tour is about an hour on average and the inclusion of candlelight makes it all that more magical. Treats will be served at the end of the tour too! Whalehead Club is located at 1100 Club Road in Corolla.
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Taking a trip to the Outer Banks is a great chance to get into nature and make the most of the fun. It’s also an opportunity to check out and enjoy some spectacular local breweries and bars in the Outer Banks! The following are a few you’re going to want to be sure to add to your itinerary.
Enjoy a Drink at Northern Outer Banks Brewing Company
When your Outer Banks adventures have you enjoying time in Corolla, quench your thirst for a savory brew by stopping over at Northern Outer Banks Brewing Company while you’re here! Located at 520 Old Stoney Road, this inviting and family-owned microbrewery is a great place to follow up a wild horse tour or time exploring the iconic Whalehead Club. Northern Outer Banks Brewing Company hosts a collection of flagship beers with unique names and flavors that pay homage to local destinations. Whether guests order up a Corolla Lager or the Swan Beach Honey Pale Ale, they’re in for a delicious treat! Guests enjoying time at Northern Outer Banks Brewing Company can pick and choose between indoor or patio seating according to preference. Once you’ve had a chance to enjoy a drink or two, be sure to ask about a facility tour which is led by owner Kathleen McCubbins. Northern Outer Banks Brewing Company is currently open from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm Sunday through Friday and between noon and 5:30 pm on Saturdays. Although the hours vary seasonally.
Take Time to Toast to a Great Adventure at Outer Banks Brewing Station
Travelers that are taking time to enjoy exploring Kill Devil Hills during their Outer Banks journey will want to be sure to set aside time to toast to a great trip at the Outer Banks Brewing Station. Easily found at 600 S. Croatan Highway, this one-of-a-kind brewery and pub is sure to please! It’s easy to spot thanks to its farmhouse exterior complete with a windmill and silo, but a stop here reveals even more in the way of functionality. The Outer Banks Brewing Station is credited as the first wind-powered brewery of its kind in the country! This sustainable production serves up an amazing range of high-quality beers alongside savory pub fare. Beers are available to enjoy here including everything from porter to pilsner and seasonal brews pop up on the delicious option list year-round. While indoor dining is always an option at Outer Banks Brewing Station, many guests choose to make their way to the spacious outdoor patio where live music is a standard throughout the summer months. If you’re dropping by with little ones, you’ll find the backyard pirate ship playground is a welcome addition to the brewery’s layout. Looking to learn more about the unique wind-powered production process used here? Tours are readily available upon request! Operating hours at the brewery are Wednesday through Saturday from 11:30 am until 2:00 am, Sunday from 11:30 am until 10:00 pm and Monday from 11:30 am until 11:00 pm. For planning purposes, visitors should note that the Outer Banks Brewing Station is closed on Tuesdays. Although the hours vary seasonally.
Unwind at the Tap Shack
When a casual atmosphere where you can relax, unwind and enjoy a cold one is just your style, there’s no better place to find yourself than the Tap Shack. Located at 1209 Duck Road in Duck, this Outer Banks destination is one that’s as friendly as it is savory! Everything you need to know about the Tap Shack is right in the name. This cozy stop is located in the backyard of Coastal Cravings and offers up a welcoming and laid-back place to order up a local brew while enjoying the fresh air and live music in the summer. There are even yard games to enjoy when you drop by with friends and are looking to linger for a while. Tap Shack is both kid and dog-friendly and is open to the public daily from 2:00 pm until 10:00 pm making it an easy addition to the itinerary! Although the hours vary seasonally.
Make Time for a Trip to Lost Colony Brewery & Café
Infuse the best of British and Irish culture and flavors into your brew-hopping experience while you’re visiting the Outer Banks by making sure to add Lost Colony Brewery & Café to your must-try list! Located at 208 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in Manteo, this lively stop is one that’s popular among locals and visitors alike. It’s open daily between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm, although the hours vary seasonally, and is enjoyed by guests for its reasonable rates, vibrant atmosphere, and a world-class lineup of beer selections to choose from. The menu here is packed with locally inspired names like Hatteras Red or Nags Head IPA just to name a few. Guests can dine indoors or out on the patio when they’re looking to match their delicious beverage selection with a great view too.
Book Today & Enjoy These Breweries and Bars in Outer Banks
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The Outer Banks is a vacation destination that beckons to travelers from across the map year-round. However, there’s something exceptionally special about the option to ring in the New Year with a coastal backdrop to match! From the stunning landscapes to the many options for fun, this promises to be the perfect place to make it a New Year’s Eve you won’t forget. The following are just a few options to add to your itinerary when you’re ready to ring in 2022 in Outer Banks style.
Make the Most of a New Year’s Eve Dinner & Show in Kitty Hawk
There’s nothing better than ringing in the New Year surrounded by good friends, good food and plenty of fun! That’s exactly what you’ll find when you attend the dinner and a show event at the Sandtrap Tavern in Kitty Hawk to ring in 2022 the right way in the Outer Banks this year. On Friday, December 31st starting at 6:00 pm, the Laughing Gull Comedy Club OBX takes to the stage at Sandtrap Tavern to entertain audiences as they also savor a delicious New Year’s Eve meal. Located at 300 West Eckner Street, this vibrant locale is a great place to enjoy New Year’s Eve festivities in style. From the sparkling beverages to the fun vibes, guests will have a blast from start to finish. Sandtrap Tavern is offering two seating times for this event at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm respectively. The showcase comedy begins at 8:00 pm but don’t be surprised to find pop up entertainment options throughout the evening. At 9:30 pm, guests will take time to participate in a Champagne toast which is complimentary. Of course, other sparkling beverage are readily available for purchase throughout the evening as well. Be sure to purchase your ticket for this event online in advance as it’s sure to sell out fast!
Enjoy the Manteo Fireworks on New Year’s Eve
When you’re looking for that quintessential New Year’s Eve magic, the Manteo fireworks display checks every box on the list. Saying good-bye to 2021 never looked as good as it does at this annual event. The fun starts in downtown Manteo around 6:00 pm and before the fireworks even hit the sky, there will be plenty of family-friendly activities and entertainment to be enjoyed. From kid zone games and crafts to food and music in abundance, this is a New Year’s Eve event you simply won’t want to miss. A concert featuring Breaking Grass at the Pioneer Theater starts at 10:00 pm and as soon as the closing notes are played, the fireworks show can officially begin! A waterfront vantage point makes the moment even more meaningful for guests of all ages.
Explore the Winter Lights at the Elizabethan Gardens
If your New Year’s plans have you staying on the Outer Banks a few days into 2022, you’re in luck. The Winter Lights at the Elizabethan Gardens is hosted on select days between December and January. The first event of 2022 that can be enjoyed will be on January 2nd between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Make your way to the Elizabethan Gardens to enjoy a mesmerizing walk through across the grounds which are decorated and illuminated with amazing holiday lights and décor. The 10-acre destination truly becomes an enchanted wonderland to explore, and visitors of all ages will find something here that inspires the seasonal fun. When you’ve discovered all of the outdoor lights, be sure to make time for a stop inside where trees and holiday displays abound. You can even take time to do some plant shopping in the Royal Exchange or simply hang around by the open-air fire and cozy up in New Year’s style.
Romantic New Year’s Experiences
The beauty of a New Year’s getaway to the Outer Banks is that you won’t be met with the harsh winter weather conditions that are found elsewhere throughout the country. Instead, the Outer Banks typically enjoys January weather that lingers around the mid to upper 50s in the daytime, providing plenty of options for outdoor fun. If you’re looking to layer up and explore the shorelines in style, planning a New Year’s horse-riding event with your loved ones may be the way to go. It’s a thrilling way to take in the landscape and likely to be a highlight of your adventure.
You can also head to Sanctuary Vineyards to enjoy wine and great company. They offer delicious wines which you can try for yourself through one of their tasting experiences. With their Discovery Wine Tasting, you’ll choose a theme—Whites, Reds, White/Red or Sweet—and receive five samples tailored to the theme you pick. The Reserve Wine Tasting expands upon the Discovery tasting and includes six limited edition options usually reserved for their Bunch Club members. There is a small fee for tastings, but the fee is waved if you purchase a bottle to take home!
Book Your Outer Banks New Year’s Adventure Today
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Anyone who craves sunshine, surf, sand, and spectacular shorelines dotted with lighthouses will find everything they’re looking for and more on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This popular and scenic vacation destination has long been known and loved for its way with relaxation and causal intrigue. That said, it just as easily provides visitors with a place to settle in when they’re searching for a luxurious week-long getaway! When you’re looking for opportunities to indulge in pampered moments, Outer Banks can provide solutions at their finest. The following are just a few of many to be sure to add to your Outer Banks luxury getaway itinerary.
Browse Seagreen Gallery in Nags Head
Traditional retail therapy is always a treat, but when you’re visiting the Outer Banks there’s always room to elevate the experience. Luxury isn’t always about designer brands, but about exclusive processes that bring something one-of-a-kind to life. To that end, those that value works of art that are entirely unique will love taking the time to browse the Seagreen Gallery in Nags Head.
Located at 2404 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Seagreen Gallery is open between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm daily. Guests are invited to make their way inside and admire a variety of displays hosting works of art that have been designed using repurposed antiques, shells, glass, nautical fines, and more! Seagreen Gallery promotes itself as an exclusive experience more than just a destination on the map. Be sure to check it out when you’re ready for an unforgettable shopping excursion during your week-long getaway!
Dine at Owen’s Restaurant
There’s something special about a meal that lets you linger and really savor the flavors. That’s exactly what you’ll find when you make time for dinner at Owen’s Restaurant. Located at 7114 S. Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head, Owen’s Restaurant is an upscale seafood stop complete with rustic charm, cloth-covered tables, and a history dating back to 1946. Whether you go with the yellowfin tuna and crab, or the prime rib and filet mignon, your plate promises to be served with a side of friendly and impeccable service.
Book an Appointment at Lotus Day Spa
Taking time to unwind and indulge in luxurious experiences is best defined by booking an appointment at Lotus Day Spa. This Kitty Hawk favorite is found at 3810 N. Croatan Highway #J and is open from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday. Guests are invited to take advantage of single services or book a package deal that combines your favorite restorative treatments. From massages and wraps to facials and salon services, Lotus Day Spa takes a comprehensive and caring approach to restore your mind, body, and soul.
Enjoy a Sailing Charter
The waters that surround the Outer Banks are the definition of beauty and inspiration. For many visitors headed this way, getting out on the waves is a highlight of their adventure. When you’re planning a luxurious escape, booking time on a private sailing charter is sure to delight. The team at Downeast Rover in Manteo specializes in scenic cruises that are sure to wow you. Located at 207 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Downeast Rover is known for its daily charters, but just as easily sets up private sailing tours for a truly unique experience. Whether you’re looking forward to day sail with sightseeing or a sunset sail with a touch of romance, it’s all possible when you partner up with this company.
Book a Stay with Elegance Amenities
An Outer Banks luxury stay in a home away from home that brings the style and convenience you deserve can change everything for the better. Those that reserve their place in a rental through Shoreline OBX will enjoy access to properties that feature everything from private pools and hot tubs to beach access, cozy fireplaces, fine interior furnishings, and beyond! When it’s a property with multi-level balconies or beautiful stone countertops that would elevate your experience, Shoreline OBX can help.
Encounter Wild Horses
For centuries, wild horses have roamed the Outer Banks undisturbed. These wild and fascinating creatures can be observed in the beauty of their natural habitat when you book a Corolla Wild Horse Tour during your visit. Your guide will get you as close as is safely possible so you can indulge in the wonder of witnessing these amazing creatures for yourself. Don’t forget your camera for this one!
Enjoy the Stay
Whether you’re here for the adventure, the luxury, or a little of both, the team at Shoreline OBX is a one-stop-shop for all of your vacation rental needs. Reach out today to learn more about our portfolio of inspiring options and to let us help you start planning your trip. We can’t wait to see you in the Outer Banks soon!
Contrary to popular belief, the best time to visit the Outer Banks isn’t necessarily the middle of Summer. July and August are certainly popular beach-going months. However, travelers should consider the benefits of traveling to the beach in fall or spring. Continue reading for all of the information you need about the best time to visit the Outer Banks. While you’re here, don’t miss out on any of the best things to do in the Outer Banks. Our complimentary Vacation Guide is your ticket to an unforgettable getaway!
The Best Time to Visit the Outer Banks
The Outer Banks truly has no offseason. Follow our guide to the best things to do in each season!
Make It a Fantastic Fall Adventure
Fall is one of the best times to plan a trip to the Outer Banks. At the beginning of fall, visitors can enjoy warm weather and smaller crowds. The water is still pleasant enough for a swim, and finding the perfect spot in the sand is always a breeze. You also won’t have to worry about making dinner reservations at the best restaurants in the area or booking a tee time at one of the best golf courses in the Outer Banks.
Prices start to fall again this time of year as crowd numbers wane and weather take a turn for the mild as well. You can still get out on the water and enjoy the shorelines, but you’ll need to pack layers just like you would in spring.
A Winter Journey to the Outer Banks
It may seem counterintuitive, but winter is still a fantastic time to visit the beach. Similar to fall, winter drives smaller crowds to the area. This means you’ll be able to enjoy the peace and quiet that you might miss out on during a summer getaway. Additionally, winter in the Outer Banks brings some incredible holiday events with it. Plan your winter getaway today!
This time of year, crowds are few but winter hikes, fat tire biking and photography are all activities that remain firmly within reach.
Consider a Spring Journey to the Outer Banks
Hurricane season is over and the Outer Banks is starting to warm up again. Spring is a great time to plan a trip to the beach. May and April, if you can make the time for a trip, introduce delightful weather and exciting events to the area. If you’ve never seen the Outer Banks during the most inviting time of year, you don’t want to miss out!
For travelers who appreciate mild weather conditions and fewer crowds, spring is a great time to journey to the Outer Banks. Across the board, prices this time of year tend to be lower before summer hits, while newly opened seasonal businesses mean you have all the options you would during the middle of summer too. You’ll want to pack layers this time of year, but if you’re willing to bundle up, those beaches and outdoor activities are sure to inspire.
Savor a Summer Trip
Summer in the Outer Banks is the most obvious time of year to plan a beach trip. Whether it’s by necessity or by design, visiting in June, July, and August is a first choice for most. The kids are out of school and the weather is hot enough to warrant a dip in the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean. As the most populated time of year, the Outer Banks comes alive during the summer. This means that finding incredible things to do is never a problem!
Those who love vibrant crowds, time on the sand, and soaking up the sun at every turn will want to make sure their travel plans to the Outer Banks focus on summer. This is the area’s peak travel season, so you will want to make sure you’re prepared for higher activity prices and more people in general. That said, every restaurant and shop in town is sure to be open, expanding possibilities for fun!
Where to Stay in the Outer Banks
Past the rolling sand dunes and miles of stunning beaches, the perfect vacation rental is waiting. If you’re thinking about planning a trip to the Outer Banks, start your getaway with Shoreline OBX. Our incredible list of oceanfront properties is exactly what you need to build your dream vacation.
For example, Amayzing Views is a pet-friendly property that is just a few steps from the beach! As the name suggests, you can enjoy incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean and exclusive beach access from this gorgeous property. The perfect Outer Banks getaway starts with Shoreline OBX. Start planning today!