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Outer Banks Vacation Guide

Planning Your Outer Banks Vacation

No matter what your travel interests or passions may be, the Outer Banks of North Carolina promises to have something that inspires. This beautiful and exciting vacation destination calls to visitors year-round with good reason. While it’s an endlessly appealing place to explore, planning ahead can only make it that much better. The following are a few things to consider before you pack your bags and get ready to enjoy your Outer Banks vacation.

Consider the Weather When Planning

The Outer Banks is a barrier island and as such, the weather plays a major role in what you’ll be able to do and enjoy while you’re here. Knowing what to expect can make it easy to adjust your itinerary or simply pack differently so your plans aren’t interrupted by the unexpected. Those that travel this way in the spring will enjoy mild temperatures and fewer crowds. It’s a great season for visiting historic sites, shopping, fishing, and outdoor fun. Of course, if you’re looking for a vibrant atmosphere, a summer trip is a must. This is the season to mix and mingle with other travelers, enjoy bustling beaches, and leave the jackets behind as temperatures rise. Fall sees crowds thinning out once more and milder temperatures too. It’s an ideal time of year to cast a line or enjoy kiteboarding. Winter travelers will find the Outer Banks to be tranquil and delightfully chilly. It’s a great time to bundle up and explore empty beaches for shells or enjoy holiday events.

Pick a Town That Fits Your Pace and Style

The Outer Banks is home to 16 different towns, each with its own personality and appeal. That makes it worth your while to research a bit in advance and pick some stops that match your pace and style perfectly. From the many restaurants and beach shops of central locales like Nags Head and Kitty Hawk to the more isolated destinations along the ocean like Avon, Rodanthe, and Salvo, you’ll find there’s no shortage of selections to choose from when it comes to enjoying your stay.

Don’t Overlook Underwater Adventures

For all of the land-based fun that the Outer Banks offers up from lighthouses and restaurants to historical landmarks and more, you won’t want to forget about the appeal of underwater adventures in this area too! It’s thought that more than 600 shipwrecks lie just off the coast, some of which date back to the 16th century. If you’re a diver or have always wanted to learn, this is the perfect place to get your fins wet. Make time to jump in and explore a world below the waves that promises to be as inspiring as what you’ll find above.

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Adventure is waiting for you in the Outer Banks, so what are you waiting for? Reach out to Shoreline OBX today to learn more about our many property options in the area and how we can get you settled into the rental that exceeds expectations at every turn!

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