While there are numerous activities to fill your itinerary for a longer Outer Banks vacation, it’s also possible to limit your schedule if time is limited. On a 3-day trip to the coast, be sure to hit some of these top spots in the Outer Banks to get the most out of your time.
Where to Eat
For breakfast, pick up fresh kettled bagels and a cup of locally roasted coffee from Lighthouse Bagels in Corolla. Their freshly baked breads and pastries are great as snacks later in the day as well. Enjoying fresh seafood while in the Outer Banks is a must, and despite the name, Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar serves up spectacular plates of seafood. This authentic copper-topped oyster bar serves up oysters by the peck, pound, or dozen. Enjoy beautiful views from the ocean view lounge as you dine!
Hit the Beach on Your OBX Vacation
Known for the miles of soft golden sand beaches, there is no shortage of options when it comes to hitting the beach on your OBX vacation. While you really can’t go wrong with any beach in this area, you may want to narrow down the options if time is limited. For convenience that matches beauty, consider gathering up the beach gear and heading to Ocean Bay Drive Beach Access in Kill Devil Hills. Not only does this beach meet the mark with its wide swath of soft sand and panoramic ocean views, but it also conveniently offers excellent burgers and fries at John’s Drive-In just down the road.
Become One with Nature
Aside from enjoying the oceanfront, the Outer Banks offers so many additional ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Get a firsthand view of the wild horses that infamously roam the Corolla and Carova beaches or explore diverse plant life and wildlife at one of the nature conservatories in the area. Aside from hiking along nature trails, you’ll also find kayaking excursions that venture into marshlands, providing a different look at the complex beauty of the Outer Banks.
Things to See Near the Outer Banks
For a peek into the area’s rich history, stop at the Currituck Beach Lighthouse as well as the Wright Brother’s National Memorial. To make the most of your time, be sure to select an Outer Banks vacation rental that will put you in perfect proximity for enjoying all the best that the Outer Banks has to offer.