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Best Things to Do in Outer Banks for a Luxury Journey

While you’ll find plenty of outdoor attractions and natural beauty in the Outer Banks, you’ll also find restaurants, activity options, and accommodations that add an element of luxury for those in search of a more upscale experience. Explore the very best the Outer Banks has to offer; treat yourself to some of the best OBX things to do during a luxury journey. From art galleries to golf, fine dining to seagoing wine tours, the Outer Banks has everything you need for the ultimate luxury getaway!

Top Rated Restaurants in the Outer Banks

For a special dining experience, book a table at The Colington Café in Kill Devil Hills. With a lavish Victorian house as the setting and centuries-old oak trees that surround, this special location whisks you way to another time and place. Beautifully plated dishes made with fresh seafood and local ingredients make each order feel special. The Blue Point in Duck is another favorite for a luxurious dining experience, with an unmatched setting on the Sound side. The Blue Point prides themselves on their farm-to-table menu and delivers exceptional meals in a stunning location.

Wine Tastings

Taste test your way through the Outer Banks with an Outer Banks Vineyard Voyage. This wine tour begins by boat, passing through amazing scenery as you cross the Currituck Sound to Sanctuary Vineyards, located on the Wright Brothers Farm. A tour of the winery and private wine tasting provides an inside look at the process behind the creation of this award-winning wine. This is a unique wine-tasting tour you’ll never forget!

Day at the Spa

Aqua Spa, located in Duck, provides relaxing spa treatments in rooms that overlook peaceful waters. Relax and unwind with a soothing massage, facial, or nail treatment that will help you feel pampered. A full menu of treatments allows you to select the areas you want to target, ensuring you leave satisfied and ready to slow down and appreciate the beauty of every moment in the Outer Banks. The adjacent Aqua Restaurant is one of the best in the Outer Banks, sitting right on the water and offering fresh, regional cuisine and fine wines in a casual environment. Nothing could be more relaxing than a spa day followed by a great meal!

Play a Round of Golf

No luxury vacation would be complete without a round or two of golf! Play to your heart’s content at one of the area’s fine courses, including the Currituck Club, Kilmarlic, or Nags Head Golf Links. Not only are the courses great, but the scenery is spectacular! You’ll play through maritime forests and sprawling wetlands, for a truly memorable time. Relax and have a meal afterwards; many of the local courses have full-service restaurants on-site.

Sail into the Sunset

For the ultimate in romantic luxury, take a trip back in time on a topsail schooner at sunset! The Downeast Rover is a 55-foot schooner that departs from the Manteo waterfront, and takes you on an unforgettable sailing journey that’s as glamorous as it is fun. You’ll see the Outer Banks from a whole new angle and keep an eye out for dolphins and schools of fish! If you’re celebrating a special occasion, consider chartering the entire boat for a private party. There could be no better place to celebrate a wedding, anniversary, or other special occasion.

Tour an Art Gallery

The best luxury souvenir is definitely one you can enjoy every day back home, reminding you of the great vacation you had in the Outer Banks. Why not take home a fabulous piece of art? Galleries are abundant in the small towns of the Outer Banks, so you won’t have to look far to find some to browse. You can even make a whole day out of it! For pottery, check out Kinnakeet Clay Studio in Avon Village, which hosts an array of impressive local and regional clay work. For a variety of media, stop by Dare County Arts Council, located in the Dare County Courthouse in downtown Manteo. They host a rotating collection of local artists, both established and emerging, so who knows what sorts of masterpieces you might see here? And if you prefer to do it yourself, check out OBX Art Studio in Kill Devil Hills, where you can paint your own pottery and canvases to bring home your very own work of Outer Banks art.

Your Outer Banks Luxury Journey

The day begins and ends in your Outer Banks vacation rental, so be sure to choose a place that exudes the luxury you desire. The Outer Banks vacation rentals offered through us at Shoreline OBX range from modest beach homes to well-appointed homes that will excite your entire group. Luxurious amenities such as multiple master suites, in-home elevators, media rooms, and fun outdoor entertainment areas complete with a hot tub and swimming pool surrounded by deck furniture can all be found within many of our listings. Indulge when you stay in one of these luxurious Outer Banks vacation homes!