Give yourself a much-deserved Outer Banks getaway with a few of your best girlfriends, finally treating yourself to that break you’ve been dreaming of. With access to top-notch beaches, shopping, and dining, the Outer Banks is the perfect place to capture these special moments.
Hit the Beach
There’s nothing like a beach day with the girls, with towels spread in the sand, the sun on your face, and a cold drink in hand. With miles of magnificent coastline to explore in the Outer Banks, there is never a shortage of beach options. Beautiful beaches abound in Kitty Hawk, Corolla, Kill Devil, Nags Head, Carova, Duck, and Southern Shores. Spend the day lounging and soaking up the sun, going for a swim, or getting active with one of the many water sports and things to do in the Outer Banks that are easily accessible. For a memorable beach day that adds in a fitness element, Kitty Hawk Kites offers a stand-up paddleboarding yoga class. Focusing on beginner SUP yoga poses, the class retains a relaxed, fun environment that is perfect for a girls’ getaway!
Try a New Water Sport
You don’t have to be a sports enthusiast to enjoy ocean activities in the Outer Banks, as there are many beginner lessons available for visitors. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to surf, sail, or windsurf, the Outer Banks is a great place to try it. You can book a private lesson for you and the girls, and even if you don’t become experts right away, you’ll have priceless memories to laugh about for a lifetime!
Head Out to Sea
Even if you don’t feel like doing the paddling or sailing yourself, there are lots of ways to have fun on the ocean in the Outer Banks. Head over to Nor’Banks Watersports in Duck, and you and your gals can rent jet skis, go parasailing, or take a fun water ski tour. You can also rent a pontoon boat and have yourself a party on the ocean. Cast a line and see who can catch the biggest fish!
If you just want to sit back, relax, and see the sights without getting wet, there are tons of great boat tours to choose from on your girls’ getaway. For an exhilarating ride, try out the airboat tours from Outer Banks Adventures: it’s an awesome and memorable way to see the sights of the Sound! They stop at sand bars and private islands, and they show you a side of the Outer Banks that most visitors never get to see. Or, for a more romantic-type excursion, try a sunset sail on the Downeast Rover, a 55-foot topsail schooner that departs daily from Manteo.
Browse the Galleries
When you’re looking for souvenirs from your vacation, the Outer Banks has plenty to offer. Check out the numerous art galleries you’ll find in the different towns, like Kinnakeet Clay Studio and Showroom, where you can browse an array of fine pottery work, or Pea Island Art Gallery, which boasts a wide variety of media, from jewelry to wood carvings. If you’re more of a DIY type, head over to OBX Art Studio in Kill Devil Hills, where you can paint your own masterpieces on pottery or canvas for a fun afternoon.
Truly take the time to relax, unwind, and pamper yourself by booking a session at one of the upscale spas located in the Outer Banks. One favorite is the Aqua Spa located in Duck, which provides peaceful views of the water from the well-appointed treatment rooms. Book a soothing massage, facial, or nail services that will allow each girl to feel special and attended to.
Wine & Dine
Treat yourself to quality conversations over a fine glass of wine at Trio Market, located in Kitty Hawk. Gather around a table to enjoy a meal and drinks at their restaurant, which houses a wine bar and tap house, or browse your way through the gourmet wine, beer, and cheese market to select items to enjoy from the comfort of your Outer Banks vacation rental. The lounge seating in the upstairs mezzanine is perfect for a casual gathering with the girls. Order a cheese and charcuterie platter to share over a glass of wine, of which there are over 35 to choose from. Flights are also available for tasting.
For a truly unique Outer Banks wine experience, check out the Outer Banks Vineyard Voyage: a vineyard tour by boat! You’ll depart from Duck, crossing the scenic Currituck Sound to Sanctuary Vineyards. This popular tour of award-winning wines frequently sells out, so reserve early. It’s a wine experience you and the girls will never forget!
Top Things to Do in the Outer Banks
There’s no better way to enjoy quality time with the girls than to spend memorable moments together under one roof when you stay in one of these upscale Outer Banks vacation rentals! Many of our homes boast easy beach access as well as amenities such as a private swimming pool and hot tub. Envision you and your friends spending your next girls’ getaway in the Outer Banks!