Outer Banks NC Activities, Attractions & Shopping

So much more than just beaches...

Take a break from the sun and surf to see what else the Outer Banks has to offer! There are interesting things to see and do in every town and village along the coast. Visit a famous landmark, try out a new sport, or shop 'til you drop - the choice is yours! All of this is just minutes away from our Outer Banks vacation rentals.

Bodie Island Lighthouse on the Outer Banks of NC Outer Banks Attractions & Historical Sites
History, culture, and nature make the Outer Banks a fascinating sightseeing destination. Visit 5 lighthouses, the site of the Wright Brothers' first historic flight, the largest sand dune on the east coast, pristine wildlife preserves, an aquarium, and more! From the famous to the more obscure, the Outer Banks offers countless attractions.
Kiteboarding on Hatteras Island NC Outer Banks Activities & Entertainment
Looking for an adventure? The OBX is a hot spot for fishing, surfing, kiteboarding, windsurfing, kayaking, and hang gliding! Both experienced enthusiasts and first-timers are welcome! The Outer Banks also offers golfing, biking, tennis, performing arts, and a variety of family entertainment.
Outer Banks NC shopping Outer Banks Shopping & Services
Looking for a little something special? Or do you need to stock up on groceries for the week? The OBX offers everything from an outlet mall, to "big box" stores, to charming boutiques. Browse through clothing stores, art galleries, surf shops, book stores and more. Be sure to check out the unique locally-owned shops throughout the OBX to find that perfect souvenir!