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Enjoy a Family (And Budget!) Friendly Spring Break on the Outer Banks

Spring on the Outer Banks; the weather is warming up, local businesses are re-opening their doors, and rental rates are low, making it the perfect time for a trip to your favorite beachside destination. If you’re looking to enjoy a budget-friendly spring break on the Outer Banks, we’ve come up with a list of activities you & your family are sure to enjoy!

Take this Quiz to see which Outer Banks town is right for you!

Trying to decide which area on the Outer Banks is right for you and your family can be confusing, considering each individual town on this 130-mile stretch of barrier islands offers such a unique vacation experience! From Carova beach to Hatteras Island, whether you're visiting for the first time, or you're a seasoned OBX vacationer looking to switch it up, this quiz will help you decide which area is right for you!

Off the Beaten Path Things to Do on the Outer Banks-Visit Roanoke Island

When you think of the Outer Banks, you probably imagine miles of large, beautiful beaches, amazing sunsets and watersports over the sound, sandy sheets, sun kissed skin and endless seafood. While these are the things that help make the Outer Banks truly memorable, there is so much more to this beautiful area than meets the eye.  If you enjoy being near the water while shopping, eating, and taking in rich cultural history, the town of Manteo on Roanoke Island is the perfect excursion for a day trip for you & your family.

Rainy Day Activites on the Outer Banks

Rainy days while on a beach vacation can be a bummer, but luckily, the Outer Banks has got some great family-friendly indoor activities! Aside from enjoying some of the famous local fare at any one of the many restaurants dotting the OBX, shopping at the small locally-owned businesses, or catching a movie at the theater, here are a few more options you and your family are sure to enjoy!

Celebrate National Lighthouse Day!

August 7th is National Lighthouse Day! It was on this day in 1789 that Congress approved an Act for the establishment of lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers. Because the Outer Banks is known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic due to the thousands of shipwrecks caused by perilous channels, dangerous coastlines & hazardous shoals and reefs, generations of seaborne travelers and mariners have sought the comfort of these beacons' reassuring light as an aid for safe entries to harbors. 

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