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Tour Local Outer Banks Restaurants

Ever wonder where to eat on vacation? Outer Banks Restaurant Tours takes the guesswork out of the equation. Terry Bell, the owner and operator of Outer Banks Restaurant Tours combined her passion for food and her experience as a teacher to create a foodie field trip for adults; a winning combination! Learn about local eateries from the chefs and owners themselves. Get a behind the scenes tour of local budding culinary businesses and learn where to eat on vacation. Read about my firsthand experience on the Kitty Hawk tour.

Sun Realty Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week

Sun Realty is celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week from May 4th -12th. We would like to sincerely thank our guests for making the Outer Banks your home away from home. Also a big thanks to all the hardworking people in the travel, restaurant, retail, service and entertainment industries here on the Outer Banks, making it one of the top vacation destinations in the United States. Thank you for traveling in 2013!

2013 Outer Banks Guest Photo Contest

A picture is worth a thousand words!In this case a photo from your Outer Banks vacation could also win you a free week at an Outer Banks vacation rental! Submit your best Outer Banks vacation photo, and you will be entered to win a free Outer Banks vacation. How to Enter: • Email your name, city, and reservation number along with your favorite photo from your Outer Banks vacation to Official rules and regulations

2013 Outer Banks Kids Camps

The Outer Banks has been ranked the number one Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA by U.S. News Travel. One reason it is a great family destination is the numerous activities the Outer Banks offers for kids. This summer sign your kids up for a one of a kind Outer Banks summer camp. The camps vary in time from daily, weekly, or monthly and offer an assortment of instruction. Here is a list of some of the 2013 Outer Banks kids’ camps:

Bodie Island Lighthouse Renovation Complete

On Friday, April 19, 2013 after three long years of renovation the Bodie Island Lighthouse will be open to the general public! The Bodie Island Lighthouse has been an important fixture on the shores of the Outer Banks, so much so that the lighthouse was rebuilt 2 times! The first Bodie Island Lighthouse was poorly constructed. Years later when the foundation began to tilt towards the Atlantic Ocean it was decided a new lighthouse needed to be constructed. However, the newly constructed Bodie Island Lighthouse was destroyed during the Civil War.

Outer Banks Golf Courses Rank Among The Top Golf Courses in NC

Three Outer Banks golf courses are ranked in the “Top 100 Places to Play in NC” by Golf Styles Magazine. North Carolina’s Golf Panel determines the top 100 courses by using a scoring system based on the following factors: conditioning, routing, design, strategy, memorability, fairness, variety and aesthetics. Come and judge for yourself. Tee up and enjoy a round or two of golf on some of the finest golf courses in North Carolina.  

Outer Banks Bike Week 2013

Nine days of non-stop entertainment and riding for motorcycle enthusiasts is set to take place April 20-28, 2013. This will be the 11th year running for the Outer Banks Bike Week. Take in the cool ocean breezes on a scenic guided tour of the Outer Banks or test your skills in one of several riding contests.

Celebrate Earth Day with Sun Realty!

Celebrate Earth Day with Sun Realty! With every reservation made during the month of April, Sun Realty will donate a portion of reservation proceeds to a charity of YOUR CHOICE! Reserve your Outer Banks vacation between the dates of April 5 through April 30, 2013 and help give back to Mother Nature. Reserve TODAY and mention the charity you would like to contribute to!

Flying Pirate Half Marathon 2013

Put on your racing shoes and get ready to run! The Flying Pirate Half Marathon is set for April 14, 2013. The Flying Pirate  Half Marathon is more than just a race; it is a weekend of activities. The Flying Pirate Half Marathon weekend hosts a fun run, a race expo and the First Flight 5k. Visit the race expo on both Friday and Saturday. Challenge yourself with the Double Dare Challenge, run the 5k on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday!