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Legends of fearsome pirates patrolling the Atlantic coast are central to the identity of the Outer Banks. If the stories of buried treasure, plundering, and swashbuckling fascinate you, then you will love taking a journey on a pirate ship in Manteo. From dressing up to firing (water) cannons, you get the entire experience with this […]

Coastal weather is unpredictable. One minute you’ll be outside enjoying the beautiful sunshine, and in the snap of a finger, a rainstorm is hovering in the area. Don’t worry—there are many Outer Banks indoor activities that your whole family will love! From aquariums and museums to shops and restaurants, there’s an endless stream of ways […]

North Carolina’s coast is famous for its large swells and professional surfing tournaments. We recommend you try your luck at surfing in the Outer Banks while you’re here. Whether you’re an experienced wave rider or a beginner, our beautiful shores provide the perfect wave-riding opportunities for everyone!  If you want to discover more exciting activities, […]

The North Carolina coast has a rich boating heritage that dates back to the origins of the first English settlement in the Outer Banks. The Roanoke Island Museum commemorates the extensive sailing history in the area, along with boat building viewing sessions and classic watercraft from the Tarheel State. If you want to discover more […]

What’s your idea of a great vacation? Does it involve hours spent on the beach, taking in the rays of sunshine? What about engaging in a pulse-pounding activity that’s unique to the area? Or maybe you love exploring local history. Well, here in the Outer Banks, there are so many fantastic things to do near […]

Roanoke Island packs in plenty of excellent places to eat for its size. We compiled a list of the best restaurants in Manteo, North Carolina, to eat breakfast, enjoy a date night with your special someone, and relax with the entire family after a day at the beach! So, grab a napkin and some silverware […]