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Outer Banks

4.6
Lighthouses · Historic Sites · Piers & Boardwalks
A trip to Outer Banks takes visitors to a string of barrier islands just off the North Carolina coast. A holiday in Outer Banks is a chance to explore 320 km (200 mi) of state parks, open sea beaches, and wreck diving sites. It's also the perfect chance to visit Roanoke Island, England's original settlement in the New World. For those looking to add a bit of adrenaline to their experience, a vacation in Outer Banks delivers many different fishing options and methods, some of which hark back to the first European settlers in this part of the world. With the Inspirock online itinerary creator, Outer Banks and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.
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Popular things to do in Outer Banks

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Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Lighthouse
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum Corolla
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
National Park
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Hatteras Island
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Buxton
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
Bodie Island Lighthouse Nags Head
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Outer Banks

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Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Geologic Formation
Jockey's Ridge State Park Nags Head
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island ©
Aquarium
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island Manteo
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Corolla
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Back Country Safari Tours ©
Safari
Back Country Safari Tours Corolla
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Outer Banks

Outer Banks Distilling ©
Distillery
Outer Banks Distilling Manteo
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Outer Banks National Scenic Byway
Lookout
Outer Banks National Scenic Byway Ocracoke
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Outer Banks

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours Corolla
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge ©
Wildlife Area
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Manteo
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education ©
Wildlife Area
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education Corolla
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
North Pond Trail
Wildlife Area
North Pond Trail Hatteras Island
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Outer Banks

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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Hatteras Island
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
Blue Pelican Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Blue Pelican Gallery Hatteras Island
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Dare County Arts Council ©
Art Gallery
Dare County Arts Council Manteo
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Corolla Wild Horse Fund Museum and Store ©
Specialty Museum
Corolla Wild Horse Fund Museum and Store Corolla
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Outer Banks

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Kitty Hawk Kites - Nags Head ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Kitty Hawk Kites - Nags Head Nags Head
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Stop-N-Shop Beach Shop ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Stop-N-Shop Beach Shop Kill Devil Hills
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Gulf Stream Gifts ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Gulf Stream Gifts Nags Head
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Seagreen Gallery ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Seagreen Gallery Nags Head
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Miss Kitty's Old Time Photos & Gifts ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Miss Kitty's Old Time Photos & Gifts Corolla
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Coastal Helicopters ©
Helicopter Tour
Coastal Helicopters Manteo
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
OBX Biplanes and Warbirds ©
Air Tour
OBX Biplanes and Warbirds Manteo
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Rodanthe Pier ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Rodanthe Pier Rodanthe
4.0
Duration: 2 hours