Top 10 Activities for Kids on the Outer Banks

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Every parent desires to build memories with their child and what better way to build memories than when you’re on vacation. Going on vacation can get costly especially if you have kids, but fun doesn’t have to be expensive. Here is a list of activities you can do with the kids for little to no cost while you are staying in the Outer Banks. READ MORE

Explore Nature’s Best at Outer Banks Parks, Refuges and Preserves

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The Outer Banks is one of the most beautiful and scenic geographies in the United States. Enjoying the wonders of nature is one of the best parts of visiting the Outer Banks, and there are plenty of parks, refuges and nature preserves to explore. Some parks are fun for the whole family, and some offer a haven for solitary hikers and serious birdwatchers. Whichever park you set off to discover, take sturdy, comfortable shoes insect repellent, and plenty of water and sunscreen. READ MORE

Top 10 Must-Do Activities for Outer Banks First Time Visitors

First Time in the Outer Banks? Here Are the Top 10 Things You Must Do

If you are planning your first trip to the Outer Banks, you undoubtedly plan to spend some time on the beach soaking up the sun and enjoying the waves. But the Outer Banks has many other attractions and points of interest you will not want to miss, including fascinating historical sites, diverse wildlife, and delicious local cuisine. As you plan your trip, be sure to make room on your itinerary for these top 10 most popular attractions that hard-core OBXers recommend. READ MORE

OBX July 4th 2013 Firework & Parade Information

Going on vacation the week of July 4th this year?  It is going to be amazing, and the memories will last a lifetime!       

The Outer Banks is the place to be this July 4th!  The morning begins with an exciting parade in the heart of Duck, NC.  Get there early, park, and walk to get a Duck Donut and have your beach buckets ready for candy & goodies!  If you are staying in Duck, just pack up the stroller or wagon and make your way to the perfect spot for your family!  The parade is followed by a day of celebration together with live music and refreshments.  READ MORE

Memory Monday 5/6/13

Nags Head Memories

This week’s Memory Monday guest photo submission comes to use from Jan Thruston of Midlothian, Virginia who rented “Tranquility Base” in South Nags Head last September. READ MORE

Vote NO for Hurricane Sandy!

 On the Outer Banks, we have had our share of storms of all kinds. We all hope that “Hurricane Sandy” keeps her peace in the ocean and blows out to sea. For those of you concerned, the Outer Banks has dealt with many different types of storms in the past all throughout the years. The locals & business owners are voting NO for Hurricane Sandy, in hopes that the wind & rain is all that we see. We also hope that Sandy leaves the coastal areas quickly & safely. We have our vacationers residing or visiting the North in mind, and wish the same for those coastal areas. Stay informed and stay safe, and Outer Banks Blue will be here 7 days a week to better serve you.   Greetings from the beach!

Our Trip to Jockey’s Ridge

This week’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to us from Pamela Butler of Smithville, Pennsylvania who stayed with Outer Banks Bluein June at the property “Moonstruck” on the oceanfront in NagsHead.  Instead of photos of the ocean or the kids playing on the beach Pamela has shared with us a very popular location on the Outer Banks that we do not have many pictures of – Jockey’s Ridge State Park! These pictures of Pamela and her family enjoying Jockey’s Ridge reminds us of the many, many different activities there are to enjoy here on the Outer Banks.  Jockey’s ridge state park contains the tallest living sand dune on the east coast.  The park covers 426 acres and the tallest point rises more than 100 feet above sea level.  Scientists believe Jockey’s ridge was created at the end of the last ice age some 12,000 years ago and the park has more than 39 million tons of sand for visitors to enjoy. The sunsets from the top of the ridge are epic, and the park also is home to the largest hang gliding school in the world (Kitty Hawk Kites). The Butler clan enjoyed climbing Jockey’s ridge before heading over to Manteo on Roanoke Island where they had dinner at Big Al’s Soda Fountain and Grill.   That’s where the picture of the Butler kids was taken in the oversized lounge chair. Thanks Pamela for sharing your photo memories.  We look forward to serving you again! All the best from the beach!