Outer Banks Visitor Guide

Outer Banks visitor guide

Heading to the Outer Banks? From our famous beaches to local dining, there’s plenty to see, do, and eat once you arrive. Here’s a sample of the excitement and local fare you can look forward to. See you soon! READ MORE

Plan Some Memorable Girls’ Time in the Outer Banks

A Girl Time Escape to the Outer Banks

Whether it’s you and your daughters, multiple generations, or multiple families sharing a vacation property for the week, the Outer Banks is the perfect spot for the girls to relax and create memories together. Here are a few ideas to help you plan your special “girls-only” time. READ MORE

Corolla Vacation Shots: Memory Monday November 3, 2014.

Corolla Vacation Shots

This week’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to us from Bobbie Silber of Levittown, Pennsylvania who stayed with Outer Banks Blue in the property “Aurora” in Corolla Light. READ MORE

Surf, Turf and Other Dining on the Outer Banks

Mulligan’s Fish Tacos

When a trip to the coast is on your calendar, visions of seafood and other local fare always fill your mind. The Outer Banks of NC boasts some of the longest-standing and exceptional restaurants from down-home bakeries to seafood shacks and five-star dining that will keep you coming back morning, noon and night. READ MORE

Hurricane Arthur Advisory #2

Hurricane Arthur Advisory #2  (7:00 AM 7/3/14) Tropical Storm Arthur has become a hurricane as of this morning.   The Outer Banks is under a state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation has been ordered for Hatteras Island effective at 5:00 AM this morning.   The only condition of the state of emergency is the evacuation of Hatteras Island. A hurricane warning remains in effect for the remainder of the Outer Banks including all of the areas where Outer Banks Blue Realty has rental properties. Hatteras Island is to the south of Outer Banks Blue’s property locations and no evacuation order is expected to affect any of Blue’s rental property inventory. Hurricane Arthur continues to travel along the expected track which will take the eye of the storm very close to Hatteras Island before moving out to sea to the north and east.  It is not expected that any north beach locations will have a mandatory evacuation ordered at this time. Guests currently staying with us should expect heavy rain and strong winds over the next 24 hours with conditions improving rapidly on Friday as the storm pulls away from the Outer Banks. Guests expecting to arrive this weekend should continue with their travel plans as normal.  Outer Banks Blue expects to be open for business as usual. By Tim Cafferty, President, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services

Booking an Outer Banks House Rental? Enjoy Vacation Without Gaining 10 Pounds

10 Tips for Enjoying Your Vacation Without Gaining 10 Pounds

If you are watching your weight, vacations can be a mix of excitement and worry. With all that fun always comes an overload of red-flag foods that it’s best to stay clear of. Whether you’re just starting a new weight-loss regime, you’re maintaining your goal weight or you’re somewhere in between, there are ways to enjoy your vacation without gaining 10 pounds. READ MORE

Go Where the Locals Go: 5 Favorite Spots of Outer Banks Residents

Experiencing the wonder of the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Taking the kids to Pirate Adventures. Climbing the lighthouse steps for a bird’s eye view of the area. All these are part of the fun of the Outer Banks. Vacation tips frequently list these as popular things to do … and they are. READ MORE

Letting Go in the Outer Banks!

This week’s Memory Monday photos come to us from a long time guest of Outer Banks Blue. Debbie Davis of Midlothian, VA who has stayed with Blue for the last two years (and will next year too) in the property “Letting Go II” in the Ocean Sands area of Corolla.   Debbie has shared some fun photos with us including this cutie who fell asleep in her days lap, and then…..  Everyone else in the family made fun of her by pretending to be asleep in the same manner! Poor kid.   Love, love, love the pictures of the kids playing in the ocean. What a fun day and what a fun family.   Debbie, we look forward to serving you and your family again next summer in “Letting Go II.”   All the best from the beach!

The Best Outer Banks Restaurants

There comes a moment in everyone’s life, where you feel like you can finally step back, and take a deep breath. For some of us, it is the moment our vacation begins…and we know that you picture the rest of the vacation to be as simple as possible. We have it covered if you are looking for a great place to eat. We have combined reviews & raves to provide you with=&0=&. Food has come a long way! Visitors love all kinds of food and crave something a little different every day of vacation! The Outer Banks invites you to dine-in casually, dressed up or take it to-go! Flip flops are standard in many restaurants on the Outer Banks, but when you are ready to for fine-dining, we can provide that as well! Enjoy these locations and savor all of the spices of goodness only the Outer Banks can provide! =&1=& =&2=& Bad Bean Taqueria Nicoletta’s Italian Café Fat Crab’s Seafood Mike Dianna’s Grillroom =&3=& Aqua Restaurant The Lifesaving Station Red Sky Café Sunset Grill =&1=& =&5=& Café Franco’s Awful Arthurs Bob’s Grill Kill Devil Grill
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