Outer Banks Named 4th Best Relaxing Getaway in the U.S. by U.S. News

Word is out that the Outer Banks are one of the best places in the United States for a relaxing vacation: U.S. News just named the Outer Banks as the 4th Best “Relaxing Getaway in the U.S.” With beautiful weather, pristine beaches, delicious food, and fun activities, the Outer Banks have everything you need for a stress-free getaway.

Best Time to Visit

 The best time to plan an Outer Banks vacation depends on your idea of relaxation. The weather, crowds, and activities vary by season. In the summer the Outer Banks see the highest temperatures and the biggest crowds. In fall, crowds thin but temperatures are still warm. Winters are cold and quiet — but serene.

Best Months for Thawing Out

 Spring Break signals the start of the season, so starting in March it’s all hands on deck for local businesses. Temps are still chilly with a high of 60 – 67F in March and April, rising to mid-70s and 80s in May. April is the driest month in the Outer Banks, making it a good candidate for a vacation if you’re not working around a school schedule. Endured a string of sub-zero months in the north? The Outer Banks are the right place to start your spring thaw.

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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.=&0=&=&1=&

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.=&0=&=&1=&

3 Ways to Fish in the Outer Banks, from Corolla to Nags Head

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5 Cool Gadgets that Make Your Beach Trip More Enjoyable

Swimsuit? Check. Sunscreen? Got it! Cooler? It’s packed. These essentials are on everybody’s list of what to take to the beach. But there are some popular gadgets available that you might also want to bring along to make your trip more fun and comfortable. =&0=& – Yes, if you’re headed to the beach, you must have towels for drying off. However, let’s face it… using them to lay out in the sun is hot and gritty. The thick material is anything but cool, and sand sticks to it like super glue. Parasheets are made from parachute material and are big, breathable, lightweight and dry in seconds. =&1=& – Walking on the beach is part of the fun of vacationing in the Outer Banks. But who wants to carry all their valuables? Or risk your phone getting covered with sand or wiped out by a rogue wave? There are all sorts of waterproof cases available now with neck straps that solve this problem nicely.=&2=& – Let’s face it, the beach is much more fun with tunes! iPods are great, but when you use ear buds, you’re the only one who can hear the music. There is a great selection of waterproof speakers for iPods available online. Slide your iPod inside, lock it down and turn it up!=&3=& – Get hours of fun with cards that don’t fear the water. From Go Fish with the little ones to Poker for the adults, everybody can use this beach-friendly deck.=&4=& – Better than an ordinary beach umbrella, shelters block more of the sun and fold into small packages. Usually made of breathable nylon, beach shelters are lightweight and a lifesaver if you’re traveling with babies, toddlers or anyone who needs a break from the heat/sun from time to time.Packing some of these cool gizmos for your next adventure in the Outer Banks is a sure way to boost your level of fun in the sun.For more great items to bring on your beach vacation with Outer Banks Blue, don’t forget to read our Top Summer Gear for the top 10 items for this summer!

Memory Monday 7/29/13

Go Fly A Kite!It is a rainy Monday here on the Outer Banks and we need something to brighten our day.   So today’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to us from Kasey Woodrum who sent along this picture of her daughter flying a kite on the beach on Hatteras Island earlier this year.

Nothing better than flying a kite on the OBX!

We all love sunny days at the Outer Banks with warm temperatures and just a little breeze to keep it just right.   When you do find those perfect kite flying days on the beach be sure you have the equipment you need to get the job done….go visit our friends at Kitty Hawk Kites to pick out the perfect setup for you or your loved ones.  They have a great selection of kites from the simplest box kites to super complex flyers.So Go Fly A Kite!All the best from the beach!By Tim Cafferty, President, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services

Sweet Summer time on the OBX!

There is just something about summer time…flowers blossom, kids are finished with school work, routines change, gardens grow, families spend more time outdoors, cook outs, baseball games, pool parties…what I am missing? 

Oh yeah…THE BEACH! Check out the perfect day to be on the beach in June!  High of 92 and breezy with lots of feet in the sand and paws in the water!  There are so many things to do at the beach, that it could take several vacations to cover them all, but make sure you do the most important one…sit back and relax and enjoy the scenery

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