An Outer Banks Travel app from the Outer Banks experts. Whether youre a seasoned OBX vet in search of new things to try, or a first-timer to the barrier islands, the OBX Travel app is an ideal source of ideas and inspiration. You wont find a more comprehensive list of travel and tourism businesses on the Outer Banks.
Search accommodations, restaurants and attractions based on your location and interests
Search our calendar of events and trip ideas for your visit
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Main navigation includes Play, Dine, Stay, Favorites, and a More section with a treasure chest of tips and tools to make trip planning easy!
PLAY: The Play section helps you to get the most out of your time on the OBX, with information on events, things to do, tours, beach and sound access locations. The Outer Banks is an outdoor-lovers paradise with more than 100 miles of uncrowded beach, quick access to off-shore charter fishing and some of the best surfing, kiteboarding, free-diving and windsurfing imaginable. The OBX also lays claim to some of the countrys most significant achievements as commemorated by three National Park Service sites. Youll see where the Wright Brothers first flew and where England first attempted to colonize in the New World. Visit four lighthouses, including the countrys tallest brick lighthouse at Cape Hatteras. Theres so much to do, weve organized the activities by land, water and air.
DINE: And with all that action youre sure to build an appetite! The Dine section has you covered. Search by distance or by cuisine, the choice is yours. And talk about choices! The OBX is known for hundreds of individually-owned, non-chain restaurants. Everything from fine dining to sandwich shops, coffee and breakfast to pizza. Want to just search the restaurants serving seafood? No problem. Need a place thats kid-friendly? Kid-friendly has its own category on the OBX Travel app. Find directions, descriptions, websites and contact info, all in one place and all designed to make it easier for you.
STAY: The OBX Travel app also means the perfect place to stay is close at hand, oceanfront, soundfront, mainlandfrom spectacular rental homes to romantic B&Bs, cottage courts to campgrounds, hotels and motels to timeshares. The OBX Travel app will help you find the best spot for you and yours. The Outer Banks extensive range of vacation rental homes allows you to share plenty of moments together with the entire family, but still have your own space to rest and reflect. Lodging can be viewed by type (vacation rental, hotel/motel, etc), alphabetically or by distance from your location.
FAVORITES: With the handy Favorites section of the OBX Travel app, youll be able to quickly re-locate the businesses and activities you flagged previously. This makes planning a breeze, and puts your mind at ease that you dont miss something of interest.
MORE: The More section has several ways to get in touch and stay in touch, with info from our four local welcome centers, important tips and details about the beaches and moving around within the destination. You are invited to request a printed guide or join our social and email communities to keep the OBX love going year-round.
Since were funded by a local tax instead of by advertisers, our focus is on helping you plan your vacation to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We hope to see you soon! Visit our website for additional information: www.outerbanks.org