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Top 10 Things to do at the Outer Banks

Top 10 Things We've composed a list of what is in our opinion the top ten activities to do here at the Outer Banks of North Carolina

While there is never enough time to do everything worth doing here at the obx, these are a few of the activities we've found to be "awesome".

  1. Captain Johnny's Dolphin Cruise- (we prefer the sunset tour bring your camera) Captain Johnny is a 9th generation Outer Banks Native and has been doing these dolphin tours for 16 years. He guarantees you will see a dolphin and when you do the snickers are half off! (you have to take the tour to enjoy the humor in that joke).
  2. See Wild Mustangs- We've used Carolla Outback Adventures in the past, but all the companies are great. 500 years ago these horses where left here, and they have lived here ever since. 4x4 is a must, not an option.
  3. Pea Island Seashells's- I'm a naturalist at heart, and for me there is no better memory than that of me and the family on Pea Island. Have you ever been on a beach preserve and looked miles in either direction, only to realize you are totally alone. Its wonderful. The seashells out here are great, and you could spend literally all day here. Bring some sunscreen and food so you don't have to leave. 30,000+ Acres and 11 miles of beach!
  4. Hatteras Ferry-Take the Hatteras Ferry to Ocrakoke Island. Its the only way to access Ocrakoke Island (a gem in itself). The Ferry ride is free and takes about 40 minutes. Once on Ocrakoke Island you can shop at small island shops, enjoy horse back rides, explore nature, fish, and more.
  5. The Lost Colony-See the Lost Colony or other plays. This is highly recommended, as a bonus the intro is usually given by Andy Griffith live and in person. Andy lives in Manteo.
  6. Golf-The outer banks has some of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. Checkout obxgolftravel.com
  7. Shop-Shop at any number of outlets and locally owned stores. There are to many to mention, but we love TimBuck II, and Tanger Outlet!
  8. North Carolina Aquarium- The North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island, is a 68,000-square foot facility located on the Outer Banks. The Aquarium features many exciting and unusual residents that will guide you through your exploration of the “Waters of the Outer Banks.”
  9. Wright Brothers National Memorial- The Wright Brothers National Memorial has fun for the hole family. From a flyable 2003 replica of the 1903 Flyer to the crankcase of the original 1903 Flyer, plus fun stuff for kids!
  10. Jockeys Ridge-Jockeys Ridge is the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States. Located in Nags Head, it is one of the most significant landmarks on the Outer Banks, North Carolina.

Most importantly make sure to set aside time to relax. Often times we forget to kick our feet back, and enjoy our time at the beach. Make sure to take photos, video, and enjoy friends and family.

Mike Koenig of OBXRentalHouses.com