When thinking of places to visit in North Carolina, the first thing that comes to many people’s minds is an Outer Banks vacation, at least for a weekend. Please don’t tell our friends elsewhere on the coast, okay? We love all the small towns you’ll find in the Outer Banks and are happy to share guides on things to do there, restaurants, and more.

Outer Banks NC Travel Guides and Mentions

OBX Fun Facts

The Outer Banks is an area full of interesting geographical features and history. The number of islands and inlets here always changes, due to severe storms opening some up and closing others. If you ever look at a map of all the shipwrecks that surround The Outer Banks, you’ll know exactly why it’s known as “the Graveyard of the Atlantic.” There’s even a museum named that in Hatteras. The Lost Colony of Roanoke also started out in nearby Manteo and Dare County is named after Virginia Dare, the first English person born in America.

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As we continue checking out more Outer Banks beaches and beyond in North Carolina, we’ll keep sharing our discoveries with you. If there’s something else you’re looking for, please contact us and let us know about it. We also welcome travel writers who would like to contribute your own Outer Banks travel guides with a specific idea, hotel guide, or something else that might fit into our North Carolina Travel section or in another section. Send an idea our way because we’re always excited to collaborate! You can also visit our Facebook Group and ask a question there. Either way, we’ll be happy to help your search.