Archive for Things to Do in the Outer Banks

USA Today Features Nags Head This “Webcam Wednesday”

Of Nags Head, USA Today says, "As another summer season winds to a close, stop in at one of the East Coast's best beach destinations, Nags Head. This fun, funky town facing the beautiful swimming beaches of the Outer Banks draws throngs of visitors throughout the summer and fall, and the webcam above will take you there live."

 

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Ribbon Of Sand – NC’s Outer Banks

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If You Ever Have Trouble Explaining Why Our Outer Banks Barrier Islands Are So Special, Consider Sharing This Video Narrated By Meryl Streep and John Grabowska.

USA Today’s “10Best” Visits the Alluring Outer Banks!

In a 10Best featured article for USA Today, "10Best Visits the Alluring Outer Banks." The article notes, "When it comes to beaching it, everybody is different. Some sun worshippers long for action, a busy Boardwalk and plenty of after-dark activity. Then, there's the Outer Banks. This series of North Carolina barrier islands attracts a mellower crowd. A strip of laid back beach towns connected by bridges, the Outer Banks, or OBX for short, is home to about 60,000 residents year-round. That number nears 500,000 during the summer and fall, vacationers drawn by powdery sand, stellar fishing and a shallow coastline dotted with historic wrecks. Most stay in the McMansions that line the beaches; six, seven and eight-bedroom homes that can easily host a multi-gen family getaway, a girlfriend's weekend or a sporty man-cation."

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Shiny New STAR Center Opens At NC Aquarium On Roanoke Island Rehabilitating Amazing Sea Turtles

Built with revenues generated from Jennette's Pier in Nags Head and the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island, not from extra taxpayer dollars, the STAR Center facilitates tireless work by N.E.S.T. (Network for Endangered Sea Turtles) plus dedicated volunteers. When awesome people care and come together for our sea creatures, great things happen!

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Jockey’s Ridge among ’50 States, 50 Spots Natural Wonders’

As the USA gears up for its birthday celebration, CNN highlights its favorite natural wonders across the nation in "50 States, 50 Spots Natural Wonders."

For North Carolina, CNN selected Jockey's Ridge at Nags Head, noting, "The dunes of Jockey's Ridge change with the wind, taking on the character of deserts: hot, bright and windy. Despite the volatile terrain, the tallest sand dune on the country's Atlantic Coast provides a scenic perch for sunsets. Temperatures can get high, with the sand often much hotter than the air. For the full experience of the 80- to 100-foot dune, try kiteboarding or sandboarding, which are allowed by permit during parts of the year in a designated area. Hang-gliding lessons are also available. The park on Nags Head on North Carolina's Outer Banks is bounded by Roanoke Sound to the west, home to big cordgrass, black needlerush, marsh pennywort, marsh-elder, cattail and lance-leaved sagittaria. A daylight-use park only, morning visitors might also spy the tracks of nocturnal animals such as foxes and lizards across the sand."

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Jockey’s Ridge Among ’20 Stunning State Parks Across The USA’

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Hang gliding with Kitty Hawk Kites

Jockey's Ridge is the tallest sand dune on the Atlantic coast and features great kite flying, hang gliding , and fantastic sunsets. About Jockey's Ridge, the USA TODAY article says, "Those on the East Coast looking to experience the desert should head to Jockey's Ridge. … The park resembles the Sahara Desert, but is also on the shore of Roanoke Sound. Fantastic sunsets and the tallest sand dune on the Atlantic coast draw visitors from all over."Read more
Jockey's Ridge is only minutes from Nags Head Inn, so Make Your Reservations Today!

Recent Renovation Puts Bodie Island Light Station Among ’10 Best Lighthouses Around The USA’

outer banks lighthousesJust a short drive South of recently renovated Nags Head Inn stands Bodie Lighthouse on Bodie Island ... also recently renovated, plus now among USA Today’s “10 best lighthouses around the USA.” A lighthouse website and app creator, Kraig Anderson first took a trip to see a lighthouse in North Carolina more than a decade ago, and has since visited every beacon in the country – that’s more than 750 depending how you define them. Of Bodie Island, the article notes, “This 156-foot Outer Banks beacon is often overshadowed by the nearby Cape Hatteras lighthouse, located on the same National Seashore. But its renovation last year, which opened the tower for climbing, makes it a must-see. ‘It’s stunning,’ Anderson says, and one of many standouts in the region. ‘The Outer Banks has the premier collection of lighthouses in the United States."'

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Outer Banks Half Marathon 2014 Hotel Special

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outer banks half marathonNags Head Inn is featuring an Outer Banks Hotel Special for the weekend of the Outer Banks Flying Pirate Half Marathon. The race is run on the first half of the same course used by the Outer Banks Marathon. The 2014 Flying Pirate Half Marathon is May 3rd - May 4th , 2014.

2014 Outer Banks Flying Pirate Half Marathon Hotel Special:

Get 10% discount off standard rates and late check out on Sunday for race participants. Please use the promo code when booking online.

Promo Code =OBXRUN

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Outer Banks Runners: We will be featuring hotel specials for the Outer Banks Marathon & Outer Banks Triathlon too!

Outer Banks Marathon Hotels Specials (November)

Outer Banks Triathlon Hotel Specials (September)

Outer Banks Half Marathon Race Registration

Outer Banks Marathon Hotel Special 2014

Outer Banks Marathon

The Outer Banks Marathon is set for November 7 -9, 2014. The Outer Banks Marathon weekend features a number of fun races including the Outer Banks Marathon, Outer Banks Half Marathon, Buccaneer 5k, and Kellys Outer Banks Restaurant Fun Run. Nags Head Inn is the perfect hotel location for runners and spectators. Nags Head Inn is featuring an Outer Banks Hotel Special for the Outer Banks Marathon. In addition, there is late check-out available for runners:)

Outer Banks Marathon Hotel Special:

Get 10% discount off standard rates and late 1PM check out on Sunday for race participants. Please use the promo code when booking online.

Promo Code =OBXRUN3

>book your hotel room online now

 

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Outer Banks Runners: We will be featuring hotel specials for the Outer Banks Half Marathon - Flying Pirate Half Marathon too in Sping 2015 !

Outer Banks Triathlon 2014

Outer Banks Triathalon

The Outer Banks Triathlon is held in September. Nags Head Inn is featuring an Outer Banks Hotel Special for the weekend of the Outer Banks Triathlon. The race is held on nearby Roanoke Island so Nags Head Inn Oceanfront Hotel is a convenient and relaxing location for Outer Banks Triathlon runners and spectators. The 2014 Triathlon is September 13 - September 14 , 2014.

Outer Banks Triathlon Hotel Special:

Get 10% discount off standard rates and late 1PM check out on Sunday for race participants. Please use the promo code when booking online.

Promo Code =OBXRUN2

>Book your outer banks hotel room online now

Outer Banks Runners: We will be featuring hotel specials for the Outer Banks Marathon & Outer Banks Flying Pirate Half Marathon too!

Outer Banks Marathon Specials (November)

Outer Banks Flying Pirate Half Marathon Hotel Specials (April)

Outer Banks Triathlon Race Registration