Outer Banks – Travel Channel’s Destination of the Month for January 2017

Outer Banks is Travel Channel's Destination of the Month for January 2017

Outer Banks is Travel Channel’s Destination of the Month for January 2017. So what are you waiting for? Come and discover the beauty of the beach in the winter. It is great to time to escape for some quite walks on the beach, scenic drives, fun activities, delicious restaurants, and more!

Here are just a few suggestions of what to discover :

Explore The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway!

Properly known as the “Beach Road and Route 12 “ . This drive is recognized as one of the most scenic drives in America. It starts just a few miles south of our beautiful Oceanfront Hotel in Nags Head so it is convenient for guests to explore this beautiful drive through National Seashore

The North Carolina Aquarium – Free Admission on Martin Luther King Day!

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is just a few minutes away and features the largest collection of sharks in the state. Interact with SCUBA divers. See alligators, touch stingrays, see playful river otters and  witness conservation efforts in the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center.

Wright Brothers First Flight Celebration 2016

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Come Join us for the 113th Annual Wright Brothers First Flight Celebration 2016.

December 17 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Gather at the exact site at the exact time as the historic flight to remember:

• 8:30 a.m. – Observance begins with a patriotic musical prelude

• 9:00 a.m. – Visitors Center opens as program commemorates the Wrights’ achievement and pays tribute to this years inductee into the First Flight Society’s Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine.

• 10:35 a.m. – Aviation flyover pays tribute to the Wright brothers at the documented exact moment of the Wrights’ first flight.

• 11:00 a.m. – Darrell Collins, NPS Historian, presides over the wreath-laying ceremony honoring the Wright brothers and witnesses of the first flight … at the exact spot where the famous first flight occurred.

Throughout the day, the park’s museum exhibits and activities provide interpretive talks in the Flight Room. Come be a part of history.

Wright Brothers First Flight Celebration 2016 event details

Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks 2016

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Come getaway for Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks! Plenty to do like fishing, enjoying the beach, shopping, and great food at our local restaurants:)  You may want to to start off your Thanksgiving morning with a family-friendly 5k run/trot/walk/stroll through the Village at Nags Head while enjoying views of the Roanoke sound. Its the 2016 OBX Gobbler 5K & Fun Run!

We wish you all a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Outer Banks Marathon 2016 – Welcome Runners!

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The 2016 Outer Banks Marathon is approaching for the weekend of November 11- 13. Runners – Join us and stay with us at our beautiful Oceanfront Outer Banks Hotel located in the heart of Nags Head. The weekend of races includes the Outer Banks Marathon & Southern Fried Half Marathon 8K | 5K | Fun Run | & Southern 6 races.


Outer Banks Marathon 

Outer Banks Events

Outer Banks Fall Restaurant Week 2016

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Outer Banks Fall Restaurant Week runs from Friday, October 28 – November 5th. Come experience some great food at over 20 participating restaurants. Come join us and stay with us at our beautiful Oceanfront Outer Banks Hotel and enjoy a wonderful fall week. The weather looks incredible and the food will be too!



Outer Banks Restaurant Week

Outer Banks Events

Outer Banks Brewtäg 2016

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Outer Banks Brewtäg 2016 is set for October 22 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head ( We are within walking distance ! )

Join us for a celebration of two really great things, flight & beer!

OBX Brewtäg is modeled after the whimsical and entertaining Red Bull Flutag, which translates into “flying day” in German. With OBX Brewtäg, the general premise is about the same, although rather than human-powered flying machines, Brewtäg contestants compete to see who can launch and fly an empty 1/6 keg barrel the furthest. Watch kegs fly! Flights will launch every 30 minutes from 12:15pm -4:15pm at the Outer Banks Event Site in Nags Head.

The cost for participants to compete at OBX Brewtäg is only $25. The sky is the limit as to how creative your homemade flying contraption can be! Individuals and teams are encouraged to Register Online.

Public admission to the event is FREE and a rather crafty selection of local and regional beers plus tasty food will be available for purchase from select Outer Banks restaurateurs. This family-friendly event will also feature awesome LIVE MUSIC and plenty of activities for your kiddos!


Outer Banks Seafood Festival 2016 is On!

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The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is still on schedule!

This year’s festival is still on for this Saturday, October 15th from 10:30 a .m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head ( We are within walking distance ! )

Come join us for the Seafood Festival & stay close by on the oceanfront at the Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront Hotel.


Bluegrass Festival , ESA Surfing Championships & Art!

Come join us for a great weekend of fun fall events all convenient to the Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront Hotel.

The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival 2016
September 21 @ 10:00 am – September 24 @ 11:00 pm at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Features “three days of down home cookin’ and good ‘ole Southern pickin’ ”, including a band competition, BOOMGRASS fireworks and late night jamming [Jam Village hosted by Banjo Island]. Incredible edible food available from select vendors includes: a nifty variety of fresh local seafood, BBQ, burgers, sausages, salads, wraps and much more.

Artrageous Art Extravaganza
September 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Young artists, mark your calendars for the 27th Annual Artrageous Art Extravaganza, hosted by Dare County Arts Council. Artrageous is a free annual arts festival for children, featuring live art displays & demos, art activities, art vendors, live music, dancing, plenty of delicious food vendors and fun for the whole family. Proceeds from the festival go to benefit the Artrageous Scholarship Fund, cultural arts programs in the Outer Banks community, and art education programs in the Dare County Schools.

THE EASTERNS® 2016 Surfing Championships on the Outer Banks, NC
September 18 @ 8:00 am – September 24 @ 5:00 pm

Right down the beach from Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head! The best amateur surfers on the East Coast all competing to be Easterns® champion!

Outer Banks Triathlon 2016

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Outer Banks Triathlon 2016 is set for September 17 & 18th , 2016. Triathletes train for months to achieve their dream. Come to the Outer Banks Triathlon and experience the enthusiasm, inspiration and skill! The Sprint Triathlon distance is perfect for those beginner triathletes. Move up to the Olympic Triathlon distance or choose the Half Triathlon distance and see if you have what it takes! Come Join us at the Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront Hotel and stay in our oceanfront hotel in Nags Head located conveniently near the race location.


World Class Surfing – WRV Outer Banks Pro 2016

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Join us for the WRV Outer Banks Pro. This year’s event will be held August 31 – September 4, 2016 right down the beach from the Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head.

The WRV Outer Banks Pro is an official WSL QS1000 Event drawing top rated surfers from around the globe to the unique coastline of Outer Banks of North Carolina. >event details