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Personally, we think a vacation to the Outer Banks can fill all those boxes while being fun and making memories for your entire family in one of the most beautiful places in the world! Keep reading for our Top 10 Ways booking an Outer Banks Vacation (or two!) with Seaside Vacations should be a part of your New Year’s Resolutions!

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Discover the Outer Banks in winter: fewer crowds, budget-friendly rentals, and a variety of winter activities. Perfect for your next winter getaway.

How Did the Outer Banks Get Its Name?

It's hard to imagine a time where the letters "OBX" didn't plaster every sign, t-shirt and bumper sticker you encountered during your summer vacation but the Outer Banks of North Carolina has not always been known as such to visitors or locals. So how did this barrier island become known as the Outer Banks? And what about the other towns? Kitty Hawk? Nags Head? Where did these names come from? Keep reading for more.