Outer Banks Bucket List

 

18 Must Dos from A Lifelong Local


bucket list from a lifelong obx local

Whenever my friends and family talk about visiting, they ask me when they should make travel arrangements and what experiences are really worth their money. When it comes to a beach vacation, most people assume 2 things: 1) they should come during the summer and 2) engaging in local activities will cost a lot of money. It’s true that summer is a great time to come to the beach... but it's not the only great time. It's also true that when you’re already spending a lot on travel, lodging and food, it can be hard to shell out extra cash on a local attraction. However, as a lifelong local of the Outer Banks, I have learned that the most enjoyable activities here on the OBX are the ones that cost very little and can be done regardless of the season. In fact, some of the most memorable activities unique to the area will cost you nothing at all but will give you a whole lot in return. Here is my Outer Banks Bucket List of 18 Must-Dos for your next visit to the Outer Banks:

1. Watch the sunrise over the ocean

outer banks bucket list - watch the sunrise over the ocean

2. Go beachcombing

outer banks bucket list - go beachcoming on the outer banks

3. Go fishing

outer banks bucket list - go fishing

4. Go birdwatching

outer banks bucket list - go birdwatching

5. Look for wild horses

outer banks bucket list - look for wild horses

6. Fly a kite

outer banks bucket list - fly a kite

7. Swim in the ocean

outer banks bucket list - swim in the ocean


8. Take an evening stroll on the beach

outer banks bucket list - evening stroll on beach


9. Visit a lighthouse

outer banks bucket list - visit a lighthouse


10. Hike a local trail

outer banks bucket list - hike a local trail


11. Build a sandcastle with your kids

outer banks bucket list - build a sandcastle


12. Have a bonfire on the beach at night under the stars

outer banks bucket list - have a bonfire on the beach


13. Grill out with friends and family

outer banks bucket list - grill out with friends and family


14. Climb Jockey's Ridge

outer banks bucket list - climb jockey's ridge


15. Take the ferry to Ocracoke Island

outer banks bucket list - visit Ocracoke Island


16. Look for dolphins

outer banks bucket list - look for dolphins


17. Take a silly family photo

outer banks bucket list - take a family photo


18. Watch the sunset over the sound

outer banks bucket list - watch the sunset over the sound

 


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