Rainy Day Outer Banks Trip Planner

Although most days on your next Outer Banks vacation will most likely be sunny and free of storms, you may experience a rainy day or two. Hopefully the weather on your next OBX vacation will be perfect but just in case we've put together a back-up plan in case the weather is less than ideal. 

Follow along with our rainy day trip planner that is sure to help you forget about the less than favorable weather outside and still have a good time whileon vacation!


DAY 1: HIT THE MALL

Just because the Outer Banks is a small strip of barrier islands, doesn’t mean we don’t have some great retail stores to choose from.

Hit up the Tanger Outlet Mall in Nags Head and enjoy big name brands like Coach, J. Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren, Izod, Gap, Nautica and Eddie Bauer.

Since it’s an outlet mall, you can save a TON of money while forgetting about the less than perfect weather outside.

Tanger Outlet Mall
7100 South Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
252.441.5634


DAY 2: STAY DRY AT THE NC AQUARIUM

The North Carolina Aquarium is located on the western half of Roanoke Island and is perfect spot to visit on a rainy Outer Banks day.

Featuring a 285,000 gallon “Graveyard of the Atlantic” tank housing a one-third scale replica of the USS Monitor and North Carolina’s largest selection ofsharks!

Keep your clothes dry and experience the finest aquarium in the state.

North Carolina Aquarium
374 Airport Rd.
Manteo, NC ?27954
252.473.3494


DAY 3: RESTAURANT OR BREWERY TOUR

Experience a behind-the-scenes look at several fantastic local restaurants.. Seaside Vacations guests (Club Seaside members) will get to taste signature dishes paired with an appropriatesampling of beer or wine.

There are three (3) unique tours to choose from based on restaurants from the towns of Kitty Hawk, Duck and Corolla.

If you’d rather sample beer at the first wind powered brewery in America, then give Club Seaside brewery tour withOuter Banks Brewing Station a go.

During the two hour event, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes tour of the restaurant, learn how beer is brewed, and most important of all…. sample some of theOuter Banks Brewing Station’s delicious beer!


DAY 4: CHECK OUT AN OUTER BANKS MUSEUM

Visiting a museum isn’t the most exciting thing to do when you’re vacationing on the beautiful Outer Banks but it can still be fun!

The rich history of the OBX is explained through our many fantastic museums located from Corolla to Hatteras Island.

We recommend visting one of the following museums during a rainy day on your OBX vacation:Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Visitors Center or theCorolla Wild Horse Museum.


DAY 5: WORKOUT INDOORS

Like many vacationers, you may be looking forward to enjoying a nice relaxing jog on the beach every morning during your week-long stay. The less thanideal weather may crush your beach exercising hopes however there is a great alternative to a morning jog!

Head over to the WestSide Athletic Club located just across the bridge in Powells Point and take advantage of yourClub Seaside discount.

Featuring the highest quality equipment, personal training and group fitness classes, you are sure to get a great workout indoors. The WestSide Athletic Club has a massive gym, junior Olympic-size swimming pool, eight tennis courts, a basketball court and a poolside café. 

Seaside Vacation’s guests can enjoy the state-of-the-art facility at a discounted rate of just $5 per person/per day!

WestSide Athletic Club
101 Wimbledon Ct.
Powells Point, NC
252.491.8626


DAY 6: LIVE INDOOR FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

A showcase theatre for live music, plays, comedies and holiday specials, theOuter Banks Jubilee is truly live entertainment that the whole familywill love!

They have their own live comedians, varying styles of musical acts and special events that are held several times a week year-round.

The best part of all? This is another Club Seaside event and members can enjoy $2 off per ticket when you mention you’re a SeasideVacations guest!

Outer Banks Jubilee
3848 N. Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252.261.7464


DAY 7: SPA DAY

What would a week-long vacation on the Outer Banks be without some rest and relaxation?

The Sanderling Resortoffers spa treatments, salon services, bridal packages, yoga classes and acupuncture sessions. Essentially they have everything you need to enjoy a day ofpampering on your Outer Banks vacation.

You can also give the folks at Awesome Massage and Bodywork in Kill Devil Hills a try. They have justabout every kind of message therapy imaginable including: deep tissue, trigger point, facial release, prenatal, shiatsu, sports, stone and Swedish.

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