Fun Family Activities on the Outer Banks That You Need to Experience

Editor’s Note: These attractions may be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This blog is intended for future use when businesses reopen.

The best way to spend spring break or summer vacation is with memorable family activities on the Outer Banks! There are so many ways to celebrate life’s milestones or just to have fun and relax during your stay on the OBX. From surfing on the beach to diving into the rich history of the North Carolina coast, you’re sure to find the best family activities to suit your crew’s taste!

If you’re looking for more points of interest on the Outer Banks, make sure to check out our free Vacation Guide. We’ve created the ultimate tool to help you discover all of the best restaurants, attractions, and outdoor activities during your vacation. Or, for more kid-friendly things to do, check out our blog post for more inspiration!

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You Have to Try These Family Activities on the Outer Banks!

Score a Hole In One

Corolla Adventure Golf is a fun way to compete over a friendly game of golf. This mini golf course is on Ocean Trail in Corolla and is close to many of our rentals. It’s one of the best golf courses for kids, and even offers bumper cars!

Make Memories on the Beach

The Outer Banks is home to some beautiful beaches. If you’re looking for a spot to build an extraordinary sandcastle or surf a gnarly (but kid-friendly) wave, you’re sure to find a gorgeous beach in Corolla, Nags Head, Duck, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, or Kill Devil Hills.

Corolla Surf Shop offers Introductory Surf Lessons, where they focus on ocean safety, paddling, catching a wave, and how to jump up and onto your feet. The two-hour lesson includes all of the equipment you need, and of course, a fun time!

Experience a Glimpse of OBX History

You’ll be in awe when you discover the towering granite monument honoring pioneers of aviation at the Wright Brothers Memorial. Did you know Orville and Wilbur Wright piloted the first powered airplanes over the sandy dunes right here on the Outer Banks?

See the monument and explore the Wright Brothers Memorial Visitor Center, Centennial of Flight Museum, and Wright Brothers Memorial Park. It’s a fascinating attraction for the history buff in your family!

Soar Through the Sky

For an extraordinary OBX experience, you have to check out Jockey’s Ridge State Park. It’s home to the largest living sand dune on the East Coast! Make your way to the top of the sand dune for spectacular views spanning from the ocean to Roanoke Sound!

This popular attraction is known for its exciting hang gliding experiences. You can take a lesson with Kitty Hawk Kites, located in the park. Then, scope out the visitor center and museum, as well as a 360-foot boardwalk with fascinating information the whole way!

Make Memories With Paramount Destinations

The best place to make memorable vacation memories is from the comfort of your Outer Banks vacation rental. You can enjoy fabulous amenities when you stay in a Paramount Destinations vacation home, including private pools, hot tubs, game rooms, gourmet kitchens, and convenient locations. All of our homes are near the best attractions, like the beach, restaurants, and great entertainment options!

Reserve your stay in Southern Breeze, a beautiful five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath vacation home in Corolla. This dream home is in the gated community of The Currituck Club, where you’ll have access to numerous exclusive amenities. Some of those amenities include a clubhouse with on-site dining, a large community pool, kiddie pool, and fitness center, as well as a tennis court, basketball court, and volleyball court. The kids are sure to stay busy and happy with so many fun things to do!

So, what are you waiting for? Check our availability and book your family vacation today!