There’s no better vacation destination for a long weekend than the Outer Banks of North Carolina! The barrier islands offer a variety of outdoor activities and mild temperatures year-round, making it ideal for any season. To help you decide how to spend your long weekend getaways on the Outer Banks, we’ve created the ultimate Vacation Guide to the Outer Banks. This tool will help you discover the best things to do in our area, including places to eat, play, and sightsee. Request access to the guide and start crafting together your long weekend itinerary!
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Things to Do During Long Weekend Getaways to the Outer Banks
Jockey’s Ridge State Park
If you’re looking to see something extraordinary during your partial week stay, you have to check out the tallest dunes on the East Coast. Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head is where you’ll find that and more! One of the most thrilling activities you can experience is hang gliding over the dunes. But, take note that you must have a USHPA Hang 1 or another agency-approved rating card. Or, you can take a hang-gliding lesson with Kitty Hawk Kites!
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Did you know the first flight was on the Outer Banks? Have a peek at American history when you visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Explore the accomplishments of Orville and Wilbur Wright as you admire a 60-foot granite monument at the top of a hill. Then, take a look at life-sized models of the aircraft they flew when you walk through the Wright Brothers Memorial Visitor Center. It’s an incredible sight to see!
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Get close to nature and explore the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. You can explore the refuge by canoeing or kayaking. Plus, you may even see a curious gator! There are several paddling trails to discover, and you can check out exhibits in their visitor center to learn all about North Carolina’s most intriguing wildlife species!
Relax in the Best Vacation Rentals on the Outer Banks
The best way to relax after a day of exploring the town is to sink into a comfortable bed in a private vacation home. Your family can enjoy a property all to yourself, rather than staying in a hotel for this vacation. Our coastal homes offer incredible amenities, including ocean views, full kitchens, private pools, Currituck Club access, and so much more. Browse through our extensive selection of Outer Banks vacation homes, and choose the one that best suits your family for your next long weekend getaway to the OBX!