Outer Banks, NC

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Finding Banker Horses with Bob's Wild Horse Tours

As a local writer who covers all things Outer Banks, I have been on my fair share of Corolla wild horse tours. But when I had the opportunity to go again a couple of weeks ago, I definitely jumped on board. Wild horse tours are always a worthy adventure, and no two wild horse tours are ever the same. I love seeing the wild Banker horses, and I would much rather go with a guide than drive around in deep sandy beach ruts looking for them (I’ve done that too, and, trust me, the... Read More

Get to Know a Local: Buddy Byrum of Buffalo C...

All across the Outer Banks are people doing their best to make a living while still finding time to enjoy... Read More

Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!

An Outer Banks Fourth of July is so much fun! It’s is a beautiful beach or boat day, and the night sky is... Read More

How to Celebrate an Outer Banks 4th of July

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Get to Know the Locals: Jeffrey & Nareina...

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Balloons Blow, Don't Let Them Go and Oth...

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Top Picks
Top Picks: Nightlife

To cruise all Outer Banks nightlife options, click here.

The Lost Colony
Manteo
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 8:30 pm
The Lost Colony, The Lost Colony Show Night
Owens' Restaurant
Kill Devil Hills
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 9:00 pm
Owens' Restaurant, Jazz Night
The Froggy Dog Restaurant & Pub
Avon
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 9:00 pm to Friday, July 19, 2024 - 1:00 am
The Froggy Dog Restaurant & Pub, Karaoke with Danielle & Tracy
Sundogs Raw Bar & Grill
Corolla
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 9:30 pm
Sundogs Raw Bar & Grill, Karaoke Night
Uncle Ike's Sandbar & Grill
Corolla
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 10:00 pm
Uncle Ike's Sandbar & Grill, Karaoke
Kitty Hawk Kites
Kill Devil Hills
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Kitty Hawk Kites, 46th Annual Wright Kite Festival
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Manteo
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 12:00 pm
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Behind the Scenes: Shark Feeding
The Froggy Dog Restaurant & Pub
Avon
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
The Froggy Dog Restaurant & Pub, Live Music with Kim Kalman
Buffalo City Distillery
Point Harbor
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Buffalo City Distillery, 100 Proof
Sandtrap Tavern
Kitty Hawk
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sandtrap Tavern, FNF: Friday Night Fun
Top Picks: Daytime Entertainment & Special Events

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Roanoke Island Maritime Museum
Manteo
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Roanoke Island Maritime Museum, Learn to Sail
Outer Banks Running Company
Avon
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 8:00 am
Outer Banks Running Company, ​Run Hatteras Summer 5k
Duck Town Park
Duck
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Duck Town Park, Rotating Art Show: The Fine Art of David Beal
Elizabethan Gardens
Roanoke Island
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Elizabethan Gardens, Volunteer Days
Island Farm
Manteo
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Island Farm, Cart Rides
Kitty Hawk Kites
Kill Devil Hills
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Kitty Hawk Kites, 46th Annual Wright Kite Festival
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Manteo
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 12:00 pm
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Behind the Scenes: Shark Feeding
Roanoke Island Maritime Museum
Manteo
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Roanoke Island Maritime Museum, Learn to Sail
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Manteo
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Shark Exhibit Tour
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Manteo
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 3:00 pm
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Behind-The-Scenes Tour
Top Picks: Great Plates

For a look at every Outer Banks restaurant great plate, Click here.

Red Sky Casual Dining & Cocktails
Duck
Seared U-10 scallops married with white wine, garlic, grape tomatoes, olive oil & fresh herbs served on summer pesto pasta and... More info - Red Sky Casual Dining & Cocktails
Red Sky Casual Dining & Cocktails, Scallops Capesante
Oceanas Bistro
Avon
Served with beer cheese. Add crabmeat (MP) More info - Oceanas Bistro
Oceanas Bistro, Bavarian Pretzel Bites
Good Winds Restaurant
Rodanthe
Ground Angus beef topped with a crab cake, lettuce, tomato, onion and Cajun remoulade More info - Good Winds Restaurant
Good Winds Restaurant, The Dirty Danthe
Jason's Restaurant
Ocracoke
Serving the visitors of Ocracoke for 22 years and counting. More info - Jason's Restaurant
Jason's Restaurant, Best Pizza on the Outer Banks
Rundown Cafe
Kitty Hawk
Grilled ahi tuna, tomatoes, cheddar jack cheese, black beans, jalapenos, & BBQ sauce wrapped in an oversized cheddar-jalapeno tortilla... More info - Rundown Cafe
Rundown Cafe, Rundown Fish Burrito
Basnight’s Lone Cedar Outer Banks Seafood Restaurant
Nags Head
Sautéed shrimp, Andouille sausage, peppers, onions, scallions over stone ground cheese grits More info - Basnight’s Lone Cedar Outer Banks Seafood Restaurant
Basnight’s Lone Cedar Outer Banks Seafood Restaurant, Shrimp & Grits (Very Spicy)
Goombays Grille & Raw Bar
Kill Devil Hills
Tuna seared rare with black peppercorns over wasabi slaw and soy dipping sauce. More info - Goombays Grille & Raw Bar
Goombays Grille & Raw Bar, BLACK PEPPER SEARED RARE TUNA
Jason's Restaurant
Ocracoke
Homemade meatballs with marinara and provolone More info - Jason's Restaurant
Jason's Restaurant, Meatball Sub
Fat Crabs Rib Company Corolla NC Restaurant
Corolla
Smoked beef brisket, pork BBQ & chicken BBQ More info - Fat Crabs Rib Company Corolla NC Restaurant
Fat Crabs Rib Company Corolla NC Restaurant, Southern Sampler
Top Picks: Shopping Must Haves

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Spry Creek in Corolla NC
Corolla
Exceptional cast metal and luminous hand-cast glass jewelry capture bold colors and textures. More info - Spry Creek in Corolla NC
Exquisite glass jewelry by Michael Vincent Michaud.
Nora's Wish
Rodanthe
Liven up your yard with some nautical or animal themed decorations! More info - Nora's Wish
Nora's Wish, Lawn Décor
Elizabethan Gardens
Roanoke Island
This beautiful, delicate golden oval features our iconic Virginia Dare statue. A memory to treasure on a Christmas tree, or to be displayed... More info - Elizabethan Gardens
Elizabethan Gardens, Virginia Dare Ornament
Big Buck's Ice Cream
Corolla, Duck, Kitty Hawk, Manteo
Create your own box of delicious homemade Milk Chocolates. Choose from a selection that are locally made right here on the Outer Banks of... More info - Big Buck's Ice Cream
Big Buck's Ice Cream, Custom Box of Milk Chocolates
The Fudgery
Corolla, Duck, Nags Head
All our dipped apples are extra large. To keep our product fresh, we DO NOT SHIP apples during the heat of the SUMMER, to avoid melted... More info - The Fudgery
The Fudgery, Gourmet Apples
Silver Bonsai Gallery
Manteo
Our Outer Banks Jewelry Studio located in Manteo, NC on Roanoke Island is where we create Modern Heirloom©, our trademarked jewelry... More info - Silver Bonsai Gallery
Silver Bonsai Gallery, Modern Heirloom Jewelry
TRiO Restaurant & Market
Kitty Hawk
Our market’s beer section features more than 500 labels from around the world More info - TRiO Restaurant & Market
TRiO Restaurant & Market, 500+ Craft Beers
Big Buck's Ice Cream
Corolla, Duck, Kitty Hawk, Manteo
Great for any occasion! More info - Big Buck's Ice Cream
Big Buck's Ice Cream, Custom-Made Ice Cream Cakes
TW’s Bait & Tackle
Kitty Hawk, Nags Head
Rods, lures, and lines for freshwater and saltwater fishing More info - TW’s Bait & Tackle
TW’s Bait & Tackle, Fishing Gear
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