Outer Banks Vacations Information

Outer Banks Vacations Information
The Outer Banks are a popular tourist destination. The islands are close to a large multitude of people on the East Coast and are a relatively inexpensive place to stay. The Outer Banks is also sometimes referred to as OBX. The banks can be a crowded summer destination but offer a quite retreat in the fall and winter.


The Outer Banks are a 130-mile chain of barrier islands in North Carolina.

Places to stay

Though the Outer Banks is quite a large area, the tourist areas are separated into three categories: Northern Beach, Hatteras Island and Roanoke Island.

What to see

The Outer Banks has several historic lighthouses, museums and wildlife areas, and is the home to Kitty Hawk, where the Wright brothers flew the first plane. The Outer Banks also has many beaches that are open to the public.


The main tourist season is in summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day. A lot of places close down after the summer, but the costs go down and some places stay open year-round.


The average high temperature during the summer is in the mid-80s. The average high temperature in the winter stays in the 50s.

Article Written By Larry Amon

Larry Amon has been working in the computer field for more than 10 years and has experience writing scripts, instructional articles and political commentary. He has been published online, as well as in "NRB Magazine" and "Delmarva Youth & Family." He started a nonprofit media organization in 2000.

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