Coupons & Discounts
The Sunny Day Guide has clippable or printable obx coupons. You can find this coupon book either online or at Outer Banks restaurants and grocery stores.
Stop by the Welcome Center as you come off the bridge onto the island to pick up some coupon books and flyers.
Go to outerbanks.org to check out OBX deals all year long.
Since the Outer Banks is surrounded by the ocean, you can save money by spending your days on the beach and packing a lunch.
One of the free attractions in the area is Jockey’s Ridge State Park, located in Nags Head, NC is 420 acres of sand dunes, maritime thickets and the Roanoke Sound. We like to climb the dunes in the evening and watch the sunset over the sound. It's truly breathtaking. Other activities you can take part in at Jockey's Ridge are hiking, wildlife observation, picnicking, kite flying and hang gliding. The park also offers hang gliding lessons throughout the year for a fee. There’s also a FREE little museum there to help visitors learn more about Outer Banks history, and how Jockey's Ridge came to be a state park.
Outer Banks is home to the Wright Brothers National Monument, located in Kill Devil Hills. There is a museum on that site also. Tickets are $7 per person, and free for anyone up to 15 years of age. The North Carolina National Memorial also has a yearly pass and is part of the America the Beautiful pass system.
There are many lighthouses in and around the Outer Banks. It can be fun to take a day and tour them all. Most are FREE to see from the outside but may charge a fee for going inside, if that is available.
If your vehicle is four-wheel drive, then you could take it to the 4x4 Beaches. There is no pavement, no restaurants or shops - just the sand and the ocean. Since you have to drive on the sand, a four-wheel drive truck, SUV, or Jeep is required. Every time we go we always see people in cars getting stuck in the soft sand so make sure to use a proper vehicle. The 4x4 beaches are also the best place to see wild horses, especially in the morning. If you don’t have a four-wheel drive vehicle, you can rent one in town.
These are just a few activities available at the Outer Banks. Some other available activities are hiking trails, bike trails, art galleries, diving, fishing, golf, horseback riding, tennis, wind surfing, and seemingly unlimited water activities.
About Outer Banks
The Outer Banks, also known as OBX, is a 200 mile long strip of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina and Virginia. It has large open beaches that are a draw for families.
The area is rich in Native American and European history and was first settled by Europeans in the late 1500's in the Roanoke Island area.
One way to save money is by renting a whole house and splitting the cost between a few different families. These websites offer houses throughout the year and also will have specials and discounts shown on the websites:
www.homeaway.com/ and www.villagerealtyobx.com/.
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