- Our list of the best things to do in Outer Banks, North Carolina, features the top 37 nearby activities — including 16 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Outer Banks, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Water Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Places, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 0 things to do within the city of Outer Banks, NC , followed by 37 popular activities in nearby cities, including Avon, Frisco, Buxton, Rodanthe, Nags Head and Salvo
The Schooner Windfall II offers 1.5-hour sunset cruises aboard the 32-foot sailing vessel in Pamlico Sound where Blackbeard took his bounty. The company also offers 6-passenger and 12-passenger charter boats, along with wedding cruises.
The most thrilling way to explore the coastline of Ocracoke Island is a parasailing adventure with Ocracoke Parasail Inc. The company launches two excursions per hour, with a maximum of six guests per boat. Call for reservations if you do not wish to spend hours on the waiting list.
All tours provided by Portsmouth Island ATV Excursions begin with a 20 minute boat ride from the Silver Lake Harbor to reach the secluded island. Once on site, visitors can enjoy ATV riding through a town that was deserted in 1860 but has been left undisturbed.
Featuring surf equipment, Ride the Wind Surf Shop provides kayak and paddleboard rentals. The shop also offers one hour surf lessons where visitors can learn the basics of surfing with a CPR certified instructor.
The Molasses Creek - Deepwater Theater is an Outer Banks performing arts site located in Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. The theater, which plays host to Opry-style music and plays, is opened from June to October each year.
Situated in a wooded environment, Sea Oats Park features a soccer field, a basketball court and a children's playground with wood structure, swings and slides. The park also has picnic tables and open areas suitable for recreational activities.
Visitors to Ocracoke Lighthouse can pull off the road, take pictures of the lighthouse, and read a storyboard detailing its construction. The lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina in continuous service, and the second oldest in the United States.
Tourists and Outer Banks residents love Aqua Spa, a full-service day spa that includes an elegant restaurant. The spa's most popular services are aqua massage, ayurvedic treatments and facials. All treatments use Eminence Organic body products.
The Greenleaf Gallery showcases the works of a large and diverse group of American artists and craftspeople, in particular artists from North Carolina and Virginia. The gallery features paintings, glass art, ceramics, woodwork, and jewelry.