4 of the Best Things to Do on Your Outer Banks Staycation

02/05/2021 | by Joseph Mitchell | Outer Banks Attractions and Activities

You need to escape the routines of everyday life every once in a while. After months of sitting out home, it’s about time you got out of the house. If you don’t want to travel too far, a staycation in the Outer Banks may be just what you need! Whether you’re in Raleigh or Charlotte, or across the border in Virginia, your next getaway is closer than you think. 

If you want to discover more ways to make the most of your time in Sedona, be sure to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s full of the best things to do and places to see in our area! 

Things to Do During Your Outer Banks Staycation 

1. Kick Back on the Beach 

There’s nothing better than starting out your Outer Banks staycation by staking your spot on one of the fantastic beaches in the area. Between playing in the ocean, building sandcastles, and running around on the sand, your little ones will have plenty of opportunities to tire themselves out! It’s the perfect way to spend the first day of your trip.  

2. Dive Into the Rich History of Our Coast 

Some of the best Outer Banks staycation activities revolve around our coastal area’s extensive history. Museums like the Roanoke Maritime Museum in Manteo and the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum offer an in-depth look into the rich nautical tradition of the Outer Banks. The Wright Brothers National Memorial has an indoor museum with a collection of planes and other artifacts commemorating the first flight near Kitty Hawk. You can also explore a few of the famous Outer Banks lighthouses, like nearby Bodie Island Lighthouse in Nags Head. All these attractions are great for both adults and kids.   

3. Spend Some Time in Town 

Roanoke Island may be small, but it packs in plenty of fantastic things to do and places to see. One of the top places to explore is the quaint and charming downtown Manteo waterfront! Here, you’ll find local shops, restaurants, and attractions that are perfect for adults and kids! It’s a great escape from the crowded Outer Banks beaches, especially during the summer. Plus, it’s only minutes away from your Pirate’s Cove rental!  

4. Explore the Great Outdoors 

The Outer Banks is full of adventures for even the most intrepid explorer. Whether you love watersports, hiking, biking, or swimming, there’s something here for everyone. The Alligator River National Wildlife RefugeNags Head Woods Preserve Trail, and Jockey’s Ridge State Park are just a few of the unique wilderness areas that are unique to the coast. We recommend spending at least one of the days of your OBX staycation enjoying one of these beautiful locations.  

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Are you searching for the ultimate home away from home? Well, Pirate’s Cove has everything you need for an incredible visit to the Outer Banks. We have a collection of home and condo rentals in downtown ManteoShallowbag BayPirate’s Cove Resort, and several other locations on the island. Each area provides a unique experience for guests, whether it’s within walking distance of shops and restaurants or a private gated community. We even have pet-friendly rentals 

Browse through our rental properties and find the one that fits your group! We look forward to welcoming you to the Pirate’s Cove family.