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Top 5 Times to Plan Your Manteo Holiday Travel

09/20/2021 | by Joseph Mitchell | Outer Banks Holidays and Special Occasions

Holidays are a time to get together with family and reconnect. What better way to do that than with a family vacation to the beach! Roanoke Island is the perfect home base for your Outer Banks getaway. Whether it’s Halloween or spring break, keep reading for everything you need to know about Manteo holiday travel!

Once you’re in the Outer Banks, you’ll want to fill your trip with all the best things to do, restaurants, and shopping! Request access to our complimentary Manteo, NC Vacation Guide for insider tips to help you plan your trip.

Everything You Need to Know About Manteo Holiday Travel


The Outer Banks’ rich history easily makes the area a prime and spooky location to celebrate Halloween. The weather is amazing with highs near 70 degrees and lows near 50. It’s a great time to take a trip with the family to enjoy the beach without the crowds. The month of October also brings a lot of fun to the area with events like OBX Brewtag and the Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival at Roanoke Island Festival Park. And of course, there are plenty of opportunities to experience a fright at haunted attractions like Wicked Woods and OBX Ghost Tours.


Thanksgiving can be a stressful time for parents and family, so why not turn the holiday into a new vacation tradition? You’ll get to enjoy the off-season with temperatures still in the 60s during the day. On chillier days, we recommend going to the North Carolina Aquarium Roanoke Island and learn about the local marine life and ecosystem. Because Thanksgiving is about the settlement of the United States, it’s the perfect time to visit the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. It’s home to the founding history of the Outer Banks and tells the story of how the English attempted to settle Roanoke Island in the late 1500s.


Trade-in snow for sand this holiday season! The weather is cool, but highs still reach the mid-50s at the peak of winter. Because it’s the off-season, you’ll practically have the entire OBX to yourself to enjoy so many fun activities in winter and around Christmas time. The migrating fish in the colder months make winter an incredible time to go fishing. Chartering a boat and doing some offshore and deep-sea fishing is the easiest way to take advantage of the billfish, tuna, and more that are swimming in the water. The area also hosts some beloved Holiday events like Winter Lights at the Elizabethan Gardens and Kites With Lights at the Jockey’s Ridge State Park.

Spring Break

Whether you’re doing spring break with a group of friends or taking the family for a week of fun, the Outer Banks has so much to offer! Highs are typically in the 60s in the spring, so it’s a great time for a walk on the beach or to enjoy some outdoor recreation around the islands. If you’re looking for something educational to do with the kids, we recommend visiting the Island Farm. It’s a fun, interactive, and historical living history site where guests can learn what life was like on the Outer Banks in the mid-1800s.

Summer Break

If you’re taking the family on a vacation during the summer, it has to be to the beach! When you stay in the town of Manteo, you’ll have all the best Outer Banks beaches like Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, and Kitty Hawk easily accessible to you. OBX is a haven for anyone who wants to enjoy watersports from surfing to flyboarding. One of the area’s most unique summer activities is The Lost Colony play which takes guests on an adventure through the history of England’s first attempted settlement in America. Plus, it takes place on Roanoke Island at a beautiful outdoor theater overlooking the sound.

Plan Your Holidays at Pirate’s CoveRoanoke Marshes Lighthouse

Pirate’s Cove Realty has the ideal vacation rental for your Manteo holiday travel. We offer condos and homes at a variety of locations around Roanoke Island, including our private gated community and Shallowbag Bay Resort. We even have properties in downtown Manteo that are steps away from the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse!  

Start planning your Outer Banks getaway by booking one of our vacation rentals. We look forward to welcoming you to our coastal oasis.