Plan the Ultimate Romantic Outer Banks Getaway 

11/29/2023 | by Emily Wells | Outer Banks Attractions and Activities Outer Banks Holidays and Special Occasions

Any time travelers have the opportunity to head out and explore the Outer Banks of North Carolina, it’s a trip well worth taking. The option to make it a romantic getaway for two is even better! As scenic and inviting as it is rich in history and exciting, the Outer Banks is brimming over at every turn with romantic activities to add to your itinerary and lovely stops to include on your journey. Here, you can easily customize your getaway to suit your romantic style.

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Take a Stroll Through the Elizabethan Gardens

A romantic highlight destination to explore when you’re visiting Manteo is a stroll hand-in-hand through the gorgeous Elizabethan Gardens. This relaxing and serene locale is meticulously maintained and features a collection of charming pathways that wander by flowers, greenery, trees, statues, and fountains alike. Here, couples are invited to slow down, savor the view, and relish the quality time they’re enjoying together. If you happen to be a couple with a shared passion for history, the gardens are within easy reach of the Lost Colony Roanoke National Park as well so it’s perfectly feasible to add both to your day’s lineup.

Kayak Together on Scenic Waterways

For the couple that can’t wait to get out on the water together, kayaking around Roanoke Island is a must. There are several kayak rental options available in the area but the views you’ll encounter as you paddle through these stunning waterways are one-of-a-kind. Take time to enjoy wildlife watching or make the most of exploring hidden coves along the way. Whether you kayak for a few hours or spend the day on the water, it’s a romantic opportunity made for two.

Savor a Sunset Cruise

When the sun is getting ready to set, the Outer Banks comes to life with a sky of color. This is the perfect backdrop for a romantic sunset cruise enjoyed with Downeast Rover. With this chartered sailing experience, you can hop onboard a 55-foot topsail schooner and explore the Outer Banks in the evening alongside the one you love most. The setting is elegant, and the view is spectacular from onboard this vessel which can also be booked as a private sailing experience upon request.

Dine at the Colington Café

It’s hard to imagine a romantic getaway without at least one sensational dinner on the list. When you spend time together in the Outer Banks, don’t miss out on a dinner for two enjoyed at the Colington Café in Kill Devil Hills. This charming and upscale eatery is a delicious place to savor an impressive dinner with a setting made to match. The restaurant is located within a Victorian home complete with a garden and surrounded by towering trees. The service is impeccable and whether you go with the filet mignon or the crab cakes, you’ll want to make sure to enjoy a wine pairing from their global list.

Book Your Outer Banks Getaway Today

When travel plans bring you to the Outer Banks, be sure to book luxurious accommodations through Pirate’s Cove Realty to top off your stay in style. Reach out today to learn more about our many options and to start planning.

Browse through our list of rentals and book your property today! We look forward to welcoming you to our Outer Banks oasis. See our pet friendly vacation rentals in Outer Banks here!