Outer Banks NC 12

As Highways go, NC12 isn’t much for moving traffic quickly. Yet it would be hard to find a more picturesque road anywhere on the east coast, or one that travels through so much history. It’s also a very important road, as it is the only surface route that links all …

Festival Park on Roanoke Island

Roanoke Island Festival Park Roanoke Island Festival Park is a 25 acre public event center, interactive historic site, museum, and more – all set in a gorgeous backdrop just across a small bridge from quaint Downtown Manteo (about a 20 minute drive from Nags Head). The site includes the Pavilion, …

Fall Events on the Outer Banks

It seems like every year as summer winds down, we write about what a great time the Fall is to visit the Outer Banks. There are many reasons why – the weather is near perfect, the water temperature is ideal, all the businesses are still open, the summer crowds are …

Best Outer Banks Fishing Piers

Outer Banks has a well-deserved reputation for fishing. The fishing piers that line the shoreline are an important part of that culture. Different fish run at different times of the year, but there is almost always a chance that something will be biting. Most of the piers have a pier …

Where to Fly a Kite

Every once in a while the wind sinks to dead calm on the Outer Banks, but that’s really the exception. The wind was the reason that the Wright Brothers came to the here to fly first their kite, followed by their gliders, and finally the Wright Flyer. It’s also the …

The Lost Colony

Now in its 80th season, the production of The Lost Colony is a remarkable tale of its own. First staged in 1937, the play was a part of the nation’s battle against the Great Depression. Waterside Theatre, where the play is still performed, was built with funds from the Civilian …

H2OBX Waterpark

In the quest to ensure that our CDR guests have the best information available when visiting the Outer Banks, we stopped by the just opened H2OBX in Powells Point to try some of the rides and make sure they meet our high standards of fun! H2OBX is geared toward families, …