Rainy Day

Scrambling with what to do when your beach vacation is interrupted by a rainy day? Although the Outer Banks is known for its beautiful beaches, there are plenty of other rainy day activities found on the island! Keep reading to learn more about our favorite OBX rainy day activities! 


Shop til you drop at the Outlets Nags Head

Nags Head

The best rainy day blues cure is a shopping trip to the Outlets Nags Head. Located at milepost 16, shop stores from American Eagle to Sunglass Hut to Outer Banks Olive. Find deals at a variety of stores and pick up a new outfit for your next beach day or family dinner! Post-shopping spree, stop by Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant for a soundside snack and sunset!


Channel your inner bookworm at the Island Bookstore

Island Bookstore


Find your next favorite beach read at the Island Bookstore in historic Corolla Village, the Scarborough Faire Shops in Duck, and in Kitty Hawk. This charming independent bookstore is the perfect place to browse books of all genres, magazines, journals, and more! While visiting the Island Bookstore, check out some of these OBX books!



Build a custom donut at Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts

Try your hand culinary taste pairing at Duck Donuts! The made-to-order vanilla cake donuts are customized with coating, a topping, and finished with a flavor drizzle! The options are endless, but our favorite is the maple glaze with bacon and caramel drizzle!


Wine and dine the adults at Trio Restaurant and Market




Get a parenting hiatus date night and visit the Trio Restaurant and Market! Their extensive wine and beer menu are complimented perfectly by small eats and beautifully crafted charcuterie boards. 

Before heading home, browse the well-crafted wine and beer store for something to compliment your palette while watching a beautiful Outer Banks Sunset! 





Settle in for a family game day



Pour your favorite puzzle on the table or get those Yahtzee dice warmed up! The perfect family bonding afternoon is one filled with fun and games. Some of our favorites are a friendly game of charades, working on wordplay in Scrabble, or determining the detective of the family with a game of Clue! 



Although we never wish for a rainy day, sometimes a beach break can be just what we need! These are just some of our favorite OBX rainy day activities, share with us on social media yours!

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