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  • Writer's pictureAl Friedman

Al Chef's 10 More Things To Do On The OBX.

Coming to the Outer Banks, the decisions are endless. Whether you're wanting to have a relaxing day on the beach or a adrenaline filled day of sky diving. The OBX is the place for you.

Outer Banks Boil Company- The Outer Banks is known for its "right off the boat" seafood freshness. The Outer Banks Boil Company is here to offer their one of kind experience. Since 2016, Outer Banks Boil Company has held Trip Advisor's number 1 restaurant ranking in Corolla, the entire OBX and all of coastal North Carolina along with numerous other kudos and accolades from visitor and travel guides. (252)-453-6578

SKYDIVE OBX- Who doesn't want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane for the sake of a good story and an even better adrenaline rush? You will be jumping from a Cessna 182 with a licensed pilot and FAA approved jump door. With being the only skydiving company located on the OBX, they recommend at least a day to a few days warning for your jump. (252)-678-5867

Hunt for ghost crabs- When the sky is asleep, these locals come out to play by the 100's. Ghost crabbing is a new trend amongst visitors of the outer banks. Grab a flashlight, a bucket, and unleash on the dark sandy beaches to be greeted by these curious creatures. Children may run rampant over the sand, chasing the small crabs and shrieking with delight. Transfixed by the sudden bright light, the nocturnal ghost crabs often freeze for a moment when spotted, before darting away as usual.

OBX Ghost Tours- Discover what makes the Outer Banks the most haunted beaches in America. You'll be entertained as a guide leads you through down town Manteo by lantern telling the spooky stories of the OBX. Whether you believe or don't, this tour is guaranteed fun for all parties.

Paddleboard Yoga- The Outer Banks’ serene waterways are a perfect place to get your feet wet (literally) with SUP yoga. Kitty Hawk Kites offers 1:15-1:30 minute class covering beginner SUP yoga poses in a relaxed and fun environment that lets you explore the possibilities of yoga on a stand up paddleboard.

Hatteras Ocracoke Ferry- Enjoy this FREE, easy one hour boat ride over to the quaint Ocracoke Island. Once over there, feel the local vibes as you experience restaurants, live

music, and enjoy the history of the island.

Hunt For Shipwrecks- Known as the 'Graveyard of the Atlantic' the Outer Banks is home to over 100 shipwrecks. The sights hidden below the ocean’s surface, including multiple German U-boats that sank during World Wars I and II. You can also visit several shipwrecks that are visible above ground like the Metropolis in Corolla and the Laura A. Barnes on Coquina Beach.

Movies on the Sound- During Summer season, the Town of Duck offers free 'Movies on the Sound' showings. "Concessions are available each evening! You are welcome to pack a picnic as well. Alcohol is not permitted. Gates open at 7 p.m. Movies begin at Dusk. A $10 per car donation is appreciated and donations go to fund membership for low-income and special needs families this year.  All movies will be hosted at Duck Town Park." for scheduling:

Sanctuary Vineyards- During the Summer season, Sanctuary Vineyards offers free tours and tastings. You'll have the opportunity to taste some of their award winning wines, see the vines, learn about the process of wine making, and you will also get special deals on wine to take home.

Have a family photo shoot on the beach- The best souvenirs you can take home from a family vacation is memories. The Outer Banks provides one of the best back drops in the world. Not only do photo shoots provide treasures for years and years to come, they also provide a good laugh. *Picture is by photographer Amanda Hedgepeth located here on the Outer Banks*

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