5 Reasons Townhomes are the Perfect Vacation Rental for your Next Outer Banks Vacation

Townhomes were steadily becoming more popular throughout 2022. With the start of 2023, First Flight Rentals has added three new townhome communities to our list of rentals which include Bermuda Bay, Colington Pointe, and coming soon Ocean Breeze in Kill Devil Hills. 

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Guide To Outer Banks Jet Ski Rentals

One of the best things about an Outer Banks vacation is all of the fun watersports that it has to offer. OBX is full of fun things to do for those that love splashing around in the waves! If you’re a beach bum at heart, I’m sure you’ll spend more time in the sand than in your vacation rental, especially if you book a beach front one.

These islands are popular for surfing, swimming, kayaking, and of course, jet skiing.

Renting jet skis while on a beach vacation is simply a must. Gliding through the Atlantic Ocean and exploring the beautiful marine wildlife is a memory you will simply never forget. This offshore excursion provides a new perspective on these wonderful islands.

From getting out on the water for a sunset cruise or running wild on the sound side, renting a jet ski is a whole lot of fun for the entire family.

Here are a few of our favorite places to rent jet skis in the Outer Banks.

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Outer Banks Go-Karts: Where To Go!

While the Outer Banks is known for its beautiful beaches and exciting watersports, there are plenty of things to do on the island if you are not a water fan. With a group of islands as big as the OBX in North Carolina, there is something that everyone in the family or group will love.

Once you’ve settled into your vacation rental home and are eager to get your getaway started, we’re sure you’ll have more than your fair share of fun regardless as to where in the Outer Banks you’re staying.

Other than enjoying miniature golf, one of our favorite past times is riding go-carts. There is nothing quite like zooming past your friends and family while your heart and body are racing.

Here are a few options for riding go-karts on the island.

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A Traveler’s Guide to Visiting Outer Banks in the Fall

Visiting the Outer Banks at any time of the year is an awe-inspiring experience. Summer is by far the busiest period, however, and if you’re hoping to dodge the crowds and spend a bit more time soaking up the scenery without the competition, visiting the North Carolina barrier islands in the fall is more than a sensible alternative.

Once the cooler months arrive, that quintessential OBX vibe changes ever so slightly. It’s still laid-back and welcoming in every way, but it’s also cooler and somehow even more relaxed. Activities that seem distant during other times of the year become the norm during shoulder season.

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The Best Outer Banks Surf Shops You Need To Check Out

If you are planning a trip to the Outer Banks, you may want to give surfing a try. In that case, you need to visit a local OBX surf shop to buy or rent the gear you need! There are plenty of awesome surf shops in the area.

You can find surfboards, skimboards, stand-up paddleboards (SUP), and even bodyboards. You might even be able to sign up for a few surf lessons.

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12 Beautiful Outer Banks Oceanfront Vacation Rentals

The Outer Banks is an exquisite grouping of barrier islands situated off of the coast of North Carolina, stretching from Corolla to Hatteras Island and Portsmouth Island.

Outer Banks oceanfront rentals are the perfect way to enjoy a vacation home or condo with spectacular front-facing Atlantic Ocean views and being situated directly on the beach for an intimate retreat or a family getaway. Iconic boardwalks bridge pristine dunes to the seashore, providing outer banks vacation rentals with convenient, private seashore access.

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Outer Banks Beach Safety Tips: What You Need To Know

Does your next vacation involve applying sunscreen as you stretch out on a beautiful barrier island, but the Maldives are too far away? Luckily, the outer banks are a stretch of barrier islands on the coast of North Carolina that eagerly host vacationers. More than 5 million visitors fill up quaint rentals in areas like the Four Seasons on these southern shores every year.

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The Best Outer Banks Beach Hacks for Your Vacation

There’s nothing quite like a beach vacation. The wind in your hair, the sand between your toes, the sound of the waves crashing against the shore. It’s what summer dreams are made of.

One of the best beaches on the East Coast of the U.S. is Outer Banks, North Carolina. The Outer Banks is technically a string of islands just off the coast of North Carolina, but locals and travelers alike have loved this area for its gorgeous beaches.

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Fishing in Hatteras, NC: A Complete Guide

Fishing in Hatteras,
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As you plan your visit to the Hatteras area in the Outer Banks, you should understand what makes Hatteras such a legendary location for anglers to catch amazing fish. This guide will take you from a beginner to fishing in Hatteras to a knowledgeable expert about it. You should fully understand the details of fishing here and what kind of fish you can expect to catch while here. Also, you want to know the different seasons for the fish.

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