The Outer Banks

The Outer Banks Travel Guide

Articles about The Outer Banks

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Make the most of your summer weekends with these quick beach escapes.

By Katrina Brown Hunt

A hotel on the sand is bliss—and even more so when it’s a steal.

By Travelandleisure.com Staff
By Lyndsey Matthews
By Lyndsey Matthews

Hotels in The Outer Banks

The shallow waters of the Outer Banks are invitingly warm in summertime, and the 12-room Inn on Pamlico Sound offers guests several means of enjoying them: kayaks and fishing poles are free to borrow, while kite- and wakeboarding instructors can meet you at the inn's dock.

Restaurants in The Outer Banks

Try Carolina oyster stew or a classic shrimp and grits overlooking Currituck Sound in relaxed elegance.

Things to do in The Outer Banks

Buzz over town in a WWII-era biplane. Or, for an even more thrilling adventure, take wing yourself with a hang glider over Kitty Hawk’s powdery dunes (Kitty Hawk Kites offers three-hour lessons for $100).