Visit the Outer Banks During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Fall on the Outer Banks is one of the most enjoyable times of the year, making our beaches the perfect place for you and your loved ones to spend Thanksgiving. By the time thanksgiving comes around, the weather has cooled and most of the seasonal residents have left for the winter. Take a look at our list of the top reasons you should vacation on the Outer Banks for Thanksgiving, the perfect Outer Banks sunsets are just a bonus!


If you are looking for somewhere to escape where you wonâ??t be bothered by a long list of distractions, bring your family to the Outer Banks. Quality family time will be guaranteed as you enjoy all that the Outer Banks has to offer. Walking on the beach or visiting one of our beautiful parks can be done with ease during the fall as the roads remain uncrowded compared to the hustle and bustle of the summer months. Whether you decide to visit the Wright Brothers Memorial or Jockeyâ??s Ridge, chances are you will have plenty of space to enjoy yourself!  

Fall Dining

The seafood available during the fall months on the Outer Banks is incredibly good, and Thanksgiving is no different. Turkey and ham wonâ??t be the only meats to be enjoyed during your stay on our beach as puppy drum, trout, flounder, and striped bass might also find their way to the dinner table. In addition to the excellent seafood available during this time of year, a variety of Thanksgiving buffets are available at some of our most well respected dining locations. Restaurants such as Basnightâ??s Lone Cedar Café and Kellyâ??s Restaurant and Tavern often feature excellent buffets on Thanksgiving Day. Give your favorite restaurant a call when you get into town. They might be featuring a special Thanksgiving menu of their own!

Surf Fishing

If you enjoy throwing a fishing rod into your 4 wheel drive vehicle and finding your very own place to fish on the beach, then Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks is for you! Beginning October 1st, the beaches in Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head are open for driving (Nags Head Requires a $25 permit). Throw your tackle into your truck and head out onto the beach!


Enjoy Black Friday Outer Banks style! Many of our local shops and boutiques offer Thanksgiving deals on products that you will not find anywhere else. The Tanger Outlet Center in Nags Head is also known for its holiday sales which when combined with their already low factory prices, make for awesome deals on great items! The wonderful shopping location is just a short trip from any Nags Head vacation rental as well as most rentals in Kill Devil Hills or Kitty Hawk.

One visit to the Outer Banks during Thanksgiving will have you convinced that fall is a great time of year for OBX vacations. Come enjoy all of the things that make a holiday spent on the Outer Banks such a memorable experience! 

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