Summer is almost here! And, with a new season comes "New Things to See and Do on the Outer Banks". Check out the fun new things we've found . . . . . .
Mulligans Dog Menu
Mulligan is not a new restaurant. In fact, it’s been in business for over 20 years. It’s famous for its burgers, Orange Crushes, and now it will be famous for something else; it’s dog menu. That’s right. Mulligans offers tons of outdoor seating options, from the downstairs porch to the enclosed deck upstairs with an ocean view. And now, they offer a ‘dog menu’ so you can go out to eat without leaving man's best friend behind.
The menu is relatively small, but features everything a dog wants to eat; chicken, beef, and brown rice. Water is complementary, and the meal even comes with an adorable Frisbee that you take home and play with afterward. Atlantic Realty is pleased to welcome Mulligan's to our Fun N Sun pass program, where guests who stay with us get to try out the dog menu out for FREE.
The Outer Banks is pleased to welcome its first indoor trampoline park. Kids of all ages will be excited about this one! As part of the Fun N Sun Pass Program, guest of Atlantic Realty homes get to experience one free hour of jumping per day. Of course, if you absolutely love it and want to stay longer, day passes are available for purchase through the park itself.
Jumpmasters features enough to do for kids of all ages, and has separate ‘jump times’ for toddlers so they don’t have to jump with the big kids. An on premise food truck will be happy to provide lunch, or you can go to one of the many local favorites in Manteo.
True, H2OBX techincally opened last year, but since it opened midseason and many visitors missed the chance to check it out, we're still considering it 'new.' H2OBX is the largest waterpark to open anywhere near the OBX, ever. The park offers rides and slides for 'kids' of all ages, from the littlest ones in the toddler area, to the tweens, intermediate, and then there's the BIG slides. Don't forget to take a spin on the Endless Wave FlowRider. It's just like the ocean -- only better!
Of course, for the more laid back adults there is always the 1000 foot lazy river, the wave pool, and availability of some adult slushies. Atlantic Realty is a partner with H2OBX Waterpark and offers the biggest ticket anywhere. Get your tickets in advance, avoid the lines, and head right to the gate!!
Paparazzi- Under 21 Dance Club & Music School
If your teen is looking for something new and fun to do, then check out the newest addition to the Outer Banks, Paparazzi! This Under Dance 21 Club features nightly entertainment for teens. Since no one over 20 is allowed, and there is a strict dress and security code, you can be assured of safe and wholesome fun.
During the day, the dance club turns into The School of Music and Arts, which offers lessons in music, modeling, acting, on-air hosting, video recording, and more. It's so much fun; the kids won't even realize they're learning while on vacation.
Will You Escape The OBX?
While the Escape Room itself isn't new, it has some new rooms you've never seen before, including the Enchanted Garden and the Spooky Fun Mansion. The Enchanted Garden is the perfect adventure for the fairy loving child or adult in your life. The Spooky Mansion is reminiscent of the Scooby Doo type spooky, so not too scary for young ones.
The Mad Scientist Lab and Under The Sea is coming soon. Best of all, one member of your group gets to escape for Free with the Fun N Sun Pass.
The Farmers Market at Dowdy's Park
If you’re here on the second Thursday of the month, you’re in for a treat. Dowdy’s Park will have a Farmers Market from 9am-2pm throughout the Summer. It will feature local produce from Currituck farms, as well as food, vendors, art and more.
Everything will be produced locally in either Dare or Currituck Counties. So if you’d like to be immersed the truly local culture, this is an event not to be missed.
The Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
This attraction is now in its 5th Season, and the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre has a new story, a new location, and new food! This is the only murder mystery dinner theatre on the Outer Banks, and it features wholesome family fun for all ages.
There’s nothing scary about this show, in fact, it’s hilarious, so even the little ones can enjoy it. It’s one of our Explore the Shore partners, so be sure to ask about the discount for Atlantic Realty guests. And, be sure to get your tickets early, because guests are "dying" to get in.
One of the best things about the Outer Banks is that it’s always changing. So whether you’ve been visiting forever, or it’s your first time here there’s enough to do and see to make everyone in your group happy. And, we have the perfect vacation homes to come back home to. Check them out here.