A recent article by Travel + Leisure has just recognized Outer Banks, NC, as one of the world’s best vacation destinations in October. Some of the reasons they listed were the fewer crowds, the fabulous weather, the fishing and seafood scene, and the many vibrant fall festivals.
The team at Atlantic Realty wanted to expand upon their article and provide insight on why October is an enchanting time for your Outer Banks vacation. We proudly offer a rich selection of Outer Banks vacation rentals near all the hottest vacation spots. We can’t wait to share with you how the Outer Banks is the best place in the world during your dreamy fall getaway.
The Fabulous Outer Banks Fall Weather
The crisp Outer Banks weather in October averages out to be in the 60s or 70s. While it’s a bit cold in October for the typical beach crowds, it brings a new ambiance of tranquility to the Outer Banks. The weather is divine for enjoying the many Outer Banks fall activities, such as having a beach bonfire or hiking the glorious Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve.
Enjoy Peak Outer Banks Fishing Season in the Fall
October is an excellent time for enjoying the Outer Banks fishing and seafood scene. You can read our guide on fishing on the Outer Banks for some tips on how to experience the best of the OBX fishing scene. October is also when the highly esteemed Outer Banks Seafood Festival comes to town. You can read our list of Outer Banks-inspired seafood dishes you need to try to prepare for the festival!
Speaking of Outer Banks Festivals in October
Many fantastic Outer Banks festivals in October draw in travelers worldwide. The Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival has been an Outer Banks fall tradition since 1997. The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society sponsors this fundraising event in six different wildlife refuges and features over 90 birding, paddling, art, and natural history activities. The Duck Jazz Festival is a fun and free event with live music and local food vendors. The Halloween International Film Festival is held in the historic Kill Devil Hills and features independent films from around the world.
Enjoy a Spooky Fall Getaway in the Outer Banks
Of course, Halloween is a remarkable time of year in the Outer Banks, where the oldest mystery in American history occurred. In 1587, the first attempted English Colony in the Americas disappeared; what happened to them is still a mystery. You can read our Halloween Celebrations guide for a spooktacular time this October in the Outer Banks.
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Find your perfect Outer Banks accommodation by browsing our premium selection of vacation rentals from Corolla to South Nags Head. We have the perfect rental for every group size, taste and budget. Visit one of the best vacation destinations in the world this October by booking your stay today in the Outer Banks!