Enjoy Thanksgiving at The Outer Banks This Year

Enjoy Thanksgiving at the Outer Banks this Year

Making new holiday traditions with the family are always special but enjoy Thanksgiving at the Outer Banks can be a new tradition for your family. The first of November marks the start of the holiday season, where everyone makes plans for Thanksgiving and figuring out where it’s going to be each year. But instead of trying to figure it out, just make plans to spend Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks this year in your Oceanfront vacation rental. Soon after Thanksgiving, Christmas music will fill the air and then Black Friday will happen where people will want to shop until they drop. There are plenty of things for you and your family to do while you vacation here for the holidays. Let’s look at why you must spend Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks this year.

Quality Time with Friends and Family

Enjoy Thanksgiving at the Outer Banks this Year

When you think of Thanksgiving, you think of spending as much quality time with your friends and family. A lot of families have made coming to the Outer Banks a tradition each year for Thanksgiving because if you are staying in one of our vacation rentals, there will be plenty of space for everyone. Staying at home can be stressful because many of us want our home to be perfect, meaning we stress over everything. But when you spend a holiday on the Outer Banks, it’s more relaxing and you want to spend as much time with the whole family. Spend the day cooking in your vacation rental or go out to eat instead. It will be totally up to you as how you want to spend your day.

Fall is Here

Fall has officially come to visit the Outer Banks this year and we have to say that it’s wonderful. While the weather has a little chill to the air, it’s still much warmer than living up north. One of the most amazing times to be on the Outer Banks is during the fall months. The weather during the day seems to warm up for you and your family to get plenty of sunshine and play in the sand. And the night time air has a chill to it, but not so much to where you wouldn’t want to take a late evening walk on the beach. This is the perfect time of the year to come celebrate Thanksgiving with your friends and family.

Beautiful Views

Enjoy Thanksgiving at the Outer Banks this year

Even during the off-season, the Outer Banks Coast is nothing but absolute beautiful. Spending Thanksgiving watching the waves roll in and out from your oceanfront vacation rental is what everyone dreams of. You may see fishing boats off in the distance and people taking their holiday pictures for their Christmas cards on the beach. With miles of beauty how could you not want to vacation here? Take a stroll along the beach, have your family holiday pictures taken, or enjoy a nice night in the hot tub. There is absolutely a ton of things to enjoy while you vacation here.

Shopping Until You Drop

After Thanksgiving, while the Christmas music begins to play, go shop until you drop at the Nags Head Outlet Mall. We know that most everyone likes to make sure you get the best deals for Christmas shopping. We know that while you can find wonderful deals at the outlet mall, you can also find great deals at some of the local shops too. Don’t forget about possibly bringing home something that one of the local artists made or painted to share your Thanksgiving vacation with. The Outer Banks is known for having some of the best homemade gifts to give to others for the holidays. Don’t miss out on any of them this year.

There are many other reasons as of why you should spend Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks, these are just a few that we thought you’d like. If you and your family want to spend Thanksgiving here, please look at our Outer Banks vacation rental inventory. You may be surprised to find the perfect home to rent for the holiday weekend!

10 Life Hacks to make your beach vacation even more enjoyable

They say, “It’s the little things in life that matter”. Every family has a few essential tricks up their sleeves to make every beach vacation as smooth as possible.  Here are some simple Beach Hacks to use this sumer!


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1.       Sandy feet and no outdoor shower in site?

Rub baby powder on sandy feet and watch it fall away.

2.       Think like a kid at the beach.

Parents know the beach brings out the kid in all of us, especially kids. If your little one roams away from the group to explore, the best place to look first is down wind. Children almost always follow the path of least resistance first.

3.       The best place to hide something is in plain sight.

Use an empty sun screen or lip balm container to store money and other valuables.

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4.       If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. Upgrade it.

Sew pockets onto beach towels to store cell phones and other belongings from sand and water.

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5.       Think outside the fitted sheet.

Rather than using a normal blanket out on the beach, bring a fitted sheet. Use coolers or any other items with weight to prop up the sides of the sheet to prevent sand from getting in.

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6.       Water in your ears?

Forget about buying over the counter drops every time you go to the beach. After getting out of the water, blow into a deflated balloon three to four times. This forces water out much like yawning helps to pop your ear drums. (Safely stash water balloons in your beach kit out of reach of small children to prevent a choking hazard.)

7.       Jellyfish, the bumble bees of the deep.

For minor jellyfish stings, 1st rinse with sea water, 2nd scrape off stingers with a mixture of sand and small shells or a credit card, 3rd treat with vinegar to relive pain. For major stings, seek medical attention immediately & always know where the closest Lifeguard is located.

8. Already broke those $5 flip flops from the beach store?

Flip flops straps are famous for breaking out of the hole between your big and first toes. Instead of throwing them away immediately, use a plastic bread bag clip to temporally keep the strap in place.

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9.       Don’t waste money on expensive “everything-proof” phone cases when you have zip lock bags laying around.

Keep your smart phone in a zip lock bag while at the beach. Not only are they water, sand, and snack-time-spill proof; you can still use the touch screen while inside the bag.

10.      Stop playing your own version of hot potato after getting in your car at the end of a long beach day.

Turn your steering when 180⁰ when parking in the sun. Your hands will thank you after a long day at the beach.