Corolla is on the northern edge of the Outer Banks and features beautiful beaches and an upscale feel.
Duck is a charming small town with a collection of quirky shops, restaurants, boutiques and galleries, all shaded by Duck's rich landscape of maritime forest.
Southern Shores is a small beach community with private beaches and secluded neighborhoods. This village borders the busier central Outer Banks but has a small-town feel.
Kitty Hawk is known as the birthplace of flight, and was the launching point for the Wright Brothers' first successful powered airplane. The Wright Brothers Memorial is one of Kitty Hawk's most popular attractions.
Kill Devil Hills is one of the busiest towns on the Outer banks and features a world of restaurants, stores, and even shopping plazas.
Nags Head features a small collection of shops, plazas and restaurants, as well as a fishing pier, lovely beaches, and easy access to the Bodie Island lighthouse.
Manteo and Wanchese are located on Roanoke Island, and offer plenty of attractions for OBX day trippers, including the Elizabethan Gardens, the Fort Raleigh Historic Site, Roanoke Island Festival Park, and the North Carolina Aquarium.
Rodanthe is the northernmost village on the Outer Banks, bordering the gorgeously scenic Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. This small town is also the home of the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station, one of Hatteras Island's most beloved attractions.
Waves is located in the heart of the Tri-Villages on Hatteras Island and features a collection of shops and restaurants, as well as fantastic beaches.
Salvo is a small beach town with plenty of charm, including beautiful beaches and world-renowned kiteboarding and windsurfing access along the Pamlico Sound.
Avon is one of the most populated beach towns on Hatteras Island, and features a movie theater, a spa, plenty of restaurants, a fishing pier, and the island's only chain grocery store.
Buxton is home to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, one of the most famous lighthouses in the world. It's also home to some spectacular beaches, including legendary Cape Point for incredible surf fishing.
Frisco is a small beach community on the southern end of Hatteras Island. This town features beautiful beaches, shops and restaurants, and the island's only airstrip.
Hatteras is the southernmost village on Hatteras Island, and is a well-known fishing village. Known as the "Bluefish capital of the World," Hatteras features lots of marinas and charter fishing businesses, as well as access to the Hatteras/Ocracoke ferry docks.
Ocracoke is a scenic day trip for Hatteras Island vacationers, and lies just south of the island. Accessible by the free Hatteras/Ocracoke ferry that crosses Hatteras Inlet, Ocracoke is filled with quirky charm and a culture all its own.