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The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

Convention & Visitors Bureau

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About The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

The Outer Banks of North Carolina (also known as the OBX) has a way of changing people and opening their eyes to new experiences and passions. You’ll discover a whole new world of outdoor recreation and sporting event venues capable of hosting a wide variety of events along our islands spanning 100 miles. Our islands’ mild climate, coastal culture and cache of historic landmarks will dazzle your competitors and their families.

The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau is the lead marketing and promotional agency for The Outer Banks of North Carolina and is funded by one percent of the occupancy tax and one percent of the prepared meals tax collected in Dare County.

Things to do in The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

The Outer Banks, aka OBX, has a long-standing and well-earned reputation for not letting anything get the best of it. The long thin ribbon of sand that makes up these barrier islands may change shape over time, but the resilient soul of the place remains. The expansive, natural beaches and wide-open parks of the Outer Banks feel exotic, but you don't have to take an airplane or cruise to get here, just hop in the car!

The OBX is even better with friends and family, just be mindful that these days other visiting folks might give you a little more space and expect the same courtesy in return. With so many miles of beach and so many things to do on the Outer Banks, you'll find it's easy to claim your own territory for one-of-a-kind experiences.

Do you consider yourself an adventure junkie, history buff or nature enthusiast? Find your way to your favorite Outer Banks activities by air, on land, or cruising the waters. And don't forget to check out a new MUST-SEE in America, the spectacular Basnight Bridge, towering over Oregon Inlet and connecting visitors to Hatteras Island by way of the iconic NC-12 highway.

While summer is a favorite for many, don't sell fall, winter, or spring short. Each season holds its own treasure.

Travel details

If you prefer to fly into a major airport, then Norfolk International is the closest airport to the Outer Banks. Just 82 miles north of the islands, the drive from Norfolk Airport to the Outer Banks takes approximately 2.5 hours.

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Event Marketing Sponsorship

Grant Programs

Lodging Services


PR/Media Assistance


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PR/Media Assistance - Signage - Site Visits - Lodging Services - Grant Programs - Event Planning Assistance - Marketing

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