Things to Do in the Outer Banks When It Rains

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When it rains in the Outer banks, there are plenty of things to do outside the outer banks beaches! Here are our guests’ top places to visit in the Outer Banks on a rainy day!

Top Things To Do in The Outer Banks When It Rains

Eat at The Colington Cafe

It’s always good to get some grub when it’s raining out. Choose from a wide range of top-rated restaurants like #1 restaurant in the OBX – the Colington Cafe. Or take a ride to Sweet Frog with the kids. Sweet Frog is a short drive in Kitty Hawk, NC.

There are plenty of fine dining and affordable options in the OBX. Some other top-rated restaurants include Goombay’s Grill and Raw Bar, the Blue Moon Beach Grill, and Henry’s Restaurant. For more recommendations, check out our list of top seafood restaurants in the OBX. Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you have to be stuck in your OBX vacation rental!

Head Indoors to the Arcade or Laser Tag

Don’t worry about the kids when it rains, just take them to the arcade a few hours. There are several arcade and indoor play options in the outer banks.

Try the following:

  1. Destination Fun Laser Tag – Right in Kill Devil Hills this is a must visit with the kiddos. Not only do you have an arcade, but you also have a bounce house, laser tag, and black light mini-golf!
  2. OBX Laser Tag – This one is just a 6-8 minute drive away from our Hockman Beach House.
  3. Paradise Golf and Arcade – This family-friendly fun park features mini-golf, go-karts, bumper cars & arcade games.

Visit OBX Museums and Art Galleries

The Wright Brothers Museum is a must option whether or not it rains in the outer banks. And if you’re looking to work on your creative side, Glazin’ Go-Nuts Art Studio is a great choice for expressing yourself on canvas or pottery. You can even create your own beach memento at this art studio.

Comedy Night at the Outer Banks

Comedy events are great options when it rains in the outer banks. When you’re with the kids, checkout the Mystery Comedy Dinner. You’ll all work together through the course of dinner find clues to figure out who the bad guy is. If you’re having date night try the Comedy Club at the Ramada hotel.

What activities have you tried when it’s raining in the OBX?


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