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Outer Banks Crab Crunch Festival

Love steamed blue crabs? You're in luck!

History of Nags Head and the First Colony Inn

With a two-story encircling verandah, the two and one-half story vernacular Shingle Style, balloon-frame First Colony Inn was constructed during the period of expanding tourism along the Atlantic Ocean in the 1920's and 1930's.

Memorial Day Weekend Events on the Outer Banks

Looking to get out and about this Memorial Day Weekend on the Outer Banks? Here are the biggest events taking place that are sure to make the most of your weekend getaway.


An Outer Banks Romantic Evening

So you're looking for a romantic getaway on the Outer Banks? The First Colony Inn can help! Here is a great little recipe for a romantic evening for you and your special someone while staying at the inn.


What's Under There?

Not too long ago I posted a photo of the top of the "buried castle" under Jockey's Ridge. The turrets are part of the castle that is part of the putt putt course that has long been hidden under lots and lots of sand.

Nice People

I think one of the best things from visitors here on the Outer Banks is how nice they think most people who live here are. From shopkeepers to wait staff to doctors and medical professionals, surfers, fishermen and other locals. Well, we, all of us, should be nice and kind and polite and considerate to each other. Always, or most of the time anyway.

Catch a Cab, Take a Taxi

Since we have a big holiday weekend coming up, and the annual Outer Banks Taste of the Beach is coming up...and the unofficial start of the season on the OBX is not far away, it is a great time for a reminder...Don't Drink and Drive! There are many taxis here on the beach who will pick you up and take you to your destination safely...and then back home and sound.

Eat Your Vegetables.

Many people think of seafood...good, fresh, local seafood, when they think of the Outer Banks. And, thankfully, we have many wonderful restaurants and seafood markets where they can get their fill. However, we also have many vegetarians and vegans who visit, and for them, the choices are not as many, but there are choices.

Outer Banks Community Quilt Show at Roanoke Island Festival Park

The Outer Banks Community Quilt Show will open on Friday, March 4, with an opening reception from 6-8 the Art Gallery at Roanoke Island Festival Park. The exhibit will run March 5-19. (Monday -Friday- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (exhibit closed Sundays). Both events are free and open to the public.

Hearts, Flowers, Candy, Love, OBX

Valentines Day falls on a Sunday this year, February 14. We are reopening on the 9th and have a special offer for that weekend: Stay one night over Valentines weekend and get a bottle of Bubbly. Stay two or more nights and you will get our Honeymoon Package: 6 roses, a small box of Godiva chocolate and a bottle of sparkling wine. Valentines weekend is February 12-15.


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