Seafood & Sand

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Christmas vacation was last year and you can't imagine holding out until Easter for another break. Does this sound like you? If so, why not skip town next weekend and head out to the famous Taste of the Beach festival in the Outer Banks, NC. 

The Outer Banks are beautiful on land and sea.

Named by Costal Living as one of top ten seafood & wine festivals in the country, Taste of the Beach kicks off with dozens of planned events on Thursday, March 5. With southern favorites such as Grits & Golf, Oyster Roast & Beer Tasting and even an OBX Chowder Cook Off, the weekend will be full of seaside flavor and fun.

Ladies may enjoy Sunday's Pearl Fashion Show & Brunch Extravaganza or splurging on a Mango Ginger Massage to relax and recharge. Events like Brewing 101 & Then Some and hot dog-making from scratch with a German butcher will be sure to be favorites among male attendants. 

Other weekend highlights include tapas crawls, nightly champagne tastings, cooking classes and demonstrations, an art exhibition and an international wine expo and tasting featuring wines from around the world. 

Other Outer Banks hilights that aren't to be missed? Hop a ferry to see the wild ponies of Shackleford. Nicholas Sparks fans can visit the filming locations where recent box office favorite Nights in Rodanthe was shot. Visit one of the iconic lighthouses NC is famous for. For more information and ideas, visit the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.


Heather said...


I'm glad to see that your posting on activities here on the Outer Banks. I'd be glad to help answer your questions about activities and housing for your vacation.

Sun Realty is the largest real estate company on the Outer Banks, offering over 1400 vacation homes to fit any budget, any time of the year! We have extensive information about family activities, historic sites, restaurants, pet friendly travel and free (or almost free) family fun!

We have Vacation Specialist available 7 days a week and we'd be glad to help plan your Outer Banks vacation in anyway possible. Feel free to contact us

See you at beach!

Jacob said...

Oh how I miss the Outer Banks. No more Emerald Isle for us anymore.

Rodanthe was perhaps the most painful movie to watch ever. No chemistry between Lane and Gere. But the setting sure made it enjoyable for NC peeps.

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