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22 Feb 2023
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When you typically think about what to do on your Outer Banks vacation, you probably think about spending your days on the beach, visiting lighthouses and monuments, shopping, etc. There are also plenty of great activities to do at night as well. Check out these awesome family-friendly nighttime activities below! 

Adults, if you're interested in grown-up night time activities, check out our after dark blog about nightlife on the Outer Banks. 

Ghost Crabbing
Ghost Crabbing

Ghost Crabbing

Ghost crabbing is a great nighttime beach activity that is fun for all ages. Take a flashlight on the beach after dark and try to spot them crawling in and out of the sand. Local beach shops and stores sell ghost crabbing kits, but you don't need those to have a good time. Look in your guest bag for the flashlight that was made specifically for ghost crabbing!

You can also find arcade games at Paradise Fun ParkAvalon Pier and the RC Theaters, all in Kill Devil Hills.  The Bowling Alley and OBX Laser Tag, both in Nags Head also offer a plethora of arcade games!  

Family Photos at Dusk


Bowling is a perfect activity for kids and adults of all ages. Check out the OBX Bowling Center in Nags Head for this activity!

OBX Ghost Tours

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