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Whether you are gathering with the whole family or having a corporate retreat, Beach Realty has plenty of accommodation options, including homes in close proximity to one another and homes perfect for events.  After you have secured the accommodations, it's time to plan the agenda!  So here are some ideas on local activities that are perfect for bigger groups.

Team Work Makes the Dreamwork

Adventure Parks

Family bonding is important, work families included!  Adventure Parks are a great way to have fun with team-building exercises!  There are two adventure parks on the island to choose from:  

Corolla Adventure Park 
1215 Ponton Lane
Corolla, NC 27927

 First Flight Adventure Park

6714 S Croatan Hwy,
Nags Head, NC 27959

Go Team

Ropes courses are great fun, but not for everyone!  When planning your group activities, make sure you keep in mind everyone's ability level and choose something that everyone will be able to participate in and enjoy! 


OB-Xscape Rooms

Indoor Game and Sport

If the weather calls for some indoor activity, here are some options!  Fun rian or shine!  Choose from an Escape Room, indoor sports simulators, bowling, and more!  

OB-Xscape Rooms® Where private groups can team up and work together, gathering clues to solve problems in a safe, fun, and challenging environment. 
1 Ocean Boulevard Suite 109-111
Southern shores, NC 2799 

Turf’s Up The OBX Premier Indoor Sports Club with custom designed HD sports simulation technology 
3712 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

OBX Bowling CenterWith 24 lanes and a state-of-the-art scoring system, plus an arcade and cafe stocked with food and beverages. 
200 W Satterfield Landing Rd 
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Jumpmasters Trampoline Park14,000 square feet of indoor fun, including dodgeball, a ninja warrior course, foam pits, a battle beam, a climbing wall, axe throwing, an arcade, and trampolines!

728 US-64
Manteo, NC 27954
 Axe Throwing; Corolla Adventure Park

Axe Throwing

Corolla Adventure Park and Jumpmasters both offer this popular activity for group bonding and stress relief!

Corolla Adventure Park 
1215 Ponton Lane
Corolla, NC 27927

  Jumpmasters Trampoline Park  
728 US-64
Manteo, NC 27954


Let local businesses like the ones here help you organize a unique and fun way to spend time with your group!  

For those 21 and older...

Sanctuary Vineyards

Sanctuary Vineyards

Attention Wine Lovers!

You can't miss the 30-acre Currituck vineyard to your left on 158 Caratoke Highway when traveling from the North to the Outer Banks.  Make sure you stop in for a tasting or to pick up some choice wines for your stay.  

Avoid the traffic and enjoy some time on the water! We have hundreds of homes located just across the Currituck sound in Corolla and Duck. A fun way to get to the vineyard is via a Private Vineyard Cruise that can take up to 18 passengers by boat from Duck across the sound.  

Sanctuary Vineyards

7005 Caratoke Highway
Jarvisburg, NC 27947

Beer Tours

Brewery Tours

For the Beer Lovers

Kill Devil Hills is home to two breweries

Outer Banks Brewing Station Come learn about the history of the restaurant/brewery/music venue with a large outdoor fenced-in backyard under the wind turbine.  Cornhole, live music, and a playground for the kids make this spot a popular place for all, not to mention great brew and grub!

600 South Croatan Hwy
PO Box 2584
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Swells'a Brewing Just a few blocks away towards the beach you will find another great spot for beer-tasting tours!  With a rooftop deck you can enjoy great beer, and wine too! Their focus is on brewing beer great beer, so feel free to bring your own grub. 

1802 S Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

OBX Party Bus

Need a Ride? Set up a Private Pub Crawl with the OBX Party Bus
A great option for groups of up to 20, whether celebrating a birthday, bachelor or bachelorette party, corporate retreat, you name it! 

Have fun on the way and get to your destination safely!  Let them plan your destinations or choose your own from Corolla down to Nags Head.  

OBX Party Bus

Appreciate Some Outer Banks History

Take the group out sightseeing.  There are three of the five Outer Banks lighthouses located in our stretch of the Outer Banks.  If staying up North in Corolla, the Currituck Beach Lighthouse is located adjacent to the Historic Whalehead Club.  Consider a guided tour, perhaps the thrill of a ghost tour event for your group! 

About an hour south, you will find the Bodie Island Lighthouse located in South Nags Head on Pea Island and the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse in Manteo on Roanoke Island.

Manteo is also home of the award-winning Lost Colony outdoor live production, which offers group discounts.

Another visitor hot spot is the historical site where motorized aviation was born!  The Wright Brothers Memorial and Museum is located in Kill Devil Hills. The monument sits atop Kill Devil Hill, marking the spot where brothers Orville and Wilbur first took flight.  Visit the monument and take in views of the ocean and sound.  Walk along the path marking locations where they landed to the reconstructed camp buildings and museum. 

The Lost Colony

The Lost Colony

The award-winning outdoor live production Lost Colony offers a refreshed production of Paul Green's original symphonic drama. Set on the sound front on Roanoke Island, enjoy this 86-year-old Symphonic Drama under the stars. Become immersed in the story of the discovery of a new world with newly enhanced musical and theatrical direction and dynamically stunning choreography. Witness the pageantry of Queen Elizabeth I and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America, all while preserving the historical importance of America's oldest mystery.

The Lost Colony

Waterside Theatre
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
1409 National Park Dr
Manteo NC 27954

Wright Brothers Memorial

The Wright Brothers Memorial

Another visitor hot spot is the historical site where motorized aviation was born! Visit the Wright Brothers Memorial and Museum located in Kill Devil Hills. The monument sits atop Kill Devil Hill, marking the spot where brothers Orville and Wilbur first took flight.  Visit the monument and take in views of the ocean and sound.  Walk along the path marking locations where they landed to the reconstructed camp buildings and museum. 

1000 N Croatan Hwy Mile Post 7
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Appreciate Nature

The main reason people choose to come to the Outer Banks! The natural beauty is surrounded by sound and ocean. There are endless ways to enjoy nature here as a group, whether it's al fresco dining, hiking, or adventures, including the popular Corolla Wild Horse ToursKayak ToursFishing Excursions, and other water sports, to name a few.

And of course, there's the beach.  In order to make the most of your time, why not have an equipment rental company take care of your setup (and tear down), so you can enjoy more time with the group, simply enjoying time together? Ocean Atlantic Rentals has everything you need, from cottage items to bikes, kayaks, beach gear, golf carts, and more!

Feed the Masses

A seafood buffet is always a hit and good way to feed large groups.  Two popular choices are  Jimmy's Seafood Buffet in Kitty Hawk and Captain George's in Kill Devil Hills.  If you would prefer to skip the crowds, and enjoy your own group in your vacation home, why not cater?  If you've never had Lowcountry Boil, then you need to give this popular southern dish a try! Firehouse Boil will deliver right to your home or venue.  It's perfect for casual dining and a must-have when in the south!

Feed the Masses

For more suggestions on how to feed the group, read our Alternatives to Eating Out post!

And make sure you check out our helpful tips for vacationing with a large group blog post.

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