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December 11, 2018
Winter in the OBX

Why Winter is an Exciting Time in the Outer Banks

You’ve probably heard that summer is a great time to visit the Outer Banks, but did you know that our area is also a lot of fun in winter? Learn more about winter in the […]
September 5, 2018
Outer Banks Events

The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival

Did you know that Roanoke Island is home to the oldest cultivated grapevine in the United States? This September, celebrate the area’s unique history by attending the Lost Colony Wine and Culinary Festival. This afternoon […]
August 22, 2018
Kitty Hawk Kites Aero Tours

Aero Tours in the OBX

There’s nothing like a relaxing view of the Atlantic Ocean while sitting on one of the Outer Banks beaches. However, if you’re looking for a new, unique way to discover our beautiful region, try an […]
July 11, 2018
Outer Banks Brewing Station

Weekly Events at the Outer Banks Brewing Station

If you are looking for a fun, unique night out during your Outer Banks vacation, check out the weekly events at the Outer Banks Brewing Station. This local favorite combines innovative brewing, delicious pub grub […]
June 4, 2018
Fourth of July OBX

Fourth of July Events in the Outer Banks

If you are planning a trip to the Outer Banks this Fourth of July, you are in for a real treat. Sun, sand, great food, fireworks, live music and relaxation all await you. Looking for […]
May 9, 2018
Outer Banks Events

Adventure to the Outer Banks for Storm the Beach

*Unfortunately, we just received notice that this event has been canceled this year. If you already paid for this event, don’t worry! All paid registrants should expect to receive a full refund within 30 days, […]
April 27, 2018
Vacation Tips

How to Achieve Vacation Bliss

You have taken the time off, saved the money and planned the perfect vacation. But when you arrive at your destination, you still feel tired, stressed and, let’s face it, just not that happy! What […]
April 6, 2018
Surf Side Hotel Great Reviews

Surf Side Hotel is Loved by Guests

The votes are in, and it’s official—Surf Side Hotel is “Loved by Guests!” We are proud to announce that Hotels.com has given us one of their prestigious Loved by Guests awards, which are based on […]
March 28, 2018
kite festival

Enjoy High-Flying Fun at Rogallo Kite Festival

A high-flying adventure that guests of all ages will be in awe of, Rogallo Kite Festival is held here in Nags Head every June. The celebration takes place at Jockey Ridge State Park in honor […]
March 28, 2018

So Much Family Fun to Be Had at the Dare Day Festival!

As much as we adults love to sit back and enjoy a relaxing day at the beach, the same can’t always be said for our children. Sure, they have fun splashing around in the water […]
March 23, 2018
Easter Events in Outer Banks

Why You Should Attend Easter Eggstravaganza in the OBX

Easter is a great time to visit the Outer Banks. The weather is warming up, and it’s a fantastic time for outdoor activities. Instead of staying home for the holiday, why not celebrate Easter beach-side […]
March 13, 2018
girl on farm

Island Farm’s Season is Approaching

For young families visiting us in Nags Head, OBX, one place we always recommend visiting is Island Farm. Located less than 15 minutes away from Surf Side Hotel, it offers an educational and fun glimpse […]
March 2, 2018
Outer Banks Taste of the Beach

Save the Date for the OBX Taste of the Beach

Calling all foodies and gourmets! If you are planning to visit the Outer Banks this March, you will be delighted to learn that the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach event will be taking place […]
February 7, 2018
Valentine's Day

What to Do and Where to Save This Valentine’s Day in the OBX!

If you are looking for a unique and memorable Valentine’s Day celebration, the Outer Banks is the best place to be! From romantic beach strolls to breathtaking drives along the coast, you will find love […]
February 1, 2018

Outer Banks Harley-Davidson Presents Annual Bike Week

Calling all motorcycle enthusiasts! Outer Banks Harley-Davidson will soon present the 16th Annual Bike Week and if you haven’t yet booked your accommodations with us here at Surfside Hotel, now is the perfect time to […]
January 8, 2018
chef's auction

Stir Up Some Excitement at the March of Dimes Chef’s Auction!

Planning a visit to the Outer Banks this February? Why not sample some of the best culinary delights the area has to offer, sip on fine wines and enjoy great company? The March of Dimes Chef’s […]
December 20, 2017
wedding expo

Wedding Weekend & Expo: Perfect For Future Brides and Wedding Entourage

Newly engaged and dreaming of a romantic destination wedding in the Outer Banks? First of all, congratulations! Second, once you have finished posting pics of your sparkling ring and smiling face to social media, it […]
November 16, 2017
Planning Your Holiday Vacation in Nags Head

Planning Your Holiday Vacation in Nags Head

When it comes to vacationing in Nags Head, North Carolina, there really is no “wrong” season to visit. Whether you stay with us here at Surf Side Hotel during the spring, summer, winter or fall […]
November 10, 2017
holiday events in Nags Head

Experience Christmas Past at Island Farm this December

Get your family excited for the holidays this December by celebrating at Island Farm! Located less than 15 minutes from Surf Side Hotel, this living historical site is located on the famous Roanoke Island. Take […]
October 16, 2017
Visit the Outer Banks and Enjoy Fall Restaurant Week and Oystoberfest!

Visit the Outer Banks and Enjoy Fall Restaurant Week and Oystoberfest!

Calling all foodies and seafood lovers! The Outer Banks has some amazing offerings coming up for Fall Restaurant Week and Oystoberfest. Restaurant week Fall Restaurant Week 2017 begins Friday, October 27 and runs through Saturday, […]
September 28, 2017
Halloween Fun in the Outer Banks

Halloween Fun in the Outer Banks

Looking to have some Halloween-themed fun in the Outer Banks? Stay at Surf Side Hotel and take part in the 4th annual Halloween Parade here in Nag’s Head on Sunday, October 29! This free (for […]
August 30, 2017

Fall Activities at Island Farm

The Outer Banks is a popular summer vacation destination, but did you know that it’s great for trips during the fall too? With temperatures in the 70’s and plenty of sunshine, fall is an ideal […]
August 17, 2017

Fly Away with the OBX Brewtag this October!

Planning a trip to the Outer Banks this fall? You’ll definitely want to check out the OBX Brewtag, held at the Soundside event site in Nags Head – just a six minute walk from our […]
July 25, 2017
Looking for great places to eat in Nags Head, NC in the Outer Banks this summer? From fresh seafood to classic American fare, Nags Head has something everyone will love!

Long Time Favorite Restaurants to Visit in Nags Head

Looking for great places to eat in Nags Head, NC in the Outer Banks this summer? From fresh seafood to classic American fare, Nags Head has something everyone will love! If you like seafood, Nags […]
June 16, 2017
Outer Banks Events

Visit the Dolphins in the Outer Banks

When you visit Nags Head, NC, you have an unlimited amount of fun and engaging activities to enjoy. In fact, you’ll even have an opportunity to get out on the water and get up close […]
May 31, 2017
Kite Festival

Celebrate History at the Annual Rogallo Kite Festival

Have you ever heard the idiom “go fly a kite?!” Well, guess what? This June 10-11, during the Rogallo Kite Festival at the Outer Banks, you can do just that! As many people know, Francis […]
April 18, 2017

Runners Can Soon Race Through the Outer Banks as Pirates

Have you signed up for a race this spring? If you are an avid runner, you possibly already know that many races surface as the weather improves but how many of them allow you to […]
April 15, 2017

Enjoy Easter on the Beach in the OBX

Celebrate Easter by taking in some warmer weather and some beautiful views.  Instead of staying home and cooking your standard Easter dinner, start your summer early by spending Easter weekend on the beach with family. […]
March 28, 2017

OBX Waterpark Close to Completion

If you’re looking to have some fun in the sun this summer all while keeping cool, you’re in luck. Construction workers have been keeping busy in Powells Point, NC, constructing the H2OBX Waterpark. The brand […]
February 23, 2017
kids on Easter

Spend Easter in Nags Head, NC!

Going to be in the Outer Banks for the upcoming Easter holiday? We’ve got the perfect event to help you and your family celebrate. Not only will you get the traditional Easter fun that involves […]
February 23, 2017

Celebrate Your Engagement at the Outer Banks Wedding Showcase

Engagement season is upon us, and if you recently said “yes” to your partner, congratulations! Now that you are sporting a gorgeous diamond ring on your finger, you are probably looking for a special way […]
February 16, 2017
Looking for great places to eat in Nags Head, NC in the Outer Banks this summer? From fresh seafood to classic American fare, Nags Head has something everyone will love!

2018 Outer Banks Taste of the Beach

An annual event that any frequent visitor of OBX is sure to have heard of before, the annual Outer Banks Taste of the Beach is an incredible opportunity to introduce your taste buds to all […]
February 9, 2017
St. Patrick's Day OBX

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in OBX

Whether you are Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most exciting spring celebrations to take part in here in Nags Head. From car shows to parades there are festive events and […]
January 9, 2017
beach vacation

Enjoy a February Vacation in OBX

Whether you are planning a Valentine’s Day getaway or just looking to escape the cold weather this February, the Outer Banks is the place to go. Rest and relax along the coast, taking in all […]
December 22, 2016
January OBX Vacation

January Events in OBX

Already tired of shoveling your driveway, brushing the snow off your vehicles and having to bundle up in multiple layers every time you head out the door? We recommend escaping the snow for a little […]
December 14, 2016

Save On Your MLK Weekend Vacation in OBX

The New Year is almost here, and if you are in need of an opportunity to rest and relax once the busy holiday season is over, there is no better time to do so than […]
October 27, 2016
dance marathon

Take Part in a Nags Head Dance Marathon Fundraiser this Fall!

If you’re the type of person who can’t help but tap your feet when you hear some good dancing music, there is no better place to be than Nags Head, North Carolina this November. Kelly’s […]
October 10, 2016
Halloween

Spooktacular Halloween Events Taking Place across OBX

Spending Halloween weekend with us at Surf Side Hotel? Even though the weather is getting cooler there are still plenty of outdoor activities for you to check out. Regardless of how you are looking to […]
October 3, 2016
oysters

OBX Fall Restaurant Week & Oystoberfest is Almost Here!

If you are drawn year after year to the coastal flavors of the Outer Banks, we recommend making your plans for a fall getaway soon. Foodies know that there is no better time to visit […]
September 9, 2016
haunted Halloween

Experience Spooktacular Thrills on Roanoke Island This October

The fall season is just around the corner, and with its arrival comes the start of all the Halloween-themed fun that we all love so much. October is a wonderful time to visit the Outer […]
September 7, 2016
BMX show

Dare2Care OBX Shred Fest Kicks Off October with Family-Oriented Fun

A little less than a month away, the Dare2Care OBX Shred Fest offers a wonderful opportunity to get out and enjoy a day of excitement and action by the ocean while supporting a great cause. […]
August 25, 2016
kayak fishing

Reel in Fish and Prizes at the Kitty Hawk Kayak Fishing Tournament

The beautiful, balmy weather and abundance of fish splashing around the waters of Outer Banks makes September a month that every fisherman and woman can appreciate. This year, Kitty Hawk Surf Co. is celebrating the […]
August 15, 2016
arts and crafts OBX

OBX is Filled with Art-Themed Events This September

The last hoorah of the summer, September is the perfect time to plan an OBX vacation. The beaches have begun to quiet down, the weather is beautiful and there are endless outdoor activities to enjoy. […]
July 21, 2016
Nags Head OBX vacation

Top OBX Experiences for Your Upcoming Vacation

If you are planning your first OBX vacation, you are probably feeling a bit overwhelmed by the endless activities for you and your family to partake in. There are so many things to do, see […]
June 29, 2016
yoga on the beach

Wake Up with Yoga on the Grass or Beach

A wonderful way to start your morning, yoga energizes you for the day while calming your mind and allowing you to enjoy the feelings of peace and relaxation that vacation is all about. Whether you […]
May 24, 2016
family out to dinner

Take Part in Brew & Arts Monday Nights this Summer

An event that parents and children alike will love, Brew & Arts begins on June 6 and continues every Monday evening through August 29. Brew & Arts combines good beer, live music, local artists and […]
May 9, 2016
summer concerts in Outer Banks

The Waterside Theatre Summer Concert Series

For music lovers planning a summer vacation to the Outer Banks, The Waterside Theatre is hosting a few exciting concert experiences. Home to The Lost Colony musical experience, the theatre is also teaming up with […]
April 8, 2016
OBX craft beer week

Take Part in Outer Banks Craft Beer Week This Spring!

Things are changing in Nags Head this June, with a weeklong Craft Beer event occurring in place of the single-day OBX Brewfest! The festivities take place from May 30 to June 5, 2016 and if […]
March 16, 2016
audience laughing

Enjoy the Theatre of Dare’s Last Silver Season Show

For families looking to enjoy a taste of the arts during their spring vacation to the Outer Banks, the Theatre of Dare is a great place to visit. Performances occur at the COA Auditorium, located […]
March 7, 2016
ghosts on Roanoke Island

Experience a Supernatural Encounter in OBX this Spring

If you love a good spooky experience, Ghosts of the Lost Colony is the perfect event for you to partake in during your Outer Banks vacation. An annual spring activity, this ghost tour combines supernatural […]
February 22, 2016
eating barbeque wings

Visit the Outer Banks Next Month and Enjoy the BBQ & Wings Showdown!

If you love the tangy smell of barbeque and the fiery hot flavor of wings, then the Outer Banks BBQ & Wing Showdown is a must-visit event during your upcoming Nags Head vacation. Held on […]
February 3, 2016
dog painting

Celebrate Art and Animals with Seaside Art Gallery this February

Art lovers and animal lovers alike will enjoy visiting Seaside Art Gallery this February. Located right here in Nags Head, the gallery is hosting its annual Animals in Art Show throughout the month. A wonderful […]
January 8, 2016
cooking class

Explore New Hobbies Throughout the Month of February

Throughout the month of February, All Saints Episcopal Church is hosting an array of classes to help fight off the winter blues. There are dance classes, cooking classes, arts and crafts, and much more. Whether […]
January 4, 2016
concert in Outer Banks

Listen to a Simon and Garfunkel Tribute Duo this February

2016 is here and now that the busy holiday season is officially over, it is the perfect time to start planning a vacation to the Outer Banks. Here at Surf Side Hotel, we can’t think […]
December 31, 2015
seafood dinner

Indulge In All the Flavors of OBX

If you are planning a vacation to the Outer Banks this spring, there is no better time to visit than during the annual Taste of the Beach event. Enjoy all of your favorite coastal cuisine […]
December 16, 2015
Happy New Year 2016

Celebrate the New Year in Nags Head

After all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there is nothing better than heading to Nags Head for a fun and relaxing getaway. If your family will be ringing in the New Year […]
December 9, 2015
St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Everyone is Irish at Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

One of the most exciting celebrations on Nags Head is just a few months away and whether you are Irish or not, everyone is welcome to join in the celebrations on St. Patrick’s Day! Take […]
December 2, 2015
proposal on the beach

Just Engaged? Head to the OBX Wedding Weekend and Expo this January!

One of the most exciting moments of your life is the one where your significant other gets down on their knee and asks you to marry them. With a bright, beautiful diamond ring on your […]
November 30, 2015
Holiday Lights in OBX

Have Some Fun with Your Family in The Elizabethan Gardens

Are you looking for a holiday activity to take part in during your December stay with Surf Side Hotel? The nearby Elizabethan Gardens will be transformed into a winter wonderland this December! Located on Roanoke […]
November 10, 2015
Wright Brothers National Memorial

Celebrate the 112th Anniversary of the First Flight

“The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their grueling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at […]
October 14, 2015
young girl sharing snacks with Santa

Meet Santa and Enjoy a High-Flying Kite Display this November

With Thanksgiving falling on a Thursday this year, there are plenty of fun holiday themed activities taking place the following weekend. While some people may not like jumping right from Thanksgiving to Christmas, there is […]
October 6, 2015
American Brewed Craft Beers

Enjoy Veteran-Brewed Craft Beer at Americana Beer Fest!

As the leaves change colors and a comfortable fall breeze rolls off the ocean, there is nothing better than sipping a cold beer on the beach.  The November, enjoy an evening full of music, good […]
October 1, 2015
family at a pumpkin patch

Our Favorite Halloween Activities

October is here and we are ready for some spooky, seasonal fun at Surf Side Hotel! The Outer Banks is filled with haunted activities for families of all ages this month, so check out our […]
September 24, 2015
kids trick or treating on Halloween

Take Part in the Halloween Fun Here in OBX!

Celebrating Halloween with Surf Side Hotel this fall? Pack your suitcase full of your favorite costumes, because there is a parade here in Nag’s Head and all are welcome to join! OBXentertainment.com is hosting the […]
September 10, 2015
lobster, crab legs and shrimp

Visit the Outer Banks Seafood Festival this October!

Celebrate the Outer Banks’ rich fishing history at the Outer Banks Seafood Festival this October. Held at the Outer Banks Event Site right on the Albemarle Sound, the event is within easy walking distance of […]
August 27, 2015
toddle in a pumpkin patch

Join in the Fall Festivities at Island Farm

The Outer Banks is a beautiful vacation destination for families to visit year-round and fall is one of our favorite seasons here at Surf Side Hotel. With mild weather and average temperatures in the 70s, […]
August 11, 2015
windmill

Visit the First Wind Powered Brew Pub in the United States

Have you ever heard of a wind powered brew pub? The Outer Banks is home to the first in the United States! Located just a few miles from Surf Side Hotel, Outer Banks Brewing Station […]
July 31, 2015
Bodie Island Lighthouse

Take a Moonlight Tour of Bodie Island Lighthouse

Built to illuminate the North Carolina coast for south-bound sailors, the Bodie Island Lighthouse stands, black and white striped, as a reminder of our Outer Banks history. This is the same lighthouse we have replicated […]
July 27, 2015
child in a pirate costume

Visit the Outer Banks Pirate Festival this August!

Looking for some swashbuckling fun during your Nags Head vacation? Visit Jockey’s Ridge Crossing, just a few miles down the road from Surf Side Hotel, to take part in the Outer Banks Pirate Festival. Get […]
July 17, 2015
Jockey's Ridge State Park Sand Dunes

Explore Jockey’s Ridge State Park!

Looking for an outdoor adventure during your upcoming trip to Nags Head, Outer Banks? Head to Jockey’s Ridge State Park, located just a few minutes down the road from Surf Side Hotel. Home to the […]
July 10, 2015
dinosaurs

Don’t miss the Tyrannosaurus Trek!

Dinosaurs are returning to the Outer Banks for the summer! Take a short trip from Surf Side Hotel to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island to experience the Tyrannosaurus Trek firsthand. This exciting exhibit […]
July 2, 2015

Head to Jennette’s Pier for Some Family-Fun!

Just a few hundred yards down the beach from the Surf Side, there is so much to do all summer long at Jennette’s Pier here in Nags Head, Outer Banks! From paddle tours, learn-to-fish sessions, […]
June 25, 2015

Plan a Trip to Roanoke Island This Summer!

While staying at Surf Side Hotel this summer, we recommend you take a day trip to nearby Roanoke Island! The island is home to interactive historical site, Roanoke Island Festival Park, and hosts many exciting […]
June 19, 2015

National Wildlife Refuge Summer Events

Staying at Surf Side Hotel this summer? Visit the nearby Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges for some fun nature events. These weekly events are great for the whole family and take place […]
June 11, 2015

Visit the 35th Annual Wright Kite Festival

Celebrate the joys of summer and kite flying with the Outer Banks community at the 35th Annual Wright Kite Festival! This year’s event takes place Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 from 10 a.m. […]
June 9, 2015

Celebrate 4th of July Weekend in the Outer Banks

Visiting the Outer Banks for Independence Day? There is a lot to do this holiday weekend. Kick off your celebration right by joining the town of Duck, North Carolina as it celebrates its Annual 4th […]
June 2, 2015

Faire Days Summer Festival Series 2015

Looking for an afternoon of fun in the Outer Banks that the whole family will love? Stop by the fifth annual Faire Days Outdoor Festival Series and enjoy the excitement of live music and entertainment, […]
May 29, 2015

Visit the Windmill Point Art Fair this Summer!

Do you love finding unique art, crafts and trinkets? Come out to support local Outer Banks artists at the third annual Windmill Point Art Fair! This monthly summer event takes place on the first Thursday […]
May 28, 2015

Beach Snacks for Kids

Not much beats a day at the beach in Nags Head on a hot summer day.  To help you better enjoy your time on the beach while staying with us here are a few ideas […]
May 18, 2015

Celebrate Francis Rogallo’s Legacy at the Rogallo Kite Festival!

Here in the Outer Banks, we have quite the flight history. Of course, most people know that the famous Wright brothers took their first flight here, but did you know that NASA scientist, Francis Rogallo […]
April 27, 2015

Get Your Team Together for the First Ever OBX Brewathlon Adventure Race!

Now we know that all that talk about the upcoming OBX Brewfest a couple of weeks ago was probably enough to get you excited about the planning your visit this season. However, as this event […]
April 14, 2015

You Don’t Want to Miss the 2015 OBX Brewfest!

It’s something that beer lovers look forward to every year. That’s right; the OBX Brewfest is a little over a month away and there’s honestly no better time to book your stay with Surf Side […]
April 13, 2015

Race on Out to the 4th Annual Run in the Sand 5K and Fun Run

If you’re an avid runner who enjoys some light competition as well, then come join the festivities in Cape Hatteras, NC for the 4th Annual Run in the Sand 5K and Fun Run.  Registration will […]
April 10, 2015

Soundside Live: What’s Better Than Live Music on the Beach?

For all those music lovers out there, you’re going to want to stop out to the Outer Banks area for the 2015 Soundside Live concert! Though this event was originally slated to take place at […]
March 17, 2015

Will We Be Seeing You for the 2015 OBX Taste of the Beach?

Nothing says springtime in OBX like the Taste of the Beach – and it’s finally upon us! Planning to be in town this week? You couldn’t have picked a better time, as the festivities take […]
February 17, 2015

“Let the Good Times Roll” at the Mardi Gras Gala

March 7th marks the date of the 2015 Mardi Gras Gala in supports of Outer Banks Children at Play Museum.  Head on out and join the festivities to support those families and their children who […]
January 27, 2015

Show Your Love for Oysters this Valentine’s Day!

Oyster lovers, rejoice! It’s that time of year again when the annual  returns and seafood enthusiasts from all overmake their way to the Outer Banks. 2015 marks the 30th consecutive year for the event and […]
November 21, 2014

Outer Banks Ranked #1 on list for Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA

We always believed that our thoughts on Outer Banks being the greatest place ever for a family vacation may have been a little biased. However, it looks as though we may not be alone on […]
October 3, 2014

The Perfect Weekend for Bluegrass and Seafood!

Sure, it may not be summer anymore but that’s okay! If you ask most folks, they’ll tell you that this is the best time of the year to visit the Outer Banks because the weather […]
May 29, 2014

Fly Away to the Outer Banks for the Rogallo Kite Festival

Summertime and the living’s easy! Nags Head is blossoming with beautiful weather and vacationers. All coming to enjoy our oceanfront rooms, sandy beaches and exciting summer events. As if you needed another reason to vacation […]
May 13, 2014

Kickoff Summer With The Shallowbag Shag Beach Music Festival

Get ready for a weekend full of hotdogs, hamburgers, beer (for those of you old enough) and some fun in the sun! In less than two weeks, the official kickoff to summer here in the […]
February 25, 2014

Will you be Joining Us for the 2014 OBX Taste of the Beach?

If you consider yourself a foodie, a lover of fine wines and delicious brews, or someone who simply loves to have a good time, there’s one upcoming event in the Outer Banks that you’re not […]
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