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Things to do on a rainy day in the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Outer Banks of North Carolina
Outer Banks of North Carolina
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The Outer Banks of North Carolina consists mostly of beaches and water activities. If you plan a vacation here, this is what you are going to do most of the time. You will be able to find plenty of great things to do so that your trip is not ruined by the weather.

There are a lot of wonderful places to eat in this area. You can find local seafood that you can eat or enjoy a nice dessert in this area. Uncle Eddy's Frozen Custard makes all homemade ice cream. They offer over 50 flavors for you to choose from at their store. There is a pizzeria in the area called Angelo's. They have games inside which is a great place to take the kids.

There are five different lighthouses in this area you can visit. Several of them allow you to go up to the top and see out in the area. This can even be a great view in the rain. They will let you look around inside and learn more about how the lighthouses work. Another thing that this area has available is a lot of great shopping. They have antique shops and specialty stores all over the place. There are a few art galleries if you enjoy this kind of thing. There is a wonderful winery.

There is a huge indoor aquarium here to visit called North Carolina Aquarium. It has a shark tank that you can walk right up next to the sharks. They have several different things going on that are just for the kids. They offer an area to dig for shark's teeth that the kids really enjoy trying to do. You can pet a shark or watch a dive show. This is a must see while you are in the area.

This area also offers three different theaters. One is outdoor, but the two indoor ones are called The Outer Banks Music Showcase and The Theater of Dare. They both offer various plays throughout the year that are affordable for anyone. Check out what is showing while you plan to be in this area visiting.

Destination Fun is one of the best places to go while you are visiting this area and bad weather stops you from enjoying the beach. They have pool tables, laser tag, and a lot of games for the kids to play. You will have a blast here acting like a child. They even offer free wi-fi if you want to check your email while the kids play. Kitty Hawk Kites also has a climbing wall inside of it which is affordable.

Just remember not to let the weather get you down on your vacation. You can still have a lot of fun while you visit this area and make lasting memories. You will be glad that you enjoyed what the Outer Banks of North Carolina has to offer inside as well.