Up next on our 24 Hours In series is Duck and Southern Shores! This quaint little towns are full of charm, local shopping, gourmet dining, and more. We know you only have 24 hours, but you’ll want to come back to make another trip! Check out all of the best spots to check out in your 24 Hours In Duck and Southern Shores!

Eat + Drink


Honestly…you could spend the whole 24 hours just eating your way around this little town. Local BBQ joints, sandwich shacks, and ice cream stores are galore! Plus, amazing gourmet dining. But to begin your day, you have to stop at the OG Duck Donuts.

Now a country wide franchise with locations as far west as Huntington Beach, California; the Duck Donuts dynasty had its start right here on the OBX in 2007. There’s nothing like grabbing a Duck Donut and a fresh cup of coffee to start your day off on the right foot.


For lunch, you have to check out Red Sky! With tasty lunch dishes like the Red Sky Fish Tacos, Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich, and Mushroom Swiss Burger, you’ll find out why Red Sky is one of our go to choices in Duck and Southern Shores.

Dinner + Drinks

Cravings in Duck not only has some of the best food you’ll ever have, but the night life is amazing as well! The Tap Shack, right behind Cravings is the perfect spot to hangout with a glass of wine or beer on a warm summer night! Plus, you’ll always want to go to a restaurant that Guy Fieri has gone to!


The town of Duck is the perfect place to get outside and adventure! The extensive bike and pedestrian path is perfect for getting out and being active. Honestly, the best way to discover this amazing little town is either by foot or by bike.


Venture out to The Waterfront Shops. The Waterfront Shops features over 27 different local stores and restaurants all in one convenient location! Stores like Islands By Amity, Life’s A Beach, and Barr-ee Station, and more are sure to please during your day stay in Duck!

If You Have The Time…

Okay, so technically H2OBX isn’t in Duck or Southern Shores (it’s actually in Currituck County). However, if you have time, you definitely need to spend a few hours here! It’s only a 20-minute drive away. Plus, it features some of the best water rides, slides, and more on the Outer Banks! If you need a place to cool off or are looking for a thrill to finish up your day trip, H2OBX is the place to go!

We know you’ll want to come back for a full week in Duck and Southern Shores, when you do, make sure to check out all of the amazing vacation rental homes Resort Realty Has to offer. How are you going to spend your 24 hours in Duck?