The Outer Banks has undoubtedly seen a surge in popularity over the past couple of years (looking at you, Netflix). But honestly, even without the popularity of the hit show, the Outer Banks is an immaculate vacation destination! If you’re one of the many who want to visit the Outer Banks in the coming future, we’ve got one big piece of advice. Plan and plan EARLY! Experienced Outer Banks visitors already know that booking an OBX getaway well in advance is the key to securing a great deal and getting the Outer Banks vacation home that is perfect for your group. Keep reading to see why you need to plan as early as possible for your next Outer Banks vacation! Your wallet and your peace of mind will thank you later.

It’s A Great Way to Save Money

This may be a no-brainer but early booking = more time to save. Let’s break it down like this. If you book your Outer Banks vacation for check-in this time next year, you’ll be giving yourself and anyone else you’ll be splitting the house cost with 12 months to save for your vacation. When you have 12 months and an end goal in mind, saving money will be easy and who knows, you may even be able to splurge on a nicer home than if you were to wait until 3 months before your vacation time!

Peace of Mind

By already securing your Outer Banks vacation, you’ll have nothing else to do but relax and be assured that you’ll be going on vacation next year! If you save booking until the last minute, there’s no guarantee the house you want or any homes at all will be available for the week you want.

Get the Home You WANT

This pretty much goes hand in hand with the peace of mind statement above. One of the most important reasons to book early is to guarantee that you get the house you want and need! Take for example larger homes. If you need a home for a large group, then you’re going to need specifics in your rental home. A certain number of bedrooms, specific amenities, a particular location, or even multiple houses side by side or close together all fall under this category. If you wait too long to book your OBX vacation, you may miss out on wants and needs. The most popular OBX homes tend to book early, so go ahead and start planning!

You’ll Have More Time for Other Things

Booking your vacation rental home is just one part of planning your Outer Banks vacation. The really fun part is being able to plan what fun activities you want to do when you get here! The Outer Banks is home to some of the most fun and historic sites and things to do on the east coast. The OBX has everything like our famous Outer Banks lighthouses, world-class fishing, and even the most Instagram-worthy spots to snap a pic. With so much to do on the Outer Banks, it’s worth it to have time to research and plan. And rushing to plan your itinerary because you left booking until the last minute is just not the vibe.

Have Something To Look Forward To

Who doesn’t love having something like an Outer Banks vacation to look forward to?! Studies have proven that having an experience to look forward to increases happiness levels in some people. So why not book now and give yourself something to look forward to a year or so from now?

Who knows? While you’re soaking up a great Outer Banks beach vacation, you just may find that spending a week on our beautiful beaches isn’t enough…

There is no time like now to start getting excited about your Outer Banks vacation! View our wide array of OBX vacation rental homes from Corolla to Hatteras Island and book now!