If you’re lucky enough to be on the OBX during Valentine’s Day, this is the guide you need! A lot of restaurants and local businesses close in the winter, but some open specifically for Valentine’s Day! Even with some local businesses closed until March, still so much to see and do on this special day of love. Check out some of the best OBX Valentine’s date night ideas that’ll be sure to make sparks fly between you and your significant other.

Watch The Sunrise & The Sunset

There’s nothing like an Outer Banks sunrise or sunset. Watching the sunrise on the beach or sunset on the sound side can be a super easy and romantic way to spend some time with your sweetheart.

A stunning sunrise on the Outer Banks makes the perfect Valentine's date idea.

Climb Jockey’s Ridge & Have An Impromptu Picnic

Climbing Jockey’s Ridge can be a fun way to bond with your significant other! Having fun running up the dunes and playing around will be sure to bring out your inner child. At the end of all of your running around and enjoying Jockey’s Ridge, have a romantic picnic at the top of the dunes if the weather is nice. If not, head back to your rental and picnic in the living room. If you get a good weather date night, the top of Jockey’s Ridge is also the best place to see the sound and the ocean at the same time!

Jockey's Ridge on the OBX is home to America's largest living dune, spend your Valentine's date climbing the large sand dunes and having a picnic.

Have A Private Beach Bonfire

What could be better than cuddling with your love by the sea with a bonfire going? Bonfire permits are super easy to acquire. For more information, see our blog on how to host the perfect beach bonfire! Spending Valentine’s Day roasting marshmallows and hanging out with your significant other sounds like a great day to us!

A private beach bonfire is a classic OBX Valentine's day date idea as long as you know the rules of beach bonfires and stay safe!

Stroll Downtown Manteo

Downtown Manteo is the perfect place to take a walk with your valentine. The boardwalk that lines the soundfront is full of beautiful boats and the famous Elizabeth II. There are so many different little restaurants and shops to discover, your sweetheart might just surprise you with a unique gift from one of the little boutiques!

Downtown Manteo provides the perfect quaint and romantic backdrop to enjoy your OBX Valentine's Day.

An Outer Banks Valentine’s Day is sure to be unforgettable. Whether you’re local or visiting, make this Valentine’s Day a mini vacation or a stay-cation with Resort Realty homes that are cozy, cute, and allow partial stays! Or even give your sweetheart the gift of an Outer Banks vacation! Whichever you choose, you can’t go wrong with Resort Realty this Valentine’s Day.