Now that Christmas has come and gone, it’s time to start making plans for New Years Eve! Do you have anything spectacular planned for this year? If not, check out all of the awesome events happening on the Outer Banks! Starting out 2018 on the Outer Banks sounds like a great start to a new year to us!


New Year In the New World

Come to downtown Manteo to ring in the new year! Downtown Manteo will be transformed into a street fair party full of local food, live music, and even an early ball drop for kids! Music starts at 3 PM and the kids ball drop will begin at 8:30! Festivities continue until midnight when the largest New Years Eve firework show will begin! For more details, visit the New Year New world website!

Outer Banks Brewing Station Bash

The biggest New Years Even party on the Outer Banks is happening at the Outer Banks Brewing Station! Complete with a massive balloon drop and free champagne, this is an event you don’t want to miss out on! Local band, Zack Mexico will be performing to help ring in the new year. Cover charge is $10 and band starts at 10:00 PM.

Coastal Provisions New Years Eve Dinner

Partake in a 3 course dinner at Coastal Provisions on New Years Eve! With options ranging from baked oysters, smoked duck breast, crab cakes, and decadent desserts, this will be a New Years Eve dinner to remember. You can find the full New Years Eve menu here. Dinner starts at 5:00 PM and ends at 9:00 PM. Cost is $50 per person and reservations are highly advised. Reserve soon, space is running out!

Blue Water New Years Eve Dinner

Ring in the New Year on the waterfront! Blue Water Grill is hosting a 4-course dinner with option of wine pairing! The menu includes entrees like toasted pecan cornbread, grilled rack of lamb, and seared NC chicken breast. To see the full menu, click here. Live music by SoulOne will begin at 9 PM and end at midnight! Meal prices are $75 or $100 with wine pairing.

New Years Eve Brunch at Roosters

Start New Years Eve off right with brunch at Rooster’s Southern Kitchen! Choose from great brunch meals like eggs in a blanket, french toast, Monte Cristo, and more. Plus, $5 bloody marys and a $5 mimosa bar! This is definitely the place to be the morning of New Years Eve!

Dinner and Dancing at Lone Cedar

A special New Years Eve menu will be available at Lone Cedar! No reservations are necessary and there’s no cover charge! The local band Old Enough To Know Better will be playing after dinner and into the new year. Come out for dinner, dancing, and fun at Lone Cedar!

Spend The New Year On The Outer Banks

These spectacular Outer Banks New Years Eve events are the perfect way to ring in 2018. Plan a mini vacation with us for New Years weekend! We have plenty of homes that allow partial stays!

Happiness On The Beach #7855 – Frisco

Oceanfront // 3 Bed 2 Bath // House

Dean #2955 – Nags Head

Semi-Oceanfront // 1 bed 2 bath // Condo


Sand-N-Getti #4848 – Kitty Hawk

Between Highways // 2 Bed 3 Bath // Townhouse


Sunset Joy #C110 – Nags Head

Soundfront // 3 Bed 2.5 Bath // Condo


Wild Goose Chase #1754 – Corolla

Oceanside // 4 Bed 2 Bath // House

To book your mini vacation, call us at (800) 458-3830 to plan the best New Years Eve ever! Happy 2018!


The holidays are almost here which means that it’s time to start thinking about gifts for your loved ones. Between Christmas shopping for your friends, significant other, and family, the holiday season can be hectic and stressful…but it doesn’t have to be.

Collect moments, not things. It’s a simple statement…with a profound effect. Sure, life can get busy, but it’s important to take time out to cherish simple pleasures. Conversations that linger. Frolicking in the sun. Quiet walks with little hands looking for shells. Treasured family vacations. The gift of an Outer Banks vacation will be sure to put a smile on everyone’s face (including yours)! Lifetime memories will be created, smiles will be found all around, and you’ll definitely win “best gift of the year” award.

If the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping has you stressed out, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out our top 5 reasons why giving the gift of an Outer Banks vacation is the perfect gift to give this year.

1 // It won’t get lost or stolen

The perfect vacation home for the perfect Christmas gift // Ocean Star property #5410

We get it. There’s nothing better than flipping through a toy catalog, circling the “must have” toys, and then crafting your letter to Santa. Just remember, toys that your children just had to have might last until February until they get lost in the mysterious toy abyss that is the bottom of the toy chest, their closet…or if you’re like me, between the seats in the car. Stop wasting money on those tiny plastic figures with weird names like Freda Frosting or Pineapple Crush. An Outer Banks vacation is something that isn’t tangible so it won’t get lost (and end up next to week old goldfish crackers).

2 // No wrapping paper necessary

A beach bag stuffed with essentials along with an Outer Banks vacation makes the best Christmas present

Let’s be honest, one of the biggest pains of Christmas is wrapping presents. When you give the gift of an Outer Banks vacation, ditch the wrapping paper for a travel themed card. You can also create an Outer Banks themed basket to keep the family guessing what this year’s gift is! Need an Outer Banks vacation gift certificate? Just let one of our friendly Vacation Specialists know and we’ll be happy to create one for you to print and put under the tree.

3 // It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

The only thing easier than booking a vacation is relaxing in a luxury Outer Banks vacation home // property #5465 Buckeye Breeze

Booking an Outer Banks vacation is the perfect gift…and super simple. Just visit us online, choose your perfect Outer Banks beach home, and voila!…the perfect gift for everyone on your list. And don’t forget about our limited time offers including our Book Early & Save promo as well as our EZ Pay plan! Super simple and worry-free.

4 // There’s something to look forward to

The excitement to get to the Outer Banks is real

There’s no doubt that there’s anticipation leading up to Christmas morning. Keep that excitement alive longer until June (or July or August!). By giving the gift of an Outer Banks vacation, not only will everyone be super excited about the actual vacation, they’ll count down the days until it’s time to head to the OBX!

5 // You’ll create memories that last forever

Creating lifelong memories on the Outer Banks: priceless // image via Pinterest

Think about it. When was the last time you bought some THING that brought you as much happiness as time spent with the ones you love? Research proves that experiences are far more fulfilling and deliver more-lasting happiness. Don’t get us wrong, there is nothing wrong with tangible, physical gifts. (We love them too!) However, the gift of travel and unforgettable memories offer so much more. The time spent and memories made with family and friends is irreplaceable and something that will definitely last a lifetime.

Family vacations on the Outer Banks are remembered both in the moment and for long afterwards in the memories they create. Resort Realty wants to help everyone create moments in time that bring us closer to the ones we love and make 2018 the year that you will remember…With more than 500 vacation rentals located from Corolla to Hatteras Island we make it easy to plan the perfect Outer Banks vacation experience.

These days won’t last forever…don’t miss out on some truly unforgettable moments that will evolve into the some of the best memories you’ll ever have.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season on the Outer Banks is full of fun, family, and creating new traditions. Check out all the holiday fun the Outer Banks has to offer!

6th Annual Surfin’ Turkey 5K // Hatteras – November 23rd, 2017

This fun 5k is a way to work off all that Thanksgiving Turkey! Presented by the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund, proceeds will go towards this organization. Race price is $30 before November 10th, $35 after, and $40 the day of! For more information, visit the Hatteras Youth website.


Grand Illuminations 2017 // Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo – November 24th

A month full of sights and lights, come out to the opening night of Grand Illuminations of Winter Lights! With thousands of holiday lights, festive food, drink, and fun, these lights will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit! For more information, visit the Elizabethan Gardens website.


Hangin’ With Santa // Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head – November 24th

Take pictures with Santa, snack on cookies and hot cocoa, and try out toys straight from Santa’s Workshop at this fun free event! Hang with Santa from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Kitty Hawk Kites location in Nags Head! For more information, visit the Kitty Hawk Kites website.


Kites With Lights // Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head – November 25th

Enjoy an amazing light display at Jockey’s Ridge! Kites With Lights will feature kites flying high all ready to celebrate the holidays! This free event starts at 4:00 PM and ends at 6. Guests are encouraged to make a donation to Toys for Tots to help children in need this holiday season. For more info, visit the Kitty Hawk Kites website.