The Outer Banks, aka OBX, has a long-standing and well-earned reputation for not letting anything get the best of it.

The long thin ribbons of sand that make up these barrier islands may change shape over time,

but the resilient spirit of the place remains. The Outer Banks' wide, scenic beaches and wide-open parks seem exotic

you don't have to take a plane or cruise to get here, just drive!

We've collected some trip ideas to help you plan your vacation.

Do you consider yourself an adventure junkie, history buff, nature enthusiast?

Find your way to your favorite Outer Banks activities by air, land or water.

And don't forget to see a new MUST-SEE in America, the spectacular Bassnight Bridge,

fishing is best things to do in outer banks

While summer is loved by many, don't sell fall, winter or spring short. Each season holds its own treasures.