Mother’s Day on the Outer Banks

It’s that wonderful time of the year when we recognize all the mothers in our lives. Not just the ones we were born to, but the grandmothers, aunts, sisters, partners, and all the maternal figures we have chosen to share our lives with. Just as the holiday isn’t one-size-fits-all, neither is the manner in which we celebrate. That’s why we’ve rounded up a diverse list of ways to show your appreciation to all the loving figures that you’re celebrating this Mother’s Day on the Outer Banks!

mother's day on the outer banks
beach walk with mom

Celebrate by the Sea

May brings practically perfect weather on the OBX, making it a beautiful time to celebrate Mom at the beach! Here are a few ideas for those who like to soak up as much of the sea as possible.

Surprise your mom with a cup of local coffee and take a beach walk together at sunrise. In the afternoon, pack a picnic basket full of her favorite goodies and relax and enjoy the sound of the waves. Plan ahead and book an appointment with a local portrait photographer to take family photos on the beach and save these moments forever.

aqua spa

Relax & Rejuvenate

What’s a vacation for if not to relax and rejuvenate? Book Mom a day at our favorite OBX spa, AQUA. Located in Duck, this spa offers a variety of services from revitalizing facials to mani/pedis, and most notably, amazing massages. After a treatment at AQUA, you are guided to the tea room to enjoy a few minutes of solitude overlooking the sound. — Now THIS is relaxation at its finest. After this much-needed me-time, meet the family at AQUA’s restaurant for a delicious meal.

playing games by the pool

Fun for the Whole Family

Put togetherness at the top of the to-do list this Mother’s Day by planning a day of activities for the whole family. Visit the historic Currituck Lighthouse in Corolla and stretch your legs with a climb to the top. Go for a round of mini-golf and follow it up with some ice cream. — Might we suggest Surfin’ Spoon? Yum! Learn a new skill together and create your own souvenir at an art class at AR Workshop. Or simply hang by the pool and play games all day! You can’t go wrong when you’re together.

sunset sail

Do Something OBX-traordinary

Make this Mother’s Day on the Outer Banks one to remember. Treat Mom to a sunset sail with Coastal Sols where she can enjoy a dinner at anchor with three “coast-to-table” courses. For a unique look at the Outer Banks, take flight over the birthplace of aviation with a private air tour with OBXA. Or if y’all are celebrating with a more adventurous spirit, get your adrenaline pumping by jumping out of a plane with Skydive OBX. On the Outer Banks, it’s all too easy to take your vacation to the next level.

Give the Gift of Family Vacation Memories

Still looking for a spectacular way to thank the mother figures in your life? Give the gift of family vacation memories by booking an OBX getaway. As long as you’re together, Mother’s Day is sure to be a special holiday for Mom.

Father’s Day is just around the corner! Start planning that ultimate OBX vacation for Dad.

Laurel Burgam

Laurel Burgam

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