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Driving towards the coast in North Carolina, you’re likely to see a number of black-and-white bumper stickers bearing the letters "OBX"—the proud sign of an Outer Banks driver. The 200-mile-long stretch of barrier islands makes up one of the top beach destinations in the U.S., with not only beautiful swathes of sand but also dozens of historic sites—mostly lighthouses, though you might have heard of the Wright Brothers and their aviation experiments at Kitty Hawk. Add to that great dining and natural attractions, and you’ve got yourself a top holiday destination. Here are the best things to do in the Outer Banks. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.