Posted on 5/10/2023

Top 10 Reasons To Visit OBX For Your Honeymoon

OBX is the perfect place to relax during your honeymoon. Outer Banks is known for its amazing food, quiet beaches, and many great experiences. 

Whether you are looking for a quiet night or a night on the town, OBX has it all! John Yancey Inn is located between both nightlife and a quiet night. 

If you’re looking for a great dinner or even lunch, Kill Devil Grill is located right across the street. About a quarter of a mile down is Swells’a Brewing. Swells’a has amazing views for the perfect intimate conversations over a drink on their rooftop. The thing we love the most about OBX is that there are minimal chain restaurants, any restaurant you go to in OBX you are guaranteed something fresh, delicious, and unique! 

At John Yancey Inn, they offer romance packages that you can add on, which is the perfect surprise for your significant other. From perks to staying at John Yancey Inn to romantic things to do around the Outer Banks, these are the 10 biggest reasons you should book your honeymoon to OBX.

Private Beach Access

Here at John Yancey Inn, we offer private beach access which is perfect for an exclusive get away. We also offer Oceanfront rooms that walk right onto the sand! You don’t have to bother to go up or down the stairs to get back to your room after a long beach day. They are also perfect for a romantic beach walk in the evening. 

Romance Package

When staying with us at John Yancey Inn you can add our romance package. We have many different packages depending on your price range. We offer early arrival/ late departure, a dozen roses, rose petals and swans on the bed, chocolate covered strawberries, charcuterie board, and champagne. This is the perfect way to surprise your significant other! 

Horse Tours

What is more romantic than an evening horse tour visiting Corolla and the Carova beaches or a day trip to Cape Hatteras located off of Bodie Island? This is the perfect place to relax with each other and get to experience something new! You also get the amazing views of Cape Hatteras lighthouse. 

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Enjoy amazing views from Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Jockey’s Ridge is the perfect place for you and your significant other to fly kites together! After you’re done visiting Jockey’s Ridge you can walk across the street and enjoy some ice cream together or an amazing sunset over the Sound!


The Outer Banks are known to have many beautiful piers. If you enjoy fishing or even just looking at the water this is a great activity to do! You can also enjoy live music there and even a few drinks together at Fisheads, Nags Head Fishing Pier or Avalon Pier.

Dolphin Tours

Dolphin tours are so much fun and a great way to get out and enjoy nature. You even get to see all of the different boats located in Wanchese. 

Waterfront dinner

When visiting OBX you have to visit Miller’s Waterfront Bar and Grill. They have a wide variety of options on their menu from seafood to a delicious NY Strip steak! We suggest you sit outside so that you can see the gorgeous sunset while enjoying a dinner together. For more romantic meals out, there are plenty of delicious restaurants nearby.

Airplane tour

Take a $35 ride around OBX in Big Red! This airplane tour is such a fun and cheap activity to do together. The views are breathtaking. This is something you won’t want to miss.


OBX is known for its beautiful lighthouses, you can either go to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse , Bodie Island Lighthouse or Currituck Lighthouse. All of these locations are amazing. Once you make it to the top of the lighthouse you can enjoy the beautiful views of OBX. The spiral staircases are also a fun activity to climb and you can get your workout in for the day with your partner. 

Elizabethan Gardens

These gardens are full of vibrant flowers, beautiful sites, and a relaxing time to enjoy nature. They also have amazing water views so you can enjoy the water as well. The gardens are pet friendly and have accessible walkways. You and your partner will love this aspect of OBX.