Travel Info

Approximate Driving Distances:

Virginia Beach, VA – 1.5 hours
Richmond, VA – 3 hours
Raleigh, NC – 3 hours
Washington DC – 5 hours
Charlotte, NC – 5.5  hours
Philadelphia, PA – 7 hours
Charleston, SC – 7 hours
New York, NY – 8 hours
Jacksonville, FL – 9.5 hours
Cleveland, OH – 10 hours
Boston, MA – 11 hours


Norfolk, VA (ORF): 1.5 hours
Williamsburg/Newport News, VA (PHF): 2 hours
Richmond, VA (RIC): 3 hours
Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU):  3.5 hours


What airport should I fly into?

Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is the closest “big” airport.

Is airfare included?

All guests are responsible for booking their own airfare.  Better yet? …take a road trip!

How do I get to/from the Norfolk airport?

Please contact us at for transportation suggestions.  Shuttle/Taxi/Transportation

Is VOTB rain or shine?

Yes, the festival is rain or shine.  Bring your rain gear but also remember you will have the shelter of your balcony and room.  Festival times and schedules may be adjusted to accommodate the weather.

What should I pack?

Many consider the shoulder seasons in the Outer Banks to be the best weather.  We have days that could be beach days and days that need a sweatshirt.  Thankfully, you’ll have reprieve from the elements (if needed) by stepping back just a few feet into your room.

  • Sunglasses/Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable bottle/Cup
  • Rain gear
  • Warm clothes
  • Camera
  • Swimsuit
  • Wetsuit
  • Surfboard/boogie board (the OBX is known for its world class waves)
  • Band Flags – display your love for the bands!  Ensure your flags are completely secured and do not block any other guest’s views.

What should I NOT pack?

Balloons.  The Outer Banks prides itself on protecting our ocean and wildlife.  Please refrain from any balloons as they are a huge hazard to these things.

No illegal substances, alcohol, weapons or pets.  The possession and/or use of illegal drugs at VOTB is prohibited.  Please adhere to all laws pertaining to drug use.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes!  However, please refrain from any professional photography or videography at the events.  Drones are not allowed at VOTB.