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Local Attractions and Things to do on the Outer Banks



There are several parks, museums, nature trails, and historical events that are reenacted throughout the area at different times of the year. Here are a few highlights to consider when planning vacations or a weekend getaway. There are several lighthouses to visit on the Outer Banks; Nags Head is centrally located on the Outer Banks so it is the perfect place to start any day.

  Jockey's Ridge State Park in Nags Head is 426-acres and has the largest natural living sand dune on the East Coast. Self-guided trails and nature programs are open year-round. See our Activities Page for ideas on hang gliding and kite flying. Jockey’s Ridge has a visitor's center, small gift shop, museum, picnic facilities and restrooms onsite.

  Wright Brothers Memorial in Kill Devil Hills is the site of the world's first controlled powered flight. The Visitor Center features full-scale reproductions of the Wright 1903 Powered Flyer.

  Cape Hatteras National Park extends more than 70 miles from South Nags Head covering 30,000 acres. Includes natural and historic attractions, such as lighthouses and lifesaving stations.

Ladies, don't wonder "What to do?" while the guys are fishing take a day for yourself! Tanger Outlet Center is right across the road behind the motel. After shopping, drive on over to Manteo and get pampered with a massage at Better Body Massage or maybe you would prefer a facial, spa package or even the sauna.

You can easily spend the day at Roanoke Island, only 10 minutes away. Roanoke Island offers several things to see and do including Roanoke Island Festival Park, the NC Aquarium, Elizabethan Gardens, Ft. Raleigh Historic Site, The Island Farm and the outdoor drama The Lost Colony.

Roanoke Island offers several things to see and do including:



Jennette's Fishing Pier & Aquarium: The Outer Banks' newest attraction and 1,000' fising pier.