- Our list of the best things to do in Avon, North Carolina, features the top 37 nearby activities — including 18 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Avon, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Water Activities, Outdoor Places, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 10 things to do within the city of Avon, NC , followed by 27 popular activities in nearby cities, including Buxton, Frisco, Rodanthe, Ocracoke and Salvo
83% 986 votes
374 Airport Rd., Manteo, NC 27954 MoreLess Info
Founded in 1976, Roanoke Island's aqarium is a combination of the North Carolina Marine Resources Center, Pine Knoll Shores and Fort Fisher to provide one area to inspire visitors to appreciate and conserve the North Carolina aquatic environments. Tours are provided, with outdoor programs including kayak, stan…
100% 77 votes
380 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954 MoreLess Info
Sail the Outer Banks-Private Sails aboard a 41-foot Gulfstar sailboat. The boat leaves the Manteo Waterfront for three-hour rides throughout the day, including during sunset, and those on the boat can even learn to sail.
The isolated Nags Head-based Bodie Island lighthouse was open in 1872, and today is located on the National Seashore, along with Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Ocracoke Island Lighthouse. One of the two lighthouses you can climb, self-guided tours are available April through Columbus Day. Bodie is a 10-story clim…
Named for Queen Elizabeth I, the queen in power when England began its first colonization in America, the gardens are not to be missed when visiting the Outer Banks. Serving as a living memorial to the lost colony, the gardens were planted in the 1950s. What began as a modest two-acre garden grew into multiple …
The mystique of Roanoke Island's Lost Colony comes to life in a special live performance examining what could have happened to Sir Walter Raleigh's first American colony. Disappearing without a trace, the mystery of the Lost Colony is fascinating, which is the reason behind the Hsitorical Association's engaging…
Surfers on the Outer Banks come to the Cavalier Surf Shop on Nags Head to purchase, repair and rent equipment. Every staff member is an experienced surfer. The shop is worth a visit even for non-surfers in search of swimming suits and accessories.
100% 11 votes
1401 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954 MoreLess Info
Established in 1937, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a national park that is characterized by ocean currents, sea level changes, and narrow barrier islands. The park is home to wildlife such as turtles and seals.
Part of the National Park system, Fort Raleigh was the first settlement in the New World. Colonists from England descended upon the shores of the Outer Banks, finding Roanoke Island secure from the coastal elements. Although the colony was lost, the fort remained and is an historic site protecting the area that…
50% 6 votes
2420 South Croatan Hwy, Milepost 10.5, Nags Head, NC 27959 MoreLess Info
Suitable for groups and private parties, Gearworks Laser Tag & Family Amusement Center features laser tag along with arcade games and air hockey tables. The center provides inflatable structures for younger children, scoreboards for observers and a snack bar.
Specializing in the repurposing of household items, Seagreen Gallery features many interesting art pieces. Housed in an old department store, the artists have taken soda tabs to create jewelry, and beach glass to craft stained glass mirrors and the like.