- Our list of the best things to do in Nags Head, North Carolina, features the top 97 nearby activities — including 49 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Nags Head, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Water Activities, Outdoor Places, and Tours.
- The results below include the top 24 things to do within the city of Nags Head, NC , followed by 74 popular activities in nearby cities, including Manteo, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Duck and Ocracoke
The Outer Banks beach dunes are a draw for outdoor lovers, and Jockey's Ridge State Park features the tallest sand dune on the Atlantic coastline. Facing Roanoke Sound, the 426-acre dune-filled park is popular for flying kites and watching fabulous sunsets. Hang-gliding and sandboarding are permitted, although …
Spend the day on Jennette's Pier to enjoy its wide, public beaches, pier aquariums, and fishing. You'll find catches like mahi mahi, bluefish, king mackerel, puffers, trout, pompano, flounder and other species, with bait, license and rod rentals availabe.
94% 195 votes
6920 South Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27959 MoreLess Info
Rentals are the primary focus of Kitty Hawk Water Sports, which offers jet skis, kayaks, and surfboards, and sail boats. Tours and lessons with this equipment can also be arranged through the company.
92% 165 votes
Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959 MoreLess Info
The world's largest hang gliding school is the Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School in Nags Head, North Carolina. The school offers single lessons, couples' instruction and also provides lessons tailored for children.
95% 84 votes
7517 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959 MoreLess Info
Majestic bottlenose dolphins are the star of the show at Nags Head Dolphin Watch. This eco-tourism company organizes dolphin-watching expeditions on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. All excursions are piloted by seasoned captains and are led by a certified naturalist.
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…
Nags Head Fishing Pier is a fishing pier and seafood restaurant. The pier is suitable for walking, sightseeing, and of course, fishing. The restaurant serves several fresh seafood dishes and offers a you catch them, we cook them' service.
82% 152 votes
6606 South Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27959 MoreLess Info
Mini-golfers visiting the Outer Banks rave about Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf in Nags Head. This pirate-themed putt-putt course is delightful for children and adults who want to take a break from the beach.