- 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
Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of ocean adventures with Ocean Air Sports. The outfitter offers lessons for windsurfing, kiteboarding, stand up paddling, and surfing along with rentals for kayaks, jet skis, and sailboats.
Housed in Avon, Kinnakeet Clay Works is a studio and showroom featuring decorative pottery by artisan Antoinette Gaskins Mattingly. Along with observing the artist at work, visitors to this gallery can also make purchases.
Elizabeth City locals enjoy being entertained at the Gateway Theater. The theater having been refurbished in 2012 presents comfortable seating, state of art film equipment and a full service snack and candy bar.
Fun for the whole family, the Albemarle Bowling Center entertains locals and visitors to Elizabeth City. The bowling alley also features a game room and arcade, billiards, gift shop and concession stand.
The waters around Canadian Hole are often used for windsurfing, kiteboarding, stand-up paddle boarders and kayakers. Meanwhile land lovers enjoy stretches of white beaches, open water Pamlico Sound views, playing in the water, and beachcombing.
Along with surfing lessons, Hatteras Island Boardsports provides everything tourists will need to get out and enjoy the waves of the Outer Banks or North Carolina Coastline. This includes wetsuits, surfboards, bodyboards and kayaks.