- 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
87% 68 votes
100 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC MoreLess Info
Kill Devil Hills' favorite store is the Stop-N-Shop Beach Shop, which stocks everything necessary for beachtime fun. The store's offerings include gourmet deli service, bulk dry goods, fishing tackle, live fishing bait, wine, beer and hard liquor.
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.
Stationed a short ways from the Gulf Stream and calling the East Coastâ€™s â€œPirateâ€™s Coveâ€ home, Haphazard Sport Fishing offers tours and charters out to local fishing grounds. Seasonal offerings including tuna, mackerel and marlin are featured along with tournaments.
Located in Manteo, North Carolina on the Outer Banks, the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse is a classic lighthouse that exhibits a white facade with black shutters and red roof. The building is a replica of an 1877 lighthouse.
100% 1 votes
100 Conservation Way, Manteo, NC 27954 MoreLess Info
Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Gateway Visitor Center features interactive exhibits, audio-visual programs and a virtual airplane ride to simulate visits to 11 refuges and a fish hatchery. The free center includes a wildlife-related gift shop.
85% 193 votes
Route 64/264, Manteo, NC 27954 MoreLess Info
Explore this 152,000-acre refuge and learn more about the Outer Banks' wildlife along the coast with marshes, beaches and maritime forests. Follow the Aligator River to see the swamps and marshes that are home to many endangered species of North Carolina, including black bears and red wolves. You can enjoy the …
93% 2884 votes
Mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158, Kill Devil Hills, NC MoreLess Info
The Outer Banks was home to Wilbur and Orville Wright, who took to the skies for the first time on Big Kill Devil Hill (not named for their crashes!). Using the hill and large, flat stretches of land, the Wright Brothers soared in the sky more than 125 years ago, leading the way for airplanes and sky travel as …
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…