- Our list of the best things to do in Manteo, North Carolina, features the top 99 nearby activities — including 50 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Manteo, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Water Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Places, and Tours.
- The results below include the top 29 things to do within the city of Manteo, NC , followed by 73 popular activities in nearby cities, including Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Duck, Rodanthe and Ocracoke
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6504 South Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27959 MoreLess Info
Go-karting fans visiting the Outer Banks get their karting fix at Full Throttle Speedway in Nags Head. The Speedway has two courses: an oval track for single karts and a figure 8 track that accommodates single- and double-occupancy karts.
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.
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…
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.
With two tracks to choose from, Nags Head Raceway offers visitors a competitive go-kart racing experience. In addition to go-kart racing, visitors can participate in bumper cars or play a game at the arcade area.
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.
Tanger Outlets Nag Head has 25 store locations offering accessories, apparel, children's apparel, food, footwear, and housewares at this location. Usually, the merchandise is cheaper than in other locations, and in season.
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.
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.