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Located just off the coast of North Carolina, the Outer Banks is a group of barrier reef islands known for their views and vast beachfronts. Home to the Wright Brothers' first flight in Kitty Hawk, the islands celebrate their place in aviation history with museums and events. The Outer Banks were also home to Roanoke Colony, which you can visit along with other sites such as Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, and Jockey's Ridge State Park - home to the tallest sand dune in the eastern United States.

Also known as Hurricane Harbor or, the Graveyard of the Atlantic, the Outer Banks has been the final resting place for many ships over the years. Shipwrecks left the islands with herds of wild feral horses, which have a docile personality for wild animals and are worth finding when you need a break from the beach. Those more interested in pirates than shipwrecks will enjoy the Outer Banks' legend of Edward Teach, known more famously as Blackbeard, who was based and ultimately killed in the area.

All ages and personalities are sure to enjoy the many possibilities that the Outer Banks provides visitors. Take part in some of the local culture, follow the legends, or just bask in the sun for a fun-packed vacation.

Things to do in Outer Banks

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Outer Banks Kiting  - Activity
Outer Banks Kiting
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Ready to learn something new and different – ready to learn how to kiteboard? Stop by Outer Banks Kiting to meet up with instructors who have over 10 years in the kiteboarding industry. You can opt in for a customized private lesson ensuring that you not only have a great experience, but learn amazing advanced maneuvers. You only need three things to start your day: Water shoes, wetsuit and sunscreen – the rest is set!
Jennette's Pier - Attraction
Jennette's Pier
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: (302 reviews)
7223 South Virginia Dare Trail Nags Head, NC
252-255-1501 jennettespier.net
Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina is a popular fishing destination and offers great ocean views. Locals and visitors alike are invited to come and walk along the pier, or spend the day fishing. The Pier House is available to all, a place to satisfy all fishing needs, including daily fishing passes and rentals for those who don’t have their own gear. The pier also plays hosts to a wide array of educational and hands on programs and classes each week and throughout the year.
The Lost Colony - Entertainment
The Lost Colony
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: (198 reviews)
1409 National Park Drive Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-2127 thelostcolony.org
The Lost Colony is an Outer Banks Original production, originally created to commemorate the 350th Anniversary of the birth of Virginia Dare. Since it was first staged in 1937, millions have come to see the show, which is the nation’s premier and longest running symphonic drama. The play was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green, and is produced by the Roanoke Island Historical Association.
The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival  - Event
The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival
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Downtown Manteo
The Outer Banks and the whole Northeast region of North Carolina has waited a long time for this music festival. Well folks, the wait is OVER! The first annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival is just around the corner! Come hear that old familiar twang, in the tradition of Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and so many other legendary performers. Come hear today's Bluegrass stars, such as Rhonda Vincent and Doyle Lawson picking their strings outside, under crisp October skies. We're bring... read more
Colington Cafe - Restaurant
Colington Cafe
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: (378 reviews)
Colington Ave, 1029 Colington Road, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252 480 1123 colingtoncafe.com
The Colington Café has been operating for over two decades, and focuses on serving local food with a gourmet touch at an affordable price. The café is located in a Victorian house just one mile from the beach, surrounded by giant oak trees and stunning gardens. The restaurant features daily selections depending on the morning’s freshest local fish, and whatever the on-site dessert chef decides for an after meal treat. They also have an extensive and affordably priced wine list with more than... read more
Tanger Outlets Nags Head - Other
Tanger Outlets Nags Head
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7100 S Croatan Highway Nags Head, NC 27959
Tanger Outlet Centers offer 43 shopping outlet malls and more than 400 brand name factory outlet stores in 26 states coast to coast and in Canada.