Located in the very heart of North Carolina's famous Outer Banks beaches, Kill Devil Hills is a popular summer destination. One of the most spectacular stretches of shoreline in the United States, the Outer Banks are a long, thin strip of sand that runs parallel to the Atlantic coastline. Here, the main attraction is miles and miles of beautiful coastline, perfect for swimming, boating, and fishing. Water sports, like kayaking and surfing, are also very popular in the Outer Banks. You can rent equipment and take surf lessons, or simply body board in the crashing Atlantic waves. For families, a day at the beach can be complimented with a trip to one of Kill Devil Hills' miniature golf courses, recreation parks, or go-cart tracks. To explore the town, rent a bicycle and enjoy a leisurely ride.
In addition to its famous coastline, Kill Devil Hills has another claim to fame: it is the birthplace of modern aviation. In 1903, the Wright Brothers made their first successful flight in an airplane from a small outcropping above the town. Although the city of Kitty Hawk is usually credited with the honor of the Wrights' first flight, Kill Devil Hills was actually the location of their legendary journey.
In addition to enjoying the surf and sand, be sure to check out the following sights in Kill Devil Hills:
-Wright Brothers National Memorial: Kill Devil Hills' most famous landmark is a monument to the Wright Brothers, which features a replica of their first airplane.
-Albemarle Sound: Bordering Kill Devil Hills, Albemarle is North America's largest freshwater sound and a great place for fishing and boating.
-Cape Hatteras National Seashore: It is a quick jaunt up the coast from Kill Devil Hills to the pristine shoreline of Cape Hatteras on the very tip of the Outer Banks.
-Alligator River Wildlife Refuge: This wonderful wetland habitat is filled with ducks, gators, and other interesting animals, as well as designated hiking and fishing areas.
-Duck: The charming village of Duck is a great place for shopping and dining, as well as the location of a series of wonderful live music events in the summer.
-Roanoke Island: Visit Roanoke Island, where you can learn about North Carolina's early history, walk through lovely wilderness areas, and peek inside the historic Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse.
Visit Kill Devil Hills during the lovely summer season, when the water is warm and the beaches are pleasantly buzzing with surfers and families. Plan an unforgettable summer in North Carolina with a vacation rental in Kill Devil Hills. Make Kill Devil Hills your home base during an Outer Banks vacation with a wonderful condo that will accommodate the whole family. If you are planning a destination wedding on the shore, seek out a spacious villa for the wedding party and guests.
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