OBX Places To Explore

Maggie
OBX Places To Explore

Neighborhoods

Nags Head is a laid back beach town with the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure. With abundant opportunities for water sports, fishing, golfing, and exploring, this neighborhood is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. Check out parks like Jockey's Ridge or the Lost Colony. Go on a wild horse tour in Corolla. Book a deep sea fishing excursion. Visit one of the many lighthouses along the Outer Banks coastline. There is something for everyone in Nags Head.
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Nags Head
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Nags Head is a laid back beach town with the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure. With abundant opportunities for water sports, fishing, golfing, and exploring, this neighborhood is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. Check out parks like Jockey's Ridge or the Lost Colony. Go on a wild horse tour in Corolla. Book a deep sea fishing excursion. Visit one of the many lighthouses along the Outer Banks coastline. There is something for everyone in Nags Head.
Manteo is a coastal Mayberry. Quaint and full of history. Be sure to check out the beautiful downtown shops and eateries. Roanoke Island Festival Park is also great for all ages!
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Manteo
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Manteo is a coastal Mayberry. Quaint and full of history. Be sure to check out the beautiful downtown shops and eateries. Roanoke Island Festival Park is also great for all ages!
Upscale neighborhood with tons of large sidewalks and sound side boardwalks. Great for walking and biking. Duck is home to the original Duck Donuts and features many high end homes, retailers, and restaurants.
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Duck
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Upscale neighborhood with tons of large sidewalks and sound side boardwalks. Great for walking and biking. Duck is home to the original Duck Donuts and features many high end homes, retailers, and restaurants.
Northern-most NC Outer Banks neighborhood. Home to historic Currituck community and lighthouse. Also popular for wild horse tours, 4x4 beaches, and fishing charters.
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Corolla
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Northern-most NC Outer Banks neighborhood. Home to historic Currituck community and lighthouse. Also popular for wild horse tours, 4x4 beaches, and fishing charters.

Sightseeing

Grab a kite and enjoy the breathtaking views from atop these historic dunes. We recommend going at sunset!
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Jockey's Ridge State Park
300 W Carolista
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Grab a kite and enjoy the breathtaking views from atop these historic dunes. We recommend going at sunset!
Not only is it great for a stroll, the beach surrounding the pier is great for young kids. Tidal pools create shallow, safe splash zones for the littles. It is also a popular spot for skimboarding and surfing.
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Jennette's Pier
7223 South Virginia Dare Trail
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Not only is it great for a stroll, the beach surrounding the pier is great for young kids. Tidal pools create shallow, safe splash zones for the littles. It is also a popular spot for skimboarding and surfing.
A fun play that highlights the history behind one of the first settlements in NC. Surrounded by several walking trails and recreations of historic sites.
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The Lost Colony
1409 National Park Drive
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A fun play that highlights the history behind one of the first settlements in NC. Surrounded by several walking trails and recreations of historic sites.
A beautiful, historic site with gorgeous views. Learn about the history and monumental move in order to save the lighthouse. Great place to access the beach!
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
46379 Lighthouse Road
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A beautiful, historic site with gorgeous views. Learn about the history and monumental move in order to save the lighthouse. Great place to access the beach!
Fascinating and educational! Easy, short outdoor hikes, monuments, outdoor drama play, and museums.
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Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
1401 National Park Dr
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Fascinating and educational! Easy, short outdoor hikes, monuments, outdoor drama play, and museums.
A historic must-see! Speaks for itself and something every Outer Banks visitor should experience.
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Wright Brothers National Memorial
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A historic must-see! Speaks for itself and something every Outer Banks visitor should experience.
About 10-15 minutes south of The Green Tiger, Bodie Island is the closest lighthouse. A fun, free activity to explore the lighthouse and surrounding grounds. Short boardwalk to the marsh for wildlife viewing and photography. A beautiful site to see!
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Bodie Island Lighthouse
8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse
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About 10-15 minutes south of The Green Tiger, Bodie Island is the closest lighthouse. A fun, free activity to explore the lighthouse and surrounding grounds. Short boardwalk to the marsh for wildlife viewing and photography. A beautiful site to see!
Similar to Jockey's Ridge but without the crowd. A quiet nature preserve tucked in behind the busy roads with open and and walking paths. A fun place to explore nature. Be advised - some steep, sandy hills may not be appropriate for all.
Run Hill State Natural Area
901 10th Avenue
Similar to Jockey's Ridge but without the crowd. A quiet nature preserve tucked in behind the busy roads with open and and walking paths. A fun place to explore nature. Be advised - some steep, sandy hills may not be appropriate for all.

Fun To Dos

A great place to visit. Fun for all ages! Putt putt, ropes course, ziplines, and aerial obstical course.
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First Flight Adventure Park
6716 South Croatan Highway
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A great place to visit. Fun for all ages! Putt putt, ropes course, ziplines, and aerial obstical course.
Tons of outlets! If you enjoy bargain hunting and retail variety, this is the place for you!
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Outlets Nags Head
7100 South Croatan Highway
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Tons of outlets! If you enjoy bargain hunting and retail variety, this is the place for you!
A great rainy day activity and great for kids. Typical tourist spot with henna tattoos, sand art, hair wraps etc. Cute and fun!
Life On A Sandbar- Braids, Hair Wraps, Henna & Kid's Activities
3933 S Croatan Hwy
A great rainy day activity and great for kids. Typical tourist spot with henna tattoos, sand art, hair wraps etc. Cute and fun!
Fun and educational! Also makes for a great rainy day activity.
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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
374 Airport Road
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Fun and educational! Also makes for a great rainy day activity.
Another great rainy day find. Make your own jewelry. Create tie-dye shirts. Arts and crafts and more! Great for all ages.
Beads & Grinds
39774 NC-12
Another great rainy day find. Make your own jewelry. Create tie-dye shirts. Arts and crafts and more! Great for all ages.
Go carts and snacks! A classic vacation activity, especially the kids!
Full Throttle Speedway
6504 S Croatan Hwy
Go carts and snacks! A classic vacation activity, especially the kids!
The golf course is right in the back yard and an absolutely beautiful course. If you play golf, you can't visit The Green Tiger without playing a round!
Nags Head Golf Links
5615 South Seachase Drive
The golf course is right in the back yard and an absolutely beautiful course. If you play golf, you can't visit The Green Tiger without playing a round!
An all inclusive park just minutes from The Green Tiger OBX. Excellent playground, paved sidewalks, basketball courts, grassy field and clean restrooms. One of our family's favorite places to play!
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Dowdy Park
3005 S Croatan Hwy
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An all inclusive park just minutes from The Green Tiger OBX. Excellent playground, paved sidewalks, basketball courts, grassy field and clean restrooms. One of our family's favorite places to play!

Neighborhoods

Central OBX town just south of Southern Shores/Duck and north of Kill Devil Hills and Nags head.
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Kitty Hawk
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Central OBX town just south of Southern Shores/Duck and north of Kill Devil Hills and Nags head.
Central OBX town with tons of shops, eateries, and fun things to see. Visit the Wright Brothers' monument/museum, explore some of the nature preserves, or visit one of the local piers for some fishing.
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Kill Devil Hills
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Central OBX town with tons of shops, eateries, and fun things to see. Visit the Wright Brothers' monument/museum, explore some of the nature preserves, or visit one of the local piers for some fishing.

Food scene

Marina-front seafood restaurant and market. One of our favorite local places for fresh oysters and locally sourced seafood.
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O'Neal's Sea Harvest
618 Harbor Rd
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Marina-front seafood restaurant and market. One of our favorite local places for fresh oysters and locally sourced seafood.
Eat like a local. Shoes optional. Delicious fresh seafood and a great spot for breakfast!
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Sam & Omie's
7228 South Virginia Dare Trail
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Eat like a local. Shoes optional. Delicious fresh seafood and a great spot for breakfast!
A local favorite right across from Jockey's Ridge. Wide variety of steaks, seafood, sandwiches and salads. Plenty of outdoor seating. Be sure to try the crab pretzel appetizer!
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Mulligan's Grille in Historic Cottage Row
4005 South Croatan Highway
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A local favorite right across from Jockey's Ridge. Wide variety of steaks, seafood, sandwiches and salads. Plenty of outdoor seating. Be sure to try the crab pretzel appetizer!
Delicious fresh seafood with a Caribbean flare. Featured on a popular TV show - highly recommended.
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Tortugas Lie
3016 South Virginia Dare Trail
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Delicious fresh seafood with a Caribbean flare. Featured on a popular TV show - highly recommended.
Best burgers on the OBX, hands down.
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Art's Place
4624 North Virginia Dare Trail
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Best burgers on the OBX, hands down.
Enjoy a meal with a view. Great variety and customer service located in downtown Manteo. A great place for a bite when you are exploring the quaint Manteo shops.
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Avenue Waterfront Grille
207 Queen Elizabeth Ave
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Enjoy a meal with a view. Great variety and customer service located in downtown Manteo. A great place for a bite when you are exploring the quaint Manteo shops.
Great food with a gorgeous view. Located at Pirate's Cove Marina - enjoy dinner while watching the local boats. A fun dining experience for all!
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Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar
2000 Sailfish Dr
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Great food with a gorgeous view. Located at Pirate's Cove Marina - enjoy dinner while watching the local boats. A fun dining experience for all!
Always a great variety of Americana and local seafood dishes. Daily specials, laid back atmosphere, great for lunch or dinner. Be sure to ask about their fun outdoor seating options, especially in the off season.
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Lucky 12 Tavern
3308 South Virginia Dare Trail
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Always a great variety of Americana and local seafood dishes. Daily specials, laid back atmosphere, great for lunch or dinner. Be sure to ask about their fun outdoor seating options, especially in the off season.
A local favorite! Wide variety of dishes and family friendly.
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Blue Moon Beach Grill
4104 South Virginia Dare Trail
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A local favorite! Wide variety of dishes and family friendly.
A quirky, eclectic local favorite that's always a ton of fun. Lively bar scene, but equally family friendly. A good selection of Italian dishes and seafood.
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The Jolly Roger Restaurant
1836 North Virginia Dare Trail
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A quirky, eclectic local favorite that's always a ton of fun. Lively bar scene, but equally family friendly. A good selection of Italian dishes and seafood.
Family owned pizza joint with great specialty pizzas. Be sure to ask about delivery!
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Nags Head Pizza Company
7531 S Virginia Dare Trail
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Family owned pizza joint with great specialty pizzas. Be sure to ask about delivery!

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Back and Beach Roads

During the busy summer season, travelers may experience fewer delays by taking neighborhood back roads and the beach road.
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Traveling with kids?

We have 4 kids, so please be sure to ask us about our favorite activities, rainy day destinations, and kid friendly restaurants.