First Flight Adventure Park | Nags Head, NC

First Flight Adventure Park

First Flight Adventure Park

6716 S Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-715-3622
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Zip line, climb and challenge yourself at First Flight Adventure Park! This family friendly attraction features multiple obstacles, a range of platforms, and varying courses: easy, intermediate, or hard. Designed to mimic the bands of a hurricane that cycle out from a central tower, the Adventure Park includes ropes, hammocks, cables, and more! A perfect outing for all ages. Open seasonally.

Jumpmaster’s Trampoline Park | Manteo, NC

Jumpmaster’s Trampoline Park

Jumpmaster’s Trampoline Park

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Manteo, NC 27954
252-423-3177
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Parents are kids alike are thrilled that there’s an active, indoor option for a rainy day on the OBX, or when the ocean is rough, or for those days when everyone’s had enough (or maybe too much…) Vitamin D for the week. Located in Manteo, Jumpmasters is about a 15 minute drive from Nags Head, and it’s totally worth it! Featuring an entire room of trampolines that are flush to the floor and flanked by padded barriers, there’s plenty of space to get your jump on. There’s also a ninja warrior course, climbing wall, and battle beam! Pair your visit to Jumpmasters with a stroll through downtown Manteo, or stop into the Elizabethan Gardens or Festival Park.

Jennette’s Pier | Nags Head, NC

Jennette’s Pier

Jennette’s Pier

223 S Virginia Dare Trail,
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-255-1501
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Visit Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head for a wonderful vantage point over the water! Walk to the end of the pier, which extends over 1000 feet into the ocean to cast a line, or explore the aquarium exhibits in the pier house. They also offer kids programs and camps in the summer months.

Nags Head Fishing Pier | Nags Head, NC

Nags Head Fishing Pier

Nags Head Fishing Pier

3335 S Virginia Dare Trail,
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-5141
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A classic Outer Banks establishment, the Nags Head Pier offers “fun, food and fishing!” The pier offers a substantial tackle shop to get you geared up to drop a line, and daily, weekly, and seasonal passes are available. Seasonally, the pier is open day and night, so it’s a great activity any time of day. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served. Don’t miss out on the tiki bar – also known as Captain Andy’s Oceanfront Grill – a bar/restaurant with front row seats to watch the waves roll in. With over 30 beers on tap, seasonal live music, and happy hour, this open-air bar is a fan favorite.

Bodie Island Lighthouse | Nags Head, NC

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Bodie Island Lighthouse

8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse,
Nags Head, NC 27959
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Standing an impressive 156 feet tall, this brick Nags Head lighthouse painted with distinct black-and-white stripes is located 4 miles north of Oregon Inlet. Opened seasonally for climbing in 2013, Bodie Island Lighthouse has 214 swirly steps to the top, where visitors can soak up gorgeous views over the ocean. Fun fact: the lighthouse still casts a light 19 miles out to sea, and is one of a dozen or so remaining brick lighthouses of its size in the country. A boardwalk trail leads through the marshes around the lighthouse, and there is a small welcome center with restrooms.

Jockey’s Ridge State Park | Nags Head, NC

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

300 W Carolista,
Nags Head, NC 27959
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The East Coast’s largest sand dune, Jockey’s Ridge in Nags Head is a must-visit during your next trip to the Outer Banks. A series of rolling sand dunes, some up to 100 feet in height, are the most impressive feature of this local landmark. From the top of the ridge, visitors can enjoy ocean to sound vistas, and the windy ridge is also popular for hang gliding and kite flying. Popular activities include climbing to the top of the dune at sunset to enjoy cotton candy skies and warm summer breezes or strolling the Soundside Nature trail.

Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve | Nags Head, NC

Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve

Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve

701 West Ocean Acres Drive,
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-441-2525
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Since 1974, Nags Head Woods has been dedicated as a National Natural Landmark, and is a 1400 acre conservation area on the sound side in Nags Head. With five miles of trails, this area is a wonderful place to walk, jog, or hike to enjoy the diverse, local ecosystem and over 50 species of plans, animals, and birds. Explore ponds, wooded areas, dunes, and marsh on the Center Trail, Sweetgum Swamp Trail, Blueberry Ridge Trail, Discovery Trail, or Roanoke Sound trail that leads to the water’s edge. There is also and ADA trail that is handicap accessible, with two handicap parking spots at the trailhead.

Nags Head Golf Links | Nags Head, NC

Nags Head Golf Links

Nags Head Golf Links

5615 S Seachase Dr,
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-8073
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For golf lovers, an OBX beach vacation can also pair with a few relaxing days playing on a picturesque course. Tee off at Nags Head Golf Links, a Scottish links-style championship course in Nags Head. The picturesque Roanoke Sound, sea oats and sand dunes create a windswept environment that Golf Digest calls “Among the most beautiful in the eastern United States.” It is recommended to reserve tee times in advance.

Farmdog Surf School | Nags Head, NC

Farmdog Surf School

Farmdog Surf School

2500 S Virginia Dare Trail,
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-491-3000
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Ready to shred? Farmdog surf school has a whole heap of awesome offerings at their Nags Head location, most notably surf lessons with friendly instructors that are certified by the National Surf Schools & Instructors Association (NSSIA). They’ve also got 3-day Surf Adventure Camps for kids (8-12) and teens (13-17), great for those who want a little bit more time to get comfortable on the board. Farmdog also offers rental gear (bikes, surfboards, stand up paddle boards, etc) and a healthy cafe with bagels, smoothies, snacks, and coffee. Want to really enhance your vacation experience? Order Farmdog cabana service to set up a daily tent, chairs, and cooler in front of your rental home! Doesn’t get easier than that…