Attractions

DINING
Eating on the Outer Banks is a wonderful experience. Check out one of our many great restaurants, diners, cafés, dive-ins & bistros:

 

Basnight's Lone Cedar Café - Dinner daily plus Sunday brunch. Family American & seafood waterfront dining *
Black Pelican - Lunch & dinner daily. Family American + local fav for seafood, white sauce pizza & ocean view *
Blue Moon Beach Grill - Quirky, fun filled dining. Southern comfort food with a creative twist *
Chili Peppers Restaurant - Lunch, dinner. Global cuisine with Southwestern flair *
Dunes Restaurant - Breakfast (generous quantity!), lunch & dinner daily for the entire family
Fatboyz Ice Cream & Grill - Ice Cream, Burgers, Subs, Sandwiches, BBQ
Firefly Restaurant - Family lunch & dinner daily. American, southern, seafood & steakhouse w/outdoor dining *
Flying Fish Café - Dinner. Casual family dining, American / Mediterranean fare *
Goombays - Tropical tastes, casual place. Local seafood, chicken, steak with Caribbean flair *
Grits Grill & Bakery - Breakfast & Lunch. Seafood omelets, shrimp & grits plus grilled sandwiches
JK's Restaurant - Dinner. Family dining, mesquite grilled Western aged beef, seafood, ribs, steaks, chicken *
Kelly's Restaurant & Tavern - Dinner. Southeastern seafood, 300+wine list, bar/lounge/entertainment
Love Kelly's Sweet Potato Biscuits! *
Miller's Waterfront Restaurant - Lunch, dinner, cocktails - Family dining, soundfront setting
Mulligan's Raw Bar & Grill - Sports bar. Lunch, dinner, famous burgers - great ocean view deck *
Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar - Dinner. American bistro-style dining, martini bar *
Outer Banks Brewing Station - Lunch & dinner daily. Family American, vegetarian, seafood & micro-brews *
Owens Restaurant - Dinner. Southern coastal cuisine, whole Maine lobsters, homemade desserts *
Pamlico Jack's Pirate Hideaway - Dinner. Soundfront, Family Fun & Award-Winning coastal cuisine, wine list *
Pier House Restaurant - Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Seafood, sandwiches, beer, cocktails, oceanfront
Red Drum Tap House - Lunch, dinner. Seafood, steaks, sandwiches, draft micro-brews
Sam & Omie's Restaurant - Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Family favorite for decades on the Beach Road *
Snowbird Drive-In - Ice cream, frozen yogurt, burgers, seafood boats on the Beach Road
Sugar Creek Seafood Restaurant - Lunch & dinner. Carolina-style seafood - casual waterfront setting *
Tortugas' Lie - Lunch & dinner. hip Caribbean inspired seafood, beef, chicken, pasta, vegetarian dishes *
* Some of our favorites

 

RECREATION
Whatever your energy level, there's always something fun to do on the Outer Banks, even if it's observing as a spectator. Check out our favorite outdoor experts:

 

Beach Jeeps of Corolla - Wild Horse Sightseeing Tours
Coastal Kayak Touring Company
- Kayak trips through Pine Island, Ginguite Creek, Alligator River Refuge, Peter Mashoes Creek & Pea Island
Corolla Wild Horse Tours - Wild Horse Sightseeing Tours
DownEast Rover Sailing Adventures - Watch dolphins ride the pressure wave while touring the sounds
Fishin Frenzy Sportfishing - Deep sea fishing out of Oregon Inlet
Fistful Sportfishing & Albemarle Outfitters - Off-shore/in-shore game fishing plus duck hunting
Outrigger Sportfishing - Deep sea fishing out of Oregon Inlet
Kitty Hawk Kites - Hang gliding school & lessons, kite boarding, sail boarding & all sail sports
Kitty Hawk Sports - Kayak guided tours & rentals

 

GOLF
From courses cut through beautiful forests to links-style layouts among the dunes, the Outer Banks has it all when it comes to golf. Check out one of our favorite courses:

 

Carolina Club - 252-453-3588
Currituck Club - 800-453-9400 (front 9 something special)
Duck Woods - 252-261-2609
Holly Ridge - 252-491-2893
Nags Head Golf Links - 800-851-9404 (just 1/4 mile South of the Inn)
Outer Banks Golf Association - 800-916-6244
Pointe Golf Club - 252-491-8388
Seascape - 252-261-2158

 

SHOPPING
The Outer Banks has a wealth of great shopping and these are just a few places to check out - perfect diversions for those 'Red Flag Days'

 

Cotton Gin - Nags Head
Farmer's Daughter - Nags Head
Forbes Candy & Gift Shop - Nags Head
East Coast Game Rooms - Powells Point
Jockeys Ridge Crossing - Nags Head
Life's a Beach - A Lilly Pulitzer® Via Shop
Outer Banks Mall - Milepost 14 Nags Head, 252-441-5620
North Beach Outfitters - Duck
Scarborough Faire - Duck
Sound Feet Shoes - Nags Head
Tanger Outlet - Milepost 16 Nags Head, 252-441-5634
Tar Heel Trading Company - Duck

 

FESTIVALS & EVENTS
There are special events happening year round on the Outer Banks, so mark your calendars for these:

 

Couture by the Shore Fashion Show
Faire Days Outdoor Summer Festival Series
Flying Pirate Half Marathon
Jennette's Pier Events Calendar
Nags Head Woods 5K Run
Olde Christmas Festival
Outer Banks Marathon
Outer Banks Seafood Festival
Outer Banks Triathlon
Red Nose Wine Festival
Roanoke Island Festival Park Events Calendar

 

LIGHTHOUSES
The Outer Banks is known for its lighthouses. Within a short drive from the hotel, you will find some of the most beautiful lighthouses in America.

 

Bodie Island
Cape Hatteras
Currituck Beach
Ocracoke
Roanoke Marshes

 

PARKS/MUSEUMS/PIERS/MARINAS
No matter what you like to do or see, the Outer Banks has something for everyone. Check out some of our favorite area attractions:

 

NC Aquarium
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Fort Raleigh
Roanoke Island Festival Park
Jennette's Pier
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Elizabethan Gardens
Lost Colony Outdoor Drama
Nags Head Fishing Pier
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center
Pirate's Cove Fishing Center

 

WEBCAMS
Even when you can't be here, you can check out live Outer Banks weather and surf conditions before you arrive:

 

Atlantic Ocean View from the Ocean Bay Boulevard Lifesaving Station: (KDH)
Avalon Fishing Pier: (Kill Devil Hills)
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse: (Buxton)
Field Research Facility Imaging System: (Duck)
Jockey's Ridge State Park: (Nags Head)
Kill Devil Hills Bathhouse Beach Cam: (Kill Devil Hills)
Local Traffic Cams & Travel Delays or Alerts
Nags Head Fishing Pier: (Nags Head)
OBXcams: (Oregon Inlet, Colington Harbor, Billy Mitchell Airport/Hatteras, Ocracoke)
Wright Brothers National Memorial Monument Cam: (Kill Devil Hills)