Outer Banks Seafood Festival 2016 is On!

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The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is still on schedule!

This year’s festival is still on for this Saturday, October 15th from 10:30 a .m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head ( We are within walking distance ! )

Come join us for the Seafood Festival & stay close by on the oceanfront at the Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront Hotel.


Bluegrass Festival , ESA Surfing Championships & Art!


Come join us for a great weekend of fun fall events all convenient to the Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront Hotel.

The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival 2016
September 21 @ 10:00 am – September 24 @ 11:00 pm at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Features “three days of down home cookin’ and good ‘ole Southern pickin’ ”, including a band competition, BOOMGRASS fireworks and late night jamming [Jam Village hosted by Banjo Island]. Incredible edible food available from select vendors includes: a nifty variety of fresh local seafood, BBQ, burgers, sausages, salads, wraps and much more.

Artrageous Art Extravaganza
September 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Young artists, mark your calendars for the 27th Annual Artrageous Art Extravaganza, hosted by Dare County Arts Council. Artrageous is a free annual arts festival for children, featuring live art displays & demos, art activities, art vendors, live music, dancing, plenty of delicious food vendors and fun for the whole family. Proceeds from the festival go to benefit the Artrageous Scholarship Fund, cultural arts programs in the Outer Banks community, and art education programs in the Dare County Schools.

THE EASTERNS® 2016 Surfing Championships on the Outer Banks, NC
September 18 @ 8:00 am – September 24 @ 5:00 pm

Right down the beach from Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head! The best amateur surfers on the East Coast all competing to be Easterns® champion!

Outer Banks Triathlon 2016

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Outer Banks Triathlon 2016 is set for September 17 & 18th , 2016. Triathletes train for months to achieve their dream. Come to the Outer Banks Triathlon and experience the enthusiasm, inspiration and skill! The Sprint Triathlon distance is perfect for those beginner triathletes. Move up to the Olympic Triathlon distance or choose the Half Triathlon distance and see if you have what it takes! Come Join us at the Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront Hotel and stay in our oceanfront hotel in Nags Head located conveniently near the race location.


World Class Surfing – WRV Outer Banks Pro 2016

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Join us for the WRV Outer Banks Pro. This year’s event will be held August 31 – September 4, 2016 right down the beach from the Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head.

The WRV Outer Banks Pro is an official WSL QS1000 Event drawing top rated surfers from around the globe to the unique coastline of Outer Banks of North Carolina. >event details

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Nags Head Makes Condé Nast Traveler Top 10 Best Beaches in North Carolina

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It’s no surprise our beaches make the “Top 10 List” for best beaches on most publishers’ lists, but it still feels great every time Nags Head receives recognition!

“Nags Head is classic Outer Banks, windswept and dune-straddled but navigable: a place where the wild and tame collide. Wandering the shrub-grizzled expanses of Jockey’s Ridge State Park can make you feel like you’re in the desert, or on the moon—but that makes it the perfect spot to get your Orville on at the Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School. If that’s not your thing, cast a line from the charmingly antiquated Nags Head Fishing Pier. (Don’t worry: It’s sturdier than it looks.) —B.R.”

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Weekend Getaway Package

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Be spontaneous – get up and go for a weekend adventure with our Weekend Getaway Package! Earn 2,000 Reward Points while taking advantage of Internet access, breakfast, and late checkout.

4TH OF JULY EVENTS 2016 – Best Fireworks Display

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On July 4th,  after the sun goes down take in one of the best firework shows on the Outer Banks! Guests will be able to have prime firework viewing from the hotel as we are in between 2 fantastic firework displays. One from the Town of Manteo and the Town of Nags Head.


Celebrate Fathers Day


Come join us for a relaxing getaway on the oceanfront and spend Fathers Day on the Outer Banks! The weather should be great for chilling on the beach or enjoy one of the many fun activities nearby like:

  • Pier fishing at nearby Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, or go for some world-class offshore fishing from one of the marinas nearby!
  • Golf at Nags Head Golf Links
  • Explore Jockeys Ridge State park
  • Climb the Bodie Island Lighthouse

or just RELAX on our 4-acres of oceanfront:) Whatever you get into…Happy Fathers Day!

Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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TripAdvisor announced today that Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront has received the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

“With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.