World Class Surfing – WRV Outer Banks Pro 2016

WRV Outer Banks Pro 2016 - Nags Head Hotel Special

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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Condé Nast Traveler Top 10 Beaches - Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront

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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.

Storm the Beach 2016 Adventure Race at Jennette’s Pier

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Storm the Beach is a full-fledged obstacle course adventure race held on the Outer Banks of North Carolina oceanfront beaches. Storm the Beach is not your typical run and grab a medal at the finish line type of obstacle race.  Athletes of all abilities will crawl, climb, endure and conquer obstacles. The event is held Sunday, June 12th at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head.

Stay at the Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront Hotel and you’ll be a short walk down the beach from all the action!

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Triple-S Kiteboarding Invitational June 4 – June 10

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The Triple-S Kiteboarding Invitational is held June 4 – June 10. The event features the world’s most influential kiteboarders. Come experience high-stakes kiteboarding heats and laid-back free-riding sessions in the world’s premiere kite park, REAL Slider Park, in the beautiful village of Waves on Hatteras Island, NC.

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Outer Banks Brewfest

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Outer Banks Brewfest is set for this Sunday – June 5, 2016 at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head.

Buy a ticket and enjoy Unlimited samples in Tasting Tents featuring more than 60 breweries pouring 180+ styles of craft beer from around the country. In addition, there is a Craft Soda Garden, featuring more than 25 styles of handcrafted soda

Attractions will include: a food truck rally, live music from national acts Keller and the Keels plus The Heard, an artisan market, a craft soda garden, a Film Festival, an Art Show, a Beach Party/Can Swap, Brewvana: a beer-meets-yoga experience and a BrewU Craft Beer Education Stage where local plus visiting culinary teams and breweries will present beer-based creations.

Come stay with us ! We are super close to the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head!