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Jockey’s Ridge Among ’20 Stunning State Parks Across The USA’

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Hang gliding with Kitty Hawk Kites

Jockey's Ridge is the tallest sand dune on the Atlantic coast and features great kite flying, hang gliding , and fantastic sunsets. About Jockey's Ridge, the USA TODAY article says, "Those on the East Coast looking to experience the desert should head to Jockey's Ridge. … The park resembles the Sahara Desert, but is also on the shore of Roanoke Sound. Fantastic sunsets and the tallest sand dune on the Atlantic coast draw visitors from all over."Read more
Jockey's Ridge is only minutes from Nags Head Inn, so Make Your Reservations Today!

Recent Renovation Puts Bodie Island Light Station Among ’10 Best Lighthouses Around The USA’

outer banks lighthousesJust a short drive South of recently renovated Nags Head Inn stands Bodie Lighthouse on Bodie Island ... also recently renovated, plus now among USA Today’s “10 best lighthouses around the USA.” A lighthouse website and app creator, Kraig Anderson first took a trip to see a lighthouse in North Carolina more than a decade ago, and has since visited every beacon in the country – that’s more than 750 depending how you define them. Of Bodie Island, the article notes, “This 156-foot Outer Banks beacon is often overshadowed by the nearby Cape Hatteras lighthouse, located on the same National Seashore. But its renovation last year, which opened the tower for climbing, makes it a must-see. ‘It’s stunning,’ Anderson says, and one of many standouts in the region. ‘The Outer Banks has the premier collection of lighthouses in the United States."'

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Outer Banks Half Marathon 2014 Hotel Special

Half Marathon

outer banks half marathonNags Head Inn is featuring an Outer Banks Hotel Special for the weekend of the Outer Banks Flying Pirate Half Marathon. The race is run on the first half of the same course used by the Outer Banks Marathon. The 2014 Flying Pirate Half Marathon is May 3rd - May 4th , 2014.

2014 Outer Banks Flying Pirate Half Marathon Hotel Special:

Get 10% discount off standard rates and late check out on Sunday for race participants. Please use the promo code when booking online.

Promo Code =OBXRUN

>Book your outer banks hotel room online now

Outer Banks Runners: We will be featuring hotel specials for the Outer Banks Marathon & Outer Banks Triathlon too!

Outer Banks Marathon Hotels Specials (November)

Outer Banks Triathlon Hotel Specials (September)

Outer Banks Half Marathon Race Registration

Outer Banks Marathon Hotel Special 2014

Outer Banks Marathon

The Outer Banks Marathon is set for November 7 -9, 2014. The Outer Banks Marathon weekend features a number of fun races including the Outer Banks Marathon, Outer Banks Half Marathon, Buccaneer 5k, and Kellys Outer Banks Restaurant Fun Run. Nags Head Inn is the perfect hotel location for runners and spectators. Nags Head Inn is featuring an Outer Banks Hotel Special for the Outer Banks Marathon. In addition, there is late check-out available for runners:)

Outer Banks Marathon Hotel Special:

Get 10% discount off standard rates and late 1PM check out on Sunday for race participants. Please use the promo code when booking online.

Promo Code =OBXRUN3

>book your hotel room online now

 

Register for Outer Banks Marathon

 

Outer Banks Runners: We will be featuring hotel specials for the Outer Banks Half Marathon - Flying Pirate Half Marathon too in Sping 2015 !

Outer Banks Triathlon 2014

Outer Banks Triathalon

The Outer Banks Triathlon is held in September. Nags Head Inn is featuring an Outer Banks Hotel Special for the weekend of the Outer Banks Triathlon. The race is held on nearby Roanoke Island so Nags Head Inn Oceanfront Hotel is a convenient and relaxing location for Outer Banks Triathlon runners and spectators. The 2014 Triathlon is September 13 - September 14 , 2014.

Outer Banks Triathlon Hotel Special:

Get 10% discount off standard rates and late 1PM check out on Sunday for race participants. Please use the promo code when booking online.

Promo Code =OBXRUN2

>Book your outer banks hotel room online now

Outer Banks Runners: We will be featuring hotel specials for the Outer Banks Marathon & Outer Banks Flying Pirate Half Marathon too!

Outer Banks Marathon Specials (November)

Outer Banks Flying Pirate Half Marathon Hotel Specials (April)

Outer Banks Triathlon Race Registration

2013 Thanksgiving fun in the Outer Banks – Fishing, Kites with Lights, and Santa Under the Sea

Driftwood ChartersThanksgiving is a fun time of the year to be on the Outer Banks. There are several events happening for the week of Thanksgiving. Here are a few:

Fishing on the Outer Banks is Really good now! - This is one of the best times of the year for surf fishing. Fishing is great right on the Nags Head Inn’s 4-acres of oceanfront hotel! In addition you will love the convenience of Pier Fishing at nearby Jennette’s Pier just down the beach from the hotel. Jennette’s Pier is also having the Jennette’s Third Annual Redfish Saturday Tournament Nov. 30 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Kites with Lights - Saturday, November 30 - Sunset. Watch the sky light up with Kites with Lights! As soon as the sun starts to set, go to nearby Jockeys Ridge and see huge lighted kites soar above the dunes.

Santa Under the Sea - Santa is stopping by the NC Aquarium on Friday & Saturday  and is going scuba diving with the sharks! Get your picture taken with Santa while he is under water, tell him what you want for Christmas, and write him a letter to put in the drop box. Check out the NC aquarium in Manteo for more information.

Come stay with us for Thanksgiving in the Outer Banks! Reserve your room at one of the best rated Outer Banks Hotels - Nags Head Inn Oceanfront!

Fall Fun on the Outer Banks – Howl with the Wolves, Bird Watching EcoTours

kayak tours outer banksFall is a great time to enjoy the beauty and nature of the Outer Banks. One of the best ways to get out and experience the wonders of the Outer Banks is Eco- Kayak Tours of the Outer Banks. Coastal Kayak Touring Company is the premier kayak tour company of the Outer Banks. They are educational and offer unique tours like Howling with the Red Wolves, Bird watching in Pea Island, and exploring the maritime forests. Guest of the Nags Head Inn receive $5 off any Kayak Tour and Coastal Kayak Touring Company will recommend and customize a trip for you.

Jockeys Ridge, Nags Head’s Hidden Perfect Beach

jockeys ridge nags head sound beachYou may already be aware that Jockeys Ridge State Park showcases the tallest naturally occurring sand dune on the East coast and a premier destination for kites plus hang gliding, but did you know it also has a near "perfect family beach" on the West side? Somewhat protected from the chilly Northeast, this West facing beach typically stays warm on into the autumn afternoons while the waters are very calm, safe and shallow ... even hundreds of feet from shore. You won't be catching any waves, but you may elect to paddle board, float or just play in calm, clean waters. To discover and explore, just Book Your Reservations Now at Nags Head Inn  and once you are here, check-out the South Entrance to Jockeys Ridge State Park, across from the Kitty Hawk Connection Shopping Center ... turning West on Soundside Road driving all the way back to Roanoke Sound, then turning Right into the public parking spaces by the beach. Of course, you can also hike back up the magnificent dunes from there or enter the park's main North entrance on Carolista Drive at milepost 12 on Hwy 158 Bypass (South Croatan Hwy). There you will find facilities, displays and lots of interesting programs plus activities for the entire family to enjoy.

2013 Duck Jazz Festival

outer banks hotel special for jazz festThe Seventh Annual Duck Jazz Festival is on Sunday, October 13, 2013 featuring top national jazz bands performing at the Duck Town Park for the main event on Sunday. There are many other jazz events going on over this weekend at nearby restaurants on Friday and Saturday as well. Don't miss the Live Outdoor Musical Concert featuring “Mojo Collins & Triple Vision” at Scarborough Faire Shopping Village on Friday , October 11 and don't miss the main event - the Seventh Annual Duck Jazz Festival is on Sunday, October 13, 2013.

Outer Banks Triathlon 2013 Hotel Special

Outer Banks Triathalon

 Nags Head Inn is featuring an Outer Banks Hotel Special for the weekend of the Outer Banks Triathlon. The race is held on nearby Roanoke Island so Nags Head Inn Oceanfront Hotel is a convenient and relaxing location for Outer Banks Triathlon runners and spectators. The 2013 Triathlon is September 21 - September 22 , 2013.

Outer Banks Triathlon Hotel Special:

Get 10% discount off standard rates and late 1PM check out on Sunday for race participants. Please use the promo code when booking online.

Promo Code =OBXRUN2

>Book your outer banks hotel room online now

Outer Banks Runners: We will be featuring hotel specials for the Outer Banks Marathon & Outer Banks Flying Pirate Half Marathon too!

Outer Banks Marathon Specials (November)

Outer Banks Flying Pirate Half Marathon Hotel Specials (April)

Outer Banks Triathlon Race Registration