Nags Head is known for being a quintessential Outer Banks town, with its wide open spaces, sprawling beaches, iconic architecture and bountiful fishing. This atmosphere lends vacationers the exciting opportunity to take a step back in time and experience what it was like when people first began flocking to the Outer Banks for vacation, and also what continues to keep them coming back to this day.
Because of the unique and plentiful waterways found in and around Nags Head, a wide variety of watersports can be enjoyed; water tours and
Whether it’s touring the breathtaking Outer Banks from an open-cockpit biplane, exploring the meandering waterways and open sea on an eco-tour or dolphin watch, or getting up close and personal with wildlife on a stand up paddleboard or kayak tour, the chances are endless for adventure and touring the beauty and wonder of Nags Head during your next vacation.
Private and group surf lessons, surf coaching, sunset and eco SUP tours and more, Farmdog Surf School is available to help watersports enthusiasts of all levels to accomplish their surfing and SUP goals and enjoy the open water during their Outer Banks vacation.
Guided watersport tours from Kitty Hawk Water Sports include jet ski, kayak, banana boat and dolphin tours, and even an overnight kayak tour, too! In addition, they offer rentals and lessons on just about anything you’re looking to do on the water during your Outer Banks vacation.
Run by biologists, the Nags Head Dolphin Watch takes adventurers on an eco-tour to search for the wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphin and learn about dolphin research, as well as interesting information about other beloved aquatic animals found on the Outer Banks.
Outer Banks Adventures offers airboat rides,
On-site surf lessons from Corolla to Hatteras, offering group
Soar over the Outer Banks in a 1942 open -cockpit biplane or in a Cessna 172 for a bird’s eye view of dolphins, sea turtles, shipwrecks, the Wright Brothers’ Monument, Bodie Island Lighthouse, and more!
Located on the Manteo Waterfront, this family-friendly adventure ensures that you WILL see dolphins on our outing!
Experience the magic, romance
The first “legal” distillery on the Outer Banks of North Carolina can be found in the heart of historic downtown Manteo. Offering daily tours and tastings of their trademark Kill Devil Rum, Outer Banks Distilling has quickly become a must-see during your next Outer Banks vacation.
Let the experienced and certified instructors at Skydive OBX take you on a tandem jump you will never forget above the beautiful sites of the Outer Banks!
Coastal Helicopters offers air tours along the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks...with room for three passengers, every seat is a window seat. Our
The Outer Banks offers an exciting selection of golf courses to enjoy during your Nags Head vacation. While many of them can be found just over the Wright Memorial Bridge on mainland Currituck, one
When you’re not out on the beach soaking up the sun, exploring the exclusive shops and boutiques found in and around Nags Head, and delighting in the local fare at one of the unforgettable restaurants around town, there are other ways to fill your Outer Banks vacation days with as much fun and activity as possible. Check out a local yoga studio, take the family for a movie, discover night bowling, or get a workout in at the local YMCA. No matter what you’re looking for, there are many options to create the perfect Outer Banks vacation for you.
The Ashtanga Yoga Center is dedicated to the traditional practice of Ashtanga Yoga, and the instructors offer weekly group classes, as well as private lessons at your desired location.
Experience the wettest, wildest, splashiest, coolest new attraction hitting the Outer Banks this summer! H2OBX is a world-class waterpark packed with over 30 adrenaline-inducing rides, slides, and attractions. Located just across the bridge in mainland Currituck. Discounted tickets available to Twiddy guests! Use the link provided in your payment confirmation email to purchase tickets.
Late-night Rock n’ Bowl, league tournaments, parties and more can be found at the Outer Banks Bowling Center in Nags Head.
Your familiar YMCA facility located in Nags Head. Enjoy health and fitness activities, aquatics and family sports options while on vacation on the Outer Banks at the local YMCA.
Laser tag and arcade provide family fun in Nags Head
Known around the world as a
Situated adjacent to Roanoke Island and Hatteras Island, Nags Head not only boasts two iconic Outer Banks fishing piers, but is only minutes away from beautiful marinas, sound accesses to freshwater fishing options, and is home to one of the largest and most modern charter fishing fleets on the eastern seaboard. If you are coming to the Outer Banks for a fishing excursion, a Twiddy and Company Nags Head vacation rental is where you want to be!
Enjoy fishing and family fun on the 1,000-foot long public pier, where
One of the oldest and longest piers on the Outer Banks, the Nags Head Fishing Pier is a great place to cast out your line and reel in memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re fishing for fun, sport or for a delicious meal, Nags Head Fishing Pier is the place to be.
For more than 50 years the fishing professionals at the Outer Banks Fishing Pier have been helping anglers make the most of their Outer Banks fishing experiences. In addition to their tackle shop, pier
Whether it is the Rock Solid out of the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, the Carolina Blue at Thicket Lump Marina or the Southern Run (goes wherever the fish are biting!)... WE WILL GET YOU RIGGED UP!
Home of the largest and most modern charter fishing fleet on the eastern seaboard, Oregon Inlet Fishing Center is also a full-service marina that offers tailor-made fishing experiences to fishing enthusiasts of all types!
A 46' Sheldon Midgett craft, the Backin' Up is the largest of the inshore boat fleet at Pirate's Cove! Nearshore charters offer a fishing trip that is perfect for everyone from the seasoned fisherman to families and children.
A boating resort community, complete with a world-class marina, charters, tournaments and more, Pirate’s Cove Marina is dedicated to providing the complete spectrum of fishing needs to Outer Banks vacationers and locals alike
Nags Head is rich with unrivaled history, famous landmarks
Enjoy hiking, jogging, birding, events and activities among the sand dunes, marshes, and wetlands off the beaten path of the Outer Banks.
Located at MP 16 in Nags Head, First Flight Adventure Park was the first aerial park of its kind on the Outer Banks and is designed for thrill seekers of varying skill levels, ages 6 and up, to tackle the 48 different obstacles 50 feet in the air overlooking the sound and ocean.
Visit the tallest natural sand dune system in the eastern United States, located right in Nags Head! Fly a kite, hike up to the top, or enjoy the panoramic view from the ocean to the sound at Jockey’s Ridge State Park.
This 16th century-style garden, which was created as a living memorial to the time when Sir Walter Raleigh’s lost colonists lived in this very location, boasts lovely walkways, antique statues, herbs and an elaborate flowering landscape. As flowers were kept to entertain Queen Elizabeth during her reign, the Elizabethan Gardens are open year round to hopefully delight guests and locals in the same way.
As the oldest outdoor drama in the country, The Lost Colony is an Outer Banks tradition! It tells the story of the first English settlement attempt in the new world!
Get up close and personal with sharks, alligators, otters, stingrays, sea turtles and fish of all kinds. Open
A 25-acre interactive historic site that combines history, recreation, nature and family-friendly activities all in one place, Roanoke Island Festival Park was built to replicate the first English settlement attempt made in the area in 1585, and features an adventure museum, a settlement site, an American Indian town, and the Elizabeth II: a 16th century representative ship open for tours and reenactments. As a Twiddy guest, you are eligible for the Park Perks Pass at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Purchase 1 adult ticket and receive the second ticket free when you present your rental home keys or confirmation email at the Ticket Sales venue.