Home to the famous Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills is the hub of activity for the entire barrier island community. Kill Devil Hills is popular for shopping and nightlife in addition to its beaches and historic attractions, making it a go-to choice for those who want to balance time at the beach with social life and dining options.
Start planning your trip by browsing our extensive list of things to do in Kill Devil Hills below and keep your eyes peeled for the Twiddy Preferred badge signaling our favorite options!
Kill Devil Hills is teeming with activity. Adjacent to both Kitty Hawk and Nags Head, the town is bursting at the seams with exciting opportunities. Take a tour around the island to gain a perspective that not everyone is afforded every day, join a surf school, take kayak or stand up paddleboard lessons, tee off on a world-class golf course, or soar high above the coastline on a parasail or airplane tour. The sky is literally the limit when it comes to fun things to do during your Kill Devil Hills vacation. Explore our team’s favorites below.
"Great place to go and dance and listen to live bands nightly."
"Food is delicious and they have an excellent wait staff"
"Tons of cute boutique clothing and funky vintage, with a whole section of candy by the pound, soft serve ice cream, and healthy acai bowls & smoothies."
Take a walk where the Wright Brothers succeeded in man’s first flight, discover unparalleled ecological nature preserves, and find yourself only minutes from some of the east coast’s most beautiful lighthouses. All of this and more is what you can experience from Kill Devil Hills.
Discover the Outer Banks like you’ve never seen it before. Hop into an open-cockpit biplane, ride waves alongside school of dolphin, cruise the sound in a banana boat or take an eco-kayak tour through the area’s many waterways and wildlife refuges.
While Kill Devil Hills is chocked full of restaurants, shops, and an abundance of sprawling sandy beaches to play on all day, there are other leisure opportunities to keep everyone in the group happy. Make time for yoga on the beach or at The Well Yoga Co-op.
While we can’t guarantee you’ll ever need a break from the beach, it’s always nice to have some indoor family-friendly things to do. Head over to the R/C Kill Devil Hills Movies 10 to catch a new flick and spend quality time with your loved ones.
The Outer Banks is a fisherman’s paradise, as the innumerable options to cast a line will entertain an angler of any age and skill level. Surf and pier fishing from the Avalon Fishing Pier, freshwater, fly and sound fishing, inshore and offshore charter fishing and more. If you’re looking for an unforgettable fishing experience, there’s no doubt you can find it in Kill Devil Hills.
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