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Your vacation guide to Nags Head NC

If you traverse NC 12 or “beach road” along the coast of North Carolina you will inevitably drive through the town of Nags Head NC – a popular destination for vacationers from primarily the Midwest and eastern seaboard.

Nags Head has been a popular spot for those looking to get away with group of close family and friends for decades now. With many vacation rental homes and condos to choose from, you won’t have to look long and hard to secure a place to stay.

Summer is the most popular time of year to visit Nags Head – June, July and August is when the peak number of travelers find themselves on the barrier islands known as the Outer Banks. Although summer may be a super popular time of year for a beach getaway, don’t overlook the autumn months of September and October as the crowds are smaller and the lodging prices are lesser.

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Nags Head plays host to many annual events – most of which are hosted by adventure retailer, a company founded in 1974 by a hang gliding pioneer. Some of these events include the OBX Brewtag which is as unique of a celebration as you’ll find anywhere in the United States. During the event, a mini-keg is attached to a homemade flying device and tossed off a flight deck. The winner is decided by whoever’s flying contraption travels the farthest. Pretty neat, huh?

Nags Head NC Beach at Sunrise

What to do while visiting Nags Head NC

Hang gliding, kite boarding, parasailing, fishing… there are many, many things to do in Nags Head while visiting! You can decide whether you’d like to spend the week relaxing under an umbrella at the beach or hiking to the top of Bodie Island Lighthouse, a structure that’s a sight to behold.

If you like to swing a club, don’t overlook Nags Head Golf Links for a round of 18 with friends. The course is right along the sound front and is a popular activity for many who vacation in Nags Head.

The First Flight Adventure Park along the sound side is also a very popular thing to do while vacationing in Nags Head. This ropes course will challenge even the most seasoned climbers who attempt to conqueror.

Dune Burger in Nags Head NC

Where to Eat in Nags Head NC

Some of the very best places to eat on the Outer Banks can be found in Nags Head! Tortugas Lie was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives at one point and was deemed the ‘hot spot’ on the islands for lunch or dinner.

Dune Burger which is located just across the street from Jennette’s Pier at milepost 16 is a great option for a burger paired with milkshake and fries – you really can’t go wrong.

Of course, there are plenty of great seafood eateries as well including Sam & Omie’s restaurant which is one of the oldest businesses on the Outer Banks.

In conclusion

Without a doubt, Nags Head is a great place to visit. Not many people are fortunate enough to call this coastal haven home. If you are one of them, consider yourself lucky!

If you are looking for a place to visit during the summer with family, consider making a trip to Nags Head for a few days or even better, an entire week!