Things to Do in Nags Head, NC

by , posted on August 19th, 2010 in Ideas and Inspiration

This week, we’re coming to you from Nags Head, North Carolina. Here are some things we’ve enjoyed while here and think you would too.

Roanoke Island Aquarium Learn about regional aquatic life. In addition to viewing tanks, the aquarium has two touch tanks where kids (and grown ups) can encounter skates, starfish and horseshoe crabs. After strolling through the aquarium, stop by the fossil pit where aquarium goers sift through sediment to find shark teeth. Best part? You get to keep what you find.



Jockeys Ridge State Park They’re the tallest natural sand dunes in the Eastern United States. At the top, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Roanoke Sound. Kids and grown ups will enjoy watching hang gliders float along the dunes. Bring along a kite and watch it sail high above the dunes.



Breakfast | Sam and Omies This family friendly restaurant has been an Outer Banks institution since 1937. The restaurant atmosphere is welcoming and the staff is charming. Pancakes received two thumbs up from the kids and grits and home fries received two thumbs up from grownups.

Lunch | Cahoon Grocery Store Stop by this authentic beach grocery store to stock up on sandwich supplies, snacks, and drinks for a picnic lunch on the beach.

Dinner | Tortugas Lie We liked it so much we went back again. This restaurant features Caribbean inspired fare. The kids found entertainment in the two salt water fish tanks (one of which housed a little green crab our kids aptly named crabby) and grown ups enjoyed the mellow pace, authentic atmosphere and delicious food.


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One Response to “Things to Do in Nags Head, NC”

  1. Kirsten Says:

    August 19th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    we have so many happy memories and photos from Nags Head. We never EVER ran out of stuff to do. Fab pics, as always!!

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