Kill Devil Hill’s has a history of inspiring ingenuity and creativity. The beautiful landscape and conditions were monumental for the Wright Brothers and still create a sense of awe for visitors today. Kill Devil Hills is located in the heart of the Outer Banks and offers plenty of activities, sights, and sounds to keep you inspired and entertained. On you next trip to the OBX, make sure to explore these top 10 places and activities, located in Kill Devil Hills, NC.

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Sunset at the Wright Brothers National Monument in Kill Devil Hills, NC

Resting high on the soundside, the Wright Brother’s National Memorial Park is a must-see while in Kill Devil Hills. Start you visit by learning about the forefathers of aviation and at the Visitors Center and then tour the reconstructed camp buildings to get a sense of what life was like for the brothers. Take a walk along the flight line to see the first successful take off and landing points and hike up to the monument and take in the history and bird’s eye view of Kill Devils Hills. A photo op is available nearby with sculptures that commemorate the first day of flight.

Avalon Fishing Pier

Avalon Pier is a great place in Kill Devil Hills to fish and hang out!
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Located at milepost 6, the Avalon Fishing Pier is a great spot to catch blue fish, croakers, flounder, and more! The pier stretches out 696 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and features an arcade inside for those too skittish to bait their hook. Day passes for fishing are $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for kids 12 and under. Multiple day passes are also available for the avid fishermen in your group. We can’t guarantee you’ll catch a bucket full of fish, but we can promise you beautiful views at this popular Kill Devil Hills attraction.

Paradise Fun Park

Enjoy golf, go karts, and arcade games at Paradise Fun Park. This Kill Devil Hills entertainment hub is perfect for your next vacation.
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Test your putting skills around this challenging course that features popular OBX attractions. This park also offers bumper cars, Go-Karts, a trampoline, and an indoor arcade that all ages will enjoy. To top it off…the park is open 24/7 during the summer months!

OBX Art Studio

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Release your creativity at OBX Art Studio! Create a special souvenir to remember on your OBX vacation, while enjoying time spent with friends and family. The studio is open daily from 10 am – 6 pm and no reservations are required.

Nags Head Woods

Did you know Nags Head woods actually spans all the way to Kill Devil Hills? You can go down Ocean Acres Drive and have access to the Nags Head Woods preserve! There’s multiple paths (one wheelchair friendly) for you and your group to walk down and take in a little maritime nature views!


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Kill Devil Hills is home to the bulk of tasty Outer Banks restaurants and bars (hence the local term “french fry alley” regarding the stretch of chain restaurants in this town). Seriously; you can eat your way around Kill Devil Hills. You can start the day with breakfast from Stack’em High or Ten O Six, lunch at Food Dudes with their famous fish tacos, and dinner just about anywhere you please! Mama Kwans has Asian inspired cuisine that is sure to please! You’ll find some of the best pizza at Slice Pizzeria, amazing burgers at Jack Brown’s; seriously the options are endless. Other great, local spots include The Colington Cafe, Thai Room, Food Dudes, Miller’s, JK’s, and Awful Arthur’s.

Surf Lessons with Outer Surf

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Have you always wanted to ride the waves? Learn how from some of the OBX best instructors from Outer Surf. Outer Surf is owned and operated by Bri Vuyovich, an OBX local and avid surfer. Bri along with other Outer Surf instructors will teach you the ins and outs of surfing, ocean safety, and the anatomy of a surfboard in affordable 90 minute lessons!

Aviation Park and Skate Park

If you’re looking for change of scenery, check out the Aviation Park and Skate Park. This free park is open from sunrise to sunset and offers a safe place to for all ages to play. The park includes a playground, ball field, frog pond, fitness trail, roller hockey rink and skate park.

Bay Drive Boat Ramp, Soundfront Gazebo, & Walking/Bike Paths

Located on the soundfront, Bay Drive is a scenic spot to watch the sunset over the water. You’re sure to see several photographers around before sunset; waiting to capture the perfect shot. Take the dog on a walk down to the soundfront gazebo and along the walking and bike trails for some exercise and peaceful views.

….and now of the main attraction

The Beach!

We know the main reason you’re here…for the beach! Kill Devil Hills has plenty of oceanfront for all to enjoy. Public beach accesses begin at milepost 5.5 on Helga Street and continue down to milepost 9.5. Swim, walk, sunbathe, surf, build sandcastles, read a book….enjoy the beach any way you choose!

Next time you’re on the Outer Banks, make sure to visit the beautiful and lively town of Kill Devil Hills. Browse our selection of Kill Devil Hills vacation homes and find your perfect place to spend your week in paradise.