If you want to be in the heart of the Outer Banks, Kill Devil Hills is the place to be. A favorite among visitors for its centralized location (MP 5.5-9.5), Kill Devil Hills is best known as the location of the historic “First Flight” by Wilbur & Orville Wright. The Wright Brother’s Memorial, is dedicated to preserving the history of this momentous event and is a must see for any visitor to the Outer Banks. Many tales have been told regarding how this town first received its name. Which ones are true? We’ll never tell, but you can be sure you’ll find reading the tales in locally published books and online resources a fun way to prepare for your beach vacation.
You’ll find motels and hotels in Kill Devil Hills, but most visitors choose to stay in vacation homes which are available from classic cottages to large & luxurious estate homes. No need to squeeze into a hotel when you can make yourself at home in a vacation rental especially when these rentals boast more privacy, private pools, hot tubs and many other amenities not found in the hotel scene. Another vacation rental bonus: Pets are welcome! Many vacation homes allow your furry friends to join you, and let’s face it what would vacation be without your best friend? Just be aware that each township has rules regarding pets on the beach, and keep in mind sandy paws get hot too!
Outer Banks Family Vacations in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
There are so many things to do in Kill Devil Hills, from visiting the Wright Brother’s Memorial to an exciting game of indoor laser tag, you’ll find it here. For the water enthusiast, Kill Devil Hills has a fishing pier as well as many public beach & sound accesses. Kayaking, surfing and fishing are very popular here. Licenses are required in North Carolina for pier and surf fishing and can be purchased at several tackle stores in the area. For land lubbers this town offers mini race ways, bumper cars, miniature golf, and several public parks. Take a walk or ride a bike around the large pond behind Kill Devil Hills Municipal center and enjoy nature at its best. No matter what you plan to do during your visit to the Outer Banks, Kill Devil Hills is the place to do it all.
Looking for great eats? Kill Devil Hills boasts the largest variety of restaurants on the Outer Banks. Home to the stretch of road affectionately dubbed by locals as “Fast Food Alley”, you’ll find all of the popular chains here as well as unique fares found only on the Outer Banks. Prefer to cook at home? Kill Devil Hills offers fresh seafood markets, two grocery stores and convenience stores for all those big dinner necessities. Hate shopping? Call one of the local food delivery services. They not only deliver, but some will even cook your meals at your beach cottage. Now that’s stress free dining!
Its centralized location makes Kill Devil Hills a popular shopping destination too. It’s no small wonder either, with so many great shops to choose from! You’ll find surf & skate shops, beach stores, specialty gift boutiques and even pharmacies for life’s little mishaps. If you need it, you can bet you will find it in Kill Devil Hills!
Action packed, yet family-oriented and full of fun, Kill Devil Hills is a great location for your next family vacation.
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