Believed by many to be named after a brand of rum whose bottles washed ashore centuries ago, the wind-swept Kill Devil Hills has been preserved in American history. Over 100 years ago, from atop one of the largest sand dunes that could be found, the Wright Brothers propelled humans into the skies, forever changing the world; every year, millions of Wright Brothers National Memorial visitors ascend the summit of the enormous dune to the 60-ft. Wright Brothers monument and are rewarded with a stunning view of the Atlantic coast.
Aside from history, Kill Devil Hills is also home to some of the best dining in the Outer Banks! Gourmet grocers and delicatessens are loaded with the best selections of sliced meats, cheeses and locally grown produce to stock your fridge or picnic basket. After a day in the sun, sample the wares of award-winning area wineries at a friendly and casual wine tasting. Whether you’re in the mood for hand-cut beach fries and stacked cheeseburgers or perfectly cross-grilled ribeyes and award-winning seafood, Kill Devil Hills has what you’re looking for!
Feel like gliding a kayak among Atlantic dolphins or jetting full-throttle through the Albemarle Sound on a waverunner? How about challenging the family to a friendly mini-golf competition and a few laps around the go-kart track? For a quieter afternoon, pedal around or just spend the day experimenting with your new stunt kite. There are many exciting ways to get around Kill Devil Hills – whatever your speed! Kill Devil Hills hosts an awesome variety of evening entertainment as well: Karaoke bars, top-notch comedians, lively nightclubs and bouncing dance floors guarantee a memorable night on the town.
Up for a little shopping? Kill Devil Hills has many exceptional stores and shopping areas you won’t find elsewhere in the Outer Banks! Browse racks of swimwear and OBX hoodies, search for coastal décor and unique souvenirs, and select a handmade bracelet that will remind you of your Carolina paradise. Better make some space in the trunk before you go!
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