3 hotels near Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Hotels in Kill Devil Hills, NC
Bring your family to the Outer Banks for Wright Brothers history, fishing and yoga in Devil Hills, NC. Imagine a world without flight! While it only lasted 12 seconds and traveled 120 feet, the Wright Brothers short-lived journey in the sky changed the world forever. During your stay in Kill Devil Hills, you will notice that North Carolina license plates pay homage to the Wright Brothers. After picking one of the hotels in Kill Devil Hills below, be sure to check out local attractions, including: Wright Brothers National Memorial, Nags Head Woods Preserve, Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf, Aloha Yoga, Avalon Fishing Pier and Outer Banks Wine University.
We may take airplane travel for granted these days, but a visit to the Wright Brothers National Memorial will help you understand just how exciting those first takeoffs and landings really were. Walk around the four markers showing the distances of the first four flights in 1903. Your kids might complain that they didn’t go very far: but once you go into the museum and look at the materials used to make the airplane, it is easy to understand why. Explore the various museum buildings and encourage your kids to climb aboard the replica of the Wright Brothers’ plane. The narratives provided by the rangers are informative and entertaining, and you may just leave with a bit of the dream yourself. One of the few maritime forests still left in its natural state, Nags Head Woods Preserve provides seven not-too-strenuous hiking trails for your family to choose from. Past visitors report that even young children enjoy these hikes, and three of the trails are dog-friendly. The flawless beauty is maintained by the Nature Conservancy and the paths are well shaded, rarely crowded and make for a nice reprieve from the beach. Be sure to bring water and insect repellant if you are visiting in the summertime! There is a story behind Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf: the “professor” came to the Outer Banks in search of Blackbeard’s treasure, and this amazing miniature golf course allows you to join in the hunt. Enjoy the train ride that takes you to the top and then play down either the diamond mine or the gold mine course (they are assigned so that it never becomes too crowded). You may not find the pirate’s treasure, but you will treasure this fun time together. You are never far from the water on the Outer Banks, so why not start your morning on the beach and watch the sun rise while stretching into gentle poses with Aloha Yoga? The instructor will come to your rental or you can go to the studio, but most people choose to do it right on the beach at a scheduled or drop-in class. What better way is there to feel connected to nature and to your own body? The instructor is careful and knowledgeable about yoga on sand, and the experience will leave you feeling rejuvenated—which is the point of any vacation, after all!
Step back in time and spend a slow afternoon at the Avalon Fishing Pier, which has been battered by numerous hurricanes since it was built in 1958 but is still there to delight visitors year after year. Rent everything that you need to spend a day waiting for the fish to bite (they do!) and take as many breaks as you wish in the arcade. There are frequent sightings of schools of fish and dolphins from the pier. Typical fish caught include blues, croakers, flounder, trout, mullet, pompano, spot and stripers—with even bigger fish caught on live bait. Every Tuesday night there is a class at the Outer Banks Wine University, and past visitors report it to be a “snob-free zone,” where beginners through seasoned wine aficionados can all learn something new. Wine appreciation, wine pairing and exotic grape varietals are all covered. Classes taste five wines that relate to the topic being discussed and last about an hour and a half. Whether it is beach yoga at sunrise or a pirate’s treasure via miniature golf, you will find activities to entertain and relax you all over the Outer Banks. Stay at one of the Kill Devil Hills hotels listed below for the best access to these and the myriad other activities that await you on your North Carolina seaside vacation.
Kill Devil Hills hotels information
- Number of hotels in Kill Devil Hills3
- Highest Price$69
- Lowest Price$49
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