If you’re looking ahead and planning your summer vacation to the Outer Banks, you’re probably sifting through a lot of information from all over the internet. There’s a reason for that. The area is perfect for families to explore while never running out of things to do. At Kitty Hawk Watersports, we’re here to jumpstart your vacation planning with ideas on how to make the most of your upcoming trip. Although we’re known for our watersports rentals, we also know the area like the back of our hand. Here are our top suggestions for your next Outer Banks vacation.Kitty Hawk Watersports Outer Banks Vacation Watersport

Where to Stay

When it comes to finding the perfect place to rest and rejuvenate, the Outer Banks offers an array of options to suit every taste and preference. Whether you want a beachfront resort or a family-friendly hotel, the Outer Banks has it all. Here are two highlights:

Outer Banks Beach Club Resort

Outer Banks Beach Club Resort offers a beachfront oasis for visitors who are looking for a luxurious and relaxing escape. With spacious rooms, stunning ocean views, and direct access to the beach, it’s the perfect destination for a beach lover’s paradise. Enjoy the swimming pool, fitness center, and on-site dining options. The resort’s prime location allows easy access to all the area has to offer.

Oasis Suites Hotel

Nestled in the charming town of Nags Head, Oasis Suites Hotel provides a unique and intimate retreat for visitors to the Outer Banks. Featuring suites with separate living areas, fully equipped kitchens, and private balconies overlooking Roanoke Sound, it’s perfect for families. We suggest taking advantage of the waterfront pool and hot tub.

What to Eat

After a day filled with adventurous escapades, treat your taste buds to the culinary delights the Outer Banks has to offer. Here are two restaurants we recommend in the area:

The Blue Point

The Blue Point restaurant has been serving coastal Southern cuisine for over 30 years. With a focus on local and sustainable ingredients, the restaurant offers a menu that showcases the best the region has to offer. Dine in an elegant, intimate setting while indulging in fresh seafood, tender steak, and creative vegetarian dishes. Do you love wine? The restaurant won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2023. 

Trio Restaurant & Market

Trio Restaurant & Market is a must-visit destination for foodies. Combining a restaurant, wine bar, and specialty market, Trio offers a unique culinary experience under one roof. The restaurant features a diverse menu that highlights local ingredients, cultural influences, and innovative flavors. Guests can explore an extensive wine list curated by sommeliers and enjoy tastings and pairings with their meals. The market section offers gourmet products, artisanal cheeses, and a selection of craft beers, which means you can bring home a taste of the Outer Banks.

Things to Do

If you know anything about visiting the Outer Banks, you know you won’t run out of things to do in the area. Here are a few ideas for your upcoming trip!

Explore the Bodie Lighthouse

No visit to the Outer Banks is complete without a visit to the historic Bodie Lighthouse. Climb to the top and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the coastline. The Bodie Lighthouse is the third lighthouse to be built in this area, with construction completed in 1872. Standing at 156 feet, the iconic black and white horizontal striped structure was built using materials left over from the construction of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The lighthouse served as an important navigational aid for ships along the treacherous coastline of the Outer Banks.

Watersports and More on the Water

If you love spending time on the water, whether it’s near the shore or out in the ocean, Kitty Hawk Watersports has you covered with a wide range of watersports activities that are designed to meet all levels of adventure seekers. 

Jet Ski Tours

Ignite your sense of adventure as you zoom across the waves on a jet ski during a guided jet ski tour. Prepare for a thrilling ride as you explore prime dolphin activity spots and discover hidden gems along the coastline. Our experienced guides at Kitty Hawk Watersports will ensure an unforgettable journey tailored to your preferences.


Soar high above the crystal-clear waters and indulge in the quiet thrill of parasailing. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Nags Head and Manteo areas as you glide hundreds of feet in the air. With single, double, or triple-passenger flights available, our professional crew will ensure you feel safe and exhilarated throughout your experience.

SUP Rental

Dive into the reinvention of a Hawaiian sport and embrace the tranquility of stand-up paddleboarding. Start in the calm waters of the Roanoke Sound, honing your skills before venturing out to conquer the waves of the ocean. Enjoy the unique perspective and low-impact workout as you immerse yourself in the beauty of the Outer Banks.

It’s never too early to plan your summer vacation to the Outer Banks. If you’re hoping to enjoy some time on the water, let Kitty Hawk Watersports be your guide for an unforgettable watersports adventure. Contact us at (252) 441-2756 or book a rental online. Join us and dive headfirst into the magic of the Outer Banks. A world of excitement and natural beauty awaits your arrival this summer!