Nags Head  is a city on the Outer Banks. Legend has it that the names comes from when pirates used to put a lantern around a horse's neck and walk along the beach. When a ship at sea saw the light, it would think the light was from another ship at anchor, and so would come closer and end up running ashore.
From the north follow I 64 to Rt. 168 in Chesapeake Va. Head South on Rte 168, this will become Rt. 158 and lead you to the Wright Memorial Bridge, northern access to the Outer Banks. After crossing the bridge head south for ten miles and you will enter Nags Head.
From the West follow Rt. 64 from Raleigh. Three hours later you will be in Nags Head.
From the South take the ferry (requires reservations and a small fee) to Ocracoke from Cedar Island then take Hwy 12 north. You will take the a free ferry to Hatteras Island then drive through the Cape Hatteras National Seashore for about 50 miles until you enter Nags Head. (It is quicker to come north until you hit Rt. 64 and take it in from the west but the southern route via ferry to Ocracoke is much more senic. Nearest airport is in Norfolk Va. (ORF ). Nags Head is also accessible from Raleigh Durham (RDU). There is a small airport in Manteo NC (MQI )but no scheduled service. Nags Head is located between Kill Devil Hills and Rt. 64
As with much of the Outer Banks, two roads run north-south through Nags Head: Virginia Dare Trail (known as "Beach Road") and S. Croatan Hwy (Rt. 158)
The Tale of The Whale Great seafood and substantial portions. Located on the causeway just after the intersection of rt 158 and 64. Early Bird special between 4 and 5 pm, 20% off all items on the menu.
Front Porch Cafe MP 10.5 Rt. 158 (S. Croatan Hwy)(252) 480-6616. A great traditional coffee shop with Wifi access. Parking is a bit limited but a great place for a meet up or to take a quick break.
Slammin' Sammys (is now closed 12/08) The Hot Spot on the beach MP 11 (2407 S Croatan Hwy) (252) 449-2255 Sports bar with free wifi. Great lunch spot or dinner.
Harbor Point Grille and Pizzaria 5000 S Croatan Highway (at the Outer Banks Mall) 252-261-6800. Lunch and pizza with free wifi access.
Old Nags Head Cove Clubhouse. 4512 S. Hesperides Dr. 252-441-4562 Guests in this Nags Head subdivision can use the wifi at the clubhouse for a small fee. Call for details.
Many rental cottages have access points installed. Many of these access points are not secured using WEP or any other form of security. Check with your realty company about the availability of access and its security.