Kill Devil Hills

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Kill Devil Hills is a colorfully-named town on the coast of North Carolina. It is part of the Outer Banks, and is best known for its association with the Wright Brothers' historic flights in the first airplane in 1903. The flights are usually associated with Kitty Hawk, but actually took place here. A national monument and museum marks the site.

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As with much of the Outer Banks, two roads run north-south through Kill Devil Hills: Virginia Dare Trail (known as "Beach Road") and S. Croatan Hwy (Rt. 158)

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There is a large monument to the Wright Brothers on a giant sand dune near the beach. It is, to say the least, difficult to miss.

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You are at the beach. Have fun!

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Duck Donuts. They are freshly made donuts made right before your eyes and you can get to choose your toppings. They are boxed by the dozen and handed to you warm.

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  • Pigman's BBQ, 1606 S. Croatan Highway Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948, (252) 441-6803, [1]. 11AM-9PM. The biggest barbecue joint on the beach. The food is generally good and reasonably priced. Stick to the basics, though, such as the five types of barbecue and the ribs and chicken. Though past its heyday, the new owners are working hard to bring the place back to its glory days of the 90s.  edit
  • Goombays Grille & Raw Bar, 1608 N Virginia Dare Trail Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948, (252) 441-6001, [2]. Regular Menu: 11:30am to 10pm | Sat & Sun 11am to 10pm Late Night Menu - Steamed & Raw Bar: 10pm to 2am. Goombays is a casual restaurant with an island feel. The food is fresh and creative with a Caribbean spin on Outer Banks seafood favorites. Try the Rasta Pasta, fresh seafood tacos, Tuna Reuben, Jazzy Coconut Chicken, Tuna Oscar, daily specials or a selection from the full steamed or raw seafood bar. Goombays is family friendly with a colorful dining room and a special menu for kids. The full bar includes lots of imported and microbrewed beers. Goombays serves lunch and dinner every day.  edit

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Goomba's on Beach Road near Mile Post 7. Great steamed shrimp and a cool place to hang at the bar or in their restaurant side.

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  • Cambridge Cove at Bermuda Bay [9]., 1101 Cambridge Road 1.888.828.6745, Three-story town homes feature two and three bedroom units surrounded by lush dunes and vegitation. Located in the heart of the Outer Banks in Kill Devil Hills, across from the Wright Brothers Memorial, Cambridge Cove is within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and historical attractions.
  • Hamilton Cay at Bermuda Bay [10]., 1101 Cambridge Road 1.888.828.6745, Hamilton Cay offers 2 and 3 Bedroom units that are on a single floor layout, designed to offer the very best in nightly accommodations in the Outer Banks. Volleyball and watersliding are just a few of the many activities Hamilton Cay has to offer.
  • First Flight Rentals, 815 S. Virginia Dare Trail, PO Box 222 Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 (””), 866-595-1893 (), [3]. Outer Banks Vacation Rentals (nightly, weekly, & group stay packages), luxury oceanfront condo rentals, includes pool, spa, fitness room, game room, elevator access. Website:  edit
  • Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates, (””), 252-261-4444 (Toll Free) ''+ 1'' 800-552-6257 (), [4]. Outer Banks vacation rentals in Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, and South Nags Head.  edit
  • Resort Realty, (””), 800-458-3830 (), [5]. Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks vacation rentals, 2-10 bedrooms, private pools, pet-friendly, event planning. Offers Resort Club collection of top-of-the-line vacation properties.  edit
  • Seaside Realty Outer Banks Vacations 252-261-5500 (Toll Free) 866-884-0267. Vacation rentals in Kill Devil Hills. Bed linens & bath towels included; 1 - 17 bedrooms, private pools, hot tubs, game rooms, elevator, dog-friendly. [11].
  • Village Realty on the Outer Banks of North Carolina 800-548-9688 Toll Free. [12]. Over 600 upscale accommodations in Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and Corolla. All bed linens and towels are provided, beds are made. Oceanfront, golf course, soundfront, oceanside. Many homes have Private Pools, (some heated) and Hot Tubs, Elevators, Theater Rooms. Pet friendly homes available.[13]
  • Ramada Southeast Hotels, 1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948, 866-790-8512, [6]. Whether it’s a romantic anniversary vacation or a family reunion, the Southeast region of the USA is an ideal spot for your next trip. And Ramada hotels cater to a variety of clientele, from business travelers to family vacationers.  edit
  • Sun Realty Vacation Rentals [14]. 888-853-7770. Sun Realty offers a wide collection of beach vacation rental homes and cottages in Kill Devil Hills and the entire stretch of the Outer Banks.
  • John Yancey Oceanfront Inn, 2009 S Virginia Dare Trail (beach road), 252-441-7141, [7]. Oceanfront hotel. Prime location. Outdoor pool, free breakfast, WiFi. Pet Friendly. [email protected] 800-367-5941.  edit
  • John Yancey Oceanfront Inn, 2009 S Virginia Dare Trail, 252-441-7141, [8]. checkin: 4pm; checkout: 11am. Family friendly Outer Banks motel. Outdoor pool, free WiFi, free breakfast. Immediate beach access. Near Wrights Brothers, Jockeys Ridge and more.  edit

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