Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is at the center of the Outer Banks and is also known as the heart of OBX. Staying in Kill Devil Hills means you will be in the center of all the action. Even with its small town atmosphere, Kill Devil Hills offers you a world of endless possibilities. The hidden beach bum in you will find miles of uninhabited beaches, even at the peak of tourist season. In Kill Devil Hills you will find everything you’ve ever wanted or needed during your stay at one of our vacation rentals. The beaches are the number one attraction when visiting Kill Devil Hills and seeing how it is surrounded by water, activities revolving around water are plentiful.

11039149_468439556642908_1732155704632323914_nLooking for fun things to do in Kill Devil Hills? Vacationing in Kill Devil Hills makes it convenient to access all of the greatest attractions and food that OBX has to offer. Whether you want to climb multiple lighthouses or visit the historical Roanoke Island, everything is just a quick car ride away. One stop everyone must make when visiting Kill Devil Hills is the Wright Brothers Monument which sits a top Kill Devil Hill. Kill Devil Hills is home to the original flight that was taken by the Wright Brothers in 1903. The Wright Brothers Monument is Kill Devil Hill’s signature landmark. This historic site is guaranteed to transcend you through time, back when flying was just a dream for many land dwellers. The world changed in exactly 12 seconds and 120 feet after the two brothers took their dream to new heights never before achieved. Their historic first flight took place on Thursday, December 17, 1903 and launched us into the Age of Aviation.

A popular question most visitors have is how this historic place got its name. The first official use of the town name was first recorded in 1809. If you ask any local, the town was named after a rum called Kill Devil Rum. Others say the name came from a local made rum that was so strong it could “Kill the Devil”. Many others attest that lights from travelers on the top of the hill would distract passing sailors, who would wind up shipwrecked along the treacherous coast, earning the name “Kill Devil Hills.” Regardless of where the name came from, it certainly leaves a lasting impression on anyone that hears it.

10404473_444939205659610_4842406916168180739_nDuring the day, there is plenty of beaches to explore as well as other recreational activities such as mini-golf, go-karts, along with a fishing pier. There are kayaks available for rent which is a great way to explore Kill Devil Hills. If you’re not in the mood for outdoor activities, you can always sight-see at the local art galleries, the Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve and beach and surf shops. If you feeling under the weather or want to treat yourself, you can always have a spa day.

After a day of adventure, there are multiple places to choose from for food, no matter what your taste buds crave. Kill Devil Hills has everything from fresh seafood to Mexican. Even the pickiest eaters can find that perfect food to satisfy whatever their picky palate desires. If you are looking for some local exploration, Kill Devil Kills borders the community of Colington, which is primarily made of permanent residences. This small community offers a quaint picture perfect view of small harbors and serene sunsets. This area is a hidden gem for visitors looking for a more personal view of the Kill Devil Hills area complete with local restaurants and bars. There is truly nothing more beautiful than eating a meal by the unmistakable roar of the magnificent ocean while feeling the salty breeze press against you.

Kill Devil Hills offers quite the bustling nightlife as well if you are trying to have some late night fun. In addition to its monumental historic role in history and its popular historical attractions, Kill Devil Hills is filled with entertainment, food, and fun for OBX visitors of all ages. There is plenty of gift shops, ice cream stores, restaurants, and local nightlife hang-outs to keep you busy for days. If you’re a beer lover, Kill Devil Hills is also home to the Outer Bank’s only on-the-beach local brewery. Kill Devil Hills offers the best of both worlds for visitors, no matter if they are looking to relax or unwind.

If you’re looking for a vacation spot that is right in the center of everything you could possibly want then a Kill Devil Hills vacation rental is a good choice for you. No matter if you’re coming with numerous people or a small group of family or friends, contact us because we have every type of vacation accommodation you might need. These vacation rentals fill up quick so be sure to check our Kill Devil Hills vacation rentals early to guarantee you get the rental you want!


Cola Vaughan Realty
PO Box 1375 • Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone: 252.573.2811
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