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Beach retreat in Kill Devil Hills vacation home rentals

Located in the beautiful Outer Banks area of North Carolina, Kill Devil Hills is teeming with fascinating history, unique culture, and unrivaled natural splendor. Whether you want to experience the legacy of the Wright Brothers or lie on soft beaches watching the sun set, Kill Devil Hills vacation home rentals are the perfect place for a beach getaway.


Historic sites near Kill Devil Hills vacation rentals

As the site of the first flight of the Wright Brothers, Kill Devil Hills has many historic areas celebrating its aviation and maritime past near vacation rentals. The Wright Brothers National Memorial allows guests to stand at the exact take-off spot of the first successful flight and explore exhibits of aviation history. The Monument to a Century of Flight is a historic landmark that tells the amazing story of the Wright Brothers and the first flight. The Dare County Regional Airport, a small airfield that was instrumental in World War II, displays photos, artifacts, and documents related to its wartime history. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, a maritime archive with nautical history exhibits and the mysterious shipwreck history of the Outer Banks, is an interesting site for enthusiasts.

Things to do

Fun near Kill Devil Hills vacation homes

No matter your inclination, vacation homes in Kill Devil Hills put you within reach of beautiful beaches, historic sites, and cultural attractions for the whole family. Avalon Pier, a quiet place that’s great for fishing and outdoor recreation, and Jockey’s Ridge State Park, a vast parkland with sand dunes, hiking trails, and hang gliding, are wonderful spots to explore the outdoors. The kids will enjoy Destination Fun Laser Tag & 3D, an amusement center and game arcade with pirate-themed laser tag and blacklight mini golf. For wildlife and beautiful scenery, Nags Head Woods has a lush landscape teeming with wildlife.


Activities and attractions in Kill Devil Hills

Are you searching for things to do while you're in town? Travelers enjoy fun activities like surfing and fishing. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Kill Devil Hills a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Destination Fun (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Paradise Fun Park (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Nags Head Golf Links (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Sea Scape Golf Links (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Full Throttle Speedway (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)
Outdoor activities

Must-try activities in Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is a premier destination for outdoor adventurers, whether by land, air, or sea. Kayaking, sport fishing, crabbing, shrimping, kiteboarding, windsurfing, and swimming are exciting activities in the area beaches. You could also explore the landscape and see local wildlife with nature trails, hiking trails, and biking trails through nature preserves, wooded areas, and dunes. For a different way to experience the scenery, aero tours, helicopter tours, hang gliding, and skydiving offer adrenaline-fueled adventure and sightseeing with a bird's-eye view.


Seasonal weather averages in Kill Devil Hills

Travelers enjoy Kill Devil Hills for its surfing. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 86°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunrises. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Kill Devil Hills. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Nags Head Woods Preserve (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Jockey's Ridge State Park (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Elizabethan Gardens (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Festival Park (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Roanoke Island (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge (18.7 mi / 30.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Kill Devil Hills

The nearest airport is in Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional), located 6.3 mi (10.1 km) from the city center.

Getting around

Transportation to and from Kill Devil Hills vacation homes

Whether you choose to fly or drive, Kill Devil Hills has plenty of transportation options to get you to and from your summer rental to nearby areas or landmarks. Taxis, rental cars, limousines, shuttles, and tour buses are available for land, while traveling by water in a ferry is a convenient way to get to different islands. For nearby locations, you can easily walk or bike from vacation rentals.

Food and drink

Best cuisine in Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills offers a wide variety of dining options, ranging from seafood specialties to steak and pizza. Local ingredients, such as farm-raised oysters, unrefined honey, and sea salt direct from the Atlantic Ocean, make their way into local dishes infused with the flavors of the area. No matter your craving, Kill Devil Hills restaurants, eateries, bars, and pubs create a unique culinary experience within reach of your summer rental.

Where to stay around Kill Devil Hills?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,493 vacation rentals near Kill Devil Hills. From 1,883 Houses to 149 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kill Devil Hills for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Kill Devil Hills?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kill Devil Hills:

  • Colington Harbour: 49 vacation rentals
  • Bermuda Bay: 82 vacation rentals
  • South Nags Head: 361 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Sands: 871 vacation rentals
  • Pine Island: 605 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Kill Devil Hills?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kill Devil Hills. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Nags Head Woods Preserve: 2,902 vacation rentals
  • Avalon Fishing Pier: 3,123 vacation rentals
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial: 2,897 vacation rentals
  • Destination Fun: 2,850 vacation rentals
  • Paradise Fun Park: 3,298 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kill Devil Hills listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kill Devil Hills?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,883 Houses in Kill Devil Hills. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kill Devil Hills include:

  • Cottages: 149 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 359 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 149 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kill Devil Hills?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,593 vacation rentals with pool available in Kill Devil Hills. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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