Kitty Hawk, NC, USA

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Kitty Hawk, NC, USA

Kitty Hawk vacation rentals

Relax or be adventurous in Kitty Hawk, it’s your choice

Situated on North Carolina’s famous Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk is best known as the place where the Wright Brothers made their first flights back in 1903. The area remains steeped in aviation history, with an impressive monument to flight consistently ranking among the top attractions. Kitty Hawk vacation rentals provide a plethora of houses or cottages for rent. Kitty Hawk travelers can head to the beach for sunshine and tranquility, grab a surfboard and ride a wave when the tides are high, or drink in the colors of the sunset on a stand-up paddleboard when the water calms down.

Embracing the ocean in Kitty Hawk

If you can, booking a stay at an oceanfront vacation rental is a must. As with the rest of the Outer Banks, most of Kitty Hawk's exciting activities are on the beachfront. Take to the water in style by experiencing surfing, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, or boating. Witness a breathtaking 360-degree view of the ocean and the unique geography of the area from a helicopter or hot air balloon. Wildlife fans will be in their element, with birdwatching and dolphin tours both among Kitty Hawk’s most in-demand pursuits.

Take flight with the Wright Brothers in Kitty Hawk

It can be tough to pull yourself away from the beaches of the Outer Banks—especially if your Kitty Hawk vacation rental puts you near the water—but the area's rich history is both eye-opening and fun to explore. See the actual field where mankind first took to the sky at the Monument to a Century of Flight, built to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first flight. Embark on a walking tour of where the flight took place, and see incredible metal sculptures and statues that immortalize a moment in history.

Enjoy endless summer in Kitty Hawk

The ocean beckons—Kitty Hawk weather is almost always beach-ready thanks to its comfortable oceanic climate. Travelers flock to the Outer Banks in the summer to enjoy long, bright days at the beach, basking in the light breezes and 80-degree temperatures. If you don’t fancy crowds, book your Kitty Hawk vacation rentals for the spring or fall. The temperatures usually hover around the 70s—perfect for sunbathing at the beach or hitting the links for a round of golf. Expect a few days of rougher weather in the summer or fall.

Be one with water and nature in Kitty Hawk

: Kitty Hawk is a coastal community, offering a public beach every half-mile or so. At just 7 feet above sea level, it’s a town that’s one with the ocean. The area is also the home of the Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve, which is a mix of dry, woodsy areas, marshier habitats, and dune ridges. Hike through the reserve for a chance to spot a majestic bald eagle, or kayak the creeks and streams to play hide and seek with the frogs and salamanders lurking in the marshes.