Overview Kitty Hawk

Visiting Kitty Hawk

Nestled on the North Carolina coastline in a region known as the Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk makes a great destination for flight buffs and their families. Kitty Hawk is best known as the home of the Wright Brothers, and the birthplace of modern flight. These former bicycle builders out of Dayton, Ohio, changed the world forever on December 17, 1903, with their first controlled powered airplane flight on Kitty Hawk Beach. The nearby Wright Brothers Museum and Monument charts the brother’s career, from their early failures to eventual successes, and lets visitors get a first-hand look at accurate replicas of their various airplanes. Not everything in Kitty Hawk is flight related – the area boasts some unique, Outer Banks-specific offerings like BrewThru, the world’s first drive-through convenience store, a mainstay since 1977. Families can also enjoy any number of restaurants, take in a show at the Waterside Theater or bowl to their heart’s content at Nag’s Head Bowling Center. More adventurous types will enjoy... Read More Nestled on the North Carolina coastline in a region known as the Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk makes a great destination for flight buffs and their families. Kitty Hawk is best known as the home of the Wright Brothers, and the birthplace of modern flight. These former bicycle builders out of Dayton, Ohio, changed the world forever on December 17, 1903, with their first controlled powered airplane flight on Kitty Hawk Beach. The nearby Wright Brothers Museum and Monument charts the brother’s career, from their early failures to eventual successes, and lets visitors get a first-hand look at accurate replicas of their various airplanes. Not everything in Kitty Hawk is flight related – the area boasts some unique, Outer Banks-specific offerings like BrewThru, the world’s first drive-through convenience store, a mainstay since 1977. Families can also enjoy any number of restaurants, take in a show at the Waterside Theater or bowl to their heart’s content at Nag’s Head Bowling Center. More adventurous types will enjoy all that the Atlantic has to offer with the help of Promenade Waterports. This company boats a 600 ft. pier chocked full of jetskiis, parasailing boats, kayaks, sailboats and more. So once you’ve booked your flight and picked a hotel, peruse our pages to create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers who’ve loved their visit to this small town with a big history.    Close

Stories and Tips Kitty Hawk

What We Did in the OBX

Written by tandswilcox on 24 May, 2005

Of course we did the tourist things, like going to the lighthouses. We went to Corolla, Bodie, and Hatteras. We didn't have time to go to Ocracoke but heard it is worth the trip. The beaches are a lot of fun to…Read More


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A little bit of everything for everyone!

Written by DonitaD on 25 May, 2005

Our weather ran the gamut from the mid-50s to upper 70s during our week in Kitty Hawk. During that time, we went kayaking on the sound, took a jet-boat trip, and spent a lot of time at the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island.…Read More


If you forget--Rent it!

Written by avad88 on 10 Jan, 2003

While visiting the Outer Banks, if you find you forgot something, before you buy it at the local Wal-Mart, you might rent it at Ocean Atlantic Rentals with four locations on the Outer Banks. We rented a kayak for $35 a day and the teens…Read More


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Jurassic Putt

Written by berky on 06 Nov, 2005

Every tourist area near a beach seems to have lots of miniature golf attractions, and the Outer Banks was no exception. Each one had a different theme, and most featured one or more waterfalls—nice to cool off in the spray on those hot afternoons or…Read More


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