Kitty Hawk is a lovely town located in Dare County, North Carolina. It is an old city that was established in the 1700s and was previously known as Chickahawk. At one point, Kitty Hawk was a remote area; today it is one of the most thriving beach communities where thousands of vacationers visit every year. The town has both a laid-back, romantic atmosphere and exciting attractions including sandy beaches, great shopping, superb dining, entertainment facilities, and enjoyable aquatic activities. Kitty Hawk is an ideal town to relax and to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
By far, what attracts most vacationers to Kitty Hawk is the beaches! Particularly in the spring and summer, you can sunbathe, take a nice nap, read a book or people watch at the beach. For ultimate relaxation, you can take a yoga class or get a massage. In addition, you can hunt for shells or sea glass, swim, fly a kite, build a sand castle, surf, and boogie board. You can literally spend your entire vacation at the beach without experiencing a dull moment!
Kitty Hawk is also a great city for fishing; TW’s Bait and Tackle is an impressive facility that provides fishing paraphernalia. Besides aquatic activities, miniature golf is a popular attraction for the family. You can also enjoy golf at the popular Seascape Golf Course. Kitty Hawk Woods is a great attraction that has a maritime, forest, swamp, and marsh. You can explore this 461 acre area and find a variety of animals including gray foxes, white-tailed deer, amphibians, river otter, hawks, and herons. For hiking lovers, there is an impressive trail as well.
Along with the outdoor activities, Kitty Hawk also has indoor attractions. Kitty Hawk is a great city to eat out in; there are great restaurants that have Eastern North Carolina barbecue and local seafood is definitely a favorite! You can relax while sipping on a cocktail at the patio of Ocean Boulevard and enjoy breathtaking views from the Black Pelican.
Shopping in the city is enjoyable as there are a bunch of locally owned and interesting shops in town. Whether you are looking for homemade dog biscuits, local artwork, funky clothing, accessories, beach souvenirs, you are bound to find something of interest at Kitty Hawk. For some entertainment, you can go to the Outer Banks Music Showcase that offers shows featuring live music and comedy. The Music Showcase plays diverse music including pop, country, and beach hits. During the winter, special shows are offered like Bluegrass and Elvis tribute.
Kitty Hawk has a great location because popular attractions like Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head are only a short drive away. Kitty Hawk is a lovely city that provides a wonderful vacation experience. A vacation at Kitty Hawk in a beach house will leave you with a lifetime of memories!