Things To Do On Your Outer Banks NC Family Vacation

When in outer banks nc, things to do are never far away. In addition to The Lost Colony there are literally hundreds of things to do on Roanoke Island. Just a five minute drive from Nags Head this quiet refuge is a hidden gem on The Outer Banks and you should plan to spend at least one full day during your Outer Banks family vacation or plan to stay here all week! The locations listed below are far from a full listing of offerings on Roanoke, but the establishments listed here support The Lost Colony and we encourage you to support them during your stay!

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Dinner and A Show!

Avenue Waterfront Grille in Downtown Manteo

Offers great dinner options for your visit!

On Monday nights, before you bring the kids to Kitty Hawk Kites Night at The Lost Colony, enjoy half off your kids’ meals when you buy an adult meal! No other discounts can be used in conjunction with this special offer and drinks are not included.  No limit to how many at each table.  Don’t forget, the show starts at 7:30, so make sure you’re seated early (you must be seated no later than 5:30 pm) if you wish to get in on the deal!  Kids night at the Waterfront Grille starts at 4:30pm on Monday nights.

On any other night, get seated by 5:30 pm, let your server know you’re heading to the show, and they’ll offer 20% off your bill (excluding alcohol). 18% gratuity will be added to the total before the discount.  You must be able to prove that your next stop is The Lost Colony, so bring your email confirmation either on paper or on your phone.

Enjoy casual dining overlooking Shallowbag Bay and the Manteo Marina. The Avenue Waterfront Grille is located across from Festival Park in The Waterfront Shops in Downtown Manteo. Proudly serving local seafood, all natural proteins, a large selection of craft beers on tap and in bottle, a dynamic wine list based on sustainable practices and a fun OBX inspired cocktail list.

Other Dining Options

Basnight’s Lone Cedar

Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern

Grits Grill

Big Al’s Soda Fountain & Grill


The Oasis Suites

hp-bedThe only boutique Nags Head hotel on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Built and decorated with gracious vacationing in mind. Here you’ll find 16 suites — Honeymoon, Executive, Family and Handicap Accessible — providing you with plenty of space to spread out, whether it’s just the two of you or an entire family. The rooms are beautifully appointed with leather furniture, at least two beds in most, modern kitchens, high-end bathrooms and private balconies. As appealing as our rooms are, they compete with an amazing location that is one of a kind for any Nags Head hotel. Oasis Suites directly overlook the sound and marsh on both sides, meaning you have water and sunset views that no other accommodation can offer. The Oasis Suites is minutes from the beach, historic Roanoke Island and some of the best Outer Banks restaurants.