Thinking of planning a vacation to Roanoke Island? You should—there’s a ton to do here!
Let us make the planning even easier. Here are five of the top things to do on Roanoke Island!
Jockey’s Ridge State Park
Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head, North Carolina is full of fun outdoor activities to partake in.
There are self-guided hiking trails, including Tracks in the Sand, a 1.5-mile leisurely hike over the dunes to the water and back. It’s also a hot spot for hang-gliding, kite flying, sand-boarding and water sports.
Interested in roaming some royal gardens?
During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Elizabethan Gardens was made for her enjoyment. These grounds are elaborate and luxurious and is a living memorial of the era when Sir Walter Raleigh’s lost colonists lived there. It’s a beautiful venue for photos with its gorgeous greenery and flowers.
Roanoke Island Festival Park
Looking for a great family attraction?
The Roanoke Island Festival Park is an interactive exhibition that celebrates English settlement in America. It features a representational ship for visitors to climb aboard, opportunities to try traditional woodworking, Elizabethan games, and more.
Paradise Dolphin Cruises
Embark on a 2-hour journey ripe with opportunity to view bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. Along with dolphins, coastal North Carolina hosts beautiful seabirds, like ospreys, waterfowl, wading birds and more. You are guaranteed gorgeous views on this cruise!
North Carolina Aquarium
Explore the “Waters of the Outer Banks” at this aquarium!
This aquarium is home to the largest group of sharks in North Carolina. You can watch scuba divers in action, touch some stingrays—there’s endless opportunities at this attraction.
This site also allows visitors to witness conservation efforts at the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation Center.
Now that you have a full itinerary of things to do, you must book your accommodations!
Come visit us at the Island House of Wanchese B&B on Roanoke Island. We are located close to Nags Head beaches, lighthouses, saltwater fishing, state parks, great shopping and more. Our service is unparalleled, and we can’t wait to host you on your vacation.