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Outer Banks Fun Things to Do with Kids
"The 5-acre Dowdy Park is a popular place for relaxation, play and entertainment. The park includes an amphitheater, green space, restrooms, a fitness trail, basketball and pickleball courts, a bocce area and an unusual playscape/playground for kids, and it's the site of local events, festivals and live music. You'll find it on the Bypass in Nags Head, next to Nags Head Elementary School on the...read more"
"Take a play break for the small ones at this wonderful park. Watch your kids run up and down the hills as they jump from swing to swing. The Foam shaped mountains or a great workout and wave to get all of your children’s energy out before bed or naptime."
"Dowdy Park, encompassing five acres, offers a myriad of recreational possibilities for its visitors of all ages. It is well-loved by families for its ADA-accessible playground."
"Themed on recycled and repurposed materials, Seagreen Gallery is one of the newest and most innovative art establishments on the Outer Banks. This is a great place to find a one-of-a-kind gift for someone who has..."
"Seagreen Gallery, built in the old Gray’s Department store on the Beach Road in Nags Head, has been adding artistic flare and excitement to gallery row. Open Monday- Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm."
"Art lovers and collectors must stop in Seaside and wander through the 13 rooms of incredible fine art and other treasures. The Smith family opened the gallery in 1961 and still operates Seaside today in its original location. The gallery showcases 2,000 original works by local and world-renowned artists, including original work from masters such as Picasso and Rembrandt as well as coastal paintings, fine...read more"
"Experience a more sophisticated side of Nags Head at the Seaside Art Gallery. Check out amazing art from local artists at this gallery. You might even find something to add to your collection!"
"This is a well-loved local gallery, and the owners are known for their generosity to the Outer Banks arts community. The main gallery features work by printmaker and painter Glenn Eure. Subjects vary from boat watercolors to abstract collagraph prints and large three-dimensional canvases."
"Once in a blue moon, you get to taste life on a sandbar," say the folks at this laidback spot, which serves up a boatload of seafood offerings alongside a long list of cocktails and nostalgic beachy décor (think buoy garland and surfboards everywhere)."
"You’ll find the Blue Moon Beach Grill near Jockey’s Ridge State Park. This small restaurant serves up great seafood and Southern comfort food with a fun, nautical theme."
"Big Al's Soda Fountain & Grill is a truly fun dining experience, serving up classic American fare in a delightful 50s retro atmosphere since 1997. It features an authentic, full-service soda fountain, juke box, dance floor, game room, gift shop and one of the country's largest collections of Coca-Cola memorabilia. The menu features fresh, 100% USDA–certified prime Angus burgers, daily blue plate specials, all-American entrees...read more"