Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Perfect Day in Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks, NC

A Perfect Day in Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks, NC

Start off the morning with a trip down to the beach. We've stayed in both Corolla (more remote, low-key, farther off the grid) and Kill Devil Hills (feels more blue collar, houses are closer together, more places to eat or play mini golf). Both have gorgeous beaches. If you bring pets, the rules vary from town-to-town and by the time of year. Check out the specifics here

Getting too hot or happened to hit a rainy day? Check out the Tanger Outlets at Nags Head. Be sure to display them on the rental home's cheery bedspread when you get home! This time we rented a Kill Devil Hills home (massive! beachfront!) with a group of friends through Sun Realty, which lets you search by amenities like pet or kid friendly. If you can swing it, rent off season in mid May or the fall to get better rates and less crowded restaurants.

Or, swing by the Wright Memorial for an awe-inspiring look at the first brothers of flight. This is a family-friendly museum, but you don't need kids as an excuse to go there. Wear comfortable shoes to walk and see the monument itself.

For dinner, head over to the Blue Moon Grill. It's worth the wait. They don't have a specific gluten free menu or a dedicated kitchen, but I felt comfortable ordering there after asking a few questions. Items ordered over several visits by friends included grilled wings, the tuna BLT, incredibly gorgeous salads, and spiked lemonade and tea concoctions.

In keeping with my goal of looking (and feeling) boho chic, I packed mostly flowing, soft fabrics in happy prints. I packed only a single striped item, which is a big deal for this stripe addict, and didn't wear it once! Instead, I wore lots of straw hats, kimonos, and color.

Both shirts above are from Anthropologie, but the kimono in the bottom picture was my mom's from time spent in Japan as a child. Straw hats from Marshalls. Want more boho inspiration? Check out my Endless Boho Summer board.


  1. I am glad you had a great time in Kill Devil Hills. We were there 2 weeks ago and had a wonderful time. We have not tried the Blue Moon Grill...yet! I heard that is was some of the best food on the beach. We are looking forward to visiting there on our next trip to the Outer Banks. Oh, and I thought of you when we passed by J Crew at the outlet mall. :-)

    1. YES! I recommend it! Wish they had outdoor seating, but you can order out and eat at the picnic tables. And yeah, I did some damage at that Jcrew! But it was a pre-Memorial Day sale...