Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devils Hills is a town located in North Carolina, just north of Nags Head and Cape Hatteras near the Outer Banks. Kill Devil Hills North Carolina is a small town, with a population of about 6,000 people, but it is one of the oldest settlements on the Outer Banks and the site of some of North Carolina's most interesting history. Kill Devil Hills is also a popular vacation destination, and home to many beach rentals Kill Devil Hills and Kill Devil Hills rentals of all kinds.

The town of Kill Devil Hills is famous in part as the site of the Wright Brothers National Memorial, located here because it is the place where Orville Wright first took a flight in a machine powered airplane that was heavier than air. The historic flight, which happened on Thursday, December 17 1903, has remained one of the major historic events of the town and of the Outer Banks area. The memorial can be viewed by the public free of charge, and is located outdoors.

The name for Kill Devil Hills is fabled to have come by way of pirates who once called these shores home. Legend has it that pirates spent many nights creating moonshine in the area filled with sand dune hills that was, as they said, "strong enough to kill the devil". The name stuck, and the area is in fact also remembered for the strong rum that was once shipped from Kill Devil Hills North Carolina by pirates and during the height of the slave trade.

Despite this sordid history, Kill Devil Hills remains one of North Carolina's most popular beach vacation spots. Beach rentals Kill Devil Hills has to offer are available throughout the year, although the height of the tourism season is from mid-April until Labor Day in the early fall. Many beach rentals Kill Devil Hills features are located in town, but the most coveted are found right on the beach, literally yards from the shore. A beach rental on the sand will cost between $400 and $1200 per night, with the more expensive Kill Devil Hills rentals being large houses with multiple rooms (usually with sleep room for 9-12 people). Smaller cabins with one or two bedrooms are also available in the lower cost range.

Kill Devil Hills rentals can accommodate vacationers for multiple nights, and in fact there is a 2-night minimum stay required on most cabins and houses. Folks staying in town for multiple days will have time to take part in the many activities happening in town, which is busiest during the summer. Windsurfing and lighthouse climbing at Cape Hatteras is just a 20-minute drive away, and there is no entrance fee to swim or hang out at the park. In town, a nice selection of locally owned restaurants are open throughout the year. Frequent tourism in the area means that shopping also abounds, with plenty of shops selling beach wear and Wright Brothers paraphernalia to take home.

Other attractions include tours and day trips to the city of Charlotte or Raleigh. In Raleigh, be sure to stop by the state capital building and the North Carolina Museum of Art, both centrally located in downtown. In Charlotte, check out the downtown historic district and the Mint Museum of Art. The Discovery Place Museum of Science is also located in Charlotte and is a great place for families with children.

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