Area Information

Looking for a new experience? The First Colony Inn is ideally situated for our guests to take advantage of the many unique activities offered on the Outer Banks. Here are some ideas for timeless Outer Banks adventures, plus up to the minute news about what’s happening now:


Outer Banks This Week – Local events, music, nightlife, updated daily

Hidden Outer Banks  – Insider info from a long time local

Surfline – From Jennette’s Pier live feed for surfing and beach conditions


Jockey’s Ridge – Check out the view from the largest living sand dune on the East Coast

Nags Head Woods – Hike through a maritime forest owned by the Nature Conservancy

Outer Banks Sporting Events – Run a marathon, storm the beach, or try a tri

Lighthouses – Five lighthouses nearby, two open for climbing

Wright Brothers Memorial – Explore the place where modern flight began

Elizabethan Gardens – A hidden gem on Roanoke Island

Jennette’s Pier – Educational fishing pier run by the NC Aquarium Society

Manteo Aquarium – Watch the sharks swim or have a close encounter with a skate


Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe – Always fresh and local, located on the causeway

Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant – Lunch and dinner on the water, very close to the inn

Pamlico Jack’s – Located right across from the inn, they also offer a special room service menu for our guests

Sam & Omie’s – An Outer Banks tradition known for their authentic Hatteras-style clam chowder

Owen’s – The Outer Banks original fine dining. Family-owned and operated since 1946.

Nags Head Restaurants – A guide to restaurants near the First Colony Inn

Outer Banks Restaurant Association – Explore more options, or join us for Restaurant Week or Taste of the Beach 


Outer Banks This Week serves up the best local events and festivals.

Daytime Events


Annual Events

Taste of The Beach