Flight takes many forms on the Outer Banks, from the thousands of migratory birds that travel along these barrier islands to and from their winter destinations, to aviation pioneers like the Wright Brothers who launched the world's first airplane off the sand dunes of Kill Devil Hills. Visitors can also experience the Outer Banks' inherent love of all things aerial by taking flight themselves with a day of Hang Gliding.
Opened in 2002, shortly before the Outer Banks’ first annual Bike Week, the Nags Head Harley-Davidson sells just about everything a hog rider would want except the motorcycle. The shop gives a nod to local outlaws with two life-sized pirate mannequins --- one an alluring woman buccaneer, of course --- who greet customers as they enter. The store is decorated with big Harley banners and decorative signs that are for sale, and is filled with a great collection of Harley T-shirts for men, women and children. In addition to a selection of bike gear, there’s key rings, collectible stuffed toys, baby items, hats, sandals, jewelry, hoodies and sunglasses. And the shop owner hasn’t forgot the store’s resort location: There’s also Harley golf balls and hats and beach towels in stock.