Most vacationers consider their pet to be a part of their family, and as a result, thousands of Outer Banks visitors bring their furry family members in tow year after year. While planning a vacation that includes everyone in the family, including a beloved dog or other pet, can initially seem a little daunting, on the Outer Banks, it's actually an easy affair.
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.