I’ve spent most of my OBX time in Duck, so this might not be on point. But if you’re adventurous, take a hang gliding lesson off the dunes near Kitty Hawk (Kitty Hawk Kites runs a pretty good operation). I went last year with my 9 year old daughter and 71 year old father, and we all had a great time. Literally, fun for the whole family.
If you come across 158 from the mainland, prepare to sit for a while on the causeway heading out there. Most rentals are Saturday to Saturday, but some are Sunday to Sunday. Traffic crawls over the causeway on Saturdays from around 11 a.m. until about 4 p.m. because there’s one lane in and one lane out, but Sundays are slightly better. Since you’ll be further south, you might come in along 64, but I can’t imagine it’s much better, although I haven’t done it.
We rent a house with from 15-20 people and most of us do our own thing. But once you’ve spent a day or two at the beach and a day or two at the pool, we’ve found there isn’t a whole lot to do. We’re not the kind of people that can spend all day, every day on the beach, but maybe you are. We usually spend a day in Manteo at the piers and at the aquarium, or taking a tour to see the wild horses up in Corolla.
There are good restaurants to be found although they tend to be on the pricier side.