A picturesque harbor town, Manteo is an attraction in itself. Located within the walkable downtown just a block from The Inn are unique shops, art galleries, eateries, a lighthouse, waterfront boardwalk, playground and boats sitting in the calm waters of Shallowbag Bay. The Manteo historic district is full of restored homes and inns and is perfect for exploring on foot or by bicycle.

Things To Do in Manteo NC

Seldom will you find so many things to do and so close to homeport. On Roanoke Island, you'll find Roanoke Island Festival Park, the Elizabethan Gardens, The North Carolina Aquarium, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Waterside Theater- Home of the Lost Colony & the Island Farm. Off-island and all within an hour's drive are Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, the Whalehead Club, the Wright Brothers Memorial, a several lighthouses including Bodie Island Lighthouse, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and Currituck Beach Lighthouse. For those looking for even more adventure and Outer Banks exploration, take the ferry and discover Ocracoke Island or drive inland to the Alligator River Nature Preserve!

See below to search for and keep up with the many events, activities and festivals taking place in Manteo and the Outer Banks all year long!