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Things to do in Cape Hatteras

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Cape Hatteras. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Cape Hatteras attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Cape Hatteras to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Cape Hatteras.

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  • Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

    See real pirate relics, including artifacts from what’s believed to be Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge. There's also a Civil War gunship an... More
  • Outer Banks Diving

    Explore the underwater wrecks—most of which lie at depths of 90 feet or more—with expert guidance. Snorkeling trips are also available for those no... More
  • Pirate Adventure Cruise

    Give the family a taste of adventure on the high seas with an hour-long tour that touches on Blackbeard’s history. Expect face-painting, costumes, ... More

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