Things To Do in Corolla NC

Details On All Things to Do in Corolla NC

Looking for something to do beyond the beach? Corolla’s recreation scene tends to focus mostly on beautiful Mother Nature, as any respectable thing to do in the Outer Banks should. One of the most popular Corolla NC thing to do is to take a tour to see the Corolla wild horses in their natural habitats. Another top Corolla recreation is going on a kayak outing to see the natural wonders of this area from a backwaters perspective — it’s quiet and unhurried and settles the soul. As with all Outer Banks NC recreation, fishing is huge here, so much so that you’ll see an entire section devoted to that addictive activity. However you don't have to be an avid outdoorsman (or woman) to enjoy Corolla NC things to do. Taking a step into the past by exploring the historic village of Corolla and marveling at the breathtaking views from the lighthouse are more than satisfying way to experience the area. 

But if you have your shoes all laced up and are ready for some real action, Corolla’s things to do offer first-rate tennis courts and a fitness center, screaming go-carts, an 18-hole links course, a climbing wall, Segway tours, putt putt golf courses and hikes in a nearby nature sanctuary or just along some of Corolla’s village lanes.

It can be debated whether the premier Outer Banks thing to do is surfing or nightlife (though some would argue it’s actually shopping), but either persuasion is sufficiently supported here. Surf shops provide advice, lessons and gear. And, while Corolla’s nightlife scene isn’t as multi-faceted as that found a bit farther south, you can definitely relax with the perfect martini and live tunes.

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Back Beach Wild Horse Tours

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
1159-H Austin Street, Corolla
(252) 453-6141

Back Beach Wild Horse Tours' highly trained staff has a great reputation for being entertaining and informative. Their tours last two hours and incorporate quite a bit of local history to complement the sightseeing while showering you with interesting lore. In the four-wheel-drive area you’ll see the Corolla wild horses grazing in their natural habitat and the occasional deer and surfing dolphins. Back Beach tours are given in safari-style,... read more

Back Beach Wild Horse Tours' highly trained staff has a great reputation for being entertaining and... read more

Back Country 4x4 & Kayak Safari

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
Meet at Corolla Light Town Center, 1109 Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 453-0877

Some of the best wildlife viewing and paddling on the Outer Banks takes place in the remote northern waterways of the Currituck Sound near the Virginia border. Back Country’s unique 4x4 & Kayak Safari carries small groups and families by custom open-air Safari Cruisers through 30 miles of off-road beach, dune and sand trail to paddle from the private Spanish Mustang Preserve where they have... read more

Some of the best wildlife viewing and paddling on the Outer Banks takes place in... read more

Back Country Segway Safari

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
Meet at Corolla Light Town Center, 1109 Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 453-0877

Segways look like so much fun that when you see people gliding around Corolla on them, you’ll want to try one too. The Segway is a two-wheeled electric vehicle that’s a blast to ride. It’s so easy it seems the Segway was made just for you. At Back Country Segway Safari, located at the Corolla Light Town Center in Corolla, you can choose a gliding... read more

Segways look like so much fun that when you see people gliding around Corolla on... read more

Back Country Wild Horse Safari

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
Meet at Corolla Light Town Center, 1109 Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 453-0877

Scott Trabue’s Wild Horse Safari is an off-road eco-adventure that will deliver you and your family directly to the wild Spanish mustangs that have thrived on the northern Outer Banks for nearly 500 years. Your naturalist guide will carry you in custom open-air Safari Cruisers through 30 miles of beaches, dune and backcountry sand lanes to discover the Outer Banks’ unique wildlife. Shore life including... read more

Scott Trabue’s Wild Horse Safari is an off-road eco-adventure that will deliver you and your... read more

Bob’s Wild Horse Tours

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
817-B Ocean Trail, Highway 12, Corolla
(252) 453-8602

Bob White is a legend in the horse tour business! He and his highly trained staff have been offering tours since 1996 with a great reputation for being both entertaining and informative. Bob’s tours last two hours and incorporate quite a bit of local history and interesting lore to complement the sightseeing. In the four-wheel-drive area you’ll see the horses grazing in their natural habitat, often along with... read more

Bob White is a legend in the horse tour business! He and his highly trained staff... read more

Charter Boats on the Outer Banks

Charter fishing on the Outer Banks is one of the most popular activities. Thousands of visitors and locals take advantage of the excellent fishing these waters offer, so not surprisingly there are many businesses that can connect you with the sort of charter you're interested in. Without a doubt, the offshore charter boats that go after the Gulf Stream big game of tuna, wahoo, mahi... read more

Charter fishing on the Outer Banks is one of the most popular activities. Thousands of... read more

Corolla Raceway

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
796 Sunset Boulevard, Timbuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-9100

The Corolla Raceway features one large track running single, double and junior go carts. For the tamer ones in your crowd, there are freestanding, gas-powered bumper cars. The on-site arcade is a hit with the kids, and the ospreys in the nest overlooking the track are a hit with everyone. The Raceway is open April through September.

Corolla Watersports and Corolla Parasail

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
798 Sunset Boulevard, Corolla
(252) 453-6900

Corolla Watersports and Corolla Parasail is the longest-running watersports company on the northern Outer Banks, and they’ve got you covered no matter what type of adventure you’re looking for. From rentals of Waverunners, pontoon boats, kayaks and standup paddleboards to parasailing trips that can take as many as three people up in the air at one time, you’ll find all kinds of ways to explore... read more

Corolla Watersports and Corolla Parasail is the longest-running watersports company on the northern Outer Banks,... read more

Corolla Wild Horse Museum

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
1129 Corolla Village Road, Corolla
(252) 453-8002

Housed within a historic home in Corolla village, the free Corolla Wild Horse Fund museum shares the wonderful history and legacy of the Banker Strain of Colonial Spanish mustangs. Descendants of Spanish mustangs brought to the Outer Banks nearly 500 years ago, they are a hardy and majestic breed that is teetering on the brink of extinction. The whole family can learn more from their... read more

Housed within a historic home in Corolla village, the free Corolla Wild Horse Fund museum... read more

Corolla Wild Horse Tours

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
1210 Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 207-0511

Corolla Wild Horse Tours has been guiding tours to Corolla’s horse country — the four-wheel-drive-only beaches north of Corolla — since 1996. With these experienced and knowledgeable guides, you can sit back and enjoy a comfortable, family-oriented tour. This company uses 15-passenger, open-air safari-style trucks that are safe for any age, including kids in car seats. Along the trip, your guide will tell you about... read more

Corolla Wild Horse Tours has been guiding tours to Corolla’s horse country — the four-wheel-drive-only... read more

Enjoy the Ride

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
821 Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 597-3000
7128 S. Virginia Dare Trail, the beach road, Milepost 16.5, Nags Head
(252) 715-4469
1171 Duck Road, Unit B-3, Duck
(252) 489-6511

If you're looking for fun alternative transportation on the Outer Banks, Enjoy the Ride offers a range of selections that let you get from place to place while still enjoying the salty beach air in your face. They rent four-passenger and six-passenger "limo" golf carts in Duck and Corolla. In fact, Enjoy the Ride has an exclusive oceanfront golf-cart parking area at the Currituck Beach... read more

If you're looking for fun alternative transportation on the Outer Banks, Enjoy the Ride offers... read more

Island Revolution Surf Co. and Gear Rentals

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
1159 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla
(252) 453-9484

Shop at Island Revolution for beach lifestyle clothing, equipment and accessories. Along with quality surfboards and skateboards, they carry clothing and accessories for men and women from brands like O’Neill, Billabong, Dakine, RVCA, Reef, Soul Flower, Katin and Sanuk — plus a great selection of killer shades from Von Zipper, Blue Planet, Electric and more. You can also find specialty jewelry items from All Washed... read more

Shop at Island Revolution for beach lifestyle clothing, equipment and accessories. Along with quality surfboards... read more