The Hilton Garden Inn is a great place to stay and have your wedding on the Outer Banks. From its great location to its friendly staff to its beautiful views, you will enjoy gorgeous decor and top-notch service.

Hilton Garden Inn

The Hilton is centrally located on the island. You are close to both Nags Head and the more Northern towns on the island like Duck and Corolla. You can spend one day up in Corolla looking for wild horses, and spend the next in Kill Devil Hills at the Wright Memorial. The Hilton is perfectly positioned in the middle of everything, and perfectly positioned for the tourist on the move. 

Hilton Garden Inn lobby

THe Hilton Garden Inn is a 100% non smoking hotel.  It is service animal friendly, but not pet friendly. Check-in is at 4 pm, and check-out is at 11 am. You also get free Wi-Fi in all and any of the rooms. There are private balconies on each of the rooms, so expect beautiful views if you stay on the east side of the building! The hotel also has a fishing pier, so go on and bring your fishing poles for a relaxing day at the pier!

Hilton Garden Inn room with an ocean view

The hotel has an indoor and outdoor pool. It also has its own restaurant, Garden Grille and Bar, if you want to stay in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The rooms are spacious, and the service is very friendly. If you want to be centrally located and ready for anything, reserve a room at the Hilton Garden Inn!

Hilton Garden Inn room

Hilton Garden Inn pool by the beach

Hilton Garden Inn indoor pool

Hilton Garden Inn gym

Hilton Garden Inn Kitty Hawk Pier reception room

Kitty Hawk
Brew Thru

Brew Thru

No trip to the Outer Banks is complete without cruising through Brew Thru, the Outer Banks’ original drive thru convenience store. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing cold beverage of Coke, Pepsi and other soft drinks on the go, stocking up your cooler with refreshments to enjoy at the beach or piling up on beer and wine for a party, Brew Thru is a fun and unique experience all vacationers need to see for themselves.

Drive-Through Beer & Gear

Brew Thru is Your One-Stop Shop at the Beach

The year was 1977, and Dana and Becky Lawrentz were chatting with friends over brews in their hometown of Akron, Ohio. They got to talking about a gas station convenience store in the area that had built a makeshift drive-through. Everyone agreed it would be pretty great if you could actually drive through a convenience store and pick up everything you needed without getting out of the car. But what would you call a place like that?

Well, you’d call it a Brew Thru.

It was an idea they couldn’t shake, so the Lawrentzes moved to the Outer Banks and built the first Brew Thru with the help of a partner. The idea was that people could come buy everything they would need for their trip to the beach—beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, ice—without getting out of the car. That same year, a t-shirt salesman visiting the store and talked them into adding t-shirts to their product line—and 44 years later there are now more than five million Brew Thru t-shirts out in the wild.

The Lawrentzes’ daughter Brandy and her husband Philip Foreman purchased the business from them in 2002, and they now operate five locations across the Outer Banks.“We love being the one-stop shop for folks on the way to their beach house,” Foreman says. “Our car tenders are the friendliest people at the beach. We’re here to greet you, get you everything you need for your trip, load it up in the trunk for you, and have you leaving with a smile on your face.”

The store is quite expansive, featuring more than 100 brands of beer, dozens of wines and even a vast selection of cigars—not to mention all the snacks, t-shirts and other gear. To make ordering a little easier, customers in line get a menu—fondly known as the Summer-y—that outlines everything available at the store. These Summer-ies are also available in many of the beach rentals, which allows vacationers to decide what they want before driving through.

For customers who would like to get out and stretch their legs, there’s the Brew Thru Shop in Kill Devil Hills, where you can find their world famous t-shirts and other gifts. New t-shirt designs are created each year, making a yearly Brew Thru t-shirt a favorite of locals and annual visitors to the Outer Banks.

The Foremans both grew up in the Outer Banks, and they love that Brandy’s parents’ vision for a friendly and convenient place for people to grab their brews and other beach stay essentials is continuing to flourish.

“Our family has been welcoming people to the Outer Banks since 1977,” Foreman says. “We love this beautiful place, and we want everybody to get to enjoy it.”

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