Where Fun is Always In Season

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, September 3, 2020

Have you heard the secret about the Outer Banks off-season? Summer is the crowd-pleaser for obvious reasons, but Outer Banks insiders know that fall is even more appealing, kind of like a special members-only version of the Outer Banks. It’s when visitors have access to all the amenities and treasures of the Outer Banks without all the crowds. Restaurants, shops and attractions are open, there’s more room to spread out on the beaches and accommodations drop prices.

Fall visitors enjoy what the locals love best: crowd-free beaches and nature sites, less traffic and weather and water that is still warm. As the weather cools and winter begins, well, that’s like the VIP club of the Outer Banks. Winter visitors feel like they have the place all to themselves.

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Nags Head Oceanfront is a perfect place for an off-season getaway. Guests get a front-row view of the Atlantic Ocean and can eat, sleep and play without ever having to get in the car.

The 171-room, year-round hotel offers just about everything you need on site, including immediate access to a beautiful stretch of Outer Banks beach along with a heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi, a huge sundeck with Adirondack chairs, an island-themed restaurant and a fun outdoor tiki bar with ocean views. The hotel is close to Wright Brothers National Memorial and dozens of restaurants and shops, all within walking distance.

Each room in the hotel includes a refrigerator, microwave, balcony, movies and WiFi. Rooms overlook the ocean, dunes or cityscape. Guests have access to a fitness room, a 24-hour pantry, laundry facilities, a business center and complimentary coffee in the lobby. Pet-friendly rooms are available on the first floor. (Note that some amenities may be limited in the fall of 2020 due to COVID-19.) A newly renovated oceanfront ballroom for up to 180 guests is the perfect venue for weddings, family reunions and other special events.

The onsite Beachcombers Woodfired Grille and Tiki Hut is one of the few oceanfront restaurants on the Outer Banks. It is open for hotel guests and outside patrons alike. Beachcombers offers appetizers, salads, fresh seafood, steaks, sandwiches, tacos and vegetarian options. Hours of operation vary based on the season, but newly installed outdoor heaters make the tiki bar enjoyable even during colder weather.

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Nags Head Oceanfront is affiliated with and meets the professional standards of the Wyndham Worldwide brand. Yet it still has the feel of a local establishment with friendly staff offering quality customer service.

Booking reservations directly through WyndhamHotels.com guarantees best rates, access to Wyndham Rewards member promotions and earning points toward vacation stays in thousands of hotels worldwide. Direct booking is also the best way to ensure accuracy and flexibility when it comes to changes with your reservation.

Ramada Plaza Wyndham Nags Head Oceanfront adheres to Wyndham’s Count On Us strict cleaning protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wyndham properties are committed to the health and safety of their guests and team members at all times, but even more so during the current COVID-19 climate. The Count On Us program provides guests with complimentary travel-size hand sanitizer in each room and also involves more frequent cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch areas, enhanced social distancing and mask requirements in public spaces, meeting spaces that accommodate social distancing and virtual attendees and more. Go to WyndhamHotels.com to learn more about the Count On Us safety campaign.

Now that you know about the secret of the Outer Banks off-season, we’ll let you in on one more tip. Since there are fewer visitors this time of year, you can be a little more spontaneous in making plans. If you find yourself with a free weekend, check in with Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Nags Head Oceanfront and get ready to enjoy the best season of the Outer Banks.

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Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Nags Head Oceanfront
(252) 564-7222
1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills


About the Author Molly Harrison
Molly Harrison is managing editor at OneBoat, publisher of OuterBanksThisWeek.com. She moved to Nags Head in 1994 and since then has made her living writing articles and creating publications about the people, places and culture of the Outer Banks. When not working she practices and teaches yoga and spends as much time as possible outside and in or on the water with her husband and two children.