Plan a Romantic Getaway for Valentine’s Day

January 3, 2018 3:30 pm

Welcome 2018 with Love on Your Mind

Happy New Year from all of us at The Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront Hotel! Thank you for a wonderful 2017, another year of making memories as we welcomed new guests for the first time and had joyful reunions with returning guests. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, the Outer Banks offers something for all! Now is the time to plan a romantic getaway at our oceanfront hotel for Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Here are the details, found on our website, for our Special Offer Romance Getaway:

  • One Night Standard Room or Oceanview Room Accommodations – please add additional nights before and after Valentine’s day
  • Two Welcome Cocktails at our onsite restaurant, Peppercorns – reservations for Valentine’s dinner are encouraged since Oceanfront dining at Peppercorns is a popular choice for locals and vacationers on this special occasion
  • Early Check In at 2 pm, Guaranteed
  • Late Check Out at 1 pm, Guaranteed
Romantic date on the beach

Vacation Ideas for Couples

We would like to share 3 ideas for unique ways of spending time together along with a special way of spreading love in an unexpected place.

  1. 40th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Arts Show
    This annual show is held in memory of Outer Banks preservationist and artist Frank Stick. It is held at Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, beginning January 27 – February 24, 2018. This art show is the longest running visual arts exhibit in Dare County. Local artists that are residents of Dare County, are members of Dare County Arts Council and age 18 or older, enter their most innovative work for the possibility of winning the distinctive Eure Best in Show Award, in honor of Glen and Pat Eure, owners of Ghost Fleet Gallery. Artwork in all mediums of pottery, paintings, metal, glass, sculptures and jewelry will be on display. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm and Saturday 12 pm – 4 pm. The Gallery is closed on Sunday and Monday. There is no admission charge to the Gallery, located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave in Manteo. Selected art and jewelry pieces are available for purchase. If you are looking for a gift for your Valentine or any other occasion, the Dare County Arts Council is a great place to shop for one-of-a-kind items.
  2. Winter Rose Pruning Workshop
    Join John Buford at the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, on Saturday February 17 from 10 am – 12 pm, for an interesting discussion on rose culture, and proper pruning techniques to ensure vigor and to maximize spring blooms. This workshop is limited to 6 participants, so advanced reservations are required. The cost of the workshop is $15 for members or $30 for not-yet members of Elizabethan Gardens. Please call 252-473-3234 or email at or visit to register.
  3. Theatre of Dare – Community Theatre for NC’s Outer Banks
    In its 27th season, the Theatre of Dare will be presenting 3 plays for the winter/spring of 2018: Almost, Maine in February; Cabaret in March; and Love, Sex and the IRS in April. Additional information and tickets, ranging in price from $21 – $32 can be found at The perfect romantic comedy for Valentine’s Day, welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States—it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So, it’s just…Almost. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same. The final performances of this play will be held on Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11. All performances for Almost, Maine will be upstairs at the Dare County Arts Council Building, located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave in Manteo.

OBX SPCA offers Unconditional Love

We promised you an idea for a unique place to spend time on Valentine’s Day. The Outer Banks SPCA is just the place! The facility is located at 1031 Driftwood Dr in Manteo. The SPCA is open Monday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm, with extended hours until 7 pm each Wednesday, and Valentine’s Day just happens to be on a Wednesday this year! The OBX SPCA is also open on Saturdays 11 am – 2 pm. When you visit the OBX SPCA, spread love by taking a donation from the list below:

Pet-friendly romantic getaway image by Celine Sayuri Tagami
  • Dog and Cat food
  • Puppy and Kitten food
  • Newspapers for the dog cages
  • Cat litter for the felines
  • Dog and Cat toys
  • Dog and Cat flea shampoo
  • Combs and Brushes
  • Monetary donations
  • Pet cages, all sizes needed
  • Medium and large storage containers
  • Collars and Leashes, all sizes needed
  • Used Linens: sheets, blankets and towels
  • Medical Supplies: gauze bandage, cotton balls, peroxide, tweezers

Animals enrich our lives with unconditional love. Your donation to the facility to continue with caring for the animals until they find their “fur”-ever homes; and your visit with the animals are guaranteed to make this Valentine’s Day truly special.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on the Outer Banks

The Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront Hotel welcomes you next month to create a new memory of Valentine’s Day. Your romantic getaway awaits. The ocean waves are here, along with sunsets and sunrises, the essential ingredients of an intimate beach retreat with the love of your life. Remember, Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, the Outer Banks offers something for all!