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Things to Do on a Rainy Day Near Holden Beach

Things to Do on a Rainy Day Near Holden Beach

Do you and your family have a vacation planned to visit this year and wonder if there is anything to do on a rainy day? Look no further as we can tell you about all the things you can do while on vacation. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals can keep you and your family close to the fun and indoor activities. Let’s look below at what you can do while it may be raining while on vacation near Holden Beach.

Planet Fun

Things to Do on a Rainy Day Near Holden Beach

One way that your family can enjoy some fun on a rainy day while on vacation to the beach is to check out Planet Fun. Located in Shallotte is where you will find this fun center that the kids will be talking about for years to come. What you’ll be able to do when you visit is cosmic bowling, bounce house fun, laser tag and an arcade. The food that is located at Planet Fun are not only your classic arcade or bowling alley food but also specialty food, seafood and steak entrees too. Let the whole family experience spending the day at Planet Fun while it may be raining or even on a hot day too.

Museum of Coastal Carolina

Another great place you and the family can head to on a gloomy day is over to the Museum of Coastal Carolina. Located in Ocean Isle Beach is where you will be able to find this fun museum for a lot of learning. Some of the things that you will be able to explore are the Changing Tides Gallery, Waterways Gallery, Sea Shore Gallery, Ocean Reef Gallery and Coastal Plain Gallery. Learn how rain and the ocean all work together and learn about what things you may be able to find on the beach like shark teeth. This is a great location that you can take the family to for all ages because you never know what you might learn as an adult too. Admission to the museum is $9.50 per adult, $8.50 per senior, $7.50 per child and ages 2 & under are free. Don’t miss this adventure on your next vacation.

Play Board & Card Games

Things to Do on a Rainy Day Near Holden Beach

If you don’t feel like leaving your vacation rental, then why not bring some board games or card games with you on vacation. We understand that you’re on vacation and you may not want to leave the house in the rain. Instead play a game of Go Fish or how about a game of Life to bring the family together. Another family favorite when it comes to games played at home is JENGA because who doesn’t love to be on the edge of their seat waiting to see if you will be the one to knock the tower down? Just enjoy the day with the family making new memories at your vacation rental!

While there are many other things that you could do near Holden Beach when it rains, we wanted to mention these few. If you haven’t booked your vacation to stay in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you make new traditions while on vacation at the beach!

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Book Your Vacation Direct & Save Money

Book Your Vacation Direct & Save Money

Are you and your family wanting to book your next vacation to Holden Beach this year? If so, then we suggest that on February 5, 2020 you book direct with us and not using a third-party vacation rental site. Did you know that many of the third-party vacation rental sites will tack on additional fees onto your reservation just for using their site? This can vary between each vendor but who wants to spend an additional 5% to 20% on their vacation. This year Alan Holden Vacations wants to make sure that your family are getting the most out of your money when it comes to vacationing here on the island. Let’s look below at some information on why you should Book Direct with us!

What You Should Know About Booking Direct

This year February 5, 2020 is the 3rd Annual Book Direct Day in which it was created to help educate vacation rental guest on the different benefits of booking directly through an owner or Property Management Company vs using a Third-Party agency such as VBRO and Airbnb. While you may notice that these big-name companies may seem like they will help save you money at first, you will soon find out that they will charge you a fee just to use their website. Some of the fees can range from 5% to 20% of the total cost of your vacation rental which for some may be more than you want to budget for.

Book Your Vacation Direct & Save Money

You may ask yourself, “What does this vendor do special if they charge me an extra $600 for the rental?” We can tell you they do absolutely nothing. It’s just another tactic for them to get you to continue to use their website just to book your vacation rental. Some of the other third-party vendors don’t know the ins and outs of each individual property and can’t answer any questions you may have. They won’t be able to send out maintenance if you should have a problem occur while on your vacation and they won’t be able to recommend what to eat locally. We at Alan Holden Vacations can tell you all about each property we manage and want to make sure our guests are happy with their stay.

Why Should You Book Direct with Us?

When you book your vacation direct with us at Alan Holden Vacations, you will be able to speak with one of our vacation specialists who are very knowledgeable, local, who lives, works and enjoys what Holden Beach has to offer. We are able to give you our personal recommendations when it comes to the best local dining spot, play, shop and visit with different businesses around the area. Our office is located in Holden Beach so if you should have any problems arise, we can get it handled quickly!

How Can You Book Direct with Alan Holden Vacations?

Booking your vacation directly with us is as simple as 1, 2, 3. We encourage all of our guests to book their vacation through our secure website, www.holden-beach.com or by contacting us at 1-800-720-2200. Rest assure that you will never be charged with a hidden fee and we will always provide you with the best rate available on our professional managed vacation rentals. We don’t want you to have to pay for anything extra for just using our site to book your vacation. We understand that saving money when having a family is the best way to enjoy your vacation!

Are you ready to plan your next vacation today? Make sure you Book Direct with us at Alan Holden Vacations today to have the best vacation year after year!

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Book Your Next Vacation to Holden Beach this Year

Book Your Next Vacation to Holden Beach this Year

Are you looking to go on a relaxing vacation the beach but not sure where to go? Holden Beach is a great family vacation spot that many loves to visit year-round. With the warm weather for most of the year and the amount of fun your family can have while vacationing here, it’s the perfect location for all. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will keep your family close to where the fun is at. Let’s look at a few reasons as of why you need to book your vacation to Holden Beach below.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Book Your Next Vacation to Holden Beach this Year

Going on a vacation where you can explore the outdoors is what many families are looking for. Heading to the beach at any time of the year will allow your family to enjoy the great outdoors. Spending time at the beach building sandcastles with the kids or soaking up the sun sitting watching the kids play. Some other fun things that your family can enjoy are the Shallotte River Swamp Park, go fishing with the Holden Beach Fishing Charter or heading to nearby towns and explore. Rent bikes if you didn’t bring them with you and go on a daily bike ride with the family. There is so much that you can do outdoors with the family when you take a vacation to Holden Beach.

Relieves Stress

For many adults, they head on vacation and yet still bring their work with them. Instead of bringing your computer or work phone with you, leave it at home. You are on vacation and you’re here to relax and enjoy time with the family. Spending time at the beach while you are on vacation can help relieve stress you may have from life at home. Sit back on the beach with a book in your hand, an umbrella to sit under and just let go. Just enjoy your time away from work, school, the kid’s activities and just life at home while you are visiting Holden Beach.

Sunrises & Sunsets

Book Your Next Vacation to Holden Beach this Year

Another great reason that you need to book your next vacation to Holden Beach is the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. While many want to sleep in while on vacation, having younger kids may prevent this from happening some days. Instead, make a pot of coffee and go sit on the deck of your vacation rental and watch the sunrise happen. The sunsets are just beautiful as the sunrises and you can watch them from your vacation rental or watch them with the kids on the beach. Be sure to take a camera with you so you can capture the beauty that you will witness.

While there are many other reasons as of why you need to book a vacation to Holden Beach, these are just a few that we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next Holden Beach vacation rental yet, now is the time. We hope that your family can get away and come enjoy the beach life here on the island.

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