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Spend 4th of July at Holden Beach this Year

Spend 4th of July at Holden Beach this Year

Do you and your family have a family vacation planned for Holden Beach this 4th of July? If you do, then we need to tell you all about some fun activities you can do on your trip. While this year may seem different due to the recent events, there are still plenty of things you can do to celebrate with the family. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will allow you and your family to enjoy time together. Let’s look below at some of the things you can do on your 4th of July vacation.

Ring Toss on the Beach

Spend 4th of July at Holden Beach this Year

Have you ever been to a carnival and played the game ring toss? If so, then this is a fun version of that classic game but only played on the beach. Grab a few plastic bottles and have the kids decorate each one. For the rings, you can grab some of the diving rings that you will find the pool toy section and use them. Then bury the bottles in the sand a little bit and see who can get the most rings on the cylinders. This game is best played with the family and is a great way to make new memories on this 4th of July!

4th of July Bake-Off with the Family

Another high activity that your family can do on your 4th of July vacation is to have a bake-off against each other. While younger children may not be able to cook, they can still make something they love. It could be candy kabobs, rice Krispy treats (with adult help), or Jell-O. For the adults, they could have a bake-off with who has the best-baked beans or who has the best-pulled pork or chili. The possibilities are endless, and we promise that this could be one of the best activities this holiday.

Spend the Day on the Beach

Spend 4th of July at Holden Beach this Year

While you are on vacation this 4th of July, spend the day or two on the beach. Bring the beach chairs, umbrella, towels or blankets, sunscreen, and beach toys. Let the kids play in the sand by building sandcastles or burying each other in the sand. Make a family picnic and have lunch on the sand. Bring a book or your reading device and read away as you hear the kids in the background playing. In the evening, go for a walk and collect as many seashells as you can. Spending time together on the beach is what many families love to do every summer!

While there are many other things you can do this 4th of July, these are a few things we wanted to mention. If you haven’t booked your family vacation to stay in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals, now is the time. We look forward to seeing your family as you help us celebrate this great nation together!

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Spend Father’s Day on Holden Beach this Year

This year instead of getting dad something that he may never use, gift him with a family vacation to Holden Beach this year. Staying in one of our many Holden Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family together. Let’s take a peek at a few of the things that you and your family can enjoy on your Father’s Day vacation this year!

Accommodations

One thing that is good when you rent a vacation home here on Holden Beach is that there is a vacation rental large enough for the whole family. We can tell you that we have homes that will fit the smallest to the largest sized families and we even have pet-friendly rentals too. Don’t worry about not having enough rooms for the kids as they can all have their own in some of the vacation homes, we have available. And you will also have a fully stocked kitchen (without the food), washer & dryer and even beach access. There is something about staying in a vacation home rather than a hotel on any family vacation!

Family Game Night

Another thing that your family can do after a long day at the beach is to play a family game together. It doesn’t have to be all about competition, but it’s about spending time together as a family and with dad. It’s his day too, and his vacation, so let him pick the first game to play and then just have a good time. And no, it doesn’t mean that you have to play Monopoly because like most families that can get out of hand very quickly. Just have a good time together and make new memories.

Spend the Day at the Beach

Spending the day at the beach is what vacationing on Holden Beach is for. It’s not for staying indoors all day long, it’s all about the new adventures you can make with your family. Be sure to bring the beach chairs, umbrella, sand toys, and a cooler onto the beach with you. If you happen to have an oceanfront vacation rental, then you can just go back inside for refills of your drinks or food. Listen to the kids play in the background as they build a sandcastle, or they try to make sand animals. Sit back and relax while you’re on vacation!

While there are many other fun things that you and the family can do together in Holden Beach, these are the few we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your Father’s Day vacation as of yet, now is the time. We can’t wait to hear all about the new memories that you made together on this fun trip!

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Don’t Miss These Fun Events Happening this March in Holden Beach

Don’t Miss These Fun Events Happening this March in Holden Beach

Are you and your family coming to Holden Beach this March for your vacation? If the answer is yes, then we have to tell you all about the fun things happening in the area. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the fun and action. Let’s look below at a few of the events that your family can enjoy on your next vacation to Holden Beach.

Mardi Gras by the Sea Parade & Festival

Don’t Miss These Fun Events Happening this March in Holden Beach

Have you and your family ever experienced Mardi Gras by the Sea before? If you haven’t, then you are in for a fun treat. On Saturday, March 7, 2020 beginning at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Middleton Park in Oak Island is where you will find this fun parade and festival. If you think that you may have missed Mardi Gras, you haven’t as we celebrate it here in March. This year you will be able to come and enjoy the parade by the sea at 1:00 pm and then afterwards you can enjoy some live entertainment, food and more. Don’t miss this fun event with the family this coming up weekend!

Run for the Arts 5K

Don’t Miss These Fun Events Happening this March in Holden Beach

Do you have anyone in the family who likes to run for fun? IF the answer is yes, then we have to tell you all about the Run for the Arts 5K happening on Saturday, March 14th at 10:00 am at Holden Beach Park. This is a fundraiser that will be helping out the Brunswick Arts Council and is one that you won’t want to miss. There will also be a community art project that you can work on as well and will be held until 2:00 pm. What a fun thing that you can join in on while on your vacation by participating in the run and then in helping the community paint a mural.  

While there are other fun events happening in the area during the month of March, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next family vacation to stay in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals, then now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you come and have the time of your lives this March!

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Surprise the Family with a Vacation to Holden Beach this Winter

Surprise the Family with a Vacation to Holden Beach this Winter

Are you looking for a gift that will make the family happy this winter? Why not surprise them with a vacation to Holden Beach this winter. There are many things that your family can do while in town. Staying in one of our Holden Beach rentals will keep you close to the fun on the island. Let’s look below at how you can surprise your family with a vacation to Holden Beach this winter.

Scavenger Hunt

Surprise the Family with a Vacation to Holden Beach this Winter

One way that you can surprise your family this Christmas is to leave a little clue for each family member. Then on those little clues you will continue to have them search the house for their surprise gift. After they have gone through all of the clues, you hand them each something that they would need for the beach. This is a great way to get the family pumped for their gift and then tell them where you are going for a week.

Keep it a Secret

Another great way that you can surprise the family with a trip to Holden Beach, is you can keep it a secret. Have them pack their bags as if you were going to take a small trip to a destination close to you. This is a great way to surprise them as they won’t be expecting to travel to the beach considering its winter. Not only will it be a great surprise for the family but will get you excited to sneak away from life just for the week.

Gift Under the Tree

Surprise the Family with a Vacation to Holden Beach this Winter

Surprising any family member with a vacation to Holden Beach during the winter months, is always fun. You can write on a piece of paper where you’re going and wrap it up in several boxes. They will have to continue to guess what’s in the box and it will be fun for everyone.  Be sure to record them as they are unwrapping the gift because seeing their reactions is what every parent wants to see for years to come.

There are many other ways that you can tell your family about the surprise vacation to Holden Beach this winter, but these are the few we wanted to share. If you haven’t booked your Holden Beach rental to getaway for a week to the beach, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you get to explore what Holden Beach has to offer in the off-season!

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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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Must Have Items for Your Beach Bag

Must Have Items for Your Beach Bag

Headed to the sandy beaches of the North Carolina Coast for your vacation this year? Nothing says vacation like spending the day at one of our beautiful beaches. When staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals, having the right beach bag essentials will help make your vacation much better. Be sure to check your “beach bag” must have list before you leave for your trip to guarantee you’ll have a good time.

Must Have Beach Bag Items

Beach Bag


Having the right beach bag can make ALL the difference in the world. Sure, you can throw all of your items into any old bag, but did you know that all beach bags were not created equal. We suggest looking at the size, water and sand resistance, security and stylish when searching for your bag. We have found that even using a backpack, diaper bag or an even a large utility tote bag works perfect for a beach bag.

Beach Towels

Pack a towel for everyone in your family whether you are going to sit in the sun or swim in the ocean. Bringing an extra towel with you is always a good idea especially if you have little ones with you. Having a beach towel with a different design can help each member in your group remember which one theirs is. We also suggest that you make a pocket or two for your beach towels too. Just sew a few pockets on one end of the towel to keep a few things handy like sunscreen or your sunglasses.

Sunscreen

Must Have Items for Your Beach Bag

With the southern sun on Holden Beach, sunscreen is a must for any beach bag. Use a sunscreen that is designed for your beach activities such as waterproof, sport, high SPF, etc.). Dermatologists recommend that you use a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF while you are enjoying the sunshine. And don’t forget to Reapply throughout your day as we don’t want you to ruin your vacation the very first day your here with a sunburn. If you do happen to get a little more sun than you planned, make sure to have some aloe in your bag as well.

Water Resistant Phone Pouch or Plastic Bag

Between the water, sun and sand, the beach is filled with many things that can damage your phone. Bringing a water-resistant pouch to the beach can be a lifesaver for many. If you come on vacation and realize you don’t have one, a sandwich bag or Ziploc bag will do the same as the phone pouch. They will keep your phone protected from the elements at the beach and you can even use it while it’s in the bag or pouch.

Mesh Bag for Sand Toys

Must Have Items for Your Beach Bag

When you go on vacation with kids, bringing toys to play in the sand is a must. But we understand that bringing back the sand into your car or vacation rental can be a hassle. If you pack in your beach bag a mesh bag such as a laundry bag or a bag specifically for beach toys can help eliminate the mess. Just throw the sandy toys into the bag, give it a good shake or two and leave the sand behind at the beach. You should be able to find these bags at any store or you can purchase them online too.

Hat & Sunglasses

Bringing both of these items can be very useful for anyone who visits the beach. The sun in the south is a lot warmer than it would be up north, and so we want to make sure you are protected. Having sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun bright rays and will offer you some relief when trying to keep an eye on your little ones playing. Whether you have a floppy hot or a baseball cap, you will be happy that you brought these along with you. Be sure to pack one for each member of your family.

Reusable Water Bottle

When you are spending the day in the sun and at the beach, you will want to stay hydrated as well. Throw a few water bottles in the cooler or bring a reusable bottle such as a Yeti Cup or an insulated bottle as they will keep your drink ice cold all day long. The sun and salt will dry you out so make sure that you have enough water to go around for everyone in your family for the whole day.

Baby Powder

Must Have Items for Your Beach Bag

You may not have thought that this would be a must, but it is whenever you go to the beach. Whether you are staying in a vacation rental or you decided to drive your car to the beach access, sand will be all over you when you leave the beach. So, bringing baby powder in your beach bag will magically get the sand off of your body without irritation and leave a nice scent too. This is perfect for everyone in the family and not just the kids.

Fitted Sheet

Many years ago, we learned of an easier way to keep your food and beach items sand free. Bring a fitted sheet with you from home that you can prop up on the beach. Use the cooler, beach bag, and a few other things to help keep the area clean. If you have younger kids that don’t like the feel of the sand, this is a way they too can enjoy the beach without the upset of getting sand in their mouths, or even the food.

There are many other items that you can pack into your beach bag for your next trip to Holden Beach, but these are the must have items we thought you should have with you. If you are still looking for a place to stay for your next getaway or vacation, then check out our Holden Beach vacation rentals today. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you enjoy the North Carolina Coast!

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