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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!


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!


Experience the 2020 Holden Beach Concert Series this Summer

Experience the 2020 Holden Beach Concert Series this Summer

Do you and your family have a family vacation planned for Holden Beach this summer? If you do, then you don’t want to miss out on experiencing the 2020 Holden Beach Concert Series and happening every year beginning in May and continues through the beginning of September. Staying with us in one of our Holden Beach vacation homes will keep you and your family near the fun. Let’s look below at the line up for this year’s concert series in Holden Beach.

2020 Holden Beach Concert Series Schedule

  • May 24h – Steve Owens and Summertime
  • May 31st – Band of Oz
  • June 7th – Cat5 Band
  • June 14th – The Extraordinaires
  • June 21st – North Tower
  • June 28th – The Main Event Band
  • July 5th – The Tams
  • July 12th – Jim Quick & Coastline
  • July 19th – Blackwater Rhythm & Blues
  • July 26th – The Embers featuring Craig Woolard
  • August 2nd – Carolina Breakers
  • August 9th – Too Much Sylvia
  • August 16th – Tim Clark
  • August 23rd – The Entertainers
  • August 30th – Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
  • September 6th – The Imitations

A Little More About the Concert Series

Experience the 2020 Holden Beach Concert Series this Summer

If you and your family have never attended one of these concerts, then you are in for a treat. These concerts are free to participate in, and it’s where you can dance together and have a great time with friends and family. There will be available for purchase refreshments, so be sure to bring some extra cash with you. Bring your beach chairs or towels and sit back and enjoy the evening together.

If you still haven’t booked your next summer vacation yet, there is still plenty of time to do so. We have many vacation rentals that will accommodate your family no matter the size. We hope to see you and your family this year as you enjoy the beach and these fantastic concerts here in Holden Beach!


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!


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!