3 Best Places to Eat Breakfast at in Holden Beach

breakfast including bacon, eggs, toast and more on a plate

Do you and your family have a vacation booked to Holden Beach this year? If you do, allow us to share our top 3 picks to grab breakfast from while on vacation. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will allow you and your family to be close to some of these great restaurants. Let’s look below at where we think are the three best places to eat breakfast on Holden Beach.   

The Scoop

Bagel with cream cheese spread with orange juice and coffee in background

If you’re on the hunt for a good bagel shop near Holden Beach, then look no further. The Scoop is in Supply, NC, and has some fantastic items on its menu. There is something for everyone, from the classic cinnamon raisin & plain bagels to their sundried tomato and jalapeno cheddar ones. You can also get a bagel sandwich, burritos, and waffles for breakfast. They also serve lunch daily, giving you a break from the beach and sun to enjoy some time together. Don’t miss out on this fantastic restaurant on your next trip to Holden Beach.

Archibald’s Deli

Archibald’s Deli is another excellent location where you can grab breakfast in Holden Beach. While they do have a small breakfast menu, it’s still one that we had to mention. From getting to dine on some sandwiches, you can also enjoy croissant sandwiches and fresh items from the bakery. And if you’re in the mood for a few other things during the day, you need to check out the rest of their menu. Think of the food you’ll get to taste before heading home from vacation.

Macie & Ethel’s

southern breakfast complete with waffles, eggs, bacon, orange juice and grits

One of the best places to get breakfast at Holden Beach is Macie & Ethel’s. This is a southern kitchen restaurant, and we can tell you it’s a favorite among our guests. Located in the heart of Holden Beach is where you’ll find this quaint restaurant to grab a bite to eat with the family. Some of the items you will find on this menu are fried green tomatoes, brunch with eggs, bacon, pancakes, etc. Think of the fun your family will have at this restaurant while getting that great southern hospitality.

While there are many other places to grab breakfast or coffee, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next stay with us in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals, call us. We can’t wait to hear what restaurant your favorite for breakfast was while on your family vacation to Holden Beach!

Don’t Miss the 2022 Holden Beach Concert Series



It’s hard to believe that the 2022 Holden Beach Concert Series will begin soon. This year you and your family can stay in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals and will be able to enjoy live music. Holden Beach is an excellent destination to vacation with your family, and there are many things you can do together. Let’s look below at the details of the 2022 Holden Beach Concert Series.

2022 Holden Beach Concert Series Lineup

Don’t Miss the 2020 Holden Beach Concert Series
  • May 29th – Carolina Kool
  • June 5th – The Main Event Band
  • June 12th – The Embers
  • June 29th – Continental Divide
  • June 26th – The Tams
  • July 3rd – The Extraordinaires
  • July 10th – The Entertainers
  • July 17th – Chairman of the Board
  • July 24th – Band of Oz
  • July 31st – Carolina Breakers
  • August 7th – Blackwater Band
  • August 14th – North Tower
  • August 21st – Gary Lowder & Smokin Hot
  • August 28th – Too Much Sylvia
  • September 4th – Cat 5

A Little More Information on the Concert Series

Don’t Miss the 2020 Holden Beach Concert Series

The Holden Beach Concert Series has been going on for years, and it’s where you and the family can go listen to live music for free. They will be on every Sunday evening beginning at 6:30 pm and ending at 8:00 pm. Every week the concerts will be held at the Pavilion that is under the Holden Beach bridge. There will be refreshments for you and your family to purchase, so be sure to bring some cash with you. When it’s time to head out to the concert, bring your beach chairs or towels to sit on as you listen and dance together!

Summer is quickly coming, and now is the time to book your family vacation with us. We still have plenty of Holden Beach vacation rentals that will accommodate your whole family. We look forward to seeing you and your family this summer and hope to see you at the concerts too!

Enjoy Easter on Holden Beach this Year

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Do you and your family have a vacation to Holden Beach this Easter? If the answer is yes, then allow us to share a few ways you can enjoy the holiday while on vacation. Staying with us in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will allow you and your fun to be close to the fun. Let’s look below at how you can enjoy Easter this year on Holden Beach with the family.

Turtle Trot 5K

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Does your family love to participate in fun runs at home? If you do, you might want to check out the Turtle Trot 5K on nearby Bald Head Island on Saturday, April 16th. This event is hosted by the Bald Head Island Conservancy, which is excited that they are returning this year. The 5K will begin at 9:00 am, and there will be several different age brackets to join, so everyone in the family can join in. Be sure to grab your tickets to the event today to guarantee your spot and receive that famous turtle trot shirt & sea turtle medal.

Easter Movie in the Park

people watching movie in open air cinema in city park

Another great event that you and your family can join for Easter is the Ocean Isle Beach Easter Movie in the Park. This event is on Saturday, April 16th starting at 7:45 pm, and this year’s movie will be Peter Rabbit. While this event is free, we encourage you to bring your chair, blanket, towel, and snacks. Think of the fun the kids will have as you make new memories with this fun movie.

While there are many other fun things that you can do in Holden Beach and around the area, we wanted to share these with you. Now is the time if you haven’t booked your vacation to stay in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals. We look forward to hearing how you will enjoy your Easter vacation here on Holden Beach.

Where to Get Coffee at While on Vacation to Holden Beach

Where to Get Coffee at While on Vacation to Holden Beach

Are you headed to Holden Beach for vacation soon and you’re wondering where you can get coffee at in Holden Beach? If the answer is yes, then we at Holden Beach Vacations know where you can go and grab a cup of coffee in the area. Many locals love to get a cup of coffee on their way into the work or just to have as a pick me up from many of these local coffee shops. If you are staying with us in one of our Holden Beach house rentals, then you won’t be too far from some good coffee. Let’s look at our top picks for where you too can grab a cup of coffee at while on vacation.

Ocean Boulevard Coffee

Where to Get Coffee at While on Vacation to Holden Beach

Ocean Boulevard Coffee is located in the heart of Holden Beach and is a favorite among the locals. Here you be able to grab a hot or cold up of coffee, Chai Tea, Flavored Lattes and even Iced Tea. You can also get some of the daily specials or enjoy a fruit smoothie. Another kind of drink you can try would be their OBC Specialty Drinks which happen to include Bella’s BonBon, Darla’s Dream and more. Don’t miss out on this coffee shop while you are on vacation this spring and summer!

Café Ahora

Just before you reach the island you will find a quaint little coffee shop called Café Ahora. Here you will be able to grab yourself a cup of coffee and a few special treats. They have several different coffee options for you to choose from such as a hot cup of coffee to a Cold Brew. You can also get a smoothie or another kind of drink for the rest of the family to enjoy. Treat yourself and family to a Chocolate Chip Cookie or a Freshly Baked Muffin. What more could you ask for in a local coffee shop?

Drift

Where to Get Coffee at While on Vacation to Holden Beach

Drift is another favorite among many locals and has a different but unique vibe to it. You will be able to find this coffee shop in nearby Ocean Isle Beach and you are able to get different kinds of drinks and food here. From an Americano, Espresso and Drip Coffee to an Iced Americano and Milkshake with Coffee, you won’t want to try anything else again. They also offer their customers Holistic Drinks that are served with almond milk such as Matcha Latte, Beet Latte, and a Golden Latte. Don’t forget to grab a little breakfast while you are here such as their Avocado Smash, Ham Egg & Cheddar or a Market Bowl Breakfast.

Cappuccino by the Sea

Cappuccino by the Sea has been open for 25 years and they aren’t like any other coffee shop in the area. Here you and your family will be able to visit, paint some pottery, shop and enjoy a nice cup of coffee or two. Fresh coffee is brewed every morning and afternoon and you will find Columbian coffee here. During the summer months you will be able to cold coffee along with coffee ice cubes. As the ice melts your coffee may get stronger which only makes the coffee better. You are also to grab a few of other drinks such as Chai Tea, Lemonade and hot chocolate. Don’t miss this gem on your next vacation this year.

The Scoop

Young beautiful happy woman with long curly hair enjoying cappuccino in a street cafe

The Scoop is located on the main land of Holden Beach and it’s where you can find some tasty treats along with coffee. Some of the things you can get are bagels, breakfast burritos, bagel sandwiches and even waffles. To go along with you breakfast, their iced coffee we’ve heard is pretty amazing. They have several different flavor shots to go into your coffee whether it’s hot or cold. Don’t forget to get some ice cream for the kids too even in the morning because you’re on vacation!

 While there are other options for coffee shops in the area, these are the few we’d thought you would enjoy. If you are still on the hunt for a place to stay this year, then check out our Holden Beach house rentals today. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your next vacation to the area!

Spend Thanksgiving in Holden Beach this Year

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Are you and your family looking to escape life at home this holiday season? If you are, let us share with you why you need to spend Thanksgiving in Holden Beach this year. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will allow you and your family to spend more time together. Let’s look below at how you and your family can enjoy your holiday week here in Holden Beach.

Room for Everyone

Spend Thanksgiving in Holden Beach this Year

One of the best benefits of staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals is knowing there is room for everyone. We have large enough homes to bring the whole family, including the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. All of our homes have full kitchens that, if you choose to cook Thanksgiving Dinner at your vacation rental, you can. From families with pools to staying in an oceanfront room, we have just the right vacation home for you to stay in.

Go Out for Dinner

Two parents put decorated apples, stuffed turkey on table holiday dinner family reunion living room indoors

Since you will be on vacation, then instead of worrying about cooking Thanksgiving Day dinner this year, let someone else do the cooking for you. Many local restaurants in Holden Beach and nearby towns will be hosting their own Thanksgiving Day dinners. Some of those restaurants are The Boundary House in Calabash, Ports of Call in Southport and  Causeway Gourmet will serve Thanksgiving Dinner in the area. Just think of not having to clean up after Thanksgiving Dinner this year.

Relax & Enjoy

Spend Thanksgiving in Holden Beach this Year

Another great reason you should spend Thanksgiving in Holden Beach this year is to relax and enjoy your vacation. The beaches will have plenty of space for you and your family to go and enjoy the sand. While you can’t get into the water because it will be a little too chilly for you, the weather will be the perfect temp for you to get a little sun. Be sure to bring still your umbrellas, beach chairs, sunblock, and toys for the kids to build their sandcastles for the day. Relax back at your vacation rental by watching a few movies or playing some board games together. The options are endless when you visit Holden Beach for Thanksgiving this year.

While there are many other reasons why you should take your vacation to Holden Beach this Thanksgiving, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your Thanksgiving Day vacation yet, give us a call today. We can’t wait to hear about your memories that you have made this holiday season with us at Holden Beach Vacations!

Fun Things to Do this 4th of July on your Holden Beach Vacation



Can you believe that the 4th of July is just around the corner? And we know that you must be getting excited to spend time at the beach. This year many of the fun things are coming back so your family can enjoy your vacation. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will keep your family close to the action. Let’s look below at what fun things are happening around the area this 4th of July.

NC 4th of July Festival & Fireworks

people sitting on beach watching fireworks being set off pier

The NC 4th of July Festival & Fireworks are typically held in Southport, NC, but many of the events will be happening on Oak Island this year. Start the 4-day festival head on over to Oak Island to celebrate their Beach Day on July 1st. This will include a full day of games, food, and entertainment that begins at 8:00 am. Fireworks will start at 9:00 pm over at the Oak Island Pier, where everyone will be able to social distance. On Saturday and Sunday, you can experience the Red, White & Blue Car Show, a tradition for many to attend, and many other things that day. The Fireworks display will conclude a wonderful Holliday weekend from the Oak Island pier and be seen for miles, and you don’t want to miss that.

Ocean Isle Beach 4th of July Parade

Another fun event that is happening nearby is the 4th of July Parade at nearby Ocean Isle Beach. Beginning at 3:00 pm, you’ll be able to see the fun decorated golf carts, cars, bikes, and more head down past the Coastal Museum and down 2nd Street. This is a tradition that many families love to sit back and watch. The Ocean Isle Beach fireworks display on July 6th this year. This is a free event that your family can attend and think of the fun you’ll have to spend with the ones you love.

Day at the Beach

boy playing on sand with beach toys

If you’re looking for something to do a little more low-key, then head to the beach for the day. Pack the cooler full of drinks, water, and snacks for everyone to enjoy. Pack lunch for the day, and be sure to have enough snacks, sunscreen, and beach toys for everyone. Hunt the sand for the perfect spot, set up the umbrella, beach chairs, and towels. Then just sit back and relax as you allow the kids to play in the sand and on the shoreline. Just have a good time spending your time together on this 4th of July trip to Holden Beach this year!

While there are many other fun things that you can do this 4th of July in the area, we wanted to share these with you. Book your next trip to stay with us in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals today. We can’t wait to hear all about your trip and how you spent your 4th of July with family!

Fun Things to Do in Holden Beach this Spring Break

Fun Things to Do in Holden Beach this Spring Break

Are you and your family vacationing to Holden Beach this Spring Break? If the answer is yes, then we at Holden Beach Vacations can tell you all the fun things you can do. Spring Break this year for many are between April 2nd through April 11th, 2021. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to where the fun is at. Let’s look below at a few of the fun things that are happening around Holden Beach this Spring Break.

Easter Egg Hunt

Fun Things to Do in Holden Beach this Spring Break

If your family is heading to the North Carolina Coast for Easter this year, then you won’t want to miss the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year the egg hunt will be held at several different locations throughout Oak Island. It will take place on April 3, 2021 beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 1:00 pm. This year will be a little different compared to previous years as you need to go to the Recreation center on April 1st to grab your packet. They will be practicing social distancing during this event so be sure to read everything that comes in the packet for your family. The Easter Egg hunt is free of charge and is one that your family won’t want to miss this year on your Spring Break vacation.

NC Azalea Festival

If you are looking for a fun day that you can spend time with your family in the area, head on over to the NC Azalea Festival in Wilmington. Located about 45 minutes north of Holden Beach is where you can enjoy this fun free festival. The NC Azalea Festival will be from April 7th – 11th, 2021 and is one you don’t want to miss. Think of the fair like food and amazing vendors that will be lined up for you to browse. Take home a few things from several local vendors to remind you of this fun spring break trip!

Beach Fun

Fun Things to Do in Holden Beach this Spring Break

Your Spring Break vacation isn’t complete without spending some time at the Beach. Spend the day or a few days at the Beach while you soak up the sun and allow the kids to play in the surf. Let the kids build a few sandcastles or hunt for shells together. Bring a book and sit under the umbrella as you watch your kids play close by. Pack your lunch for the day and eat it with the family on the beach and getting to spend as much time as you can outdoors. Make new memories on this Spring Break vacation with the family!

While there are many other fun things happening this Spring Break on the North Carolina Coast and in Holden Beach, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation with us at Holden Beach Vacations, now is the time. We look forward to seeing you and your family this April having the time of your lives!

Plan Your Valentine’s Day Getaway to Holden Beach Today



January is almost over and Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. Now is the perfect time to plan a romantic getaway to Holden Beach. With the hustle and bustle that can happen after the holidays, it’s the ideal time to reconnect with your partner for a little getaway. This year instead of planning a date night at home, make your Valentine’s Day week a romantic one that your loved one will never forget. Let’s look below at the few easy steps you can take to plan your perfect Valentine’s Day getaway. 

Book the Perfect Vacation Home

The first step that you can’t leave out would have to be to find and book the perfect vacation home. Holden Beach offers visitors a variety of beautiful and well-appointed vacation rentals that you can choose from. Many of our homes features oceanfront views, pools, hot tubs and sound front views that will help set the mood for romance. If you are a little worried that you won’t find the perfect location,…don’t be. We have vacation rentals close to the areas best attractions or if you’d like to be a little more secluded we have those as well. Don’t forget that you are spending the weekend away from the busy life back home, so find a rental that will help the two of you escape for some relaxation. 

Sweet Surprises

Plan Your Valentine's Day Getaway to Holden Beach Today

There is one way that you can inject some real passion into your getaway is to plan a surprise for you loved one. The surprise doesn’t have to be extravagant, but make it simple and yet sweet such as having champagne and strawberries ready, or having flowers delivered to your vacation rental. Another sweet surprise you can do is to schedule a couples massage at a local spa. Think about what your partner likes and plan a surprise around that or a few things. No matter what you decide to plan, they will be surprised either way.

Be Adventurous

Holden Beach has plenty of fun things to do in the area with your loved one. Whether you are staying with us during Valentine’s Day or after, there is plenty of time to enjoy a little fun. When planning out your romantic adventure, make sure to pick the things you’d like to do as a couple. Some of the fun things you can do is enjoy some time out on the beach soaking up the sun, take that deep-sea fishing trip or head to a nearby winery to sip on some wine. There are many locations where you can take a day trip to both Myrtle Beach or Wilmington, the possibilities are endless here. 

Romantic Dinner

Plan Your Valentine's Day Getaway to Holden Beach Today

Your Valentine’s Day getaway has to include a romantic dinner. Here at Holden Beach you will be able to find several local restaurants that you may want to give a try. From seafood to Burgers, there is something that everyone will enjoy. With so many options that are available in Holden Beach and many more in the surrounding area. No matter what you are in the mood for to celebrate Valentine’s Day, there is something for you and your loved one here at the beach. 

Now that you know what to do as you plan your romantic getaway with your loved one to Holden Beach, it’s time to book the trip. If you would like to learn more about what Holden Beach vacation rentals are available, please check out our inventory or give us a call today. We hope that you and your loved one will love this romantic trip away from the busy life at home and enjoy each other!

Plan Your 2021 Family Vacation Today

Plan Your 2019 Family Vacation Today

2021 will be here in a little over a month and it’s time to plan your 2021 family vacation. The temperatures may be cold right now, but soon it will be perfect vacation weather. Take advantage of planning your next family vacation to Holden Beach early to get the most out of your vacation. It’s always nice to have your Holden Beach vacation planned early so you can enjoy it.

Budget Time

Plan Your 2019 Family Vacation Today

The first thing that you will want to get a handle on is your budget. Planning any vacation can take a lot of time, but if you know what you can afford it will help. With a little bit of budgeting and knowing when you would like to go can take a bit of financial stress away. To get things started, have a family meeting to see what the family would like to do on vacation. For example, if you’d like to do a few activities and dine out, add that to your budget. Purchasing gift certificates before you leave on vacation will help keep you on track. You will have a peace of mind knowing that you can relax while on vacation rather than stressing.

Vacation Rental

Plan Your 2019 Family Vacation Today

One of the many advantages of booking your next family vacation to Holden Beach now is the choices you have to choose from. With many different vacation rentals to choose from you will be able to find the perfect one. No matter what kind of rental you are searching for, we have the right location for you. Here are a few other advantages you have booking with us over a hotel:

  • Location – We are able to offer you more options in a home than a hotel can. Whether you’d like an oceanfront home, second row home, pet-friendly home, we have them for you. You won’t get the “standard” view as you would from a hotel room.
  • Kitchens – All of our vacation homes offer you the perfect kitchen for your vacation needs. From small kitchens to large kitchens, you will be able to prepare and cook your meals here for your family.
  • Size – When you vacation, we understand that size does matter for your family. We wouldn’t want you all to be in one room, so finding a home that can accommodate everyone is just what you will get.
  • Amenities – Many of our homes have pools, hot tubs, grills, and other fun things for you to do. Vacationing in a home much more pleasant than a hotel room and you still can enjoy the fun.

Plan Your Actitivies

Plan Your 2019 Family Vacation Today

Many families like to plan their activities out before they even book their vacations. Sometimes your plans can change if it rains, so always remember to make a backup plan. There are so many different activities that you and the family can enjoy while you vacation. From heading over to Magic Mountain to enjoying some mini golf, there is something for everyone. And we are about 45 minutes from North Myrtle Beach if you’d like to try a few restaurants there. Being prepared for your vacation can help you and your family enjoy it a little more.

Now that you and your family have come up with a plan, it’s time to book your 2021 vacation. With the ease of booking your vacation online, we want to help make this vacation the best it can be. If you should need any help with booking your vacation, please contact one of our Vacation Specialists today at 800-842-6949. We hope that your family will be able to find the perfect Holden Beach vacation rental today for your next vacation!

3 Kid-Friendly Restaurants to Try in Holden Beach



Do you and your family have a vacation planned to visit Holden Beach this year and are looking for an excellent kid-friendly restaurant? Then look no further as we at Holden Beach Vacations have picked three restaurants that we recommend you try. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to some of these fantastic restaurants. Let’s look below at our top 3 kid-friendly restaurants to try on your next visit to Holden Beach.

Patronies Pizza

3 Kid-Friendly Restaurants to Try in Holden Beach

Pizza from Patronies Pizza happens to be a great kid-friendly restaurant on the island. Pizza is a favorite among the kids and adults, as it’s easy to find something on the menu that everyone will love. Not only will you find pizza on the menu, but you’ll find some other great items too. Some of the things you will find on the menu are pizza, heroes, pasta dishes, and more. Patronies also have a great kid menu to choose from, such as chicken tenders and fries and spaghetti. Let’s not forget about their dessert menu, which offers your family cannoli’s, cheesecake, and more!

Simply Barbecue

Another favorite kid-friendly restaurant located in Holden Beach would have to be Simply Barbecue. Known for having a fantastic menu to choose from, including their family meals to go, this restaurant is one of our top picks. Some of the food that your family can enjoy is their pulled pork sandwich, St. Louis Ribs, their dinners to feed the whole family, and more. You can also purchase their “Old Man” dinner, which includes pulled pork, brisket, rack of ribs, sides, cornbread, and an apple crisp. Simply Barbecue is a favorite among the locals, too, and we had to include this in our kid-friendly restaurant’s list.

The Scoop

3 Kid-Friendly Restaurants to Try in Holden Beach

If you’re looking for a great kid-friendly restaurant that offers not only breakfast and lunch items but sweets too, then The Scoop is for you. Kids of all ages love eating at this restaurant as it’s perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Some of the items you’ll find on the menu are Bagel Sandwiches, Burritos, Waffles, Hot Dogs, and Sandwiches. If you’re looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, then be sure to try out their ice cream. They have fresh waffle cones, brownies, muffins, floats, and homemade ice cream. We can promise you that this restaurant will become a favorite for your family too! Right now, it is taken out only, but don’t let that stop you from trying this fantastic restaurant out.

While there are many other kid-friendly restaurants located in Holden Beach, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals, now is the time. We look forward to seeing you and your family on your next vacation and giving these restaurants a try!