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!

Don’t Miss the 2021 Holden Beach Concert Series



It’s hard to believe that the 2021 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 2021 Holden Beach Concert Series.

2021 Holden Beach Concert Series Lineup

Don’t Miss the 2020 Holden Beach Concert Series
  • May 30th – Steve Owens & Summertime
  • June 6th – Band of Oz
  • June 13th – Cat 5 Band
  • June 20th – North Tower
  • June 27th – The Main Event Band
  • July 4th – The Extraordinaires
  • July 11th – The Tim Clark Band
  • July 18th – The Tams
  • July 25th – Chairman of the Board
  • August 1st – Carolina Breakers
  • August 8th – Jim Quick and Coastline
  • August 15th – The Embers featuring Craig Woolard
  • August 22nd – Too Much Sylvia
  • August 29th – The Entertainers
  • September 5th – The Imitations

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. Due to COVID-19, they will be following the safety protocols that the State of NC has in place. If this changes we will let you know. 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!

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!

Spend Thanksgiving in Holden Beach this Year

Spend Thanksgiving in Holden Beach this Year

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

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 here in Holden Beach and nearby towns will be hosting their own Thanksgiving Day dinners. Some of those restaurants are The Boundary House in Calabash, 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!

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!

Hunt for Seashells on Holden Beach



Do you and your family have a vacation planned for Holden Beach soon? If the answer is yes, then we want to share with you some of the seashells you’ll find on the beach. Staying in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals will allow your family to be close to the surf and sand. Let’s look below at what seashells you’ll be able to find on the shoreline here in Holden Beach.

Scotch Bonnet

Hunt for Seashells on Holden Beach

Did you know that the state of North Carolina has its very own seashell? Yes, it’s real, and we promise you that you will see this shell on the beaches of the North Carolina Coastline. The Scotch Bonnet is the official shell of NC, and it’s one that you will often find while the kids are playing or looking for shells. These shells are often characterized by their shape, which looks like a bonnet and has short spirals and a distinguished pattern of orange squares. These aren’t big shells and will typically only be around 3” when they are fully grown.

Moon Snail

A moon snail is often called a “shark eye” because of its color and look. They usually are a gray color with a glossy outside that, if looked at just right, it does look like an eye of a shark. These aren’t large shells, and they make an excellent decoration for sandcastles that the kids will be building while on vacation. They are also an excellent shell to decorate with paint to give them a little more pizzazz to them and could keep them as souvenirs.

Calico Scallop

Hunt for Seashells on Holden Beach

Have you ever seen a scallop at the aquarium before but wondered if you could find them on the beaches in NC? If the answer is yes, then you’re in luck as they are often found here on the beaches of Holden Beach. The Calico Scallop is often seen in colors of reds, pinks, oranges, purples, and browns. They are often mistaken as being Atlantic Bay Scallops, which are generally black, dark grey, red and yellow. Either way, both of these shells are most common on the beaches and within the sand.

Banded Tulip

A Banded Tulip is often found in the Holden Beach area and is one that you will have to see. It’s a thin-looking shell that is parallel in shape and gray with olive green splotches on it. This shell usually is about 2-4 inches long and is one that the kids will go nuts about. These can often be found near the shoreline, and if you sit in the sand and dig a little, you will find a ton of.

While there are many other shells that you will be able to find on the beach, these are the few we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation in an Oceanfront vacation rental, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your next vacation to Holden Beach this fall!

Fun Summer Activities to do near Holden Beach



Do you and your family have a summer vacation planned for Holden Beach? If you do, then we want to share a few fun activities around the area. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will allow you and your family close to some of the activities. Let’s look below at some of the fun summer activities you can do near Holden Beach.

Tour H2O

Fun Summer Activities to do near Holden Beach

If your family likes to try new things on the water, then head on over to Tour H2O. They have pontoon tours and Kayaking tours available this summer. Rent a pontoon boat for 2 hours and enjoy your time on the open waters enjoying the quiet time. You may even get to see a dolphin or two while you are on tour. They also have kayaking tours where you can do a self-guided tour or a guided tour. This is a great way to see Holden Beach via the water and make new memories with the family.

Rent a Jet Ski

Another fun activity that you and the family can do is rent a jet ski. This is a high activity that is perfect when you have older kids. This is a way that everyone in the family can enjoy some time out on the Intracoastal Waterway. Holden Beach Jet Ski Rentals will be able to help you and your family enjoy your time spent together. They will be able to show you a safety orientation, and with your rental, you will have life vests and a full tank of gas to enjoy the day. Holden Beach Jet Ski Rentals are located in Supply, NC, just a short drive away from your vacation rental.

Fish the Day Away

Fun Summer Activities to do near Holden Beach

Fishing is a high, fun outdoor activity that your family can do together. Head on over to the Holden Beach Fishing Pier located in the heart of Holden Beach. This fishing pier was founded in 1959 and allowed you and your family to enjoy time together, making new memories. Bring the fishing rods, bait, sunscreen, and drinks with you. Think of the fun you can have, even if you don’t catch anything. Capture the memories on camera as you enjoy a new adventure this summer.

While there are many other things that you can do in the Holden Beach area, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your Holden Beach vacation rental yet, now is the time. We hope to see you and your family as you make new memories at the beach this summer!

3 Free Things Your Family Can Do this Summer in Holden Beach



Do you and your family have a vacation to Holden Beach this summer and are looking for some fun things to do? If so, then we at Holden Beach Vacations can tell you about three things you can do with the family for free. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to where the fun is. Let’s look below at what those three things are you can do together as a family in Holden Beach for free.

Climb the Oak Island Lighthouse

3 Free Things Your Family Can Do this Summer in Holden Beach

Have you and your family ever visited the nearby Oak Island Lighthouse before? If not, then you are missing out on one of the best views in the area. Taking a tour of the lighthouse is how you will be able to climb to the top. And best yet, the tours are free! One of the things that we recommend to all of our guests is to make reservations for the tours. Since they are free, they do fill up quickly, and during the holidays, it could be hard to request. Be sure to take your camera with you and your phone so that you can capture the memories and views from the lighthouse.

Enjoy a Hidden Gem

Anytime you go on vacation with the family, sometimes finding new places in the area is the best part. If you’re looking for a new park to head to, then we suggest trying out Sailfish Street Park. Located along the Intercoastal Waterway is where you will find this park along with another park, Sanddollar Park. Both are hidden gems when it comes to parks where you can watch boaters go by, fish a little, and enjoy the beach. You may even get to see some dolphins come to say a quick hello and other cool wildlife. Spend the day at one of these parks and see how your family likes them.

Building Sandcastles

3 Free Things Your Family Can Do this Summer in Holden Beach

This activity that your family can do together and is free is to build a village of sandcastles. When staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation homes, your family will be close to the beach. For many of our staff remembers going to the beach with our families and building sandcastles.  Give each one of the kids something to build with the sand and then take a fun video or picture with each castle. Think of all the new memories that will be made by just creating a sandcastle together on your next vacation!

While there are many other fun things that you can do for free in the area, these are the few we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next family vacation to visit this summer, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family and hear all about the fun things you did!