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How to Make the Most of Your Spring Break

If you are like us, winter always feels too long. With spring right around the corner, now is a great time to start planning your spring break. Unlike much of the country, spring in North Carolina is a beautiful time of year with mild temperatures, few crowds and loads of things to do. If you love fishing, boating, the beach or just relaxing, spring break on Ocean Isle Beach is the place to be. This week we have some great ways to make the most of your spring break on Ocean Isle Beach.

Make a family budget

Making a budget is an easy way to stay on track with your spending during your spring break vacation. Gather the family together to discuss the adventures everyone would like to try. Plan how many meals you want to eat out. By including everyone in the planning process, you’ll ensure a smooth and relaxing vacation.


If your family is like ours, cell phones, laptops, tablets, and anything else that can ding or bing is a constant presence. One way to make the most of the time you spend together as a family is to unplug. The pressures of work and the constant need to update your social media all need to be put on pause for a few days (or at least for a few hours). One suggestion we like is to have a basket or a bag that everyone must put their phones in for a certain period of time. Maybe this time is for dinner, or just a movie or a walk on the beach. Shoot for a couple hours each day when everyone will be together and free from technology. You’ll be amazed what happens next.

Cook at home

Did you know that all of our vacation homes come with well-appointed kitchens? One of the easiest ways to save money and make the most of your vacation home is to use the kitchen. Planning meals ahead of time allows you to have healthy options and your family’s favorite dishes. This is also a great time to cook some fresh local seafood. Best of all, there are no masks or social distancing at home with your family!

Plan activities

Planning what activities everyone wants to do ahead of time is a great way to ensure everyone gets to do what they want. Remember to stick within your budget. Of course, planning early allows you to take advantage of discounts and early reservations. Don’t be too rigid, though. Be a little flexible and allow for those spur of the moment opportunities to have an adventure. Sometimes those unplanned moments make the best vacation memories! Need some ideas for family fun and adventures? How about kayaking, fishing, surfing, cycling, beach-combing, SUP, kite flying, metal detecting or just kicking back with a good book? The possibilities are endless on Ocean Isle Beach.

Schedule some downtime

Let’s face it, with the kids and all the activities that take place during a vacation, sometimes you just need a little downtime. It’s easy to let the week get away from you, and before you know it, your “relaxing” vacation has turned into a whirlwind. Be mindful of this and take some time to plan time to do nothing. Think of it as an oasis within an oasis.

One suggestion is to spend a day or night in. All of our vacation homes are well appointed and perfect for that movie or game night you keep promising the kids. Plan a special dinner or order in a pizza. Remember, the best part of a family vacation is spending time with each other. Slowing down a bit is just what the vacation doctor ordered.

Spring is right around the corner and now is the perfect time to book your next Ocean Isle Beach vacation. We have a large selection of vacation homes in our inventory. Planning your beach vacation has never been easier. Give one of our friendly reservationists a call today at 800-727-9222 or click the button below to see all of our current vacation homes.

How to Make the Most of Your Spring Break

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