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How to Plan an Epic Thanksgiving Vacation in Ocean Isle

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s never too early to start your planning. What better way to celebrate love and gratitude, than by taking your family on a Thanksgiving vacation to Ocean Isle Beach. Take a week (or a weekend), and escape the demands of everyday life…and enjoy some quality time with your family. Bring your traditions with you to the beach, and let Ocean Isle Beach play hostess to the best Thanksgiving your family has ever had. You will have it all planned out in now time, using these 3 easy steps.


The Best Vacation Rentals for Your OIB Thanksgiving

Williamson Realty Vacations is running several fabulous Thanksgiving specials! There is sure to be a property that is the perfect fit for your family’s size and budget. If you would like to hear about other amazing properties, contact Williamson Realty Vacations for a one on one vacation consultation.

East First Street 029
Looking for a vacation rental that will accommodate a your family and is priced at a deal? Then look no further than East First Street 029! This second row cottage sleeps 12, and is less than $2000 per week during the holidays. The spacious and open concept kitchen, dining room and living room makes the perfect backdrop for family cooking and football watching. If you are up for a short walk, you will be steps away from the fishing pier, the Ocean Isle Beach Holiday Parade, and the annual Flotilla (also known as Super Saturday).

West First Street 229
This newer construction is oceanfront with a WOW factor!! Wait until you see the TWO living areas, and the gorgeous extra large dining table! Can you picture you all gathered together for Thanksgiving dinner, and then a game of cards? Your family will have room to spread out (football on one flatscreen and the parade or Christmas movies on the other), while all being under the same roof. Invite the entire family, cousins and all, as this beautiful property will sleep 20!! You will be impressed with stunning coastal cottage decor, and unforgettable ocean views.

East First Street 084
With 6-bedrooms and 6-bathrooms, East First Street 084, is a great value for a large family. With an oceanfront and tropical atmosphere, your crew will have plenty of room for their favorite Thanksgiving activities. You will also be steps away from the beach…you can’t get much closer than your own backyard! And if you are up for a brisk November walk, head on over to the Drift Coffee Shop. It’s the perfect spot to watch the local parade.
Thanksgiving Dinner

How to Plan the Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner at the Beach

Chances are, this isn’t your first Thanksgiving planning rodeo! Don’t let vacationing put a damper on your family traditions, or be afraid to add a few new traditions to your family. It will be easy to create a home-away-from-home fantastic Thanksgiving dinner, that the family will never forget.

1. Create a menu. Before you start packing for vacation, make a detailed list for your Thanksgiving Dinner menu, along with your other meals. You will want to be sure to plan on having yummy turkey sandwiches the day after Thanksgiving!!

2. Make a shopping list. Doing this before you arrive at Ocean Isle Beach will save you time and headaches. If you have hard to find items on your list, then consider bringing them from home. You will have easy access to Food Lion and Lowes Food. Don’t forget plastic zipper bags and plasticware (to help with meal prep and leftovers)! If you will be using a lot of spices and herbs, considering bringing those from home also…that will save you a ton of money.
3. Bring your recipes. Take a picture of your favorite recipes, and bring them with you (or hand-write a copy). You don’t want to be searching the internet for a recipe that “might” be as good as Grandma’s. Get adventurous, and try something coastal and southern…like Oyster Dressing….delicious!

4. Get the whole family involved. The family that cooks together stays together! From the youngest to the oldest, let them be a part of preparing your vacation Thanksgiving Dinner! It will create memories that will last a lifetime.
Family Activities

Awesome Holiday Activities That Everyone Will Enjoy

What kind of activities does your family enjoy at home on Thanksgiving? Much of that holiday fun can be observed while on vacation, just with a twist of Ocean Isle Beach flavor.

At your beautiful vacation rental, enjoy watching football and parades on TV, play a games of catch in the yard (or on the beach), and break out some board games or a few decks of cards. Your kitchen will be a gathering place for not only holiday cooking…but how about baking some cookies? When the kiddos wind-down, your ocean views will make for a picturesque backdrop for coffee sipping or cocktails.

If you are ready to get out and about, then consider a few of the activities with links above…like Ocean Isle Beach’s Super Saturday. This includes the Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting, and Flotilla. There are great locally owned cafes and restaurants for you to try also! The fishing pier is a popular destination for locals and vacationers alike…whether you want to fish or take a stroll.

Want to head out for some world-class holiday shopping? You can head about 50 minutes, in two different directions, for excellent shopping choices in Myrtle Beach, SC and Wilmington, NC! Myrtle Beach shopping includes outlet malls, Barefoot Landing, and so much more. If you would rather head to Wilmington, there are malls, shopping villages, antique markets, and an fabulous downtown shopping experience.

Ocean Isle Beach and Williamson Realty Vacations invites you to the holiday on your dreams! Book your family Thanksgiving getaway today!!

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