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National Plan for Vacation Day

Though many Americans are not ready or able to take a trip just yet, there is a wealth of information that says simply planning a vacation can increase happiness. In fact, 97% of survey respondents say having a trip planned makes them happier - and that's exactly why we encourage Americans to take action this year. MRA is excited to express its support of National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD), an annual day set aside for Americans to plan their vacation for the entire year.

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The Oak Island and Southport area is a renowned seafood destination. For decades, visitors from around the world have blessed our shores in search of seabass, blue crab, trout, wahoo, flounder, yellowfin tuna, snapper, grouper, shrimp, king mackerel, oysters,...

holiday at the beach

As temperatures drop in the northern U.S., the days are shorter, and more time is spent indoors, Coastal Carolina is experiencing milder temperatures and weather. Average highs around Thanksgiving and Christmas range from 59°F to 65°F, with lows varying from 42°F to 47°F. Beautiful beaches and...

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Getting to Oak Island from Winston-Salem area takes about 4 hours and change. With multiple highway/interstate routes to get you to beautiful Coastal Carolina, you can choose your own adventure based on your road trip preferences or you can even mix it...

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To help you make the most out of your drive from Charlotte to Oak Island, we comprised a list of some our favorite points of interest and places to take a break or grab a bite.

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