Drive-to Destinations are in high demand for 2021
For many, travel has been a way to escape their everyday routine by jetting off to exotic, far-off destinations. Some prefer a tropical island, others a bustling metropolis. Indeed, Airbnb reported Toronto, New York, and London as top destinations in 2019. While international destination tourism was going strong at that time, the uncertainty of 2020 brought travel closer to home.
This year people are choosing to see loved ones rather than touristy landmarks. Savvy travelers are finding beautiful, lower profile destinations within driving distance that avoid airline restrictions and cancellations. Naturally, the beaches of North Carolina are booking up fast.
Here are 5 reasons one of our local beaches should be your drive-to destination this summer:
1. We Have Something for Everyone
If you are traveling with just a few, an oceanside bungalow like Blue Moon Cottage is perfect. Bringing everyone and need space to spread out? Check out one of our newest additions, Flock of Sea Girls. If you just can’t possibly consider traveling without your furry friends, we’ve got you covered! Check out our pet-friendly properties here. We even have three beaches to choose from – Wrightsville, Carolina or Topsail Beach! Each offering its own beach town flair. With so many more properties to choose from – one is sure to fit your needs. See all of our rentals here.
2. Activities Galore
Need a bit more than relaxing time on the beach? From surfing and kayaking to standup paddle boarding there is plenty to keep everyone occupied while still being mindful of social distancing. Wrightsville Beach also offers The Loop – a roughly 2.5-mile-long path that circles through the very heart of town. Popular with walkers, runners, bikers, and even four-legged visitors, this unique little trail offers a great opportunity to explore the center of our island.
3. Our Amenities Rock
Due to the pandemic, you may be worried about vacationing and be thinking you will need to pack up the whole kitchen including cleaning supplies. Not with Sea Scape Properties. We take extra care between each reservation to make sure our homes are clean and sanitized. And, our kitchens come fully stocked with all the kitchen utensils you will need to enjoy meals at home. When you choose to stay with Sea Scape Properties, you’ll see that we offer just about everything. Every one of our homes comes with crisp, fresh linen on every bed, blankets, pillows, bath & beach towels, and of course, wifi! We want to minimize the stress of your vacation and let you enjoy the beach and what our town has to offer.
4. Experience the Local Life
Now more than ever it’s important to help support local businesses – our shops and restaurants are open and awaiting your arrival. From boutique shops to beachside surf shops spend a day hunting for unique gifts and memorabilia. Enjoy outdoor dining at Ceviche’s Panamanian inspired restaurant or try a specialty brew at Waterman’s Brewing Company. Check out more restaurants specific to each island here: Wrightsville | Carolina | Topsail
5. Downtown Wilmington – nuff said.
We are proud of our Port City and we don’t want you to miss out on all it has to offer! This historic town is a vibrant riverfront city teaming with culture. Take a leisurely ride through downtown Wilmington on the free Downtown Trolley or stroll around the scenic 1.75 mile Riverwalk while stopping in locally-owned shops and cafes. Airlie Gardens, one of the premier gardens in the South, is located in Midtown Wilmington and is home to 67 acres of Gilded Age gardens and lakes, including the famous nearly 500- year-old Airlie Oak.
We may not be able help you pick the best rental car company, but we can definitely help you pick the best place to vacation this year! Our 2021 season is booking up incredibly fast so don’t wait, choose your property and get you and yours booked for a much-needed vacation in coastal North Carolina with Sea Scape Properties. If you need help picking your spot in the sand, let us know!
We look forward to sharing some island time with you!