The New Year is right around the corner and now is the time to start making resolutions for 2018. Most people tend to make living a healthier lifestyle their focus for the new year and add changes to diet and exercise to the top of their lists. You could also be prioritizing spending more time with family and friends, living more in the moment or becoming more active. While you’re planning for the year ahead, just because you plan a vacation, doesn’t mean you have to drop your new habits. In fact, going on a trip and staying with Brittain Resorts & Hotels can actually keep you on track. Here are some typical New Year’s Resolutions and how to stick with them while on vacation in Myrtle Beach:
While hitting the gym at home in the new year can be impossible – with the overcrowded machines and packed weight rooms – fitting in exercising while on vacation can be simple. Each of the resorts comes with a state-of-the-art fitness center complete with treadmills, stationary bikes, ellipticals, a multi-station gym and free weights. Some of them, including the exercise area at the Strand, are oceanfront so you can take in the stunning views of the beach while you work out. Myrtle Beach is prone to year-round mild temperatures so you can enjoy taking your routine outdoors anytime! Feel free to take a stroll on the oceanfront Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, go for a jog along the “Golden Mile”, or dip your toes in the sand during a walk on the beach. There are also plenty of trails to explore in both Huntington State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park via bike or walking.
When people think of the cuisine at the beach, fried seafood is at the top of the list. But there is so much more to dine on than fried delicacies of the sea. Once you’ve worked up a sweat by “exercising more”, there are are plenty of restaurants to select from that won’t wreck your new eating habits. There are some local, healthy restaurants including Bay Naturals and Kind Belly that serve fresh salads, soups and smoothies. If you can’t imagine leaving the beach without eating seafood, you can still get your fix at Sea Captain’s House, an oceanfront seafood restaurant next to the Caribbean that serves a broiled seafood platter, broiled scallops, and other fish dishes that are prepared blackened or grilled. Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen across from Breakers Resort features shared plates so you are able to split a bunch of appetizers to keep from overindulging on one big entree.
Spending More Time With Family and Friends
A getaway to the beach is the perfect time to reconnect with family and friends. There are plenty of moments to be shared together, including playing in the sand, laughing in conversation over an oceanfront dinner, racing each other around The Track and playing a round of putt putt. Plan a getaway with your friends that involves wine tastings at Duplin Winery, adventures to Brookgreen Gardens, and a spa day at Mist Spa at the Caribbean. The Caribbean and Compass Cove feature an oceanfront fire pit where you can relax and truly be in the moment after a long day. No matter how you choose to spend your time on vacation, Myrtle Beach is the best place to make memories with friends and family that are sure to last longer than your 2018 resolution.
Be More Active
The beach offers plenty of ways to become more active in 2018. From wakeboarding at Shark Wake Park and playing a round or two at an award winning golf course to parasailing or simply taking a long walk on the beach – there are various levels of activities to fit any lifestyle. Myrtle Beach hosts various fun runs, marathons and half-marathons including the Myrtle Beach Marathon, that are held throughout the year that include a stretch of beautiful oceanfront running. Don’t panic though, becoming more active doesn’t mean you have to sign up to run a race. Shopping at Broadway at the Beach or Market Common includes a lot of walking or you could splash around with the kids in the indoor or outdoor pools at any of our oceanfront resorts. The point is to get up and get moving!
People assume that they have to give up all their resolutions when they go on vacation. But with all the dining options and activities in Myrtle Beach, it won’t be hard to stay on track when you plan your Myrtle Beach stay in 2018 with Brittain Resorts & Hotels.