5 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution in Myrtle Beach

By Marissa Polascak • January 05, 2016

2016 is finally here, and while many of us may still be thinking of our new year's resolutions, others have clearly defined what they want to change for this new year. While keeping up with resolutions can be quite difficult, Myrtle Beach is a great place to be if you want to stay on track.

Here is a list of 5 ways to keep your new year's resolution in Myrtle Beach:

Stay Active

Between the all-around great weather and the numerous gyms and sports complexes in the area, staying active in Myrtle Beach is a breeze. Not only can you work out on the beach for free, but you can also pay a small fee and go for a stroll on any of the piers in the area. Or, you can do any of the following activities to stay active and get some exercise:

  • Go out dancing at any of the several nightclubs in the area
  • Brave through a ropes course
  • Rent a bicycle
  • Go for a walk along the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the Conway Riverwalk, or the Georgetown Harborwalk
  • Play some extreme laser tag
  • Go swimming
  • Work out at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex
  • Run a marathon

Eat Healthier

With all of the awesome restaurants around the Grand Strand, it is hard to keep focus on a healthy diet. However, there are several healthy dining options in the area that will help you keep your new year's resolution of eating healthier or losing weight. While many restaurants offer lighter options such as salads, "500 calories and under" options, and other healthy dishes, some restaurants menus that are chock-full of healthy eats. The following restaurants/stores are great for those looking for a meal that won't make cause feelings of guilt:

  • Kindbelly (2 locations)
  • Bay Naturals
  • The Fresh Market
  • McAlister's Deli (multiple locations)
  • Clean Eatz
  • Pump Cafe
  • Green Grubbin'
  • Fresh Greens

Spend Less

Of course, there are tons of places to shop and spend money in Myrtle Beach, so how do you spend less? There is always the option of searching for sales in your favorite stores, or you can check out the several outlet stores in the area. Myrtle Beach is also home to flea markets which offer great deals on some of your favorite items. This year, don't pay full price on the item you want; be sure to check all of your options first and see if there are any coupons or upcoming sales before you make a purchase.


Was 2015 a hectic year for you? Spend 2016 on the mellow side by relaxing more and worrying less. The best possible way to relax in Myrtle Beach is to visit, well, the beach! The salt air and the negative ions found at the coast will brighten your mood and present you with a tranquil feeling. Here are some other things you can do to relax in Myrtle Beach:

  • Yoga
  • Surfing
  • Chillin' in a Pawleys Island hammock
  • Paint at Wine & Design
  • Cigar bar
  • Check out Brookgreen Gardens
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Go on a tour
  • Day spa

Have More Fun!

If your plan is to have more fun during 2016, there is no better place than Myrtle Beach! Jampacked with tons of attractions, shows, restaurants, sports, and more, Myrtle Beach is a family-friendly destination that boasts fun things to do for children and adults of all ages!