December 30, 2016

10 New Year's Resolutions for the Beach Lover

Ever notice how life seems a little brighter when you're on vacation at the beach? This year, why not bring some of that happiness and spontaneity to everyday? Take a look at these ten fun beachy resolutions:
1. Build More Sandcastles (Aka, be a kid again!)
Kids are experts at having fun, and have a way of seeing the wonder in every day. Instead of getting caught up in the stress and pressure of improving your performance or getting a raise, take a break to have some genuine kid-type of fun. Visit Legoland California or the San Diego Zoo to see something new and amazing or build a magnificent sandcastle and let loose in the innocence of simply having fun!

2. Surf New Waves
Whether you're a go-getter or a comfort-zone enthusiast let this year be the year where you try something new. Whether it is something simple like checking out California bike rentals and riding a bike along the beach, or finding some surf lessons and hitting those intimidating waves, try something new and different this year! Check out our vacation planning services for more great ideas. The more you get out on the waves, the better surfer you will be!

3. Don’t Let a Little Sand Get You Down.
You can't have the beach, without the sand, and you can't have life without a little trouble. Vow to enter this year with a sunnier perspective on life. When a little sand gets stuck in your pants or shoes, kick off your sneakers and dance it off! Life tends to do this thing called being difficult, but a little dancing goes a long way when everything feels a little rough.

4. Share Some Sun with Someone You Love:
You're surfing new waves, building sandcastles, and dancing off the sand - don't keep that sunny perspective to yourself! Once you get that shaking and grooving down, invite others to join you! Life is better together, so this year, bring some sunshine into the lives of others. Plan a vacation for the family, or get some friends together for a girls getaway or a college reunion. When you travel, talk to locals and lend a helping hand to strangers. Who knows, maybe you’ll even make a new beach buddy!

5. Book the Beach House
That’s right, you’ve worked long and hard this year, so go ahead and treat yourself to something a little more luxurious! Whether you plan out a fun California vacation, complete with renting a beachside vacation rental in California, or simply getting that mani-pedi or massage you’ve been craving, relax a little and enjoy the big and the small. You’ve earned it!

6. Let the Beach be Your Trainer
Let’s face it, with the New Year comes the resolution to ‘get more fit’ or ‘lose those pounds’ or 'join a gym.' Did you know... there is a massive gym just waiting for you. It's called 'the great outdoors,' and it has features you wont' find anywhere else! This year, hike on a beach trail, explore hidden parks, spend some time wave-jumping, and play more Frisbee on the beach. You'll get healthier and happier, and you'll have fun doing it!

7. Wake up Your Senses
Crashing waves, salty breezes, and the soft grainy texture of sand is one of the best combinations for waking up your mind and helping you experience life moment by moment. A great way to continue that experience is to follow your beach excursion with a visit to one of the amazing local restaurants in our Orange County beach towns. With your senses all at their peak after visiting the beach you'll be ready to fully experience that gourmet seafood, local taco truck, artisan ice cream, Asian noodle bar, or whatever strikes your fancy. Try something new for a great memory!

P.S. We cultivate careful lists of the top dining hits in Orange County, so check our dining guide for some great ideas!

8. Don't Forget The Sunscreen
Maybe last year felt a little haphazard. Maybe you didn't feel prepared. Maybe you've mastered the art of spontaneity already, and what you really need to do is learn how to do a little planning. The good news is, you don't have to put everything in your beach bag. All you really need are the essentials . So simplify your list, pack what you need, and don't forget the sunscreen!

9. Spend More Time at the Beach
Take time this year to do what you love, relax, and explore new places. If you're looking for a place to start Orange County is home to an abundance of sandy shores just waiting for you. Explore laid back San Clemente , family friendly Carlsbad , nautical Dana Point , classic Newport Beach , or any of our other beach towns and get to know Orange County beaches a little better! With so many possibilities, you won't get bored at the beach.

10. Follow Your Heart
If you've left your heart at the beach, the only way to get it back is to go and find it! Make plans today to get back to the sea, and have a fabulous 2017!

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