How and Where to Break Your New Year’s Resolutions

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New Year’s Resolutions were made to be broken, and Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to break them. If your 2015 has already started on a sour note, or if you just need some time away to treat yourself, stay at the Bay View Resort and follow these simple tips for breaking your New Year’s resolutions Myrtle Beach style. Besides, if you do it on vacation it doesn’t really count:

So you have vowed to eat right (and less) in 2015 and you can hear your stomach growling over the sound of the iPod you got for Christmas. You may have even dropped a few pounds and wouldn’t mind showing off your new physique on the beach or the Bay View pool.

Don’t blow it by chowing down on a few greasy cheeseburgers at your local fast-food establishment when you can come to Myrtle Beach and do it in style. How about an all-you-can-eat feast at one of the many seafood buffets, or a nice surf-and-turf dinner at the renowned Sea Captain’s House in Myrtle Beach? At least all those missed meals will not be in vain when you try to eat your weight in steak and seafood.

But don’t stop there when there’s lots of great dessert to be found. Grab a cones with a couple of scoops of ice cream from Kirk’s, Painter’s, Ben & Jerry’s or Sweet Frog, or go all out by visiting the It’s Sugar store in the downtown district. You can restart your diet once you get back from vacation, but only after spoiling yourself at the beach.

The most popular New Year’s Resolution is to get in shape, and the Grand Strand has the perfect plan to help you reach that goal while also enjoying a trip to the beach. The 18th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon will be held Feb. 14, just enough time to start training for the 26.2-mile race through the streets and sidewalks of Myrtle Beach.

This race attracts 5,000 runners to Myrtle Beach each year and national publications have ranked it among the top winter races in the United States. The combination of climate, Southern hospitality and the abundance of things to do have made the Myrtle Beach Marathon one of the most popular among runners who also like to have a good time.

If 26.2 miles is a bit ambitious for your first race, try the 13.1-mile Dasani Half Marathon and work your way up to the full course in the future. And if you really need more training time, the Ripley’s Aquarium 1-mile Family Fun Run may be more up your alley. Regardless of your goal, this race provides the perfect place to chase after them.

If you are among the many who have vowed to party less in 2015, you may be starting to reconsider your decision already. It’s hard to cut the fun out of your regular routine and even more difficult if you tempt yourself at a fun-loving location like Myrtle Beach.

Take a weekend getaway and stay at the Bay View for a fun-filled trip and visit some of Myrtle Beach’s most happening hot spots, like Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach. Featuring door-to-door sports bars, dance clubs, music venues and oyster shacks all within walking distance, you can pub crawl your way across the nightlife scene until last call.

Dance to the tunes of live local bands at Froggy Bottoms, two-step to country tunes at Rodeo’s, root for your favorite team at Broadway Louie’s, and laugh and sing along with the musicians and crowds at Dueling Pianos Crocodile Rocks. The fun you have will more than make up for any guilt you feel over blowing your New Year’s Resolution.


(Posted: 1/6/15)

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