How to Stay Healthy on a Vacation to North Myrtle Beach
Hoping to maintain a healthy lifestyle while you’re on vacation? In North Myrtle Beach, there are several ways to stay active, including kayaking, wakeboarding and golf. We’ve rounded up a few of the places both locals and visitors love to frequent when they’re feeling inspired to take care of their mind, body and soul . . . many of which come with complimentary picturesque views of the beautiful ocean or our scenic waterways.
WHERE TO TONE
Conveniently located in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center offers daily and weekly passes so visitors to the area can gain access to their weight training equipment, traditional group workout classes and water fitness classes. If you’re a serious lifter who likes to warm up (or cool down) with a little cardio, you can use their numerous treadmills, bikes, step machines, ellipticals, or the two-lane jogging and walking track.
WHERE TO WALK
With nine miles of pristine coastline, be sure to take a walk (or a few) on the beach. If you’re not staying at a beachfront home or condo, don’t worry: there are plenty of free parking lots and public beach access points. During the summer, plan on walking in the morning or just before sunset and you’ll likely have the wide, beautiful beach all to yourself.
North Myrtle Beach also has several charming parks that are fit for a lovely stroll. If you love the great outdoors, head to Heritage Shores Nature Preserve for seven acres of walking paths. As you walk, read the park’s helpful signage that features information about the plants, animals, fish and birds you’ll see in the park.
Hoping for a more action-packed walk? Visit the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. Walking paths throughout the park will allow you to witness families zipping through the treetops at Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure or watch wakeboarders catching some major air at neighboring Shark Wake Park.
If you’re an avid runner, read our blog on some of the area’s nearby running routes and trails.
WHERE TO PRACTICE YOGA
There are few things more relaxing than practicing yoga on the beach. No matter if you’re an expert yogi or if you prefer a gentle stretch at sunrise, it’s as easy as grabbing your beach towel and enjoying the gentle sounds of the waves.
Hoping to practice with others on the beach? There is a class that gathers regularly near the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier. Check out the Yoga at Cherry Grove Beach Facebook page for more information, prices and updates, as the classes are weather permitting.
Or, located in the Little River neighborhood, is YogaDiVita. This modern practice utilizes various forms of Hatha yoga and is open to all skill levels. With a variety of packages and prices, there is likely an option that suits the duration of your stay in the North Myrtle Beach area.
WHERE TO EAT HEALTHY
One of the easiest ways to stay healthy on vacation is to eat a few meals in. Plan ahead by booking accommodations that come with a full kitchen. When you arrive, make your first stop Boulineau’s Foods in the Cherry Grove neighborhood, where you’ll find everything—fresh seafood, meats, produce, as well as your favorite national and quality store brands—you need to enjoy cooking a few delicious meals.
You probably love to visit your local farmers markets every week to stock up on healthy foods like produce and baked goods. But did you ever think about scouting out a farmers market while you are on vacation? Staying in North Myrtle Beach, you’ll have convenient access to many the Grand Strand’s best farmers markets.
But if you don’t feel like dealing with the fuss of cooking (or the clean-up that follows), there is no shortage of delicious dining options, many of which feature healthy options, like fresh seafood that can be prepared grilled or blackened or swapping the side of fries for a side salad. While deciding where to dine, look at menus online and commit to ordering specific items on the menu. Already having an option in mind will make ordering a lot less stressful!
WHERE TO UNWIND
Part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is allowing time to slow down and relax. There are a number of ways to unplug on a vacation, but one of the most common ways is to treat yourself to an afternoon at the spa. In North Myrtle Beach, the professional staff at Touch MedSpa offer a variety of ways to feel rejuvenated, including an exfoliating face massage, a full body massage or a couple’s massage.
How do you stay healthy on vacation to North Myrtle Beach? We’d love to see your ideas! Share your photos on social media using #JustCoast and #ExploreNMB. If you’re lucky, we might just feature your posts on our website’s homepage.