5 Ways To Stay Fit On Vacation

 Going on vacation often means a lot of high-calorie meals, days spent lounging in the sun, and nights on the couch. The average person can gain 4-6 pounds on a week's vacation if they're not careful! Avoid sabotaging all the work you did to get your body beach ready, and incorporate these simple tips into your vacation to avoid packing on the pounds. 

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Source: Flickr / ronmacphotos

1. Take A Tour Of The Town

One of the best things about being in the Myrtle Beach area is that there are so many things to see and do! Instead of driving and paying to park in garages or taxis, rent a bike and ride on the beach, or go for a lengthy stroll along the boardwalk. Staying active while sightseeing feels like fun instead of work, and is a great way to burn a few calories without visiting a gym. 

2. Go With A Group

Everyone could use a little extra motivation sometimes, and having someone in your corner to workout with is a great incentive. Try scheduling sunrise or sunset runs on the beach with a friend. If no one in your group wants to run with you, make new friends in the Grand Strand Running Club, a local runners group that meets up around the area several times a week for group running sessions. 

3. Cook Your Own Meals

A great way to save money and calories is to cook your own meals instead of going out to eat every night. Our beach rentals have spacious kitchens, perfect for whipping up some delicious and healthy beach recipes! Plus, there's nothing better after a long day of fun in the sun, than a nice family dinner around the dining room table!

4. Create Your Own Routine

Not into running? There are plenty of low-impact exercises that can be done without having to leave the comfort of your air-conditioned beach rental. Try doing a set of squats in the sunroom, pushups on the porch, leg lifts in the living room, and burpees in the bedroom for a full body workout that you can do in under 30 minutes! Plan to do 3 sets of 15 reps for best results.

5. Play With Your Kids

One of the easiest ways to get plenty of exercise on vacation is by trying to keep up with your kids! Swim with them, run around with them on the beach, help them to build sandcastles... the opportunities are endless. You'll spend a rewarding day making memories with your children, and you'll stay fit at the same time. Just imagine how well you'll sleep at the end of the day!

When you're ready to plan your family's next vacation, call the vacation experts at Surfside Realty! 

Smokin' Hot Fourth of July Specials

If you’re looking for some smokin’ hot deals on vacation rentals over the 4th of July holiday and beyond look no further than right here at Surfside Realty. We have some super hot Fourth of July specials that are worth celebrating about! All discounts on the following properties apply to new reservations only.

Beach On 9th vacation rental in Surfside Beach SCThe hottest deal can be found at Beach on 9th. Book any full week in July or August 2014 and they’ll we’ll give you 25% off the rate! This 4 bedroom, 4 bath third row house is located at 113-B 9th Ave South, Surfside Beach.

Southern Elegance vacation rental in Garden City Beach SCYou’re sure to experience Southern Elegance when you stay in this 7 bedroom, 7.5 bath home at 1875 S Waccamaw Drive, Garden City Beach. That’s because for any July 5 arrival and a one week stay we’ll give you $3,060 off and Free Linens, too!

Portobello I vacation rental in Surfside Beach SCThere’s a great last minute discount on Portobello I Unit 310 Book any remaining week in 2014 and they’ll throw in a Free Golf Cart! That’s a huge savings not to mention how convenient it will make things. This second row 4 bedroom, 4 bath home is located at 310 South Ocean Blvd. in Surfside Beach.

Sting Ray vacation rentalBook StingRay now for July 5-12 or July 12-19 and receive 20% off the advertised rate. This is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath ocean view home at 509 South Ocean Blvd., Surfside Beach.

Dophin Cay vacation rentalSave a whooping 25% off Dolphin Cay 303 when you book July 5-12! This 2 bedroom, 2 bath oceanfront home is located at 415 North Ocean Blvd., Surfside Beach.

Sea Cloisters vacation rentalSea Cloisters I 303B will give you 20% off the weekly advertised rate when you stay during any available week in 2014. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath oceanfront condo is located at 515 North Ocean Blvd., Surfside Beach.

Sea Shadow vacation rentalGet 20% off the weekly advertised rate when you stay at Sea Shadow 404 during any available week in 2014. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath oceanfront condo is located at 811 North Ocean Blvd., Surfside Beach.

Carolina Sunset vacation rentalBook any available week in 2014 at A Carolina Sunset and they’ll throw in a Free Golf Cart and Free Linens, too! This 5 bedroom, 4 bath second row home is located at 115B N. Yaupon Dr. in Surfside Beach.

Summer Paws vacation rentalA Summer Paws A will give you 20% off the rate when you stay during any available week in June or July. This 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath third row home is located at 112-A 10th Ave South, Surfside Beach.

Moonlight Surf vacation rentalReceive 20% OFF the weekly advertised rate on any week in 2014 when you book Moonlight Surf. This 6 bedroom, 4 bath second row home is located at 1314 B South Ocean Blvd., Surfside Beach.

Beach View South vacation rentalBook any full week now in June, July or August at Beach View South and receive 20% off. This 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath second row home is located at 113-B N. Yaupon Dr., Surfside Beach.

Cape Coddages vacation rentalCape Coddages I 204 will give you 20% off the weekly advertised rate when you book the week of 6/28 or 7/5. This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom oceanfront condo is located at 713 North Ocean Blvd., Surfside Beach.

You won’t want to miss the special Fourth of July celebration taking place in Surfside Beach this year. From 6-10 p.m. the official Surfside Beach July 4th Celebration will be held at Surfside Pier, corner of Surfside Drive and Ocean Boulevard.

The Murrells Inlet 4th of July 30th Annual Boat Parade begins at noon Friday, July 4, from Garden City Point. The parade runs along the Marshwalk and down the inlet to the Hot Fish Club. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. at the end of Veterans Pier, and can be seen from anywhere along the Marshwalk as well as down the marsh shoreline at Belin United Methodist Church and Hot Fish Club.

Plan Now for Your Winter Escape

It’s a good time of year to be making reservations for one of our South Carolina winter rentals. Check them out now and make your reservation for later at a reduced rate. It’s wise not to wait or the perfect-for-you rental might just be taken.

Many people come to coastal South Carolina to spend their winter months in one of our South Carolina winter rentals at off-season rates. It’s a great way to escape the cold and snow of the north and enjoy the relaxing environment and temperate climate only found at the beach.

South Carolina winter rentalsThe 7th Annual Makai Luau, a Grand Strand tradition, will be held June 9th, 2012 at the Hot Fish Club located in beautiful Murrells Inlet. This ticket-only benefit begins at 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Hot Fish Club and will feature live music, a fire and hula show from Chief Kamu, a traditional luau buffet, beer and wine beverages, as well as the wildly popular Surfers Punch. There will be prizes for the Ugliest Hawaiian Shirt contest, a Best Lei contest, and more. All proceeds from this event fund the projects of the Grand Strand Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots, non-profit, environmental organization that works to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches. Tickets will be on sale at area surf shops or by visiting www.surfridergrandstrand.org.