The holiday season is almost here. Do you need a change? Something new and different? A celebration that includes sunny days, sandy feet and happy palm trees? Perhaps you should consider spending your holiday on the coast. Of course, we’re partial to the Gulf Coast of Florida, so make a mental note of that as you read this post.
We’re here to make a case for a coastal holiday on the beach. Check out the Top 5 Reasons You Should Spend Your Holidays on the Coast and let us convince you that it’s a refreshing option and one that’s worth exploring.
1. The beach is good for you.
There’s plenty of scientifically-backed reasons that support the idea the beach is indeed good for your mind, body and spirit. There’s the naturally occurring Vitamin D from the sunny days. The cleansing and invigorating salt air. The laid-back beach vibe that lowers your stress levels and and increases your serotonin levels in the brain. We could go on and on. It’s also worth noting here that beach vacations are good you. Science says so!
2. You’ll get more exercise.
It is so much easier to get outside and feel motivated to do so when you’re in a beautiful place with comfortable temperatures and unending exercise options. The Gulf Coast of Florida is just what the doctor ordered! Walk the beach, swim in the Gulf of Mexico, try a new watersport or spend time outdoors doing your favorite things whether it’s golfing, biking, running, or just exploring the coastal landscape that surrounds you. Who doesn’t need more exercise during the holidays with all of the food, celebrations and even stress? It just makes sense.
3. You’ll create extra special holiday memories.
Making a holiday extra special can be achieved in a lot of ways. One of the easiest and most memorable is to travel. Break out of the usual holidays-at-home routine and have a holiday adventure on the coast of somewhere beautiful where there are new experiences to be had, new things to see and do, and the thrill of the unknown. What could be better than holidays spent on the beach anyway? It’s a win-win for everyone.
4. There are new holiday traditions to explore.
Spending your Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year somewhere new and different allows for new holiday traditions to be explored and for new opportunities to see this time of year with new eyes. You’re probably used to a traditional Thanksgiving with family; why not try Thanksgiving touched with a coastal flair? Maybe you’re used to a white, wintery Christmas; why not trade that in for a white, sandy Christmas this year? The New Year means new beginnings for many people; why not bring in the New Year somewhere out of the ordinary?
If you happen to be thinking of Florida this holiday season, you can experience a Gulf Coast holiday tradition around every corner. Some of our favorites include the lighted boat parades, the Christmas lights at the Florida Botanical Gardens, the annual tree lighting in Indian Rocks Beach, Holidays at Heritage Village and Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa. Who knows, you make like these so much that they become your new family tradition each and every holiday season. We wouldn’t blame you one bit for wanting to spend all of your holidays at the beach.
5. You’ll be refreshed for the start of the New Year.
Sometimes you just need a reset. A fresh perspective on life. A chance to get away from the same old, same old that you’re accustomed to. Become inspired. Relax and unwind. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Start fresh for the New Year.
If you spend some time away on the coast or at the beach, you’ll see the beauty of things again. You’ll gain perspective and refocus on the bigger picture instead of being consumed with all of the day-to-day worries of life. The ocean has a way of providing a sense of calm. Cleansing your spirit. Restoring your soul. Inspiring your dreams.
Let’s be honest, sometimes by the time the holidays roll around, you’re reaching burnout point. You need something new and different. A break from the everyday routine and stress of daily living. A coastal escape can do wonders! Are you ready? Let us help you. Take a look at these Gulf Coast vacation rentals and in a few easy steps, you’ll be well on your way to a coastal holiday or a beach escape any day of the year.
Until then, you can start dreaming of the Gulf Coast and counting down the days until it’s your reality.
Are you dreaming of a Gulf Coast holiday? It doesn’t have to just be a dream! Consider a coastal Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year at the beach.