Fitness Friday Spotlight | Myrtle Beach, North Carolina

RTX destinations are located near some of the best natural areas in the country. The ocean, the mountains, the lakes and rivers of this great country are all nearby and yours for exploring. That’s why we’ve selected these beautiful places as vacation spots.

And while it may be obvious that time off is good for your health, did you know that timeshares themselves make it easy to stay current with your fitness routine while on vacation?

A recent survey from the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and conducted by research group Leger, found that more than half (54%) of Americans enjoy fitness activities while on vacation, and timeshare owners are leading this group with nine out of 10 stating they perform fitness activities on vacation. In addition to their proximity to fitness-friendly activities, which we’ll discuss shortly, timeshares offer fully equipped kitchens for healthy, local, fresh meals, the square footage needed for a quick in room workout without disturbing others, and longer stays with which to try different fitness activities.

On this Fitness Friday, let’s shine a spotlight on some of the fun family activities near our resort locations that you can do to stay active on your next vacation.

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Dunes and More in Myrtle Beach

There are 60 miles of beaches along the Grand Strand. If chasing little ones around the beach, waterparks, go kart tracks and boardwalk isn’t part of your agenda, then consider these two natural areas that will get your blood pumping while exposing you to the native beauty of the area.

In North Myrtle Beach, you might not know it, but there’s a natural dune area right in the middle of a neighborhood. Ingram Dunes has seen its walking paths tread on by generations of locals and visiting beach goers, and it’s a great spot to get your walk on while visiting the northern areas of the beach. The unofficial park has walking paths through the live oaks and dunes. It’s only about a dozen square blocks in size, but it’s a nice respite from the sun and very convenient to access.

Right in the middle of Myrtle Beach lies Myrtle Beach State Park, a natural area that is nestled among oceanfront maritime forest. A quiet and surprisingly green escape from the otherwise bustling beach, the park provides educational opportunities, a nature trail and some of the best surf fishing South Carolina has to offer as well as stunning ocean views and another great fishing spot on Myrtle Beach pier.

Further south in Murrells Inlet, take to Huntington Beach State Park for a stunning sunrise on the beach. You can also walk the iconic causeway and see local birds, gators and maybe even a mink. This park is brimming with wildlife and nature trails for you to explore.

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About the Author

About the Author: Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for RTX Traveler Magazine, based in Asheville, NC. His favorite RTX destinations are on the beach: Orange Beach, Alabama, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. .

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