When did ringing in the New Year become such a big deal? Turns out, it isn’t just a construct of modern Americans. The tradition of celebrating a new year by resolving to make changes in one’s life dates back to ancient Babylonians. Who reportedly made promises to the gods in hopes they’d earn good favor in the coming year. They often resolved to get out of debt.
Now a days nearly half of the adults in the United States will make one or more resolutions this year, the most common being to quit a bad habit or adopt a good one. While it’s no secret that, come February, many resolutions are abandoned, studies have shown that people who participate in the ritual are more successful at achieving lasting change than people who don’t.
This year instead of making the same resolutions you did in the past like exercising more, or spending less, or saving more, or the all time favorite losing weight, we suggest you make it more about just getting out and exploring more.
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is one way to get out and explore. It lies within some of the last remaining coastal canyons in Southern California. Forty miles of trails lead the visitor through oak and sycamore woodlands and up onto ridges with expansive scenic vistas.
If you like the water a bit more Laguna Beach boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in California. The city’s seven miles of picturesque Pacific coastline features plenty of pristine sandy beaches. Throughout the year, you’ll find beachgoers of all ages soaking up the sun and enjoying all the great activities you’ll find in Laguna Beach.
Laguna beach also offers the small town boutique shopping. You’ll discover an incredible selection of jewelry and gifts even, rare books to add to your collection and unique home furnishings to make your nest a space to notice. And for those hard-to-find items, Laguna Beach boasts plenty of specialty stores that are sure to make your shopping experience a success.
So Come stay at one of our Laguna Beach vacation rentals and start your New Year with a little bit of outdoor exploring.