A new decade is here—and here in Port Orange, there are plenty of ways to achieve your New Year’s resolutions with fun, family and great food! Just read on for a few of our favorite resolutions and how to check them off your list.
One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to be more active—but who says you have to do it from the gym? Port Orange is filled with beautiful places to explore by foot, bike or board, so you can enjoy the view while enjoying some physical activity, too.
Soak in waterfront views at Riverwalk Park as you move along the 12-foot-wide trail, or launch your canoe, kayak or paddleboard from there and enjoy some time on the water. You can also head to destinations like Spruce Creek Park for tennis or a pickup basketball game with friends amidst the beautiful Florida weather—especially enjoyable on brisk winter days! Whatever you do, one thing is for sure: In Port Orange, fitness is fun.
Spend more time with your furry friend
If your New Year’s resolution is to spend more time with family and friends, don’t forget fluffy family and friends, too! This is a great time to explore fun activities with your pal, like visiting the dog-friendly beach at Smyrna Dunes Park, or simply making time for backyard catch or neighborhood jogs with your pooch.
Embrace local flavors
When you embrace local flavors, you can help support community businesses all while enjoying fresh ingredients! Visit a local farmer’s market, like the Pavilion at Port Orange Farmer’s Market held every Saturday, and try your hand at a new recipe featuring your new, colorful ingredients. This is also a great time of year to visit local farms and groves and get an up-close look at the fruits and veggies you love.
What makes this resolution so beneficial? The less distance your food has to travel between the farm and your table, the more nutrients it retains along the way—not to mention flavor! So this is a habit you’ll want to savor in 2020 and beyond.
Learn something new every day
Looking for ways to grow your mind in 2020? You can never go wrong by learning something new every day! Taking a stroll through destinations like the Dunlawton Plantation and Sugar Mill, where you can learn about local history and see relics of our region’s one-of-a-kind past. It’s just one of many ways to discover (or rediscover) your surroundings and soak in something new!
Try a new hobby
2020 is a great time to begin a new hobby—and here in Port Orange and the surrounding area, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy! If you’ve always dreamt of being a surfer, for example, you can head over to nearby New Smyrna Beach for quality waves at the famous Inlet—or pick a local pier and learn the art of angling. There’s no shortage of ways to hone a new hobby and discover something you love.
We hope these ideas help you kick off 2020, Port Orange-style! Enjoy our one-of-a-kind slice of the Sunshine State and swing by Peach Valley Café Port Orange to fuel up for the adventure ahead.