Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to get out from under that rock you’ve been living under all winter and explore the Long Beach Peninsula. While going out to restaurants, sitting on the beach, and enjoying drinks all make a vacation great, that doesn’t mean your routine of being active should go out the window! Luckily, there are many fun things to do in Long Beach, WA, that will help you feel recharged. We’ll offer a little guidance when it comes to your health and things you can do to keep your gut health in check while still enjoying your family vacation! 

Traverse by Foot

Exploring the great outdoors is one of the best free things to do in Long Beach, WA, with your family. There are many opportunities for hiking, biking, and walking in the region, which are great ways to stretch your legs and get the blood flowing. Discovery Trail is located near our rentals and is an eight-mile paved walking path that will be a great spot to walk your dog, get out with the kids, or enjoy a morning jog. If you’re looking for a challenge, check out the ten hiking trails located on the Long Beach Peninsula. 

Be Prepared for Activity

There’s nothing worse than getting to Long Beach, WA, and realizing you forgot all of your active gear back home. Be sure to pack comfortable walking or hiking shoes for your days out, a water bottle, sunscreen, workout clothing, and even a raincoat! When you stay in our rentals, you’ll discover there’s most definitely areas to get a workout in, whether it’s the living room or backyard. Small items like a jump rope or resistance bands will help you get active and are easy to fit in a carry-on bag. 

Dine and Drink Tips

Since you’re on vacation on the Long Beach Peninsula, it wouldn’t be right not to enjoy yourself when it comes to food and drinks. Did you know that standard drinks like Long Island Iced Teas, Margaritas and Pina Coladas can commonly all have over 500 calories (and that’s just for one drink)! Opt for drinks like a vodka soda with a twist of lemon or a tequila soda with an orange slice, which are both under 100 calories. 

As far as food goes, we encourage you to treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the local Long Beach restaurants but also choose to cook your own meals as well. Not only will you be able to make healthier choices when preparing for your family, but you’ll save money on food. Our Long Beach, WA, rentals are equipped with kitchens, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of making a quick breakfast instead of waiting for your eggs and bacon! We also suggest packing snacks like nuts or fruit for your daily adventures, which will help tie you over until you have a healthy meal option and will keep fast food away!

Pro Tip: If you need a quick snack, stop at a gas station as they all tend to have food like string cheese, fruit, almonds/nuts, and hard-boiled eggs!  

Stay Active on the Long Beach Peninsula

While staying with Oceanfront Getaways, you’ll be close to the silver sandy beaches where you can end each night with a sunset walk. There are many must-see attractions on the Long Beach Peninsula where you can get out and walk throughout your stay. Whether you’re strolling through The World Kite Museum, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, or the Marsh’s Free Museum, you’ll find many places to explore on foot. 

The most important thing above all else is that you relax on your Long Beach, WA, vacation. Keeping your stress levels down will keep you happy, giving you those much-needed endorphins that will generate extra energy! With so many ways to stay healthy on your summer vacation, what’s keeping you from booking your stay? Call us at 1-360-665-3633 to reserve your rental today!