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Top 10 New Year's Resolutions, South Walton Style

Have you scheduled your South Walton vacation for 2016? If so, you might be looking to try something new or dig a little deeper into everything South Walton has to offer. Get started by challenging yourself with one of our South Walton-style New Year’s resolutions:

  1. Learn to balance on a stand-up paddleboard. This signature South Walton sport is easy to master in a few simple steps. Try some beginner tips from local expert Jeff Archer to get started.

    Sunset Paddleboarding


  2. Explore your creative side. With the help of South Walton artists, you can take on anything from theater to pottery to painting.


  3. Catch your own dinner. Head out on South Walton’s turquoise water to reel in something fresh. A number of local charter companies can help. 

    Fishing in South Walton

  4. Visit all of South Walton’s parks and trails. Did you know that 40% of South Walton is dedicated to nature? Take on an 11-mile adventure through Point Washington State Forest’s Eastern Lake trail or head out for a quick jog on Deer Lake State Park’s 1.5-mile hiking trail. Continue your all-natural adventure by visiting all four of our state parks.

    South Walton Parks

  5. Run your first half marathon. Start training today for the Seaside School Half Marathon at the end of February. We even have a sneak peek of the course to get you started!

    Seaside School Half Marathon

  6. Try South Walton’s top cocktails. Voted as winners of our Perfect in South Walton awards, these five cocktails showcase our restaurants’ creativity and dedication to quality.


  7. Bike the entire Timpoochee Trail. This 18-mile trail runs right along Scenic Highway 30A. Check out our trail guide to get started!

    Biking the Timpoochee Trail

  8. Shop local. From locally owned boutiques to locally grown produce, our beach neighborhoods are stocked with local treasures for you to enjoy. Support South Walton this year by shopping local!

    Shopping in South Walton

  9. Reach new heights (and depths). Head to the Village at Baytowne Wharf to get your adrenaline going on a zip line or rock climbing adventure. Then, dive deep to explore South Walton’s new artificial reef

    Ziplining at Village of Baytowne Wharf

  10. Plan a romantic weekend. Unwind for a weekend with someone special. Our couples’ guide to South Walton is perfect for planning a romantic getaway!

    Toasting Couple