As we welcome the fresh start that 2024 brings, it’s time to look forward with optimism and excitement. This new year presents an opportunity to focus on health, wellness, and creating unforgettable memories with loved ones. With exciting local events around the corner and the beautiful landscapes of the East Coast, Coastal Inns are perfectly positioned to be your home base for a year of exploration and fulfillment.
Setting Goals for a Fulfilling Year
- Prioritize Family Time: The hustle of daily life often leaves little room for family adventures. Make 2024 the year when family road trips become a cherished tradition. Plan to embark on a mini-adventure every two months – it could be a simple overnight stay at a neighbouring town or exploring a new attraction. Coastal Inns locations across the East Coast offer the perfect starting point for your family escapades.
- Embrace Winter Activities: Don’t let the cold keep you indoors! 2024 is your year to embrace the winter wonderland. Whether it’s skiing, snowshoeing, or building a snowman, winter activities are a great way to stay active and enjoy the season.
Local Events to Look Forward To
Hubcap Comedy Festival (Jan. 24 – Feb. 3): Give your funny bone a workout with TONS of incredible comedy acts to take in at venues across the city. This year’s festival features performances from Derek Seguin, Nikki Payne, and so many more!
PolarFest (Feb. 17–19th): Head to Centennial Park for PolarFest, a celebration of winter with activities for all ages. Warm up around firepits, engage in creative snow sculpting, and partake in thrilling winter sports.
Winterfest (Feb. 8-11th): The 17th Annual Winterfest in Tantramar is a multi-day event packed with activities like snowshoeing, a farmer’s market, and family-focused events. It’s an ideal way to immerse yourself in the local culture and winter fun.
Dartmouth Ice Festival (Jan. 26-28th): Join the vibrant street party in Downtown Dartmouth, featuring live ice carving, music, and exciting appearances by beloved characters like Elmo and Cookie Monster. It’s the perfect event for family fun and experiencing the community spirit.
Movie Night – The Princess Bride (Jan. 20th): Enjoy a classic film at Festival Antigonish. It’s a wonderful opportunity to unwind and share laughs over this beloved movie, making for a perfect family or friends’ night out.
Exhibit: Lake Side Art Group (Feb. 9-10th): Just a short 30-minute drive from Digby to Weymouth, explore the creative talents of the Lake Side Art Group. Members will exhibit works in various media and themes during open hours, offering a unique cultural experience.
Wellness Goals for a Healthy Year Ahead
- Mindful Living: Embrace mindfulness in your everyday life. Whether it’s through morning meditations, yoga sessions, or simply taking time to appreciate nature’s beauty, find ways to stay connected with the present moment.
- Outdoor Adventures: Utilize the natural beauty surrounding Coastal Inns locations. Hiking, biking, or even leisurely walks in the great outdoors can significantly boost your physical and mental health.
- Nourishing the Body and Soul: Explore local cuisine and fresh, seasonal produce at nearby markets. Eating well is not just about physical health; it’s also about enjoying the flavours and experiences of the region.
Embrace the New Year with Open Arms
2024 is a blank canvas, and the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful retreat, an active adventure, or simply a change of scenery, Coastal Inns is here to ensure your stay is comfortable, enjoyable, and filled with Authentic Maritime Hospitality.
Here’s to a year of health, happiness, and unforgettable experiences! We can’t wait to welcome you and be a part of your 2024 journey.