Colder weather and shorter days can bring on the winter blues, especially to those that would much rather prefer their days spent under the warm sun. Fortunately, the winter months are loaded with vibrant local events and great excuses to visit those indoor attractions you put off in the summer.
If you’re coming down with the winter blues or are already going stir crazy in your apartment home, here are a few things you can add to your winter weekend agenda:
The best way to get your blood pumping without bracing the cold is to try indoor sports and group fitness classes. Indoor rock climbing is great for group outings and one-on-one dates, and it gives you a much needed change of scenery. Get a group of friends together to try out trendy spin and yoga classes before heading to brunch and you will be ahead of your New Year’s resolution.
Go on a Brewery Tour.
How well do you know your local beer? Have you visited the local brewery and taprooms in your city? Brewery tours are fun year-round, but they are especially great for switching up your normal weekend routine that consists of going to the same restaurant and bars. Grab a group of friends and make a day of delicious beer tastings while supporting your local businesses.
Take in the City’s Culture.
Do you only visit museums while you are on vacation? Museums are most frequented by tourists and are typically forgotten about by local residents. But not only are museums affordable (and sometimes free), they are filled with history and gorgeous structures and artwork. They also often have special exhibits during the holiday season that make it even more worth it for a local to visit. If your city has several museums, check to see if discounted passes are available.
There are so many ways you can lend a helping hand this holiday season. Make it a fun gathering for your friends or family. Get a group of people together to donate blankets and deliver sack lunches to the homeless; help sort canned food at your local food bank; or bring desserts to nearby shelters. Not only does helping others feel great, but it is a great way to help those who need it most.