We all try to get out and try new things, but after living in the same city for a while, it can begin to seem as though you have exhausted all of your entertainment options. Whether you live in a big city or a small town, we all get sucked into routines, going to the same restaurants and bars week after week and forgetting to keep on exploring. No matter where you live, there are always some niches to try out and find new favorite spaces to spend some peaceful time alone or show off to all of your friends.
Have you been to all of the public parks in your area yet? There may be some that you haven’t even heard about yet! Finding a new place to go for a jog or relax on the weekend can cheer you up and revitalize your passion for nature. Go online and do a quick search for parks, trails or lakes near your location and see what you can find. You can also ask your friends and coworkers if they know of any public areas where you can have an adventure and, who knows, it may even turn into a new tradition with friends or a spot to meet more new friends.
I bet there is a restaurant in town with an outdoor patio that you haven’t visited yet. There are so many restaurants that change their menus or add outdoor seating during the summer months that can make the overall eating experience completely different. Take a drive through an area of town that has some restaurants or cafes and stop in at one that you haven’t explored yet. But the key here is to not rely solely on reviews you find online or to be overly picky about location since these factors aren’t always reliable. Go and enjoy yourself and make a story that you can tell others about that joint around the block instead of waiting to hear about it from friends.
Don’t pass up a concert or show just because you haven’t heard of the band before. You can do some research on them through your Dish Network packages and figure out what they are all about and then attend the show to discover whether or not you want to buy the CD. I have been offered tickets to see local bands countless times and I never turn them down because over the years it has been these small local bands that end up being my favorites. The most important thing to do is to be a trend setter. Be the person who has tried that place that your friends are talking about and can recommend the best dish there and really impress the crowd.