It’s that time of year again; time to set the same resolutions you make every year, and may or may not stick to. You know, like going to the gym more, meal-prepping for the week, reading every night before bed, etc.
And, hey, those are great. But this year, here’s some less than conventional resolutions that every Philadelphian should consider.
1. Become an art connoisseur
Art is a big deal in Philly, and it’s home to tons of different ways you can enjoy the arts. Become a frequent visitor of Philly’s many art museums, with a variety of options like the Institute of Contemporary Art or Perelman building. You can support the arts without even stepping inside a museum by checking out the art galleries and world-class performing arts venues on the Avenue of the Arts, and keeping one eye open at all times for the 2000+ murals in the city. Interested in some funkier options? Visit Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, filled with quirky objects and color tiles, or the Mummer’s Parade on New Year’s Day.
2. Make 2018 a year of firsts
Not only did Philly host America’s first birthday, but it’s home to America’s first daily newspaper, zoo, hospital, you name it. So why not make 2018 your year of firsts? Start by making a list of things you’ve never done before, whether it’s as wild as dressing down for the Philly Naked Bike Ride, or as simple as an afternoon nerding out at Edgar Allan Poe’s house. With Philly’s pioneering spirit to spur you along, you have the push you need to start crossing things off the list.
3. Learn a new language
Whether you want to brush up on your Spanish for that upcoming Mexico trip, or just want to converse with the staff at your favorite Taqueria, language learning is a resolution with longevity. With 4 languages to choose from and 29 classes in Philly starting in January we’ve got you covered.