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Need Help Achieving Your New Year’s Resolutions? Downtown Cape Has You Covered!

Now that 2020 has finally rolled in, most of us are planning some new year’s resolutions! It can be both exciting and daunting when you decide to make changes to your life, but with this handy-dandy guide, you can start achieving some of your goals right here in #DowntownCG. Take a look below to find out of downtown has you covered!

Will you be working to improve your health and well-being? Try:

  • A class at a yoga studio
  • Outdoor spaces like the river front as new walking, running, or biking routes
  • Restaurants that offer fresh, locally grown or plant-based menu items
  • Retail stores that offer CBD products

Are you wanting to get more organized? Don’t just throw things out! Try:

  • Furniture stores for all new home furnishings
  • Boutiques with trendy home décor
  • Antique stores for unique, vintage finds
  • Pro tip: Consult an interior design firm and have someone else organize all of your new purchases for you!

Is self-care your biggest priority for the new year? Try:

  • Visiting a salon & spa for hair, nails, and massage treatment
  • Coffee at one of our amazing local shops
  • Attending a live music event
  • Expressing yourself with a new tattoo or piercing
  • Buying a new plant to care for
  • Retail therapy at the shops, antiques stores, and boutiques (including doggy boutiques!)
  • Volunteering at one of the many charities or non-profits in the area

Would you like to spend more time with friends and family this year? Try:

  • Enjoying a sweet treat together at one of the ice cream shops or bakeries
  • Bringing the kids in your family to a children’s museum
  • Getting together with adults at a local brewery or bar
  • Strolling through a park or some green space downtown with the crew

Do you need help planning your wedding? Try:

  • Discovering the perfect ring at one of several downtown jewelry shops
  • Saying “yes” to a dress at a bridal boutique
  • Designing an incredible bouquet with a talented local florist
  • Tasting a to-die-for cake from a local bakery
  • Decorating your church or venue for the most beautiful ceremony and reception
  • Capturing fairytale wedding photos taken by a brilliant local photographer in our downtown area

Are you looking to explore your creative side? Try:

  • A cooking class
  • Perusing an art exhibit or gallery
  • A workshop at a studio to create your own DIY project
  • Attending a musical, play, or show

Will you be working on ways to improve your mind? Try:

  • Exploring a history museum or exhibit
  • Breaking out of an escape room
  • Following a downtown walking tour
  • Scheduling a counseling appointment to bring peace to your mind

Is a new location or environment a must this year? Try:

  • A convenient apartment complex or trendy loft space
  • A historic or unique house that’s within reach of the lively downtown area
  • Starting on a new career path with a local business or company
  • Opening your own dream business in a thriving commercial environment

Look around on our website to learn more about all Downtown Cape has to offer!

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