The new year is officially here, which means so are many of your New Year’s resolutions! Downtown Appleton has many shops and businesses that can help you accomplish some of your goals for this year.
Looking for motivation on what some of your goals could be as well? Check out the list below with just a sampling of some of the ways Downtown Appleton can help you accomplish new and exciting things this year!
If your resolution is to…START A NEW SKILL OR HOBBY
Wanting to learn how to play an instrument? Check out Heid Music – with their wide variety of instruments (and lessons!), you will be playing your favorite songs in no time!
Casting On, Appleton’s very own yarn shop will get you started! With a wide variety of yarn and knitting patterns, you will be on your way to creating that perfect scarf!
Tap into your creative and artistic side and learn how to paint! Pinot’s Palette offers classes that will walk you through step by step to create your masterpiece – plus they offer to-go kits for you to create at your own home!
Capture all your 2021 memories and begin photography! Murray Photo has what you need whether you are a beginner or advanced – from new cameras, accessories, and even photography classes, this is a great place to start the new hobby!
If your resolution is to…MAKE TIME FOR SELF-CARE
Get pampered with a massage and other services at many of the downtown spas including Inspire Spa, Ahava Salon & Spa, Spa Ben Mar Nicos. Check out the full list by clicking here.
The start of the new year is a great time to freshen up your look and to get a new hairdo – the downtown salons will help you look and feel like a NEW you! Check out the full list by clicking here.
If your resolution is to…VOLUNTEER OR GIVE TO NON-PROFITS
There are many great non-profits downtown that you can give to through time or monetary contributions – Fox Cities Performing Arts Center; local museums including Building for Kids, Appleton Historical Society, Hearthstone Historic House Museum, Trout Museum of Art; Appleton Downtown Inc.; Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra; Makaroff Youth Ballet; and more!
Check out the non-profits in the district and see how you can support them throughout the year!
If your resolution is to…BE MORE ACTIVE
Try a new work out experience and take classes at Inspirations Dance & Fitness
Stroll the downtown district and explore the walking trails along the river – click here to see the Fox Trot Trail.
If your resolution is to…DRESS WITH STYLE
Downtown Appleton is full of fashionable women’s boutiques like Lillians of Appleton, hey daisy, J. Hawkinson, Hoot & Co, Beatnik Betty’s, and many more that will help you dress to impress. Don’t forget the accessories and shoes! Check out Joseph’s Shoes for the perfect footwear for any occasion. Click here to view the list of unique boutiques and shops to visit.
Of course, no outfit is complete without out a little bling & sparkle – explore the jewelry shops in the district including Angels Forever, Avenue Jewelers, Tennies Jewelry to name a few. Click here for more.
If your resolution is to…SUPPORT LOCAL
Downtown Appleton is a hub for local shops, restaurants, and businesses ready to help you accomplish your goal of spending your dollars locally this year. When you spend your dollars locally, 3x as much stays in your community than if you spend the same amount at a big chain store.
Make your support local resolution fun by challenging yourself to Local Take Out Thursday once a month (or maybe every week!); purchasing all of your birthday, thank you, anniversary gifts from a local shop; sharing a local business post on your social media; treating your employees/staff to a local luncheon from a downtown business; and so many other fun ways to support the small businesses!
Whatever your New Year’s resolution may be this year, Downtown Appleton businesses will be here to help you reach your goal!