New Year’s Resolutions To Keep in 2017
Happy New Year! It’s a great time to get a head-start on your New Year’s resolutions. Here are some ways to help you stay the course and reach your goals for 2017!
“Travel more” is a common New Year’s resolution that seems incongruent with other popular ambitions for the coming year. The Tualatin Valley is a great destination for travelers who are looking to fulfill this resolution (as well as to work on those other goals). Located just minutes outside of Portland, the Tualatin Valley offers a variety of things to see and do, and is an affordable destination, that’s easy to get to, whether by plane, train or automobile.
See the beauty of Oregon by foot or by pedal. The Banks-Vernonia State Trail is a popular trail for cyclists, hikers and runners, while the Gales Creek Trail will get that heartbeat up while you pass by waterfalls and hauntingly beautiful trees. Or you can train for the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway’s 50 miles of cycling goodness.
Indulge in the Greater Portland region’s famed food scene without blowing your eat-smart resolution. The key is eating local ingredients from our farmers markets and dining at “locavore” restaurants, which can be found throughout the Tualatin Valley.
You’ll save more pennies while visiting the Tualatin Valley because Oregon doesn’t implement a sales tax on goods and services. That means you can dine, drink, and shop more while staying on budget. Find something special at one of our shopping centers, antique shops and wineries.
LEARN SOMETHING NEW
Take advantage of opportunities to learn or try something new. Get out of your comfort zone and explore uncharted territory. Have you watched the sport of curling during the Olympics and thought, “I can do that!”? Now you can. The Evergreen Curling Club offers two-hour lessons on the basics of curling. Is art more to your liking? Impress your friends with your knowledge of rocks, gems, petrified woods and more with a visit to the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals.
DEVELOP A PASSION FOR THE ARTS
Learn the basics of glass blowing at Live Laugh Love Art, a state-of-the-art glass-blowing, welding and art studio. Embrace your inner Van Gogh at the Vine Gogh Artist Bar & Studio, which offers two- and three-hour painting classes for all skill levels.
Live out your healthy and happy New Year’s resolutions with a trip to the Tualatin Valley, and plan your getaway today!
Stay overnight at a historic hotel, or camp under the stars at a campground or RV park, or find a quaint roadside motel.
Many restaurants throughout the Tualatin Valley serve healthy meals made with locally sourced ingredients.
With 727 square miles to explore, Oregon’s Tualatin Valley offers innumerable options for outdoor adventure and activities.