It’s easy to fall into a rut when it comes to activities in your city. You’ve figured out the best dinner spot. Know your go-to takeout Thai restaurant. You have the perfect sports bar to watch the game at (poor Falcons). And you rarely change your caffeine-fix pit stop location every morning.
I was stuck in a exploration rut. I live in Brickell. I walk to work (3 blocks). I can walk to Publix and CVS. I have dozens of restaurants all within a few blocks of my house. So as you can probably tell, it’s pretty easy to never have to travel more than 6 blocks.
It’s not that I don’t like trying new things, but when I’m starving I quickly fall back on my go-tos and run down the street to grab a bite.
A few weekends ago the boyfriend and I finally broke our usual habit and went out for dinner and drinks in Wynwood. We finally tried The Butcher Shop, which I’ve been dying to go to since we moved here. We even gave two of their most popular bars a try (of course drinking MIA beers the whole time, I’m a sucker for a cute label). It was so much fun exploring a new place in the city we live in.
Next weekend we have no plans and I’m hoping we tackle a new area of the city we don’t frequent as often. Maybe trying a tasty restaurant in Little Havana, watching the sunset on Miami Beach, or even playing a round of golf out on Key Biscayne.
How often do you break out of your habit and try new things in your city? Also, any Miami recommendations are welcome :)