EXPLORE A MUSEUM
You don’t have to live in a big city to brush up on your local art or history. Look for museums and art galleries on your city’s website, and use apps like Yelp to find private galleries and artists’ studios. Or try a digital museum tour through Google. To search for historical sites and events, visit MuseumsUSA.org.
TAKE YOUR TASTE BUDS
ON AN ADVENTURE
Explore a new-to-you cuisine by dining at (or getting takeout from) a restaurant owned by new Americans or descendants of immigrants. Or look for food tours or cooking classes. If you’re concerned about carbs or ingredients, “Look ahead at the menu and ask questions when you get to the restaurant,” says Paloma Kemak, the creator of the diabetes blog Glitter Glucose, who lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
ENGAGE YOUR IMAGINATION Stretching your creative muscles can provide relaxation, says Bongiorno. Find a play, musical, or concert to watch. Check out events at libraries, community centers, universities, and colleges, and consider online options too. For example, SkillShare.com offers photography, writing, art, and language classes.