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Practice your New Year’s resolutions in the Loop

Posted  5 months ago  in  Trending

2 MIN READ – New year, new you! Whether your focus is on improving your physical health, taking advantage of all your city has to offer, or a goal as simple as reading more books, you can practice your New Year’s resolutions in the Loop. Explore all the Loop has to offer here.


Challenge your mind

Learn science-backed tips for setting and achieving your New Year’s resolution at Mindworks, the world’s first discovery center and lab dedicated to the science of human behavior. Explore interactive exhibits on goal-setting and motivation by the University of Chicago’s world-class researchers, and earn prizes by participating in research. Schedule your free visit and design your best life at Mindworks!

Stroll along the Chicago Riverwalk

Maybe your New Year’s resolution is to take more walks, spend more time outside, or enjoy the city’s public spaces with more regularity. Whatever your physical and mental health resolution may be, strolling along the beautiful Chicago Riverwalk can help you achieve it. Take in breathtaking views of the city skyline, pause at a seating area to meditate, or even grab a quick bite to eat to really treat yourself. The Chicago Riverwalk is one of many public spaces in the Loop here for the new you.

nurture your body

Ring in the New Year with healthful options from Beatrix Market, from the salad bar, rotating hot bar, sandwiches, catering options and more! The salad bar at Beatrix Market features a selection of greens, grains, legumes, seeds, fresh veggies, chef-prepared salads, proteins and cheeses, in addition to fruits, toppings and dressings to create your perfect plate. Bring Beatrix Market to the office for healthy meets delicious lunch & learns and corporate events, with catering options including Kale Super Salad, Chicken Caesar Wrap, Chicken Fajitas and Ginger Roasted Carrots. 

Visit Harold Washington Library

If your resolution is to read more, expand your perspective, or simply to find something to do that feels better than staring at your phone on the train, the Harold Washington Library is the place to be. Part of the Chicago Public Library system, the Harold Washington Library holds multiple floors of books, magazines, and other resources, plus a breathtaking winter garden offering the perfect environment to sit down with your new materials.

Try a new experience 

Experience a unique adventure at the Medieval Torture Museum! Experience chilling stories at the largest interactive historical museum in the United States, occupying over 6,000 square feet and featuring 100+ unique torture instruments. Brave souls, use code "loop15" for an additional 15% OFF tickets and dare to step into the extraordinary. Are you brave enough? Reserve your tickets here

Bike to the Loop

Picking up cycling for transportation or recreation can not only improve your physical health, but it can be a fun new hobby to nurture in 2022. If you’re not sure where to start with city cycling, check out our tips for cycling in the Loop here.

Explore your city

We think the greatest resolution of all is to simply get in the Loop to enjoy all of what downtown Chicago has to offer. The new year is always a great time to prioritize reconnection, reactivation, and rediscovery with your city. Explore all the great activities and attractions the Loop has to offer here, and fall in love with Chicago all over again.

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