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How to Make Dallas a Part of Your New Year's Resolution

It's 2020! Eat healthy, get active and be adventurous all right here in Dallas.

Ashley Turner
Posted on Jan 8, 2020

Many think of the New Year as a fresh start – a chance to be better, do better and feel better. In 2020, make your personal goals fun to complete right here in Dallas.

Resolution #1: Eat Healthy

Eating healthier can be hard especially when you have to prepare every meal. When you're not in the mood to cook, head to True Food Kitchen in North Dallas for fresh and flavorful fare with a full bar that includes seasonal cocktails made using fresh-pressed fruit and vegetable juices paired with organic spirits. Looking for a fun dining experience? Head to Cosmic Café in Oak Lawn for Indian vegetarian eats and smoothies and attend one of their on-site yoga classes to fuel your mind, body and soul. If you want a quick and convenient meal, stop by Gather Kitchen in Downtown for a wholesome bowl with your pick of protein, veggies and sauce prepared in minutes. Check out our juice bars blog for even more healthy options to jump start your year!

Resolution #2: Get Active

Let's face it – getting to the gym is often cumbersome. So make exercise fun by going to a free workout class at Klyde Warren Park, like Zumba, yoga or Tai Chi. Go on a bike ride or jog on the Katy TrailTrinity River Audubon Center or one of our many other trails in Dallas. There are also plenty of local gyms and fitness studios like Vital at The Joule Hotel and Class Studios in Uptown. Read about our guide about all the only-in-Dallas fitness studios to try some new classes – some even offer your first class for free!

Resolution #3: Save Money

Having fun doesn't mean you have to break the bank. Spend some time exploring the best of Dallas for free! The Crow Museum of Asian ArtDallas Museum of Art and the African American Museum all offer free admission. It also doesn't cost anything to take a great selfie, and Deep Ellum offers the perfect backdrop with stunning street art. If you need some fresh air, spend some time outdoors at the Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge or Main Street Garden. Make your plans for all things free with our updated guides.

Resolution #4: Be Adventurous

Whether you're a local or a first-time visitor, there is always a new experience to be had in Dallas. For the outdoor enthusiasts, head to the Trinity Forest Adventure Park for fun obstacle course challenges at the first and only aerial adventure park of its kind in Texas. You can also kayak, bike and sail around White Rock Lake. Foodies will enjoy exploring Dallas through neighborhood food tours, such as Tacos and Margaritas TourHidden Dallas Food and Fun Tour and Winery, Chocolate, Pizza & Live Music Tour, as well as our newest adventure and self-guided experience – The Margarita Mile. Visitors and Dallasites can also always explore the city's best attractions with the Dallas CityPASS.