Embracing the New Year: Resolutions for Memorable Moments in Montgomery County, Maryland

As we bid farewell to the old and welcome the new, there’s no better time to set resolutions that inspire positive change and exploration. This New Year let’s make a pact to discover the beauty, history, and culinary and craft beverage journey Montgomery County, Maryland has to offer. Join us in crafting resolutions that revolve around experiencing the best this vibrant community has in store.


Resolution 1: Embrace Outdoor Adventures

Breathe in the crisp, fresh cold air of Montgomery County by resolving to embrace outdoor adventures. Whether you’re an avid hiker or someone who enjoys a leisurely stroll, our local parks and trails offer the perfect backdrop for a nature-filled experience. Consider trying out new activities like walking or jogging along the Billy Goat Trail or exploring Wheaton Regional Park and South Germantown Regional Park to make your connection with the outdoors even more memorable. Click here to check out our Trail Guide.

Resolution 2: Support Local Businesses

MoCo is home to a myriad of shops, markets, and events that showcase the creativity and craftsmanship of our local artisans. Head to The Family Room in Laytonsville or Locally Crafted in Gaithersburg and buy unique gifts or knick-knacks specific to Maryland. Visit a winter farmer’s market in Silver Spring or Bethesda. Make it a goal to explore these businesses, discover unique products, and contribute to the thriving local economy and success of small businesses.

Resolution 3: Cultivate Wellness

Prioritize your well-being by crafting resolutions that focus on health and wellness. Attend fitness classes at Rockville Town Square, spend a relaxing day at the Woodhouse Spa in Bethesda, or explore healthy dining options. A healthier and happier you is sure to make the New Year even more fulfilling.

Resolution 4: Immerse in Arts and Culture

Montgomery County boasts a rich tapestry of arts and culture. This year, resolve to immerse yourself in the vibrant creative scene. Attend performances at Strathmore, explore art exhibitions at galleries like VisArts in Rockville, let live shows at Round House Theater in Bethesda and Olney Theater Center in Olney enchant you, and watch classic movies at AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center.

Resolution 5: Attend Festive Events

New Year’s Day is not just about resolutions; it’s also a time for celebration. Check out the festive events happening in Montgomery County – from parades and light festivals like Lumniocity Festival in Gaithersburg to All-You-Can-Eat brunches at Citizens & Culture in Silver Spring, Pinstripes in North Bethesda, and Sunday Brunch at The Crossvines. Also, rent a yurt or heated tent at Lone Oak Brewing Company or Waredaca Brewing Company.

Let the New Year be a canvas for new experiences and adventures in Montgomery County. May the coming year be filled with joy and discovery.

We invite you to share your resolutions and experiences throughout the month. Connect with us on social media @VisitMoCo using the hashtag #MontgomeryMoment, and let’s celebrate the richness of Montgomery County, Maryland together.

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