Living Outside of Ordinary: 1/14

Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 1/14


In the past month, how many days can you truly remember? On average, a few days, 4 or 5 if you’re lucky, stand out from the daily routines we all experience. That’s why Visit Champaign County is launching our new “Living Outside of Ordinary” Campaign aimed at residents and visitors as a means to encourage everyone to discover new places throughout the greater Champaign County area.


Each week, we’ll give you one thing to do each day, something Outside of Ordinary, to make sure you have a way to make each day memorable. We’ll be busy brainstorming over the next year to make sure you have ways to break out of the routine and immerse yourself in the amazing things happening right in your backyard. Some will be events, but others may be something as simple as getting outdoors, meeting a friend for a drink, or checking out a new store or restaurant. The goal is simple: when you’re Living Outside of Ordinary, you’re making memories, so we can all cherish each and every day.


After the winter storm this past weekend, cold winds and slick sidewalks are a small price to pay for how beautiful it is all around the greater Champaign County area. Start your week with a snow selfie and then enjoy lots of Outside of Ordinary ways to make this week memorable!


Monday, January 14 – Take a snow selfie! It looks like a postcard outside, meaning great things for you Instagram feed. Don’t forget to tag us!


Tuesday, January 15 – Open up a library card at your local library! If you already have one, get reacclimated to combat this January cold!


Wednesday, January 16 – Grab a burger for lunch at Hamilton Walker’s! A selection of delicious plates are on special for their second anniversary!


Thursday, January 17 – Head out on a Full Moon Hike at Homer Lake. Bundle up and the view and experience are well worth it!


Friday, January 18 – Grab Friday moning coffee at Cafe and Co.! 


Saturday, January 19 – Get ready to run, walk, or anything in between at the Frozen 5K!  


Sunday, January 20 – Head to Staerkel Planetarium for a Lunar Eclipse Viewing, a sight you will not want to miss!


For more tips on what to do, check our events calendar and request a copy of our Visitors Guide today!


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