Living Outside of Ordinary: 1/21

Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 1/21


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.


This week is sure to be another freezing cold week, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying something new while also preparing for the Champaign County Area Restaurant Week 2019!


Monday, January 21 – Pick up some cold weather gear that also keeps the Illini spirit going into the single digits from Gameday Spirit!


Tuesday, January 22 – This time of year, it’s easy to get down because of the weather and post-holiday blues. Pick up a greeting card for any occasion from Yellow & Co. to remind someone you’re thinking of them!


Wednesday, January 23 – Make your gameplay for Restaurant Week 2019 by taking another look at all the menus on our website and Facebook page!


Thursday, January 24 – Head to the Art Theater for the Found Footage Festival, highlighting and celebrating all the weird creators from the VHS era.


Friday, January 25 – Restaurant Week 2019 starts today! Snap a picture of your food and tag us so we can see where you’re going for opening day!


Saturday, January 26 – Head to Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery for Dote on the Does to have your heart melted by some adorable animals!  


Sunday, January 27 – Scout some new home décor at Checkered Moon to brighten up the home during this weary time of year!


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

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