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Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 1/6

January 6, 2020

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.

In our first Living Outside of Ordinary blog of the new year, we’re encouraging everyone to resolve not just to doing a few new things this year, but something exciting every single day!

Things to do this week in Champaign County

Monday, January 6

Struggling to keep active for your New Year’s Resolution? Use your whole body at Urbana Boulders!

Tuesday, January 7

Pick up Industrial Donut for a morning pick-me-up.

Wednesday, January 8

Head to the UI Ice Arena and lace up for public free skate.

Thursday, January 9

Catch up with an old friend over cocktails at Crudo!

Friday, January 10

Party like it’s the 1980s at 80s Prom Night with Mom.

Saturday, January 11

Take a night drive to Middle Fork River Forest Preserve to enjoy the International Dark Sky Park.

Sunday, January 12

Sneak onto campus before students return to grab a footlong sandwich at the legendary FAT Sandwich Company.

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

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