2022 New Year’s Resolutions, Arizona Edition

If you’re anything like us, you might be wondering how the heck we got to the end of the year so quickly. Like most Americans, a resolution list could be on your agenda. Luckily for you, we’ve created a list of resolutions specifically for Arizonans. From hiking desert trails to spending more time with friends, we hope you’ll enjoy this list of gentle resolutions and have a Happy New Year! 

Walk More!

David Bell Path at Gene C. Reid Park, 900 S Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716

We all know exercise is good for your physical and mental health. Instead of promising to be in the gym more, why not take a walk in nature and enjoy the weather while it’s still nice out? The David Bell Multi-Use Path at Reid Park is a great starting point. This 3 mile loop is great for walking, running, or biking. Bring your dog for a nice walk, listen to your favorite tunes, and clear your head. What could be better? 

Enjoy Natural Beauty

Fay Canyon Trail, Sedona, AZ 86336

If you want a little hiking action you have to go to Sedona. The views alone are incredible and the hiking trails are plenty. Check out the Fay Canyon trail! This 2.4 mile trail is pretty easy, but it’s one of the most beautiful parts of Sedona. You will have views of the red rocks surrounding you — and because it’s suitable for all abilities, you can feel comfortable bringing the kids along too. 

Make Time for the Arts

Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Why not break up the monotony of everyday life and go see some awesome exhibits? Doing so is not only enriching for ourselves, but great for the community. Phoenix Art Museum has art from the Renaissance to present day. The museum is quite expansive, so you can be there for a while. Check out one of their permanent installations by world-renowned artist Yayoi Kusama. Experiencing this light installation is truly magical, so do yourself a favor and head on over to the Phoenix Art Museum ASAP. 

Read More!

Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283

From our computer screens to our phone screens to our television screens, we are always staring into a screen. Sometimes two at once! When was the last time you read a book? Crack open a hardcover and transport yourself in time to have tea with Elizabeth Bennet or dodge dragons with Bilbo Baggins. Whether you go for fiction or nonfiction, you can find what you’re looking for at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe. With a wide range of books, knickknacks, and local art, this bookstore has you covered. 

Catch Up With Friends 

Presta Coffee Roasters, 100 S Avenida del Convento #180, Tucson, AZ 85745

Whether you’re meeting with old friends or new, catching up at a coffee shop and shooting the breeze over a latte might be exactly what you need. Stop by Presta Coffee Roasters in Tucson and order a delicious hand-crafted coffee beverage. With three locations in town, you have a lot of options. We love the spacious location at Mercado San Agustin, but any of them are great for a little friend date. 

Shop Local!

Why I Love Where I Live, 267 S Avenida del Convento #6, Tucson, AZ 85745

We know that the convenience of Amazon can be alluring, but shopping locally is great for the community, bolsters the local economy, and reduces the environmental impact of imports. One of our favorites spots in Tucson is the Why I Love Where I Live gift shop. From Arizona-themed candles to T-shirts and stickers, you can find something unique at WILWIL to gift someone — or keep for yourself. 

Volunteer More

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona, 635 W Roger Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705

If you want to enrich your life and help others, volunteering can be a great way to get involved and do good for your community. Volunteer to clean up parks, serve food at soup kitchens, or help out at an animal shelter. Today, we have included the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. They can always use a hand and they have multiple ways you can help out, so check them out!