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Looking to meet your New Year’s resolution in Seattle? From learning new recipes to sparking artsy inspiration, check out our local resolution recommendations below.
Cook more meals at home 🍳
- Pike to Plate | 2610 18th Ave. S., Seattle | This class includes a guided shopping trip of Pike Place Market to pick up the ingredients that you’ll then learn how to turn into a tasty meal.
- The Pantry | 1417 NW 70th St., Seattle | Learn how to make Indian flatbreads, Icelandic cuisine, winter soups, Korean bar food, and more from local chefs.
- Mary J. White Cannabis Cooking Classes | 4838 Beach Dr. SW, Seattle | What good is having sharp culinary skills if you can’t make your treats a little... herb-y?
- Hot Stove Society | 2000 Fourth Ave., Seattle | Restaurateur Tom Douglas launched this popular series of cooking classes that covers everything from pot pies to crepes.
- PCC Cooking Classes | Various locations | The upscale co-op offers instructional sessions on Mediterranean vegetables and Chinese dumplings this month.
Read more books 📚
- Elliott Bay Book Company | 1521 10th Ave., Seattle | On top of having a stunning wooden space, a yummy cafe, and a wide selection of novels, this bookstore also hosts regular author talks and workshops.
- Third Place Books | 17171 Bothell Way NE, Seattle | Looking for a book club to hold you accountable? This local store has a few you can join.
- Seattle Public Library | Various locations | Hello? It’s a free service that also has tons of other amenities you can take advantage of.
Practice self care 🧼
- Salish Lodge and Spa | 6501 Railroad Ave. SE Snoqualmie | You + a 60-minute massage + a beautiful view = pure bliss.
- Yuan Spa | 1032 106th Ave. NE #125, Seattle | If you’re really looking to commit to self-care, this spa offers a membership option that includes monthly 60-minute services.
- Ãnanya Spa | 2810 Elliott Ave., Seattle | Worry not if your skin is a bit picky about skincare products, this spa uses all natural moisturizers and serums.
- Spavia | 7140 Woodlawn Ave. NE, Seattle | Relax at this Green Lake day spa featuring a wide range of treatments like salt stone massages, facials, detox wraps, and more.
- Goat Yoga | 22119 Foss Rd. NE, Poulsbo | Practice your poses as adorable baby goats wander the studio — there’s a farm tour afterwards.
- Woodinville Wine Country | Various locations | Grab a tasting pass and sip away at some of the award-winning wineries around the picturesque town.
- Magic Mouse Toys | 603 First Ave., Seattle | Indulge your inner child by shopping a collection of engaging puzzles and unique collectibles for all ages.
Learn a new hobby or sport 🥾
- Kaf Adventures | 910 SW Elmgrove St., Seattle| New to the whole outdoors thing? This biz offers classes and guided trips to beginners who want to learn how to safely hike, backpack, mountaineer, rock climb, and more.
- eXit SPACE School of Dance | 6600 First Ave. NE, Seattle| Looking to learn some sweet new moves? This dance studio offers beginner workshops for folks wanting to learn ballet, tap, jazz, or hip hop — no prior experience required.
- Seattle ReCreative | 8408 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle | Get a little crafty with this org’s knitting, calligraphy, or Portuguese purling classes.
- Vertical World | 2330 W. Commodore Way, Seattle | If you’re going to get into rock climbing, might as well go to this premier gym that’s been roping in locals for 35 years.
- Granite Curling Club | 1440 N. 128th St., Seattle | Slide those stones across the ice — and sweep like there’s no tomorrow (we tried this earlier in the year and had a blast).
- Blade & Timber | 206 Broadway E., Seattle | Axe throwing is like darts, only more Viking-ish — they can serve beer now at venues, too.
- Ballard Food Bank |1400 NW Leary Way, Seattle | The food bank has increased its capacity after relocating to a brand new facility and hopes to find food baggers, packagers, van drivers, and mail desk support.
- Sawhorse Revolution | Various locations | This group pairs student builders with pro carpenters and architects to work on projects like tiny homes for the community. It continually looks for skilled individuals to join the guerrilla-like team.
- For more options, check out our guide with 35 different organizations that could use your help.
Drive less 🚲
- Cascade Bicycle Club | 7787 62nd Ave. NE, Seattle | The local nonprofit organizes community rides, classes, and bike shares that put pedal to the medal.
- Scooter Share | Various locations | Those looking to motor into 2023 can try out e-scooter and e-bike rentals all around the city through several different apps.
- Fleet Feet Seattle | 5404 22nd Ave. NW, Seattle | Get fitting for some slick new running shoes — and join a few of the group trots organized on the shop’s calendar.
- Feeling extra committed? Take a week off from driving and meet the North Seattleite who walked every neighborhood in the city.
Nurture creativity 🎨
- The Works | 512 Second Ave., Seattle | Classes at this woman-owned makerspace include macrame hanging planters, watercolors, and screen printing.
- Hugo House | 1634 11th Ave., Seattle | If you’ve been dying to finish that novel, sign up for one of the courses at this prestigious community writing center.
- Seward Park Clay Studio | 5900 Lake Washington Blvd., Seattle | Find a workshop for every skill level — you’ll be bowled over by the ceramics that can be molded by hand.
- Jazz Night School | 5415 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle | Learn how to jam on bass, drums, piano, or guitar. Pretty soon, they’ll be booking you at Dimitriou’s.