Meet your New Year’s resolutions in Seattle

The biggest step in completing your New Year’s resolution? Show up.

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Elliott Bay Book Co.'s beautiful store has definitely inspired us to buy more books than we needed.

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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.
Crafting hand-made raviolis on a kitchen counter

Learn some new kitchen skills at PCC.

Photo via PCC Community Markets

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.
The ice and playing surface at the Granite Curling Club of Seattle.

The Granite Curling Club of Seattle has leagues for all skill levels. | Photo by SEAtoday staff

Volunteer ❤️

  • 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.
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