The Lost Girls in US AirwaysLG Press & Media — By Holly C on June 2, 2009 at 9:51 pm
We got a shout out in an issue of US Airways magazine! They published a post of ours about how to find cool things to do when you’re in a new neighborhood. Hopefully, many of you are taking advantage of the summer months to explore other towns, so here’s how to find fun stuff to do within walking distance of where ever your travels may take you. Here’s to hoping you get lost this summer (all while keeping your final destination in mind, of course:) In case you can’t read the small print, we’ve posted the original blog below…
HCC: Being in a new place can be disorienting: Where can you grab coffee? Take a yoga class? Find a good book? To learn what’s around, check out walkscore.com. Simply type in your address to get a list of grocery stores, coffee shops, libraries, parks, restaurants, bars, gyms and more within 2 miles of where you are. Then dress for the elements and head outdoors-you’ll fit in some exercise, and do the planet good by not burning gasoline. WalkScore.com also ranks the “walkability” of over 2,500 neighborhoods in the largest U.S. cities.
And though you may have a specific destination in mind, walking can help you uncover stuff you might not have otherwise found. In my own wanderings, I’ve unexpectedly stumbled upon community gardens, sidewalk art drawn in chalk, and-I kid you not-an old highschool friend. That’s why my favorite way to explore a city will always be on foot.
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