Good news – there’s less than 60 days until the start of spring! With the mild weather we’re having right now, it certainly feels like winter has let us off easy this year (knock on wood). Still, if you feel like you’re running out of things to do this winter, we have some ideas on how to keep yourself entertained.
Take advantage of Snow Bucks: until February 14th, participating businesses in downtown Kingston are accepting “Snow Bucks” coupons. Follow this link (http://www.downtownkingston.ca/enjoy/2016/snowbucks) to download your coupon and save $10 off your purchase when you spend $50 or more. The site also has a list of businesses that are accepting Snow Bucks this year. For the most therapeutic effect, buy something for yourself! Though if you’re feeling extra generous, use your Snow Bucks coupon to buy someone a really great Valentine’s Day gift.
Warm up with some Cambodian/Thai food: the Springer Marker Square area has an undeniably fantastic variety of restaurants to choose from. However, if you’re looking for food that’s truly going to warm you up, you’ll have to head to Pat’s Restaurant in Williamsville. Pat’s serves up seriously good Thai and Cambodian food, and they’ll make it as hot (or as mild) as you like. Our favourites are the Cambodian spring rolls, the Tom Yum Goong soup, and the Golden Chicken. The food here let’s us pretend that we’re on a warm, Southeast Asian vacation, at least for a little bit.
Gain a new appreciation for winter with the Lumina Borealis: unlike summer, you need to put in a little extra effort to appreciate winter’s beauty. Lumina Borealis is a “multi-media, multi-sensory” event at Fort Henry designed to get people to see winter in a more positive light. The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Buy your tickets—which range from $0 – $12—online at their website (http://www.luminaborealis.com). Lumina Borealis ends on February 4th, so be sure to visit this celebration of winter before it’s over for the year!
Go for a drive: if you live and work in Kingston, it’s easy to forget that—even in the winter—the countryside surrounding our city is incredibly scenic. Shake up your routine by going for a drive into the country. Don’t plan a fixed route – discover something new by turning down random, unassuming roads. You’ll be surprised what you discover! If you’re not into aimless driving, we suggest exploring Opinicon Road. This road is quite isolated, and has amazing views of Opinicon Lake. For bonus adventure points, get out of the car and take in the silence of the area. Once spring is here, you’ll miss the quiet of winter.
No matter what you choose, we’re confident that trying something new and getting outside into the city (or country!) is enough to break anyone out of even the toughest winter rut. Happy exploring!
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