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Three ways to kick off your new year in National Landing

By Luke Fichter

As the new year unfolds, many of us embark on a journey of self-improvement and healthy choices. Marked by diverse culinary experiences, an array of wellness options, and engaging activities for all interests, our community offers the perfect backdrop for a fresh start to your 2024.

Expand your palate

In National Landing, there's a world of flavors waiting to be explored in the new year. Dive into a low-calorie smoothie bowl from South Block or try one of Sweetgreen's farm-to-table salads. Water Park adds its own healthy twist with DC Dosa's vegetarian offerings and Bubbie's Plant Burgers' hearty plant-based menu. But it's not just about eating well – there's a bunch of local spots mixing up mocktails. Try the 'Passionfruit Nojito' at Makers Union or the 'Sans-gria' at Matchbox for a refreshing twist without the alcohol.

Energize and recharge

Kick off the new year with some good old-fashioned exercise. Movement climbing gym offers a challenge for both enthusiasts and beginners. CorePower YogaHUSTLEOrangetheoryPure Barre, and Solidcore, offer classes for those wanting break a sweat. While Mt. Vernon Trail is great for a bike ride or a walk surrounded by nature. If you're looking for a more relaxed vibe, find your inner peace with a massage from Jade Massage Center or Massage Envy. And let your body detox with infrared heat therapy from Mind your Body Oasis. Whether you're scaling walls, finding your zen, or enjoying the great outdoors, National Landing has plenty of ways to get moving and start the new year on an active note.

Hit local hotspots

A range of entertainment venues are waiting to be explored in National Landing. Bowlero stands out as a social hub, inviting enthusiasts and casual bowlers alike to play a few frames. For a cinematic twist to your night out, Alamo Drafthouse combines the thrill of movies with expanded dining options. Dive into the local art scene at Gallery Underground, where the community's creative spirit takes center stage. For a more relaxed atmosphere, Gravelly Point offers a simple pleasure – watching planes take off and land against the backdrop of the Potomac River.

There's something for everyone in National Landing to discover in the new year. And if you prefer to indulge your taste buds, check out Crystal City Sports Pub for a fresh pint or satisfy your sweet tooth with a scoop from Dolce Gelati. Balance is key to a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle so don't forget to treat yourself – and even earn double rewards.