Being in a new place is already scary enough, but having to do so in the middle of the pandemic can make it even more challenging. All the things one would normally do to immerse themselves and get comfortable in a new place has changed, but with a little flexibility and an open mind, you can change the way you do things to fit in and get accustomed!
Be a Tourist
Sit down with your family and plan out a few days to tour and get to know your new home. Look up tourist areas, local hot spots, museums, and things to help you learn about the new city and its history. Get a feel for what the city is known for so you can sooner become a local and learn all it has to offer so you can get its full potential. Plan things out as if you were a tourist and do all the research beforehand like you would a trip!
Be sure you look up the hours, guidelines, and safety rules for establishments in the area and double-check that appointments aren’t needed to enter certain places!
Dine Like a Local with Delivery
Thanks to the power of technology, you can get a glimpse of what food the city has to offer with the help of the many delivery apps now available! Check around and find the top-rated restaurants and local eateries around the area and plan a menu for the first few nights at your new home. With some new food and less stress of finding the pots and pans, you can get to know the city through its tastes and smells as you take in the many cuisines it has to offer.
Pick a different kind of food every night or battle it out and see what pizza place really is the best! And, you won’t have to worry about social distancing when you’re eating at home!
Read the Local City Event Blog
Many cities have event-based blogs and websites, like Austin’s Do512, where you can find things for any interest that may be happening around the area. Other online publications, like the local newspaper, usually offers a calendar of events so you can know what is going on for you and your family!
You can get a virtual community for your hobbies that will be there for you in person locally once things open back up safely and find fun things to do that spark your interest in your new city. Don’t be afraid to connect with locals and get to know those at these events to build up neighborly connections in the area!
Join Local Social Pages
If you’re on social media platforms, joining your neighborhood groups and pages can help you get quickly connected to local resources, events, and services you may need in the city! People are usually around to answer questions or simply point you in the right direction so you can feel connected and settled into your new home as quickly as possible.
These pages can also connect you with people you might share interests with and can help you make a new virtual friend that’s nearby when in-person meet-ups are a thing again!
Are you looking for movers to take that first step of immersing yourself in a new city? Contact us today at Capital Movers for a seamless relocation so you can start your next chapter in life.