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As we all hunker down into the gray days of winter, you may be tempted to curl up in front of your favorite video game or streaming service, but this season can also be the perfect time to unplug and rejuvenate away from electronics. If you live at Wesley Place Apartments, downtown Indianapolis, you’ll enjoy nearby parks, trails, and other outdoor destinations perfect for stepping away from the digital and embracing the analog. Here are some tips for making the most of it, and a few nearby places our residents love.

Escape the Digital Noise
In the age of constant notifications and digital distractions, taking a break from screens is essential for mental well-being. Winter offers a perfect opportunity to detach from the virtual world. Leave your phone at home, step out your front door for a walk or a jog down Meridian Street, and just enjoy the sights and sounds of the city around you.

Reconnect with Nature
One of the best things about living in downtown Indianapolis is that you don’t have to give up trees, green space, and nature. If you feel the urge to touch grass during the winter, there are many spots within walking or cycling distance of Wesley Place. The nearby American Legion Mall is a peaceful park featuring Indy’s war memorials, and the Landmark For Peace Memorial on North Broadway is also less than a mile away and as the name implies, offers a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Winter Wellness
Cold temperatures might make staying indoors tempting, but getting outside in wintertime can actually be good for your health. Exposure to natural light (even on cloudy days) helps regulate circadian rhythms, improves your sleep, and even improves your mood. Start your day with a brisk walk down 16th Street to Foundry Provisions for a coffee, just half a mile from Wesley Place Apartments.

Winter Sports and Activities
Embrace the season's unique recreational opportunities. Whether it's skiing, snowboarding, tubing, or just building a snowman, winter provides an array of invigorating activities to enjoy. Jump on Fall Creek Parkway from Illinois Street for an easy 40-minute drive to Koteewi Run and one of central Indiana’s only groomed snow tubing hills. For a more traditional skiing experience, Perfect North Slopes and Paoli Peaks are both reasonable day trip destinations from Indianapolis.

Catch Up On Your Reading
The best way to get off your screen is to get into a good book! Luckily, Wesley Place residents are just a mile away from the downtown branch of the Indianapolis Public Library. Find a quiet nook inside the library or bring your books home to your own cozy apartment and savor an escape into a comforting story.

Cozy Winter Retreats
After a day of outdoor adventures, indulge in the cozy side of winter. Warm up in your favorite chair, sip on hot cocoa, and relish the comfort of your quiet apartment. Winter provides the perfect excuse to slow down, reflect, and appreciate the simple joys of life. If you’re looking for a new place to unplug and get cozy this season, come see us at Wesley Place, W. 18th Street apartments in a thriving Indianapolis neighborhood with plenty to do in any season. Call (844)753-0515 for a tour.