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“New year, new me!” weekend in Ames

Step into the new year feeling like a new you. Text a friend (or two!), plan a weekend, and stay in Ames for some much-needed self-care.

Your first day in Ames:A local browsing the selection at a downtown Ames store.

  • Kick off the new year with a full-body massage at Massage Heights. You’ll leave feeling fresh, renewed, and ready to take on 2023.
  • For an afternoon treat, indulge on this week’s flavors at Crumbl Cookies – try all of them and rank the favorites among the group. You deserve it!
  • Stop into Morning Bell Coffee Roasters to grab a bag of coffee beans to enjoy your favorite coffee at home.
  • Enjoy a comforting homestyle dinner at Ge-Angelo’s Italian Restaurant. You can’t go wrong with pasta. 
  • Never underestimate the healing power of a night out with friends. Head downtown for a glass of wine (or two) at Della Viti before you turn in.

Your second day in Ames:

  • New year, new hair, new you! Book a morning appointment at Heroic Hair in downtown Ames for everyone to transform their hairstyles together. 
  • What’s a makeover without a new wardrobe? Spend the afternoon on a shopping spree. Ames has tons of places to fit everyone’s style. Our favorites: Moorman Clothiers, Tres Teal, Portobello Road, and Bizzy’s Boutique.
  • Two locals posing with their new bags after shopping in downtown Ames. Get dressed up in your new clothes and have a photoshoot at the best photo-ops in AmesPosing for a photo outside Morning Bell Roasters.
  • Head to Noir for any of their craft cocktails. Cheers to the new you!

Your last day in Ames:

  • Start your last self-care day with a boozy brunch at Provisions Lot F.
  • Treat your skin to a rejuvenating hydrofacial at Finesse Spa & Salon with products customized to fit each of your skin’s specific needs. 
  • Nothing says “new me” like a new scent. After your facials, stop at Life Distilled to browse their selection of essential oils to freshen up your home, or blend your own essential oil roller for self-care on the go. 
  • Just down the street, pick out fresh-cut flowers from Evert’s Flowers Home & Gifts to commemorate your “new year, new me” weekend in Ames!
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