In Perth, single people have it all – the city’s vibrant atmosphere to its natural surroundings, as well as a particularly relaxed attitude towards those who live life on their own.
So if you’re finding yourself without a partner to experience this beautiful city with, what should you do? We’ve put together a list of suggestions that will help keep you happy and busy without a fellow half to share the fun with.
Though sometimes Perth’s weather isn’t cooperative, don’t let that stop you from exploring the city. Here are some of our suggestions on how to make the best out of life as a single person in Perth:
#1 Try new things
Taking up new activities is always good for your health and confidence. And if you’re having trouble deciding what it should be, here are some ideas that might help get you started:
– Try salsa dancing or ballroom dancing at an event like Dance Unlimited (just ask someone else to dance with you).
– Sign up for kite flying lessons at King of Kings Kitesurfing School.
– Scuba diving is another great way to stay active. You can go solo, or book a day trip with Perth Scuba Diving Academy .
Other common interests among Western Australians include fishing and golf. You can also look up more ideas on Craigslist or Gumtree – if you don’t mind spending some time to explore your options, there’s always something for everyone.
#2 Take care of yourself and stay healthy.
Find motivation to exercise by visiting the gym at Bayswater Waves , staring up a yoga class or hiring a personal trainer with Body Results (check out their large selection of locations as well). There are also many great fitness apps that will keep track of your progress as you go! And if you’re feeling nostalgic about going to the gym in groups, you can always reconnect with old high school and university classmates on social media.
If you need some me-time, treat yourself to a massage at Perth’s many spas such as the Bel Air Day Spa , Rascals Oasis Naturist Retreat or Clarkes of Coogee . You can also book a full body scrub at Absolute Organic Body Therapy to remove dead skin cells and detoxify your system. A true indulgence for all!
#3 Learn something new.
Whether it be taking language classes at North Metropolitan TAFE or learning more about wine by joining Wine Appreciation Society of WA , you’ll never know when these skills will come in handy. And if that doesn’t sound fun, there are plenty of other options for self-improvement in Perth. Why not try out the University of Western Australia’s free MOOC program to learn something new?
And if you do find yourself on a date, these skills will surely help make you more attractive!
#4 Get some culture.
Perth is filled with many artsy cafes and galleries that allow you to explore local artists while sipping on good coffee or tea. You can visit places like The Art Cafe or Wonder Works Espresso Bar , which are both home to regular exhibitions by emerging artists. Want to indulge in your creative side? Try Adult Drawing at Banyandah and paint whatever comes to mind after listening to calming music. It doesn’t get any more relaxing than that.
If you’re really into the arts, check out Perth International Arts Festival and Fringe World Festival . These two major events will definitely keep you busy throughout the year. There’s also a number of design markets hosted in various cafes and bars such as Church on York or The Parade where you can pick up everything from homewares to fashion.
#5 Indulge your senses.
As mentioned previously, Perth is home to many spas, yoga studios and massage places. This means that you’ll never have to go very long without indulging yourself in some pampering time – which is one of the best ways to take care oneself! And if longer sessions are what you seek, there are plenty of day spa retreats out in the wild where you can escape for a weekend. Try Rascals Oasis Naturist Retreat or Sorrento Beach Day Spa to relax your muscles and revamp your skin’s radiance with natural facials.
If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, then maybe chocolate is? Perth boasts many events all year round that celebrate different types of indulgent treats – the Chocolate Festival , WA Coffee Festival and Cider Feast are just some examples. And if you’re craving something sweet after dinner, head on over to Amelie Cafe in Northbridge for an elaborate dessert buffet!
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