a change of scene

a change of scene

A change in one's usual surroundings, perhaps precipitating a change in one's life. It is most often used when one is moving to a new place. I decided to move across the country for college because I really wanted a change of scene after growing up in this small town. Heather's looking for a new job because, after 10 years at that company, she needs a change of scene.
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change of scene (or scenery)

a move to different surroundings.
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She had the character to call her parents and ask for a change of scene, rather than join the crowd to look cool.