It can be difficult to meet new people in a new city if you don't know where to look for and how to find them.
One of the easiest way to meet new people is by starting going out and visiting your local restaurants and bars. Many people come to bars and restaurants to get a break from their tiring daily schedule and are interested in meeting and chatting with new people.
Once you know few people best way to more new people is by getting to know your friend's friends. Go to all the house parties and birthday parties that you get invited to. There you will be introduced to more new people through your friends. Its a great way of networking, making new friends and meeting new people. These people can later lead to more new people.
If you are enjoy staying fit and healthy then you should consider joining a health club or gym. With this you will not only stay fit but also meet new people who come there regularly. People just like you who want to stay fit and healthy go to gym regularly and if start a conversation nicely you will definitely get positive response.
A lot of the times small organization will hold singles event in cities to encourage people to mingle and meet new people. This can again be a great opportunity to meet more people in your area. You don't necessarily have to find a date from these events. You can very well just make some new friends and you can perhaps meet more people from these newly created friends.
If you are not necessarily looking for friends in your local area alone then there are many resources online that can help you meet new people online.
If you are just being yourself and have an open heart people will love to start a conversation and be your true friends.