If you’re looking for things to do with friends, this list is where it’s at. Whether you want to be outdoors or inside, active or sedentary, there are some fun things to do with friends. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with your friends and start brainstorming your next adventure together!
Top 10 Fun things to do with friends:
Go to an amusement park
The amusement park is a great place to go with friends. You can ride on roller coasters, the Ferris wheel, trains, log flumes, and more. There are also bumper cars where you can bump into each other!
Go to the movies
If you live in a bigger city, there are probably loads of movie theaters that offer discounted tickets. Smaller towns may only have one theater, and they don’t offer discounted tickets. Either way, I would recommend going with friends because it’s more fun when you can all chat about what you thought of the movie afterward.
When choosing a movie to go see, make sure it’s something you want to watch! Suppose your friend is more into horror films than action movies (like me). In that case, we have very different tastes in films, so this could result in an awkward experience for both parties if we went together just because “we should” or “I feel bad being alone on Saturday night” or whatever reason people think up when they’re too lazy—or scared—to do anything new or adventurous by themselves!
Have a movie marathon
Pick a theme for the marathon that is broad enough to cover all your friends’ favorite movies, but specific enough that you can pick out at least three movies fitting that criteria. For example, if you want to watch movies about space travel, then Apollo 13 and Interstellar would be good choices. If you want to watch historical dramas based on real events, then Schindler’s List and Amadeus would work well together. If you don’t mind watching TV shows instead of movies, Westworld or Game of Thrones are both great options!
Make sure everyone has snacks and drinks they like before starting the first movie so no one gets hangry during their viewing experience! You may also want to ensure enough time for all three (or four) episodes/movies before choosing one; depending on how long each is, this could mean having an end time planned out ahead of time (like midnight).
Hang out at the beach
People often forget that beaches are one of the most fun places to visit with friends. You can enjoy a day at the beach with your significant other, family, or kids, but don’t be afraid to go with just your friends if you have no other options!
Go to a water park
Water parks are a great place to go with friends. They are fun for kids, adults, and families alike. You can even take your special someone here if you want to spend some quality time together.
Have a picnic
Picnics are a great way to spend time with your friends and family. They’re also a great way to show off your cooking skills, enjoy the outdoors, and spend quality time with those you love.
Go hiking or camping
Hiking is a great way to get exercise, spend time with friends and see nature. Hiking with friends can also be a great way to disconnect from the internet and cell phones!
Cook a meal together
Cooking is a great way to spend time with friends and family. You can do it alone or with a group. It’s a good bonding experience and will give you something to talk about (and eat).
Cooking with your partner is also fun. You get to share an activity that isn’t all about sex but still intimate since you’re preparing food together. Cooking together also helps you find out things about each other that aren’t on the surface—like whether he likes onions in his spaghetti sauce or she has an irrational fear of fish fingers in her quiche!
If you’re like me, then cooking with your kids can be difficult because they don’t always have the patience for it, but I promise if you keep trying, they’ll eventually enjoy it as much as their grandparents did when they were young!
Go shopping at thrift stores or yard sales
Thrift stores and yard sales are great places to find cool items at bargain prices. You can get clothing, housewares, furniture—anything you want!
Trading is a good way to save money on trading cards or Pokemon cards. If you’re shopping with a friend and they object to something you want to buy, try to negotiate the price down. If they don’t budge, ask them if they’ll take some of the money as trade instead (you give them your old item and they give you their new one).
There’s no shame in buying what’s on sale—just don’t be afraid of spending more than $10 on an item if it means saving time or effort later on down the road. Maybe that lamp isn’t perfect for your bedroom but it works well enough for now (and maybe later when looking through yard sales again). And perhaps there wasn’t anything else worth buying at all today; maybe we should just go home now instead of wasting any more time here…
Plan what you want to do for a vacation without going on one
Planning a vacation is a fun thing to do, even if you don’t make the trip. You can plan how many days you want to go, where you want to go, and who you want to go with. If your friends are up for it, they may help you plan everything! And if they don’t know what all the parts are called—like “airfare” or “room rates”—that just means more time for YOU!
You might be surprised by how much money this saves. This includes meals and drinks at places nearby (like Starbucks or Mcdonald’s) as well as FREE breakfast every morning!
For example, I recently found a hotel room that had an all-inclusive deal for only $150 per night (plus taxes).
Volunteer somewhere together, such as at an animal shelter or with other types of community service organizations
Volunteering with friends is a great way to bond and help out the community, especially if you have similar interests. For example, if you are interested in helping animals every Saturday, volunteer at an animal shelter or with a local rescue organization. You can also make use of social media to find organizations that need volunteers in your area.
Volunteering with friends is also useful because it helps create new friendships, especially when volunteering together makes it easy for people to get together outside of work hours. It’s also helpful if someone has connections in the community and can introduce you to other opportunities for volunteering or even advanced volunteer positions, like being on the board of directors for an organization or becoming a leader at your favorite place of volunteerism.
You don’t need a lot of money to have fun with your friends. As shown above, many things you can do together are free or low-cost. Even if you do spend more money than usual on an activity, it’s still worth spending time doing something enjoyable with your buddies. Remember that the best way to have fun is by making plans that you and your friends will enjoy.