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25 Fun Things to Do with Friends

Updated on February 5, 2017
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Are you looking for fun things to do with friends, whether it’s a school night or for weekend activities?

Look all around you, there is something for everyone to do everywhere you go. With Mother Nature, one couldn’t possibly be bored.

When you find yourself saying “I’m bored” take a deeper look at your surroundings, or read through this list of 25 fun things to do with friends!

1. Arcade: Arcades are a fun place to go no matter how young or old you are. Make a night of it by grabbing a pizza and a pitcher of soda, but make sure you save enough money to play games! You don’t want to wind up with one of those dinky “20 tickets and under” prizes.

2. Arts and crafts: If you’re the artsy fartsy type, chances are you have a great stash of toilet paper rolls and dryer lint just staring at you, waiting for you to make your move. Well now is your chance.

3. Beach: If you live on or near a coast or even a lake, and the temperature is just right, why not hit the beach?

4. Bowling: Nearly every town has a bowling alley somewhere. Play a few games of bowling with friends, order a pizza and a pitcher or soda and just have a good time! Maybe you’ll get lucky and it will be glow night!

5. Coffee shop: Who doesn’t love a good cup of coffee? Especially on a cold day, coffee shops are the perfect atmosphere to strike up conversation with friends and just have a good, relaxing time.

6. Dance club: Age-appropriate, of course! There may be a teen dance club nearby if you are lucky. Going out for a night of dancing is always welcomed, and who knows, you might even meet a Prince Charming!

7. Dining out: Everyone has a favorite restaurant so take a vote and go eat! Having lunch or dinner with friends is a great way to catch up and share stories, so be sure to keep that cell phone on silent and out of sight.

8. Exercise classes: There are many fun exercise classes you can attend at gyms and recreational centers. Whether you prefer dancing like Zumba or vigorous kettlebell exercising, there is something for everyone who likes to constantly be on the move.

9. Gym: There are many gyms around and some are even open for 24 hours. If you and your friends have the money, get a gym membership together and pick one or two days a week to meet up there for a good workout.

10. Hike: If you have any national parks nearby or know of any nature trails, take advantage of nature’s beauty and go exploring.

11. Ice cream: Going out for ice cream is always a good time. Who doesn’t enjoy a good ice cream sundae or banana split once in a while? Feeling daring? You know you want to try those rainbow sprinkles...

12. Mall: Maybe you and your friends need a new outfit or a pair of shoes. Or maybe you secretly want one of those Auntie Anne’s pretzels. Whatever your reason or excuse, the mall always has something that is sure to amuse you and your friends for a little while.

13. Movies: Even if it has only been a week since you’ve been to the theater, then it is still a great date night idea for you and your friends.

14. Nail salon: Whether you get your fingers, toes, or both done, this is a great way to pass some times!

15. Park playground: Find your inner child and have a blast!

16. Pool hall: So maybe you suck at pool, it doesn’t mean it can’t be fun with your friends!

17. Recreational center: Visit your local rec center and see what kind of activities they have going on. Maybe the tennis courts are empty and calling your name!

18. Roller skating: Chances are, it’s probably been a couple of years since you’ve been rollerskating. Don’t let that stop you; just like riding a bicycle, you never forget how!

19 Sleepover:Have a slumber party, but don’t be the first to fall asleep, or else! Check out our list of 10 Fun Things to Do At a Sleepover for ideas for your next sleepover!

20. Swimming pool: Whether you have one in your backyard or a neighborhood pool, swimming is a perfect activity to do with friends on those nasty, hot days.

21. Theme park: There are theme parks all over and if you are lucky, you have one close enough to make a day of fun out of it. Don’t eat before going on a rollercoaster! You’ve been warned.

22. Team sports: Get a large group of friends together and meet at that vacant lot or field for some flag football or field hockey.

23. Video games: Video games are fun to play no matter what day or time.

24. Yard sale: Have a bunch of stuff that you just don’t need anymore? Your friends likely do too, so set up shop in your driveway, hang a few signs and make some money!

25. Yoga: Whether you break out the Wii Fit or that old DVD, have a few lady friends over for some yoga and even a couple of healthy snacks.

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Don't Be Bored! Plan Ahead!

With this awesome list of fun things to do with friends, now there is no excuse for being bored.

Planning ahead of time for long weekends helps to avoid this “I’m bored” thing; make a schedule of a few of these things to do, and don’t forget to include sleep on that schedule!

What is your favorite thing to do with friends?

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    • SkylarWong profile image

      Skylar Wong 7 months ago from London, ON

      My favourite thing to do with friends is to explore nature areas!

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      sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

      great scope

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      when i was in my teens, i used to hang out with my friends at pubs, parties, shopping, bowling and badminton. Gosh, so many cute guys!

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      Marko Vucinic 4 years ago from Cuprija, Sebia

      There is a cinema near my house but it's always empty. Like team sports like basketball, soccer, swimming...

      Thanks for nice article.

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      arshiacom 4 years ago

      All of them are really great.

      Want to try some of them that i haven't tries yet.

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      Nicole Burrell 4 years ago from Maryland

      I have definitely done most of these things that's on the list, matter of fact I've been doing most of them for years, but good advice for people who don't have a clue what to do or who can't come up with creative ideas, nice article & all of those things are fun to do most definitely!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Excellent and entertaining ideas! :)