Usually, “going out” refers to hitting a restaurant, bar, or lounge. But how many weekends can you spend doing the same thing over and over again? The next time you plan a night out on the town, try out one of these four activities for a refreshing change of pace.
Go Miniature Golfing
Grab your date or a group of friends and hit the putt-putt course for a game under the stars. Less serious than actual golf, miniature golf is a family-friendly classic with a high nostalgia factor. However, you can make it adult with some friendly competition and a few cocktails, if the venue allows it.
Whether you like to be at center stage or simply enjoy the show, karaoke night rarely disappoints. Search online for local bars that host a weekly karaoke night. Alternatively, gather a handful of friends and split the cost of a private karaoke room. For an extra layer of fun, why not add a theme? Challenge your friends by limiting song choices to ’80s hits or boy band ballads.
Tour Some Restaurants
Elevate your dinner out with friends by dressing up and turning it into a progressive dinner. This is simply a multi-course dinner with each course served at a different restaurant. It’s the perfect way to try out a few of the nicer places you’ve been saving for that elusive special occasion.
Pick a different place for appetizers, dinner, and dessert, and don’t forget to check out the cocktail menus. To ensure everyone has a safe, fun night, why not up the ante by hiring a luxury car service to chauffeur you as you eat your way through town.
Take a DIY Class
Do you have an interest in cooking, painting, weaving, or glass-blowing? Whatever your interest is, there is probably a class you can take. Some of them may even come with wine, and many will result in a project you can take home afterwards. When you search for the right class for you, make sure to look for one that offers special rates for first-time students.
Give yourself a break from the same routine every once in a while. Instead of hitting your usual bar on a night out, shake things up by trying out one of the above activities instead for an incredible night you won’t soon forget.