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Unique Group Activity Ideas for Your Adventurous Crew

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By , December 15, 2015 10:23 am

Finally, this is the time of year when many of us and our friends have a few well-deserved extra days off work and school. It can be difficult to coordinate with friends around the holidays with family obligations and office parties in the mix, but true friends are always worth the effort.

If you’re tired of meeting up at the same old bar every time you get together, why not mix things up a bit? Here are some unique group activities to suggest to your adventurous crew to break up the monotony and try something different together!

Exploratorium Thursday Evening Happy Hour

Make your brain work for those tempting cocktails as you enjoy happy hour at San Francisco’s Exploratorium. There are hundreds of interactive machines here to spark your group’s imagination, and it’s just a 15-minute walk from Fisherman’s Wharf. Stop by on Thursdays between 6 pm and 10 pm for this adults-only peek into science, art, and curiosity. Each has a different them, so it’s worth coordinating even if you’ve been here before.

Photo credit: Steve Jurvetson via Flickr

Photo credit: Steve Jurvetson via Flickr

Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series 

What better way to spend a day off in New York City than listening to amazing jazz music with your friends? Stop by any Tuesday at 11:30 am to get into this 90-minute show that will inspire your group’s musical side. There’s a different artist featured every week, and performances are split into two sets: one starting at noon and the next at 1:45 pm.

X Comedy Uncensored Fun at Flamingo Las Vegas

This is the sort of comedy show you might not want to bring your parents or a first date to. However, it’s perfect for a fun night out with your best friends! The X Comedy show takes place in Bugsy’s Showroom at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, which also features exciting adults-only shows like “X Rocks” and “X Burlesque.” Nancy Ryan and John Bizarre are your comedian hosts for the night’s show featuring magic tricks, celebrity impersonations, and hilarious raunchy jokes.

Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Put your wits and city savvy to the test on a scavenger hunt adventure with your best buds. The Los Angeles scavenger hunt begins on Olvera Street on a course from Union Station to the Bunker Hill area. You’ll walk, run, use the metro system, and consult your smartphones to decipher clues and compete against another team or just have fun. We offer scavenger hunts in lots of other cities too, including San Diego, Atlanta, Portland, Chicago, New York, and Dallas!

Photo credit: Gloria via Flickr

Photo credit: Gloria via Flickr

Scooter Rentals

Some parts of the country are way too cold right now to consider hopping on a scooter to see the sights, but not Miami! If you live in the area or are visiting Southern Florida for a little wintertime fun in the sun with your friends, book scooter rentals for your group to experience the city in style. Scooters are economical, eco-friendly, and save you the hassles and headaches of parking. The rental shop will teach your group the basics of scooter operation and the rest of the day of exploration is up to you!

Best Ways to Enjoy the Fall Season in San Francisco

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By , September 23, 2015 9:46 am

As many of the locals will tell you, fall is the prime time to be in San Francisco. The crowds are fewer, the temperatures are comfortable, and flight and hotel rates are more affordable than in the summertime. This is a wonderful season to soak up the bliss of nature in the great outdoors, take a stroll through a new neighborhood, or try a random hobby that you’ve always been curious about.

These are some of our favorite ways to spend the fall season in San Francisco.

Paper Mache Mask Making Art Class

Masks aren’t just for Mardi Gras and Halloween! The Day of the Dead is on Sunday, November 1 this year, so get into the spirit by taking a Paper Mache Mask Making Art class in nearby Berkeley. You’ll learn about Mexican cultural traditions with internationally-acclaimed artist, Diego Marcial Rios, and make your own unique hand-painted masterpiece to take home. This experience lasts about two hours and is a great way to spend a creative afternoon.

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Photo credit: Decaseconds via Flickr

Muir Woods Tour

San Francisco is situated in and surrounded by lots of stunning nature, and you can take a Muir Woods Tour through November to experience this area in an interesting and informative way. In addition to Muir Woods, you’ll get to check out the Marin Headlands and take a ferry cruise back to San Francisco at the end of the day. This relaxing tour lasts about 4.5 hours, and you should wear layers to be prepared for cool and changing weather conditions.

Animal Tracking Class

Another interesting way to get in touch with nature in the Bay Area is to take an Animal Tracking Class at Point Reyes National Seashore. This five-hour experience is just an hour from San Francisco but feels like a world away. You’ll learn how to read the ground, study animal behavior patterns, and tracking techniques. This is a great experience for the true nature lover wanting to get more out of hiking trips and learn more about the animals and plants in the area.

Learn to Knit

Fall is a great time to learn how to knit in San Francisco or wherever you are! This needle craft is relatively easy to catch on to, and you can make some really beautiful warm things for yourself or to give as gifts. Knitting classes will teach you how to make scarves, hats, and blankets in one-hour sessions. Classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and you’ll need to bring your own materials to class.

Photo credit: Sally via Flickr

Photo credit: Sally via Flickr

Mountain Biking Clinic

Mountain biking involves more than just pedaling around the streets of San Francisco, and a Mountain Biking Clinic can teach you all the basics of bike handling on steep, rocky terrain with tree roots and other natural obstacles. You’ll learn these skills on the beautiful trails in Marin County and the Santa Cruz Mountains on a moderate-level six-to-eight mile ride. This experience operates all throughout the fall and lasts about five hours.

Your options are without limits in the city by the bay, so tap into your adventurous or creative side to try something new this season!

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