Ideas for social outings

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By AdFeatures | Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 10:44


Organising social occasions can often be a logistical nightmare. Whether you're with your friends or family, sometimes you need something new to do. If you haven't considered them already, then here are a few ideas that are sure to please everyone.

Many of these ideas can be done separately, but put together they can create highly enjoyable and memorable days out. A trip to the cinema can be enjoyable, for example, but it can be even more so if it’s followed or proceeded by a visit to a local restaurant. By being creative and mixing ideas together, you can find the best solutions for your individual needs.

Eating out

The most obvious example, it can be nice to eat out once in a while. With families, this can be a big relief to the regular chef, who can take a night off from cooking and instead focus on enjoying food with their loved ones. Similarly, friends can find a new reason to get together when they would otherwise be apart.

Where you go is up to you. There are usually plenty of areas to eat; from pubs and restaurants to simple cafés and diners. The price can vary too, so there is something for every budget if you look hard enough. It’s also a good chance to try somewhere new, as well as being a great excuse to get together.

The cinema

The cinema is a great excuse for a social occasion. Whether you go for just the film, or stick around afterwards, visiting the cinema is a great all round experience. For a small fee, you can watch big budget productions on a massive screen, so the appeal is quite easy to see.

This summer, there are various big films that can serve this purpose. Whether you see the likes of The Amazing Spider-man or Ice Age: Continental Drift , the huge variety ensures that there is something for everyone.

All in all, the cinema is a great way to spend a few hours. Whether it’s part of a bigger day or night out, or simply a stand alone activity, it’s an experience that always pleases. Being able to see the latest films, often in 3D, are a great talking point too; whilst you can see and enjoy a movie on your own, it’s an experience that gets even better with company.

The great outdoors

Sometimes it’s nice to simply take the weight off your feet. With various parks and public areas, it can be good to share quieter moments with friends and family. This depends on the weather, of course, but it can end in enjoyable memories that won’t damage your budget; most of these areas are publicly accessible.

For the more adventurous, you could consider the likes of walking or hiking. More than a method of exercise, it’s a great excuse to see somewhere new or take in scenic views. A walk through the woods, for instance, can be a great way to spend the day getting in touch with nature.



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