Romantic date ideas might get all the attention, but maintaining adult friendships deserves just as much love.
As friends, it’s important to spend quality time together and enjoy each other’s company. Going on a friend date is a great way to spend time with friends and do something fun together.
Instead of just grabbing drinks or dinner, why not try something new and exciting? Here are some fun friend date ideas to try out with your best friend or a new friend:
Fun Friend Date Ideas To Try With Your Best Friend or A New Friend
50. Walk Your Pets
If he is a new friend, you can meet his four-legged friend, and if he is your best friend, you can make his pets become best friends.
49. Go To An Escape Room
Here you will have to work as a team, so it is best deepening your friendship whether it’s your best friend or a new friend you just met and are trying build a relationship with.
48. Go Have Tea
There are times when the best friendships are created around food, so tea and a good slice of cake are great date ideas for best friends.
47. Ride A Bike Through The City
It is a low-budget option and does not harm the environment, so it is perfect wherever you look.
46. Go To The Museums
There are days when the museums are free so you can take advantage of them. Generally, the entrance is usually relatively cheap as well.
45. Go To The Mall
You used to do this in your pre-teen years with your friends, so why not do it again? You can see shop windows, eat something delicious, and even try on clothes.
44. Go To A Festival
A festival is the perfect outlet option for spring or the first days of summer (where there is no sweltering heat).
43. Go To On A Hike
Hikes are a great way to experience some outdoors while also getting a work out. It’s relaxing and allows you to escape from the busyness of life and experience nature for a while.
42. Go To A Karaoke
Maybe you found in this new friend your new karaoke night duo.
41. Go To A Cooking Class
You can learn new skills as you learn more about your new friend. If your best friend is terrible at cooking, then this is a great option to learn and have a laugh.
40. Go To The Movies
There is always a good movie on the billboard. Even if there isn’t, your friends can see a bad one and laugh at how bad it is.
39. Try A New Ice Cream Shop
This is one of the most popular friend date ideas especially among teenagers but ice cream is not only for teens.
If it’s summer and hot outside this can be a great way to spend time with your best friend or get to know each over better with a new friend.
38. Go For A Walk In The Park
There is nothing better than being in contact with nature.
37. Attend A Sports Match
It can be any sport of your choice, and you can go to a college or high school match, so it is cheaper.
But this is a great way to create lasting memories, you and your friends will remember forever.
36. Go To A Nature Reserve
If you are looking for some more relaxed friend date ideas then going to a nature reserve is a good option. Most cities have one, so take advantage of it to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
35. Watch A Play
It does not have to be broadway level; an under-independent play is a great friend date idea too.
34. See A Concert
If you have a favorite artist in common, sharing moments is a great date idea.
33. Go To A Fandom Meeting Together
Again, if you have an artist, series, movie, or even books in common, you can go to that fandom meeting together and also meet more people.
32. Go To A Convention
The Comicon or similar conventions are perfect places to go if you share some common interests.
31. Go To A Reading Group Meeting
Book groups sometimes offer an option to go just once, and this is great if you don’t intend to o again. Who knows, maybe you will both find your new favorite book.
30. Attend A Language Class Together
Some cafes or bars offer classes where you are only going to speak another language. It’s perfect if you and your friend speak that other language.
29. Walk Through The Botanical Garden
28. Walk Through The Foreign Neighborhood Of Your City
It can be Chinatown, Korean, Japanese, or even Italian. This is a great way to explore a different culture together without having to leave the country.
27. Go To Free Festivals
All cities have some free festivals, so they are a great option.
26. Have A Spa Day
If you want to relax while spending time with your friends, spas are a good friend date idea.
You will feel refreshed on the inside.
25. Go To A Group Meditation
You will feel renewed inside.
24. Go To A Gym Class
The first class is usually free, and maybe you’ll become gym buddies after that.
23. Go To A Trivia Game At A Cafe
Let out your competitive side, and maybe you’ll win something good! Going to one in a Café is a great date ideas for best friends because you can eat a nice slice of cake with coffee or tea.
22. Volunteer For A Good Cause Together
It can be giving food to homeless people, helping older people, anything.
21. Show Them The Place Where You Grew Up
It will help them get to know you better, and you can also go to the place where they grew up.
20. Go To A Cake Tasting
If you have a sweet tooth, then you surely enjoy this fun way of spending time with your best friend.
19. Go To A Camping Site
Some camping sites have the option of going to spend the day, so it is a great idea to be in touch with nature.
You can also stay at one over the weekend and spend some quality time being away from the busyness of life.
18. Go On A Tour Of A Small Town Nearby
Some towns are just minutes from the big city and are a great option.
17. Have A Board Game Night
It’s an excellent way to enjoy and get your competitive edge out.
16. Go To A Touristic Place Of Your Town
We often try to avoid tourist traps in our towns, but it is great to visit them occasionally. Explore your town or city together as if you are tourists and take lots of pictures while doing so, for some long lasting memories.
15. Go To A Painting Class
If they are bad at painting, they will have fun; if not, they can have a common hobby.
14. Go To A Mystery Night
It’s like playing clue, but with role play, there is nothing more fun.
13. Go To The Drive-In Cinema
It is a great option to take the cinema to another level.
12. Go To The Arcade
There is nothing more fun than being competitive in those simple games.
11. Go To An Amusement Park
This is one of the best friends date ideas for adrenaline lovers. There are many fun amusement parks with plenty of fun activities to do. Grab some tickets and go on this fun adventure.
10. Throw Yourself In A Parachute.
That is how you want to take the adrenaline to another level.
9. Go On A Themed Tour
It can be a horror tour or a celebrity tour in your city. If you are lucky to live in a city with a lot celebrities then you can try spotting some together. Otherwise you can just a have a sightseeing tour of some historic places or look for specific things.
8. See The Decorated Houses
This is a fun way to spend time with your friends especially during holidays like Christmas when some neighborhoods and have houses covered in Christmas lights and decorations.
Find some near you and have fun exploring these neighborhoods together.
7. Visit A New Church Together
If you’re both Christians, you can find a new church you’ve never been to before and be visitors there. If they have a connect group or church conference coming up soon, attending these together can be a fun friend date idea.
6. Arrange Double Dates
If you and your and your friend both in a relationship, you can have a double date with each other’s partners.
Or if you know another set or group of friends you might get along with, invite them for a double friend date. It is an excellent way to expand your group of friends.
5. Go Restaurant Hopping
Restaurant hoping is fun especially if you are both foodies and your bank balances allow you to. You can do a course in each restaurant to try a little of everything.
4. Take Them To Your Favorite Place In The City
What’s one place that you absolutely enjoy going to and experience an unexplainable peace or joy when you go there. It can be anything you can think of. Take our friend there. You never know, this might also become their new favorite spot.
3. Go To A Book Store
This may seem like one of the most boring friend date ideas out there, but if you are book worms and both love to read, you will enjoy this.
You can go together and buy your new read for the month. You can also switch books afterward.
2. Go To A Plant Nursery
If you love plants or are looking to have some in your home, then this is a good friend date to go on.
Browse through and see which plants are available and choose some for your homes.
1. Go To Those Places That You Don’t Dare To Go Alone
What’s one place you’ve been wanting to visit but haven’t been able tog o alone? Go with a friend and enjoy it together. It can be anything that you can think of.
Romantic relationships may come and go but the friendships we cultivate can last a lifetime and should be treasured and prioritized just as much. So remember to make time for your friends and not neglect the relationships you have with them.
There are so many friend date ideas for best friends and new friends. Whichever one you choose, remember to have fun and treasure the beautiful memories you make together.