You’re long overdue for a night out with your friend group, but the dinner and drinks routine is starting to feel a little stale. Good news: We rounded up 20 fresh girls’ night out ideas—from glamping to trivia—so you can enjoy a more meaningful social experience with your favorite people.
20 Girls’ Night Out Ideas That Are Way Better Than Dinner and Drinks
1. Do A Wine Tasting
Ditch the dive bar and keep things classy with an evening of wine tasting at a local vineyard. Tastings provide an opportunity to learn about the winemaking process, fine tune your palate and socialize with friends in one fell swoop. Plus, wine is delicious and there’s a good chance your friends agree.
4. Take A Boat Ride
Where there’s water, there are boats; where there are boats, there are booze cruises. Invite your friends to join you for a scenic sail with a sober captain so everyone can enjoy the view whilst chatting and sipping cocktails to their hearts’ content.
6. Visit A Museum
Why not go to a museum with a small group (think: one to two friends) for an evening of culture and good company? Some museums—like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for example—offer special date nights at which you can stroll through the exhibits while sipping on bubbly and sampling hors d'oeuvres (and romance isn’t a prerequisite to attend).
10. Have A Progressive Dinner
We’re not talking politics, friends. A progressive dinner refers to a multi-course and multi-destination meal that allows all parties to sample a variety of food at the best restaurants in the hood.
14. Go Bowling
Yup, bowling is the bee’s knees—namely because there’s food, drink and fun to be had no matter how much you suck at the sport. Plus, bowling is ideal for intermittent socializing that never feels awkward. (Psst: We heard from a friend that the bowling alley is also a perfect place to meet your future partner.)
16. Take A Class
Bond with your besties by learning a new skill together. You’ve got plenty of options—yoga sesh, cooking class, tranquil paint and sip, what have you—just aim for an activity with a level playing field. (Hint: No one really wants to be put to shame by Sara’s superior sewing skills.)
17. Go Glamping
Fact: The great outdoors is even greater when you go full glamp. Get your girls together for some fresh air and quality time without sacrificing comfort. This idea requires some planning ahead, but after enjoying soft cheese and wine around a campfire and sinking into a goose-down pillow under the stars, all parties will agree the hard work was well worth the effort.