Life is always better with friends, and that’s no less true when it comes to exploring Los Angeles.
To that end, below find a quick list of some fun stuff to do with your very best friend(s) in the city angels.
Hopefully doing some of these activities will not only increase your knowledge and appreciation of this amazing place we live, but also strengthen the bonds of friendship with those that are closest to you.
Or, perhaps in some cases, you’ll just be arguing with one another far less than you usually do.
In any case, enjoy the list!
1. Taking in a City View
From the Getty Center to Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook to the top of City Hall, there’s no limit to the amount of great spots in Los Angeles to enjoy the skyline and the scenery. And guess what, when you can share that experience with someone else, it’s even better!
Enjoy the view!
2. Secret Stair Climbing
Need a mini adventure that gets you fit in the process? Why not explore some of L.A.’s secret (and not-so-secret) stairwells with your bestie?
3. Shooting Arrows and Stuff
Want to live out your Hunger Games fantasies about mastering the bow the arrow? Check out the FREE archery classes held at Woodley Park! Yup, they even provide all the equipment.
Beginner classes are held Saturdays 9am to 11am, and Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm, except during rain. Make sure to get there early if you want to reserve a spot!
4. Road Tripping
Who else in the world would you rather go on a road trip with than your very best friends? Ummm… no one, duh.
Las Vegas is the obvious destination, but there are closer / different options to explore if you’re totally over the whole Vegas thing. Plenty of stuff to do in Palm Springs, or in Orange County, or even out near Joshua Tree.
It doesn’t have to far, as long as you’re doing it with friends!
5. Secret Menu-ing at In N Out
Double-double… 3×3… 4×4… or just loads and loads of animal style fries!
Actually, there’s way more to the In N Out Secret Menu than just animal style, so if you’re feeling bored and hungry one lonely afternoon/evening, round up your best friends and make it your mission to try something you’ve never tried before at a restaurant you’ve already been to dozens of times!
No need to indulge alone.
6. Taste-hopping at Food Trucks
Speaking of hungry, how’s your food truck game lately? If you’ve been neglecting both your friends and your taste-buds, exploring new food trucks with your besties / bros will totally accomplish the whole two birds, one stone thing.
Not sure where to start? Here’s a list of our favorite food trucks to help get you pointed in the right direction.
7. Sipping Drinks at a Speakeasy
Need an excuse to dress up or go to a new bar you’ve never been to before? Maybe you just like the idea of having to use a password to get in. Whatever your motivation, here’s a list of 20 of the best speakeasies in the city to get you started planning your next night out.
8. Day-trekking to Malibu Creek
Seriously tho… doesn’t a quick trip up to Malibu Creek look like fun? 😉
9. Enjoying an Movie in the Moonlight
Street Food Cinema recently announced it’s 2015 schedule, with over 50 events scheduled at 11 spots throughout the city of angels, with classics ranging from Goonies to Raiders of the Lost Ark to Office Space playing at locations from Pasadena to the Westside to the South Bay.
Other options include Eat See Hear, which kicks off its extensive summer movie program on May 9.
And of course keep your eye on the Cinespia website, where they’ll be updating their listing of movies playing at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
10. Checking Out a Free Concert
Good friends and free concerts go together like peanut butter and jelly, and summer is a great time to find tons of free musical performances around town.
If you’re not sure where to start, check these sources for FREE musical events around Los Angeles:
- Amoeba Music Live Concerts
- Levitt Pavillon in Pasadena OR at MacArthur Park
- KCRW Summer Nights
- Grand Performances
- Orchestral Performances from USC Thorston School of Music
- Polliwog Park Concerts
There’s Always More…
Need more ideas for you and your friends? Here’s a few other quick suggestions…
- Check out some of the best brunches in L.A.
- Go to free museums
- Explore free hikes (no trail costs or parking fees)
- Go to free comedy shows together
- See movies at one of L.A.’s best vintage theaters
- Lay out at the beaches of Malibu
So what else do you love doing with your friends in Los Angeles? Let us know in the comments below!