Things to Do with Your Best Friend

I’ve received many inquiries about things to do with your best friend (and not the four-legged kind), gifts for your best friend and travel with your best friend. Given all the requests, I’ve decided to dedicate this article to Best Friends. Summer’s on its way and it’s an ideal time to travel and hang out with friends, so here we go off to a best friends’ journey.
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Best friends can take many forms; they can be sisters, brothers, cousins, in-laws, acquaintances that become your best friend, boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses, and more. You never know who you’re going to click with, but having a best friend is much like finding your true love. It may not happen to everyone, but if you’re lucky, you’ll find a best friend who you can hang out with, confide in, and fulfill any emptiness that isn’t being filled.

If you’re like me, you consider your best friend to be family and often times his or her family become your family as well. Growing up, my best friend’s mom was more of a mom to me than my own. Unfortunately, she passed away a few years ago, but she lives on in my heart and soul. My best friend and I have been through a lot in the past twenty six years and yet we’re still going strong!

One of our favorite things to do together is shopping. When we were teeny boppers, we would shop endlessly! We had a lot more time than money back then, so a lot things went on lay-away (remember that?!?). These days we have more money than time, but we still love to shop! It always makes me laugh when we pull out the same item of clothing to show to one another at the same time. Some things never change. Now that we live in different states, we do a lot of shopping online and over email. Thank goodness we have MyFinds so we can easily email items to one another.

When we were young, we used to spend a lot of time at amusement parks. Personally, I still love roller coasters, but we don’t get out to amusement parks together like we used to. These days, we find ourselves at spas for the weekend. We’re big girls now and big girls like mineral and mud baths, saunas, and massages. We can’t forget manicures and pedicures! Who better to primp with than your best friend?!?

Wrapping up the day by cooking or going out to dinner makes for the perfect closer. My best friend and I both love to cook, but if we indulge in a day of pampering then we prefer to order food in and relax with a good movie.

Here’s a list of lots of things to do with your best friend!

1. Shop online (at, of course!)
2. Shop at the mall
3. Try a new restaurant/cuisine
4. Go to the movies (try a premier or opening night of a really hot movie)
5. Check out a “B” movie
6. Get a makeover
7. Go to the salon together for new hairstyles
8. Clean out your closets and swap clothes (donate the rest to charity)
9. Buy new furniture and assemble it together
10. Have a garage sale
11. Host a tea party
12. Go out and support your favorite local band
13. Attend a concert
14. Try a new sport
15. Join a yoga class
16. Join a gym (and actually go workout regularly)
17. Go ice skating or roller skating
18. Learn how to play ice/roller hockey
19. Go rock climbing
20. Train together for a running, walking or cycling race
21. Train for a triathlon
22. Join Weight Watchers or a diet center of choice
23. Attend a monster truck show
24. Go check out Nascar
25. Get in the driver’s seat and race go-carts
26. Hang out at the beach
27. Host a bon-fire party at the beach
28. Adopt a puppy and enroll in puppy training
29. Take your dogs to the dog park (after they’re trained)
30. Buy a right hand ring
31. Go wine tasting
32. Go beer tasting
33. Hang out in a biker bar
34. Take tennis lessons
35. Take cooking classes — sushi anyone?
36. Take a jewelry making class
37. Take a pottery class
38. Volunteer at a soup kitchen
39. Tackle house work (or spring cleaning) as a team
40. Write a story or book together
41. Go golf or learn to golf
42. Make fondue
43. Go out and sing karaoke at a bar
44. Play laser tag or paint ball
45. Have a TV or movie marathon at home
46. On a rainy day, go out and stomp through puddles
47. Learn how to knit or crochet
48. Join an online community and get involved
49. Join a dating service (if you’re single)
50. Go on a blind double date (again, if you’re single)
51. Have a spa day
52. Go for a manicure & pedicure
53. Be an animal/mammal trainer for a day at a participating zoo
54. Go on a ride-a-long with a cop
55. Tour a fire station
56. Have a sleep over and stay up all night
57. Host a game night (play all night, if you can)
58. Go to San Francisco and play chess or checkers against someone on the street
59. Play pool with pool sharks
60. Go to Coyote Ugly and dance on the bar (among other things)
61. Go out for a nice dinner and a play/musical
62. Go out for a nice dinner and the opera or ballet
63. Go to the flea market and haggle ‘til you get what you want
64. Sell things at the flea market
65. Host a “Cook for the Cure” dinner (Susan G Komen foundation)
66. Take a trip to the wine country
67. Go camping in the Sierras (or destination of choice)
68. Go horseback riding
69. Make crafts and sell them at a craft fair
70. Host a cookie exchange
71. Paint ceramics and give them to one another
72. Sneak “drinks” into a movie theater (21 and over only, pls)
73. Create profiles for one another
74. Brush each other’s hair
75. Shop for engagement rings
76. Ghost or Guest blog on one another’s blogs
77. Redecorate a room in one another’s house
78. Host a poker party
79. Create a time capsule
80. Scrapbook together and/or host a scrapbooking party
81. Go to farmers market
82. Create a secret sorority or fraternity
83. Give each other nicknames
84. Make a comic book of your adventures
85. Host a pleasure party
86. Host a fake bachelor/bachelorette party
87. Learn how to fly a plane/helicoptor
88. Go skydiving
89. Take a beer or wine making class
90. Visit a convalescent home (take your dog)
91. Have a belching contest
92. Make Christmas ornaments
93. Take a Santa picture together
94. Make chocolate truffles
95. Scrap each others cast off clothes and make a quilt
96. Shop for books for one another in a used book store
97. Find a festival (music, art, wine) to attend
98. Go hot tubbing and/or skinny dipping
99. Take pole dancing classes
100. Take a spontaneous trip without luggage
101. Hang out drinking a great bottle of wine
102. Go surfing
103. Watch sports on TV all day long

What are your favorite ways to spend time with your best friend? Do you have any routine outings that you do together? Leave a comment and share your experiences!


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