11 Out of the Ordinary Hangout Ideas

When it comes to spending time with friends, who says you have to do things the ordinary way? Here at The Adventure Challenge, we believe in thinking outside of the box and getting creative with your friends. That’s why we’ve created this list of 11 unique and fun hangout ideas for you to try. If you’re ready to read and discover some pretty adventurous ideas to do with friends, then let’s dive in!

#1 - Rent a Houseboat for a Weekend 

Always dreamed of spending a few days out on the water, just you and your friends? This is your chance! Experience the ocean like never have before and rent a houseboat for the weekend.

11 Out of the Ordinary Hangout Ideas. Friends hanging out on a boat on sunny day.

You’ll get to live on the water and dock near land whenever you want to, so you get the best of both worlds. If you’re looking for the perfect mini getaway, this hangout idea is sure to impress!

#2 - Go Rock Climbing 

There’s nothing like some quality time spent climbing together. Put your strength to the test and prepare yourself to enjoy this challenging hangout idea. Whether it’s indoor rock climbing at a gym or outdoor rock climbing in the wild, this hangout idea is great for any set of friends who want to grow, build strength, and have a good time while doing it too. 

#3 - Go Roller Skating

Head on over to the nearest skating rink to have the time of your life while you do this lively hangout idea. You and your friends are sure to make some fun memories as you skate around the rink together.

11 Out of the Ordinary Hangout Ideas. Friends roller skating along the park.

Try out some tricks or just cruise for a while and enjoy the company of friends. Some skating rinks host themed events, so be sure to keep your eyes open for the chance to dress up and skate!   

#4 - Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride 

Picture yourself high up in the air with a friend or two, looking out over the world. There’s no better way to catch a view like that than floating in a hot air balloon with friends. Grab a jacket for the wind, a pair of shades for the sun, and a camera to save some awesome memories with your friends. Enjoy the wonder of a hot air balloon ride and take in the breathtaking beauty of the world as you fly high for this awesome hangout idea. 

#5 - Go Kayaking 

When we hear kayaking, all we can think of is adventure. If you’ve never done it before, kayaking is one of the most fun water activities to try. Explore a lake, river, or the ocean in a kayak, reach places that hikers can’t get to, and do it all side by side with your friends.  

11 Out of the Ordinary Hangout Ideas. Couple kayaking in the lake.

If you’ve never gone kayaking before, now is the perfect time to start! Grab a friend and head out to the water to make some memories with this adventurous hangout idea. 

#6 - Go to a Rodeo

If you’ve never been to a rodeo with friends, now is the time to add it to your list of hangout ideas to try. A rodeo is the place to go for good, country entertainment, sport, and fun. Catch a glimpse at professional bull riders, horse trainers, and watch lively competition events with your friends.  

#7 - Explore a City 

For this hangout idea, all you and your friends need to do is take a drive to a city you’ve never been to before and get ready to explore.

11 Out of the Ordinary Hangout Ideas. Friends on scooters smile as they are about to go explore the city.

Spend the day wandering the city streets for the ultimate hangout experience. Visit local coffee shops, stores, and restaurants so you can learn your way around and enjoy the wonder of a new city. 

#8 - Visit an Amusement Park 

Take your friends to an amusement park for some awesome quality rides and quality time spent together! Enjoy the thrill of riding roller coasters and exploring the park together. Shop around in the park’s stores, enjoy the unique restaurants, and grab some merchandise to remember your adventure-filled day.

#9 - Play Car Tag 

All you’ll for this fun, hangout idea need is at least two cars and a handful of friends who are willing to race and play a game of car tag.

11 Out of the Ordinary Hangout Ideas. Two guys in the car playing car tag.

Someone sets off on foot with a head start, aiming to get to a home base or safe zone without being caught. Then the teams in cars cruise around looking for the runner and trying to tag them before they reach safety! 

#10 - Have a Bake-Off

Stay home and compete with friends in an epic bake-off to see who can make the best desserts and sweets for this tasty hangout idea. Bake from scratch or visit your local grocery store to stock up on cookies, cake mixes, and ice cream. Once you’ve finished baking, ask some of your friends who didn’t compete to eat and judge who’s dessert was the best. Good luck, and may the best baker win!

#11 - Camp in Your Backyard

There’s nothing like taking advantage of your own backyard and setting up camp for the night with friends. Grab a tent, plenty of blankets and pillows, snacks, and lights for the ultimate backyard experience.

11 Out of the Ordinary Hangout Ideas. Friends smile as they gather around the campfire.

Start a fire and roast some marshmallows as you share stories and enjoy time well spent together. Make a memory with friends as you watch the stars come out and enjoy the experience of camping without having to leave the comfort of your own backyard. This hangout idea is sure to leave you refreshed and with an awesome night to look back on with friends. 

Get Your Friends Involved in These New Hangout Ideas

Now that you’ve read our list of 11 out of the ordinary hangout ideas, we’re sure you’ve got plenty to work with when it comes to hanging out with friends. We hope you’ll enjoy trying these unique hangout ideas with your friends! Try out a few of these ideas or try them all for the ultimate friendship experience. 

If you’re interested in even more fun hangout ideas, be sure to read our blog Adventure Ideas Just About Anyone Can Do!, and visit our page to check out our Friend’s Edition Adventure Book for more creative hangout ideas.

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