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What Are Fun Things To Do for Friends Hanging Out Together in Orange County California?

Updated: Jan 13, 2023

When you’re planning a get-together with a group of friends, it can be hard to know what to do around Orange County. But with a little creativity, you can find plenty of activities that are fun to do. Here are some ideas for what 8 friends can do when they get together.

Board Games

Board games are a great way to pass the time. From classic favorites like Monopoly and Scrabble to modern hits like Escape Room in a Box and Exploding Cats, there’s something for everyone in your group. And if you don’t have any board games on hand, there are places like Meeples Family at Garden Walk near Disneyland in Anaheim California.

Friends playing a board game - Photo by Maria Lin Kim on Unsplash

Escape Games

Escape Games are a lot of fun for groups of friends to play together. Whether it’s an in-person escape room like The Exit Game OC in Anaheim or an online escape game like The Glasshouse Ghost by Society of Curiosities (an online escape game that is set in the famous Winchester Mystery House). This type of entertainment is not only a blast but helps sharpen communication skills and build bonds with your friends.

Friends having fun at Exit Game OC escape room game in Anaheim Ca

Trivia Night

If your group is full of trivia buffs, why not host your own trivia night? You can create your own questions or use an online service like Kahoot! or TriviaMaker to generate them for you. You can even make it more interesting by offering prizes for the winners! You can also attend a trivia night at a local brewery like Broken Timbers in Anaheim off of East La Palma Ave.

Beach Day/Park Outing

You could meet up at Huntington Beach or Eisenhower Park. You can play group games like volleyball or badminton. If you aren't the type of group that enjoys being especially active, a picnic and conversation is always a good time. Maybe even download an app like Geocaching or Scavify and do a local scavenger hunt.

Racing Go Karts

K1 Race in Anaheim near Exit Game OC is a great place to meet up with friends that like to get their adrenaline rushing. You can race each other around the indoor track, play videos games and grab an energy drink at the bar.

Movie Night

If your group is looking for something more low-key, why not host a movie night or go to a local movie theater? You can all pick out a movie that everyone will enjoy and even watch it together over video chat while snacking on popcorn or other snacks. It’s the perfect way to relax and catch up with friends!

With a little creativity, there are plenty of activities that everyone in the group will enjoy doing together. From board games and escape rooms to trivia nights and movie nights, there’s sure to be something that everyone will love doing together!



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