Getting everyone in a group to agree on what to do can be tricky. Some people might want to relax, some people might want to try something new, and some people might not want to do anything at all. We can help give you options, since we've got a stockpile of deals on fun group activities for adults. And who knows? You might even pick up some new hobbies along the way.
If there's one thing that binds all of us together, it's our love of a good meal. And who hasn't dreamed of creating an intricate dinner from scratch, roasting their own coffee beans, or canning their own preserves? Cooking classes are just the ticket, and there's a class to fit any taste. Before you go, be sure to check out our handy guide to choosing the right cooking class.
Taking a spa day is never a bad thing, but it doesn't take much thought or effort to be on the receiving end of a massage. For a more rewarding (and romantic) experience, sign up your group for a couples massage class, ideally with your loved one. Typically lasting an hour or two, these classes are taught by licensed therapists and focus on easy-to-replicate techniques that relieve stress and tension. The promise of a massage, after all, is a great way to get your significant other to shovel the sidewalk or finally do something about those wolves.
Craft cocktails aren't going away anytime soon. It seems like a new bar opens every day, giving wintertime drinkers a new place to warm up inside and forget painful words like "sunshine" and "springtime." That's what makes a bartending class one of the up-and-coming fun activities for adults. Mixology classes put you on the other side of the bar, teaching the secrets behind classic cocktails and giving you the confidence to dream up new ones.
Deep down, everybody has something to express. We've found that many people enjoy expressing that over a glass of wine. Art classes–particularly BYOB "sip n' paint" classes–encourage and teach artistic amateurs to unleash their creativity. There's no experience required for any of these classes, so anyone can join. And since these teachers promote a laid-back and inclusive environment, it's hard to imagine anybody in your group feeling left out.
Bowling can seem like a default option for a potential outing, but it's an underrated activity for groups. First off: you can't be bad at bowling. Yes, some people are better than others, but if you stink at it and bowl a 26, so what? Laugh it off and bowl another round. Secondly, though it might not feel like exercise, bowling is an anaerobic activity that promotes more health benefits than you might think, especially when it comes to developing strength and improving flexible. How many group activities can do that, and be fun, too?
Perhaps the most convivial of fun group activities for adults is to visit the local winery and try a few varietals. Wine tasting isn't just for someone who lives next to Sonoma or Napa Valley; American Viticultural Areas exist in 33 U.S. states (even where you would expect it, like Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, and Rhode Island). And it's not an activity that's just for wine connoisseurs. Even occasional wine drinkers will enjoy comparing flavors, detecting pleasant smells, and showing off their wine-glass swirl technique.
If you're having trouble finding a common interest for every person in your group, consider taking a tour. Think about it: when was the last time you heard someone express how much they weren't looking forward to taking a boat tour down the river, or how much they weren't excited for the evening ghost tour? People tend to like learning new tidbits about their city, whether that via Segway, bus, bike, or on foot.
Some people in your group might be hesitant to try a practice with spiritual roots, but yoga classes tend be some of the most encouraging, enjoyable, and positive types of activities. Yoga practitioners have been trained to adapt each stretch to a person's needs, meaning every members in your group should derive physical or mental benefits from the practice. And those benefits are myriad: yoga is known to lower blood pressure, relieve muscle pains, and reduce stress.
Author Dave Barry once wrote, "Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance." This is true, but that being said, it's not too difficult to learn how to dance well, especially with the help of a dance class or two. This group activity is ideal as a pre-nuptial outing for wedding parties. Learn a few different moves (or perhaps even choreograph an entire routine) and you'll be dominating the dance floor.