7 Awesome Friend Dates to Take with Your BFF this Winter
After a long week of tight deadlines, stressful meetings, and workplace challenges, often all you need is some quality time with your BFF to get yourself back on track. Especially during this time of the year, when the winter blues hit hard, there’s something about hanging out with your bestie that makes you realize everything’s going to be okay.
From taking a culturally exhilarating trip to the museum to sipping on hot chocolate after a winter hike, here are 7 friend dates to take with your BFF this winter.
Play Board Games
Board games are always a fun way to pass the time, and with tons of board game spots popping up all over Toronto, your options are endless. Whether you want to sip on lattés or lagers, you can play games until your heart desires while catching up with your BFF.
Go Art Gallery Hopping
If you and your bestie are looking to feel cultured, take a trip around your city going art gallery hopping. Do some research ahead of time to see where the galleries are located and what exhibits or shows they have going on. You can take a break for brunch or lunch in between galleries to fuel yourself for the rest of the day.
There are tons of places you and your BFF can volunteer together over the winter season. From a soup kitchen to a fundraising event to senior living communities, you’ll feel great spending your time doing good for others. Volunteering is also an awesome way to bond even more as friends.
Go for a Hike
There are plenty of gorgeous trails and cliffs in Toronto and surrounding areas. Take Dundas Peak and the West Humber Trail for example. Bundle up and take a winter hike, enjoying the natural scenery and crisp air. Then make a stop for hot chocolate to warm yourselves up when you’re done.
Have a Holiday Movie Marathon
Sometimes the best friend dates include cozying up, eating junk food and watching movies sprawled out on the couch. With the holiday season upon us, it’s the perfect time to do nothing but watch holiday movies all day (and night.) Order take out, pick up some wine and cozy up with the classics.
Take a Trip to the Museum
You can never go wrong with a trip to the museum. With new exhibitions constantly popping up, and many museums offering free admission, it’s an affordable way to take in history and culture. Plan a day to explore multiple museums around your city and take in everything they have to offer.
Be Tourists in Your Own City
It’s amazing how many things you miss in your own city when you always have a certain destination to get to. Spend a day aimlessly wandering around your city with no specific destination in mind. You’ll likely come across spots you never even knew existed or perhaps always wanted to visit but never got the chance.
Do you have any other winter friend dates ideas? Share with us in the comments!
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Kate is a Toronto-based freelance writer and founder of lifestyle blog, www.layeredindulgence.com. When her head isn’t buried in her laptop, you can find her taking a hot yoga class, curled up with a good book, or sipping a chai latte at one of Toronto’s various cafés. Follow her adventures @katebialowas.