Fun weekend ideas for friends


Maddy Mercado

The inside of Hillsdale Mall in San Mateo.

Some weekends can get boring if you don’t know what to do, but the list of activities to do with friends is endless. To make your weekend more memorable, here are some ideas on what you and your friend group can do together.

Going to the mall

The safest option is to go to a mall since there’s a lot you can do there. Hillsdale Mall has something for everyone. You could bowl at Pinstripes, watch a movie at Cinépolis, or go to the new Red Door Escape Room. If that’s not enough, there’s Sandbox VR, a virtual reality activity you can do as a group. Lastly, shopping at the many stores that Hillsdale Mall offers is also a great way to enjoy your weekend.

Beach days

Spending time with friends at the beach will never get old. Bask in the sun at some beaches in Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, or even head to the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center in the East Bay. You and your group could have a picnic on the sand while enjoying the sunset and listening to music. The only thing is to make sure you’re being respectful to the other people at the beach.

Cooperative video games

If you and your friends enjoy playing video games together, there are options for that as well. A highly-reviewed game is Pico Park, a co-op action game you and your friends can play with two to eight people. They also have three different game modes that you can play. It also has a cute game design that is appealing to the eye. Other games that your friend group can play together are MinecraftTerraria, and even Among Us.