Whether you’re a family on the go or a young adult looking for something to do on a Friday night, sometimes the traditional entertainment options aren’t always that appealing, especially if you’ve been there, done that before. Here we’ve put together a few tips to find out of the ordinary entertainment options that suit nearly every style and taste. If you look hard enough in any given area, there’s bound to be something different to go and do that will at least create a good memory to look back on.
Check Out the Independent Music Scene
While clubs and concerts are fairly standard in most towns and cities, what most people neglect to look into are the smaller coffee shops and restaurants that host local artists on a regular basis.
Venturing to new locals and hearing local artists can be a great way to pass the time and many times it won’t cost a thing. You can even find plenty of spots and artists that are family-friendly. If you’re not into art or history, music is a great form of entertainment that can still leave you feeling more cultured and inspired.
Beyond that, patronizing smaller local businesses and artists helps to boost the local economy more than paying high ticket prices at major venues to artists that travel the world. If this is something you’re interested in, then you have an added benefit.
Investigate the Local Adult Entertainment Scene
If you’re in the mood for something a little less kid-friendly, then perhaps the local gentlemen’s club might be more of an interesting option. These are often great places to go for a drink, music, and entertainment. You can often meet interesting people and have great social interactions as well.
While this style of entertainment is not for everyone, it’s definitely a viable option in most places and can make for a fun way to kill time and may lead to some interesting stories besides.
Check Out Local Arts and Crafts Activities for the Kids
While it doesn’t always get the most advertising, if you look around, there are usually fun and exciting things to do specifically with your kids that are more than just your ordinary park or museum. Farms hold hayrides, vegetable picking, some places have weekend movie screenings in the park or kid-friendly activities that aren’t always around.
Youth groups, day camps, and other options are sometimes available as well as children’s discounts for typical things like movies and amusement parks. There’s tons of kid-friendly entertainment available if you know where to look. Even those museums and other educational venues you’ve probably been to a dozen times have workshops and special events tailored to kids that are more than just the ordinary walk through the museum.
Hopefully, this helps you think a little bit harder about what’s out there when you’re looking for a little entertainment in the future.