10 ways to meet up with girlfriends that don’t include coffee or cocktails


Sometimes we fall in a rut with our friends and automatically decide to meet for coffee or cocktails. But what about other options? There are so many ways to catch up with friends! Here’s a list of ideas for catch up sessions with your best buds, drinks not included.

Work out

Grab two bicycles side by side and catch up on the week while burning calories at the YMCA Charlotte or any of these cycling studios.

Attend a cultural event

A little art, culture and chatting at one of Charlotte’s cultural institutions like The Charlotte Ballet, Harvey B. Gantt Center and Theatre Charlotte is worth the time.

Have a pedi party

There’s nothing like getting a pedicure with complimentary wine and your BFF. Check out the Mimosa Express mani and pedi at Cachet Nail Boutique.

Visit homes on the market

Gab over home viewings from Savvy and Company or Allen Tate  with your buddy. Who knows, you could get some great ideas for your own places or decide it’s time for a move.

Go out for karaoke

Maybe a duet with your bestie? Belt it out at Howl at the Moon or Jackalope Jack’s.

Craft together

Get artsy together at Michael’s craft stores or a Crowned Sparrow Company event.

Have a game night

Games and gossip at Abari Game Bar?

Take a cooking class

Learn a new dish while talking to each other at Sur La Table and Whole Foods Charlotte.

Go dancing

Shake a tail feather…or whatever at The Oak Room or try the silent disco at Rooftop 210.

Go outside

Get out and enjoy the elements. Latta Park with the fall leaves is a good start. Sometimes all you need is a beautiful day to catch up with a friend.


Photo: Greg Raines


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