Suggestions for Socials

We encourage each Life Group to plan one social event per quarter where everyone can connect in a new way. These socials can include children too if appropriate. We are always looking for fun things to do with our Life Groups. Here are some ideas we have gotten from our Life Groups.

MainStreet Oceanside’s Sunset Market
Stroll the streets near the pier in Oceanside on a Thursday evening at MainStreet Oceanside’s Sunset Market. This is a weekly street fair that offers food, live entertainment, arts & crafts, as well as a Certified Farmers Market. Don’t forget to watch the sunset!!

North County Events
North County always has a wide range of events from plays, street fairs, festivals and more.  For a list of what is happening in San Diego, visit the Chamber of Commerce.

San Diego Food Tour
Try out some new restaurants and explore different areas of San Diego! You can create your own tour or use a company like this: Bite San Diego.

Julian Get Away
This premier mountain getaway, just an hour east of San Diego, in the beautiful Cuyamaca mountains. Take a step back in time to the days of Julian’s beginning rooted in the 1870s gold rush.  Get away from the hectic rush of city life . . . discover the charms of Julian…tour the gold mines.  Great to visit year around but especially during Apple Days!
Visit the Julian Chamber of Commerce

Whale Watching
According to the Birch Aquarium in San Diego, gray whales are most frequently seen off San Diego from late December through March.  Take your group on a whale watching excursion.  See a list of whale watching services.

Visit the Getty Museum
Take a trip to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The Getty Center presents the Getty’s collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present against a backdrop of dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens, and breathtaking views.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and tour through the shops in Palm Springs.
www.pstramway.com
Phone:  888-515-TRAM
Cost:  $21.95 per adult

Kayaking
Go to La Jolla Shores, rent kayaks, paddle over to La Jolla Cove and back.

Day Trip to La Jolla
Visit and hike around Torrey Pines State Park; easy hike down to the beach; have picnic there. Secondary options, visit Birch Aquarium and/or visit the hang gliders, view them, have picnic overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Enjoy the Coaster and San Diego
Take your group on the Coaster ride to San Diego. Lunch at Sea Port Village. Bike ride to Harbor Island.

Visit Institute for Creation Research
Take your Life Group on a field trip to the Institute for Creation Research in Santee.  The Institute for Creation Research equips believers with evidences of the Bible’s accuracy and authority through scientific research, educational programs, and media presentations, all conducted within a thoroughly biblical framework.

Day Trip to Coronado
Travel to Coronado, rent bikes near Hotel Del Coronado, follow the bike paths, mostly all flat, have lunch near the waterfront.

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