How to find social activity spots to interact with people in your city?
Now, you have moved all your things to your new home in a new city, anywhere in India, that you have no idea about the city, it’s day to day activities, events, places, people, etc. In our country, there are many states and each state has its own city, language, people, culture, customs, food habits and a lot more. Although, you are more excited about your new city, it might be quite daunting experience for you at the same time.
To meet new or your community people in a new city, you should be ready to go out for some places, events, clubs, etc. To make it easily possible and enjoyable to you, think about your self-interests, activities and hobbies initially. It would be better, if you start your first meeting with the person you already know. This activity will make you feel comfortable and gives you confidence to begin some conversation with other people as well.
Find out some ideas given in the list below to meet new people and to become friends at new spots or any social events in your new city.
List of social activity options in a metro city
Go to a gym
This is one of the best ways to get involved in a physically active event to get social and to stay fit. Try to join any special exercise coaching classes at your gym to find out your new gym mates to become friends and also to build your muscles strong. So, find and join well known gyms in your city such as Gold’s Gym, Fitness One, Snap Fitness, Fitness First, Viva Fitness Centre, etc.
Join a running club
Some running and road race clubs conduct running events during the communal events in the city, where you can meet other runners and build your friendship. Beginners and experienced runners can enjoy the benefits of meeting the runner community by using few apps like Strava, Nike+ Run Club, Runkeeper, Mapmyrun, PumaTrac, etc.
Join any sports club or fan club
Try to join in any sports team or club, if you want to have more fun and find out new friends in the sports club. It doesn’t matter that you are an athletic or not, you can prefer your own game based on your interests such as choosing any game like football, volleyball, boxing, cricket, etc. Find and join the new sports clubs available in the city.
If you are not interested to get involved in any sports team but, you are only interested in cheering up, supporting your favorite sports team or you can join any fan club you love the most. This is one of the best ways to find new people online. Ways to find out your preferred fan clubs is by searching through your sports team’s official website like Kerala Blasters, East Bengal FC, Bengaluru FC, etc.
Go to a dance coaching center
No need for you to be a professional dancer to join a dance center during your later stage of your life. This is one of the greatest methods to find new friends and to get involved in the type of dance you like. Try to perform some dance practices at social places such as bars or clubs, outside your dance coaching center. In your city, you can find some top dance training schools like Veve Dance, Latin Dance India, ITA school of Arts, Delhi Dance Academy, etc.
Go to a book reading library or join a club
One of the best spots to find new friends is to visit your nearest public or private book reading library in the city. So, become a member at any book library near your locality and involve in discussions with your book readers’ community, regarding new books. Else, try to join any book reading club over the web such as, India Book Club, Online Book Club, Goodreads, etc.
Attend any new language classes
Going to any language coaching center or attending some online learning classes is one of the good ways to meet and make new friends in the city. In India alone, there are so many different local languages. It is better to know some of the local languages of India, as it can help you to communicate with people whenever you move to a new city.
It is also good to learn any foreign language along with some local languages and its culture. You can also use some of the popular online local and foreign language learning portals like Bhashaprofs.com, Gaalc.in, Openculture.com, Study.com, Zabaan.com, etc., and you can also do discussions along with other groups of language learners.
Go to a park with your dog
If you have a dog, take your dog for a walk along with you to the nearest park in the city. This is another good way to find new people in your new city by starting a conversation with other pet lovers around the park.
Visit to your nearby beach or lake
When you go to a beach or a lake nearby, you would get into more opportunities to meet new people by taking a water based game such as paddle boarding, boating, yachting, etc. Else, pick a volleyball game or just relax yourself with a great book in the sand. Hence, spending your time in a lake or a beach would be a funny and an interesting activity to find out new people to make friends in the city.
Visit to an aquarium or a museum
Going to a museum or an aquarium is one of the good choices to meet new people. Get to know different kinds of museums available around the new city, using the internet on your smartphone. Also, you can visit aquariums to meet new friends along with admiring the beauty of sea creatures and colorful calm fishes.
Visit to a zoo or a national park
Visiting to national park or a zoo to find new people would be a fun and an interesting thing for you. Here, you can view different type of animals by taking a safari ride, along with other viewers. Also here, you would get the opportunity to discuss about yourself, animals, national parks and many other things to build new friendships. To find more about national parks to visit in India, see here.
Visit to local shops and markets
Another option to meet new people is to visit the shops in your locality. Here, you are able to meet your locality people and you would get more chances to meet the shop owners and get some information about them and their business community.
Visiting a local vegetable market, grocery market or a fish market once in a week or two weeks would also help you to meet various types of new people in your locality. By these activities, you can lead a healthy life and even support the people of your locality.
Go to any kind of festival
Taking part in local festivals is also a good opportunity to find new people. Festivals involve fun, culture, dance, competitions, games, stage shows, etc. To know about the upcoming festivals and events in the new city, check the events section in newspapers or in news websites. Also, you can take part in other festivals such as food, music and art to be conducted in the city.
Join a religious community or cultural group
This is one of the good ways to meet new people and become friends by sharing the love of your culture or religion. As India is the country of mixed religion and culture, visiting frequently for local temples, attending payers at local church, attending Namas at local mosque will make you engage with new people of your same religion or culture. If you don’t believe in religion based community, look out for any local cultural clubs in the city that represents your culture.
Join any business networking group
Try to join the highly effective business networking event like “Chamber of Commerce” to meet other business people to become friends, when you own a business. A network shared by business professionals and owners would be more powerful that they could turn into friends for lifelong. Even though you do not own a business but, you have a great passion to meet new people by your profession, getting involved in a business networking event is a good idea.
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Go to various places to meet new People
It might be just your new friend or your new date, there are number of spots in the city where you can meet them and build your relationship easily. Some of the good places to meet new people such as attending classes for dance, cooking, acting, music, etc. Even, you can fix your meeting at any concerts, parties, galleries, art museums, wine clubs, speed dating, singles events, etc.
Visit to pubs or bars with events
If you want to meet new people to make friends quickly, you can even go to a local bar or a pub or a brewery tour. These places would generally have quiz or trivia nights to attract more customers and people would join these events forming teams by becoming members at these bars or pubs. Trivia managers could place people who are not in a team along with a group of people like you, who are new to the game.
Join a local online community
Another good method to find new people and make friends online is by joining a Facebook or a WhatsApp community. Try to find out some local groups through your Facebook portal by using the city name in your search and find your local group activities online.
Another greatest way to meet new people is by joining the online meeting platform “Meetup.com”. It is a platform that helps you to find and meet new people, build communities, learn new things, etc.
Have an app to find new places and events
This is the latest way of finding new places to meet new people to make friends digitally by using an app in your smartphone. There are some greatest mobile apps to help you find out new places and events to be conducted in the city such as Meetup, Eventbrite, Hangtime, Field Trip, Spotsetter, Vamos and many more.
Still there are lot of ways to find new people and make new friends in your new city. The above given are some list of ideas that you can follow to find new friends in the new city anywhere in India. Therefore, be confident and feel happy about building your new social groups to make your beautiful life more lovely.