Teenage years are some of the best years of your life. But these are also the years of youth when you’re full of energy yet low on money. And it easily gets boring when you don’t have a lot of money to spend around but feeling as energetic as ever!
Here’s the thing though – you don’t have to be held back by the limited budget. Teenagers are full of enthusiasm, curiosity, and creativity. When you put all this together, there are hundreds of things teenagers can do that would interest them.
Places Where Teens Can Hang Out With Their Friends
Teenagers are thrill seekers. And it’s natural, their mind releases more dopamine and they are always on the lookout for a new exciting experience.
Most teenagers in America like to hangout with their friends and have some privacy and autonomy from the prying eyes of their parents. Taking these two factors into consideration, I searched for the most common places for teens to hangout with their friends.
- According to a research conducted by the Pew Research Organization, most teens are likely to hangout with their group of friends in the neighbourhood. It may be places like a cafe, a mall, a store or a park.
- Most teenagers say they love to hangout at each other’s place, in an empty garage, a park, fields or even a clearing in the woods (where they can build a campfire).
- In today’s world, however, most teengaers are holed up in a basement or somebody’s room with phones and gaming consoles!
And if you’re trying to get them out of this, places like a museum or a local trekking path, a skating rink are some cool options that can suit a teen’s energy and curiosity levels.
Fun Activities For Teens To Do When Hanging Out With Friends
Things can get pretty boring for teens today if you remove social media and technology from their lives. However, these devices can also be used to become a super friend and have fun.
Here are some fun activities teens can do while hanging out with their friends:
- Start a Youtube Channel
For today’s teens making a video is as easy as breathing. So why not put it to some use? Start a youtube channel with your friends. You don’t really have to think and research a lot if it’s just for fun!
Upload anything you feel like. It could be a funny banter, or a reaction video or even you and your friends playing silly games and recording yourselves.
- Blog About Your Thoughts/Interests
For the more shy teens who do not wish to show up on a video, blogging can be a fun activity. You could choose to share your thoughts (maintain an online journal), write about a topic of interest, publish self-written poems etc.
If you run out of blog ideas, you can always take help from the internet to decide what to write about.
- Make Short-Form Videos for TikTok/Reels
When we talk about fun things for teens, we have to ask ourselves what are most teens doing for fun these days? That’s right! Almost every teen is on TikTok or Instagram making Reels.
And if we look at some of the content, it’s really fun. Some teenagers just go about pranking people and record it as a short-form video.
- Get Crafty
As a teen, I spend most of my time on Pinterest getting inspiration for new DIY projects. Adolescence is a time when our minds can get really creative and innovative.
Trying out various DIY projects is a fun activity and some of you might even find a new hobby this way. Painting ceramic planters made me realise I enjoy gardening!
- Have a Spa Day
Self-care spa days are the best and they can be a fun activity too. You could choose to do a spa on yourself or get together with a bunch of friends and try it out on each other.
- Do a Photoshoot
Let’s be honest, we all stalk instagram models. Wish you had a few cool photos like that on your Instagram?
Do it! Trust me, the process isn’t hard. You just need your phone camera, some editing apps, and a few poses
Best Places For Teens To Visit With Parents
It may sound surprising but teens do not hate their parents! Some even love spending some quality time with mom and dad. And what’s better than a family vacation for some bonding? Some places for fun family trips can be:
- Honolulu, Hawaii
I mean even the name Hawaii speaks of a vacation. Hawaii boasts just the right amount of city life and tropical beach life.
Activities like snorkeling, surfing, and hiking make it the perfect vacation spot for an teen.
- Orlando, Florida
Orlando is one of the most obvious choices for a family trip. And why not? This spot offers some cool family activities.
Starting with Disneyland’s Mickey & Minnie to Universal Studios’ crazy roller coasters, everything makes it perfect for a teen.
- Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach is another fun spot for a family outing. Firstly, it has a beach! Who doesn’t love a good beach day?
Secondly, it offers a lot more, like the light show at Sky Wheel or the weird and creepy display objects at the Ripley’s museum.
- Yellowstone, Montana
The Yellowstone National Park brings in a lot of visitors every year and for good reason. The place in itself is a beautiful thing to see.
Additionally, it also offers activities like zip-lining, river rafting et cetera that are suited for a teenager.
As a teenager, your body and mind undergo a lot of change. You are in the middle ground between childhood and adulthood. This shift from a carefree life to one where things begin to get serious can be difficult and seem boring at times.
But teenage is also the age where you have the liberty to experience the energetic spirit of a child and some of the wisdom of an adult. This is what makes teenagers so unique. As for the boring bits, these activities mentioned above will surely help you sail through.