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FRIEND DATES FOR OUTDOORSY VINAS

One of our goals with Hey! VINA is to match you with someone who shares your interest so you can crochet together, kayak, climb a mountain, or lounge in your pajamas all day. Whatever you like to do, there is someone out there who wants to do it with you. This specific list is for vinas who share an affinity for the great outdoors: from Sunday strolls to back country excursions.

FARMERS MARKET

Somewhere between outdoors and Bloody Mary brunch, this is an in-between made for anyone.

PICNIC AND PEOPLE WATCH

Have a picnic in the park (or go for light snacks), and people-watch all afternoon.

TAKE A HIKE

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Via @onlystopontop

Even LA has Griffith Park, so you have zero excuses for not lacing up those sneakers.

ROCK AND ROLL

Go rock climbing. The amount of trust involved is a great way to build a true friendship. Plus, it can lead to all sorts of travels and incentives to search for more in this world. If you’re just learning, you can sign up at a local climbing gym to get your bearings.

SEEK AN OASIS

Any water activity is a good time that keeps you outside, especially when the season is unusually warm. Post up at the beach or rent kayaks and stand up paddle boards for the afternoon. If something like this is your regular routine, sign up for a river kayak trip and get adventurous.

CAMP OUT

Camping is all about team work. This is an opportunity to not only get to know each other better but also have an amazing time. We really love to go all out with camping snacks. Cooking over an open fire is a great way to occupy the evening. Don’t forget the s’mores!

RUN A MARATHON

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Via @leahcanseco

Run a marathon or start off with something smaller, like a 5k. There are all sorts of theme running events, like The Color Run. Sign up and start training together.

 

OPEN ROAD

Road trip to a National Park or a monument. Make a playlist, roll down the windows, and set off for the nearest natural wonder.

POKEMON GO-ING

If you are both into Pokémon Go, run all over the city and catch monsters in eggs all afternoon.

Whatever you do, get out there and do it! Tell us about your favorite outdoor dates, so we can keep on adding to our list.

(Featured image by @kranjskakocanaledinah)

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