Summer is FINALLY here and you know what that means ꟷ no more couch-potatoing and binge-watching Netflix TV shows. This warm weather is calling you and your friends!
Downtown New West is the perfect place to create those wonderful memories with your besties. If you're looking for suggestions, here is our pick for what to do and where to hang in Downtown New West. Fun endless adventures here we come!
1. Hit up Westminster Pier Park
Bring a blanket, snacks, music and your friends to Pier Park. Whether you want to be active and have a 1 on 1 beach volleyball tournament, or just chill and do nothing, this cozy little park is the go-to spot for you and your best buds.
2. Come to one (..more like ALL) of our summer events
Summertime is here and with it comes countless fun and FREE events in Downtown New West! Check out Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest, Fridays on Front, Lila Summer Series and many more exciting events on our calendar. Food, music, craft beer.. need we say more? They have everything you would tell your BFF about, so you might as well bring them with you!
3. Have a 3-hour talk over coffee
Let’s be honest, even if you text or snap your friend every single day, that still can’t compare to a long catch-up sesh with 'em every now and then. If you're in the mood of doing just that, come and get comfy at some of our cool coffee shops --- Bruncheria Cafe, Hive Cafe and Old Crow Coffee for a cup of delicious coffee and pastries!
*More cafes + teahouses here
4. Try out a new class
Want to learn finger knitting, pottery, soap making, yoga, crafts or even aerial hoop? Downtown New West has you covered! Explore the different drop-in classes happening around town with your pals and become experts together!
5. Get a cold brewski
You cannot come to Downtown New West and not visit a local brewery or pub. Cap off your night and elevate those heart-to-heart convos over a glass of wine or beer at Steel and Oak, Kelly O'Bryan's, Paddlewheeler Pub, and more! Take your pick.