After a monotonous week of work and household chores, going out for a night on the town can be just what the doctor ordered. And while a night out is all about the spontaneity and lack of outright planning, there are still certain things to have in mind that will help make your experience as good as it can be. Here are five tips to make the most of that special night out.
Leave a Glass of Water by Your Bedside
If you’re planning on drinking alcohol, this is a crucial step. It will remind you to re-hydrate when you get in at the end of the night. Your hangover-free future self will thank you the next day. Be sure to have a designated driver or a hands-free plan for getting home. Nothing puts a sour note on a night out like an emergency.
Start with a Meal
Whether you eat at your home or in a restaurant, it is important that you begin your night out with food in your belly. Once the night gets truly underway, you might not have time for a full-fledged meal. And as tasty as little snacks here and there can be, they do not provide your body with the energy it needs for an active night on the town. It can be a great way to get energy and prep the social tenor for the rest of the night.
Stick with Your Group, at All Costs
On a night out, as in any situation, safety is the first priority. The last thing you want is for you or someone in your group to get left behind. Everyone who starts the outing together should be accounted for until the end of the night, with everyone back where they belong.
Get off the Beaten Track
If you insist on going to the most popular restaurants, bars, and clubs, you’ll likely find them packed and spend most of your big night out waiting in line. But this is your opportunity to have fun, and you shouldn’t waste it standing around outside. Before heading out, search for some lesser known places that will provide the same amount of fun without the hassle.
Have a Late-Night Spot in Mind
No matter how much you eat at the start of the night, you’ll likely find yourself feeling a little hungry as the bars begin to close. Plan for a trip to a take-out place or open-late diner. Not only will the food taste great after a night of talking and dancing, but the meal will prove a memorable experience.
A night out should always be a good time. Follow these tips to be sure your outing lives up to its expectations. Though life and current events might sometimes hold up your ability to go out, someday soon you’ll be planning a special outing. When it comes, it is good to be spontaneous, but also to have a set of routines and plans to make as smooth and fun as possible.