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Girls Just Want to Have Fun - North County

Encinitas, CA

Girls Just Want to Have Fun - North County

Welcome to Girls Just Want to Have Fun – North County! We are the only meetup that hosts 100 events per year with women in their 25-50! If you're excited about new experiences and making new friends, come explore North County Coastal with us. <br>📷:

Mission: Connecting women and building community one event at a time

Membership Fee: We are currently not charging dues.

Follow us on Instagram! Username: girlsjustwanttohavefunnorco <br>

Events include:

· Book Club

· Paint Night

· Crafts

· Happy Hours/Dinners

· Beer/Wine Tasting

· Hikes

· Dancing

Pillars: Empowerment-Creativity-Self Improvement-Leisure-Fitness

GNC Colors: Pink and Black

Symbol: Crowns - symbolizing love, fertility, and celebration throughout history.

Member Policy:

• No shows to events or frequent less than 24hr cancellations may lead to removal. *IF YOU ARE SICK, PLEASE STAY HOME and update your rsvp to no. Members are required to drink responsibly.

• Vendors: We welcome email inquiries. Joining GNC for the sole purpose of marketing your business is prohibited.

Girls Just Want To Have Fun – North County (GNC)

*By joining GNC, you may be included in photos that may be posted on Instagram.

358 members · Private

San Diego Ladies Hiking, Walking & More!

San Diego, CA

San Diego Ladies Hiking, Walking & More!

This group is for ladies living in San Diego County and looking for new hiking, walking & exercise buddies, to keep active. Sometimes it is a struggle to find people you can rely on to go work out with and get some exercise in and I know for me I am more likely to work out if I have a commitment in place! Let's all help each other out by making more commitments to exercise together! I welcome all women who can commit (no flakes please) to whatever meetup exercise activity interests you the most in this group!

Our meetups will have a variety to choose from: easy, moderate, moderate-hard, hard and some very hard. We will also have walks, work-outs and other activities and even grabbing a coffee before or after! Most hiking/walking areas will be pretty close to San Diego, CA examples: Mission Trails (all of the San Diego 5 peak challenge hikes), Torrey Pines, Iron Mountain, Rancho Penasquitos, Lake Miramar, Poway Lake, Blackmountain and more. However some hosts will post hikes further out.

Please follow us on Instagram @sdhikingladies
We also have a group website:

Please make sure to checkout & support our group's sponsor, who is helping cover some of the yearly costs to keep the group going strong! The Furniture Square (Online Furniture Auction in San Diego): and follow them on Instagram/Facebook for giveaways @thefurnituresquare

By being a member of this group and attending the meetups, you understand that the hosts and I are not professional hikers or guides of any kind. By being a member of this group and/or attending the meetups of this group, you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability that are related to or resulting from any group meetups and activities during meetups. Group Organizer, assistant organizers and other members of the group assume no responsibility or liability, including but not limited to injury or loss of any kind/form due to the use of information you receive from the meetups, or from participating in activities in the meetups. You agree that neither you nor a third party will hold any of the group organizers or members liable for any injury, loss, or damage of any kind to yourself or others as a direct result from anything that has to do with this meetup group. Please also read all information below in the "FAQ's & REMINDERS" section, as there are important details you may need to know before attending a hike!


PROFILE PHOTO: Please make sure to post a photo of YOURSELF, showing your face, as your member profile (instead of your kids, pets, flowers, etc). This helps members identify you during the meetups! Your request to join the group may be declined if you do not have a photo showing your face.

YOUR RSVP: Please take your RSVP seriously and read the hike description thoroughly before RSVP’ing. Way too often we get last minute cancellations. Yes we understand people get sick and things happen, but often times people just don’t feel like going or end up making other plans and cancel last minute. This is not fair to those who are on the wait list and really wanted to go. Please be respectful of this and only RSVP if you can 100% commit! Please note: No-shows or those who cancel from a wait listed event last minute could get removed from a future wait listed event, this will be up to the hosts' discretion.

DESCRIPTION OF HIKES: Please make sure to read the entire description of a hike before you RSVP. We often get people who had no clue how hard a hike was because they did not read the description. Things to look out for are the amount of miles we are hiking, the elevation gain (incline of hike), and other details listed about the hike (rockiness, pace of the group, etc). If you have any questions, be sure to message the host about details before RSVPing!

WHAT TO BRING ON HIKES: Please always bring water on any hike or walk. Wear a high SPF sunscreen. A snack is always good just in case your body needs it. Poles are optional for steeper hikes and very helpful to some.

WHO CAN COME: This is a ladies group only. There is also no pets or children allowed on our hikes, must be 18+ to join.

BRINGING GUESTS: Please do NOT bring a guest unless they are signed up and have RSVP’d for the hike. All hikers should sign up for our group so they can agree to our disclaimer and the details of the hike.

LIMIT OF PEOPLE PER HIKE: Yes we have limits of the amount of people who can go per hike. I sometimes get asked “why” there is a limit for a hike. It is up to the host and how many people they feel comfortable hiking with/leading. As a host, there is a level of responsibility we feel for those hiking with us and we have our limits of how many people we feel comfortable keeping track of and just hiking with in general. Please note: Some hikes will first be set at a higher “max” (example 15 people max) and then will get lowered as people drop out (example: from 15 max to now 12 max). This is done by some hosts because there are almost always cancellations, and we set it high to start as a cushion, knowing there will be multiple cancellations.

WAIT LIST: Please be respectful of the wait list and only show up for hikes that you are on the “going” list to. It is not fair to other group members on the waitlist or the hosts who have there limits, to just show up. As people drop off from the going list, the next person in line on the wait list should be moved to the going list automatically, unless the maximum is set lower. Please make sure you have your meetup app notifications on, as you will be notified if you are moved. Please do not keep yourself on the wait list if you cannot go last minute, since there is a chance people cancel last minute and you may be moved over last minute.

FEES: Yes this hiking group does cost the organizer money to run (meetup charges $99 every 6 months, that’s $200/year). No you are not required to pay if you are in this group, it is a FREE group. However, donations are gladly welcomed and helpful! You can donate even as little as $1 here: https://secure.meetup...

HOSTING: If you are interesting in hosting a hike this year or becoming an official host of the group to host multiple hikes throughout the year, please reply back to this email or message Michella for more details!

2020 CHALLENGE: If you haven’t heard already, we are doing a 2020 Hiking Challenge this year! Complete 20 new hikes in this group, that you have never been on before, and receive a prize for your completion! Due to COVID19 this challenge will be extended into 2021. For more details and to commit, visit our meetup page specifically for it:

2819 members · Private

North County Unplugged an Acoustic Guitar Meetup

Escondido, CA

North County Unplugged an Acoustic Guitar Meetup

Easy going, friendly music group created for the pursuit of making and/or recreating music with an emphasis on the acoustic guitar.

The purpose of the Meetup is to provide a welcoming platform for acoustical music enthusiasts of all types to come together to play music and collaborate with others! It's an opportunity to work on our craft, to practice while having fun with others who also love music.

The group setting is a great forum to get your feet wet playing at public venues with friendly supportive faces watching. Some of our members are accomplished musicians, others are beginners. So we ask that everyone be respectful of all members. The best way to get better is to play and to learn from advanced musicians, so let's all support each other! <br>

We are called "Unplugged", however, we usually do use amps and mics at our Open Mic events, but we try to keep it organic. Any style of music and all levels of players are welcome.

All acoustic instruments are welcome: guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, autoharp, violin, cajon, djembe, hand percussion, & vocals. <br>

Whether you like to write your own tunes or just learn the classics; whether you are looking to play at an Open Mic or to perform at an event, this group is here for support and feedback. We schedule public performance meetups at local area cafes as well as private guitar circles at our member’s homes and public locations.

A great Meetup for collaborating and learning from one another or just to have fun.

380 members · Public

San Diego Outdoor Enthusiasts

La Mesa, CA

San Diego Outdoor Enthusiasts

We are an outdoor group comprised of QUALITY, ACTIVE members offering a variety of events, mainly hiking, biking, kayaking, and camping.

New Members - we understand you are checking out SDOE to see if it is a good fit for you.  In order to remain a member, participate in an event within your first 60 days or you are subject to removal from the group.  Thereafter, members are expected to participate at least once each 90 days.


READ the following Guidelines.

The Organizers have established these simple Guidelines.  Members ignoring or violating these guidelines are subject to suspension or removal from SDOE.   


If you request to join SDOE, you will be asked to name the 2 Guidelines that you feel are most important.  


-  FACE PHOTO REQUIRED.   You must have a RECOGNIZABLE FACE PHOTO on your SDOE profile to join and must maintain one as a member. 

 RSVP REQUIRED.   An RSVP is required for events.  No walk-ups or "crashers".  A limit on participants is often set by Event Hosts.  This also includes guests.  

-  SAFETY.  Safety is our number one concern for each event.  Bring your Ten Hiking Essentials. We offer group activities, please stay with the group.

-  GUESTS.   Event Hosts may set criteria for guests.  Check the event listing or contact the Event Host if there is a question.  You are responsible for your guest(s).  Stay with your guest during the event. 

-  NO SHOWS.  Change your "RSVP" to "No - Not Attending", as soon as possible if you are subsequently unable to attend an event.  Members who fail to show for event will be marked "NO SHOW" and are subject to removal after 2 NO SHOWS.  A last minute change from “RSVP" to "NO" may be marked as a NO SHOW, particularly if there are members on the Waitlist hoping to participate. 

 DONATION.  The San Diego Outdoor Enthusiasts asks for a voluntary $5 per year donation to help cover expenses.  You may make an online donation here: 

-  PARTICIPATE.  SDOE is a group for active members.  Members are expected to participate in at least 1 event every 90 days.  Members who lack regular participation are subject to removal. 

NO DRAMA.  We are not psychologists, counselors, or therapists; nor are we a dating site.  Excessive attention-seeking conduct will not be tolerated. Unwanted romantic overtures, harassment, or discomforting behavior are not acceptable.

-  BE PLEASANT and COURTEOUS.  Be nice. Make the events enjoyable.  Thank the host; significant effort is often put into events.  Common courtesy and respect is expected from each member.  Do not expect others to supply equipment or food or other items without prior arrangements.  Offer to fairly compensate drivers in car pools.

 (updated 2-16-2020)

601 members · Private

Hiking Addicts - Excellent Hiking Adventures

San Marcos, CA

Hiking Addicts - Excellent Hiking Adventures

Hiking Addicts is all about excellent hiking adventures (as well as post-hike socializing). We may throw in the occasional trail biking event, but our priority is having good times on hiking adventures, laughing, and building relationships with quality people. This group is a fun, relaxed and friendly group of folks who love to hike, and maybe share a meal after an adventurous day.

There are so many wonderful places and views to explore all over our San Diego County. We often learn about nature, geocaching, map reading, survival skills, and, most importantly, how to find our way back to our cars! If you are a beginner, intermediate, or experienced hiker, you are welcome on our adventures. We all have our own hiking pace and abilities and you can feel free to hike fast, medium, or slow. No one will be left behind! (No rescue helicopters will be needed to search for you!) We have several Hikeaholics experienced at the back of the pack. We may hike at sunrise or sunset, at the beach or the mountains, in rain, hail, wind, daylight, or moonlight and everything in-between. Come join us for some exercise along our beautiful North County trails that we can explore together.

If you are qualified and want to be an Event Organizer, great! We have lots of opportunities for all to participate at any level of involvement you desire. This group is your group so we are eager to hear about new ideas for great hiking and outdoor adventures.

Except for expenses anyone would incur when hiking (gas/carpool money, food, park entrance, gear, etc), this group is FREE. No organizer will ever ask you to pay or donate just to attend an outing. We simply love being outside and want to share the experience with others.

We are not professional guides and all outings are at your own risk. By joining this group and attending an event, you are demonstrating that you understand you are responsible for your own safety. Information on proper gear and safety checklists, as well as a release of liability, can be found in our Files section. (Click on “More,” then go to “Files.”) We also highly recommend that you carry your own medical and auto insurance policies.


There are fees from Meetup we have to pay regularly for this site. Please make a volunteer contribution based on amount of fun you have hiking with Hikaholics. 

See you on the trails soon,
The Hiking Addicts Team


6161 members · Private

San Diego Book Divas!

San Diego, CA

San Diego Book Divas!

Have you been looking for a place to discuss some of the great books you find?

Do you want to meet some quality intelligent girlfriends in a non-threatening fun environment?

Then San Diego Book Divas is the book club for you! Please join us in meeting at least once a month for cocktails or coffee and discussion. We are having a great time reading all different types of books and meet within the San Diego city limits.  Our meetups are typically held on weeknights at 7pm, the daytime group meets at 10:30am (usually on Wednesdays) and we also have an occasional weekend movie meetup.

You can choose from a few books every month... We are reading fiction, chick-lit, young adult, classics, sci-fi, and nonfiction books to have a nice mix of serious topics and lighter material. We have regular series of meetups for self-help called The Happiness Project, book to movie meetups called *Page To Screen*, classic books called Quarterly Classics and young adult books called *Young@Heart*. With over 600 past meetups it's difficult to list just a few of our previous reads! Books are chosen based on suggestions by the members and polls on the website. We normally choose books that are available in paperback and at the public library.

San Diego Book Divas! is a great way to stay "with it" and read books that are out of our own comfort zones. It also feels great to have a deadline to finish a book and then share opinions on really great reads! There have been many times at book club where we all see different things since we all have our own perspectives. When the book is shared, you get such a stronger meaning from it!

Come to laugh, share stories and a glass of wine or a latte and make new friends! We're meeting 6+ times a month now, so you have plenty of opportunities to join in on the fun!

Meetups cost $2 cash per person at each meetup attended. This is for the costs of the website and the organizers' time. 


(1) Ladies only, no exceptions!

(2) To join the group, you MUST have a picture and fill out all profile questions. Your profile picture must be a photo your own face.  It is nice for everyone to be able to know who to look for when we have our meetups and put faces with names!  This group is about getting to know people, so only members who have a photo of themselves and answer the profile questions will be approved.

(3) Treat others with respect. Be considerate of other viewpoints, include everyone in the discussion and be careful to not offend anyone. If you are offended by anything, please report it to one of the organizers immediately.

(4) Join the group wanting to attend meetups and remove yourself if you decide not to. We are all adults, so please take care of yourself.

(5) Post any suggestions on books, locations and event ideas to the message board... We want to make this YOUR group!!!

Your Organizers,

Kelly Claude
Samaire Cohen
Nikki LW
Courtney Aguila 
Sarah Beth
Courtney H 
Amy K 

Membership Requirements

HOUSE RULES & how to be a great Book Diva!


ADVERTISING without organizers' permissions is prohibited! This includes, but is not limited to, message board posts, profile photos, introduction, comments, emails, and suggested events. We reserve the right to remove any member for solicitation.

DISCLAIMER: By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

571 members · Private

San Diego Baby Boomers - the original ✌ est. 2008

San Diego, CA

San Diego Baby Boomers - the original ✌ est. 2008

Join us and meet some amazing new friends ages 50+!!

YES! we are The original "San Diego Baby Boomers" Meetup Group. We are a well-established private group that is open to ages 50 and above. We take pride in the 3,370+ past events shared and look forward to continued success as an ALL ACTIVITY INCLUSIVE GROUP FOR Singles and Couples!!

Join us and make some amazing new friends and see them again at events and privately if that works out! We share a variety of gatherings such as camping, dance parties with live music, kayaking, a variety of walks, outdoor concerts, picnics at our beautiful coast and bayside, wine tasting, urban and trail hikes, potlucks, cultural events, casino visits, go-cart racing, boating, happy hours, game nights, limo tours, movies and volunteering in our beautiful community.  Our events typically range in attendance of 5 to 160 members throughout the year, depending on the activity and EVERYONE in our group is welcomed to join in on the fun! 

Guidelines for joining

  1. In order to be a member you must have a recognizable face photo of YOU, no dark lenses please.
  2. Fill out the member questionnaire so that we can get to know a little bit about you.
  3. For privacy please use your first name and include the initial(s) of your last name if your name is common.
  4. Couples are welcomed however do not count as 1 member, each must sign up as we can't always guarantee 2 spots at any event and we usually don't allow guests.

Remaining a member

If you RSVP and do not show up for that event you are considered a "no show" and you will be removed from our group without notification.  To avoid being removed contact the event host directly via a Meetup message within 24 hours after the event to acknowledge that you forgot to update your RSVP.

If you show up for an event and have not RSVP'd, the Group Organizer will remove you as a member. Crashers are not welcomed unless it is an official "Crashers Only" event.

No recruiting or soliciting to members for any reason, this includes Event hosts, Organizers from other Meetup groups chatting about their upcoming events. We don't promote personal business ventures, politics, or religion, nor are we a dating service. If you violate these rules, you will be removed at any time and without notice.  

By clicking on the "Join Us" button you are agreeing to our terms and assuming all liability for any function that you choose to attend. San Diego Baby Boomers - the original! , Group Organizer, Assistant Organizers, Event Hosts will not be held liable or responsible.

Let's have some fun!!


Group Organizer, October 2013

Deb McGann Group Organizer, October 2008

1889 members · Private