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Summits!

Los Angeles, CA

Summits!

THIS GROUP HAS BEEN CREATED for dedicated hikers that share a passion for challenging and unique ADVENTURES with others! MODERATE to STRENUOUS events! Hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, camping, snowshoeing, winter backcountry travel, and BEYOND! Events will include the San Bernardino, San Jacinto, San Gorgonio, Santa Rosa and San Gabriel mountain ranges. The Sierra Nevada, out-of-state ranges and national parks! Dayhiking, backpacking, weekend and longer trips! LET'S LOVE & RESPECT Mother Nature and create new adventures TOGETHER! "IF you want to go fast, go alone. IF you want to go far, go together." JOINING THE GROUP IS FREE & THE GROUP IS PRIVATE! There is a \*60-Day\* trial period. PARTICIPATE in a group hike within that period or be removed. PARTICIPATE as a team-player or be removed. SELF-SERVING members will be removed. Always turn back and lend a hand. IT'S A JOURNEY, not a race. The Organizer reserves the right to accept or deny your "Request to Join". ALL MEMBERS must have a completed profile with a photo clearly depicting themselves. SAFE, POSITIVE, FUN! MOST events have a limited number of vacancies to promote safety and group participation! IF YOU WANT TO GO SOLO, do not join the group! NO PLUS 1'S or GUESTS ALLOWED! All attendees must be a member! \*\*\*READ THIS WAIVER and ANSWER YES or you will not be added\*\*\* Registration and Participation are voluntary. PARTICIPATION IN ANY EVENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALL MEMBERS are responsible for their own SAFETY. Knowledge "of" and "packing" the TEN ESSENTIALS and supplies to survive a night in the wilderness, IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, is your responsibility. Some events will require PERMIT, CAMPGROUND, ENTRANCE, ACCOMMODATION or EVENT FEES. These will be collected on an "Event-by-Event" basis. The GROUP is not responsible for injuries, loss of, or damage to, any personal property. Organizers/Hosts reserve the right to accept or deny your RSVP for the safety of the group. DO NOT participate in an event that may cause harm to yourself or another member. ANY unkind, abusive, inappropriate, bullying behaviour or conduct will be cause for removal from the group. BY BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE GROUP you agree to this waiver and any forthcoming rules and regulations. COVID-19 Requirements: MASKS are not required on the trails. CARRY a CDC approved mask with you. DO NOT attend any event if you have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, flu-like or cold symptoms, chronic cough) AND/OR exposure to a positive or symptomatic COVID-19 individual within 14 days of an event.

96 members · Private

SGV LA + OC Chinese & Global Foodies

Monterey Park, CA

SGV LA + OC Chinese & Global Foodies

Let's Eat the World!  While our prime focus will be Chinese restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley (from the 710 Freeway to the West, the 60 Freeway to the South, 210 Freeway to the North, and the 57 Freeway to the East), we will venture all over the LA and OC counties as well as parts beyond. We will also explore global cuisines from Japanese to Sri Lankan to Nigerian to French and more.

Be prepared to share the dishes family-style, as most events will be designated as Family Style Dining. However, there will be occasions where each individual will order their own entree/main dish. Be sure to bring cash, as many hole-in-the-wall places do not accept credit cards. 

New Members: You will be given a 3-month free trial membership to our group. By the 90th day, if you like to continue being a member of our group, we will need you to pay annual membership dues of $3.88. These membership dues will be used to pay the semi-annual dues to MeetUp.com for our group. A portion of the membership dues will also go to WePay, which is the payment system used by MeetUp.com to collect funds from members for membership dues, for charged events, etc. 

REMEMBER, FOR EVERY EVENT YOU SIGN UP PLEASE FOLLOW THESE RULES:

1. If you need to cancel your RSVP, please do so 48 hours before the start time of the event. 

2. For most events, paid members to get first priority for available spots for those events. Trial members may be required to make a deposit in order to get an available spot for those events.

3. New members of the group who No Show to their first event will be banned from the group. 

4. If you are on the Wait List, then it is YOUR responsibility to monitor your status on the Wait List and update your RSVP accordingly. If you didn't get an email or notification from the MeetUp app about being moved from the Wait List to the Going List, then you need to modify your account settings in order to receive these notifications.

5. Please provide the organizer with your contact number at the time of signing, so that the organizer will have your number in the event the organizer needs to contact you about the event. If you don't, then your RSVP will be canceled. 

6. For events designated as Family-Style Dining: Dining for this event has been designated as Family-Style. The food bill will be split evenly between all attendees. Attendees will be responsible for paying for their own beverages. Please note that flexibility is an important part of family-style dining, and if you want to take a chance on attending, you have to be amenable to what the group/AO will order. You don't have to eat everything that is ordered, but everyone pays equally, whether you eat everything or not. Most of the dishes we order will be at least moderately spicy. If this definition of Family-Style Dining doesn't feel comfortable, this may not be the right type of event for you. In addition, if you have ANY dietary restrictions or ingredients you do not wish to consume, then you may want to skip this event. Ordering dishes modified to fit someone's dietary needs or personal tastes will alter the true flavors of those dishes for the rest of the group. 

7. Be sure to bring CASH to pay for your portion of the bill.

8. COVID-19 Rules for attending any of our events: Attend if you have received at least one Pfizer or Moderna, or Janssen J&J shot and will provide proof of vaccine shots by CDC's V-Safe passport displayed on your smartphone, or show a photo or printed copy of your Covid-19 vaccination card. Also attend, if you are comfortable with the fact that we will be seated at tables that will provide at least 1 to 2 feet distance from the person sitting on either side of you. Do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms such as fever (I will have a forehead thermometer on hand to check everyone's temperature), cough, runny nose/sinus congestion. Everyone will have their own communal fork and spoon to serve themselves food -- do not use them to eat from. Arrive wearing a face mask - remove it only when eating or drinking - if we are waiting for food, please put your mask back on, and when you leave to the table for the restroom, etc. Watch your conversation volume to avoid spraying your saliva over the table and food. I apologize for all these rules, but we must be as safe as possible to prevent the spread of Covid-19. If you cannot agree with these rules, please do not attend.

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134 members · Public

Peeps of LA & Beyond 🚀 (20s/30s Social)

Los Angeles, CA

Peeps of LA & Beyond 🚀 (20s/30s Social)

Welcome to the nexus! For folks who may be new this group is going to be an Eastside County or West Orange County focused millennial-aimed group for us to get off our computers and phones to go network and meetup in real life. Over the years I've had a lot of good experiences doing various young professionals events all throughout the east side of Downtown whether in Pasadena, Arcadia, San Gabriel, or Arts District and I hope for y'all to join us too.

The kinds of events you will see on here will be a sampling of what LA has to offer, from mixers and bar or coffee crawls, art nights, trips, game nights, movies, classes for archery or dance, or anything else that members might find interesting (and please send recommendations). Note that the reason I call this group a Nexus is because it will have a lot of events or places that I've found through meetup and now want to share with like-minded folks who might be in the same place on life.

So if you have any recommendations let me know and feel free to send ideas or spots in the area. Hope to see y'all soon!

We want to create a safe community where people can mingle and connect naturally. This can be a slow process regarding vetting new members to help us avoid a lot of issues that the other meetups have to deal with. Please understand that this vetting can include up to in person referrals because unfortunately too many bad apples have taken advantage of a lot of the other groups out there. So apologies if this may seem super strict! <br>

PS: Meeting new people is all about respect and personal safety is crucial, so that being in mind, so personal conduct is key as we are all a bunch of strangers in public settings and listening to others should always be maintained. With that in mind if any member is harassing you online or in real life that you haven't met then please inform an organizer so we can act on said individuals including and up to a ban from the group. Please no bar fights or extra drama :P

Disclaimer: Group organizers and assistant organizers assume no liability in any of the activities you participate in. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for 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. <br>

658 members · Private

Finding Female Friends Past Fifty® SouthBay (FFF>F)

Manhattan Beach, CA

Finding Female Friends Past Fifty® SouthBay (FFF>F)

Finding Female Friends Past Fifty (FFF>F) is a group of seasoned, interesting, and supportive women. If you're looking for friends, you've found the right place! Many women find ourselves at this age without the social connections we yearn for, and finding friends in our age group can be a challenge. 


If you join our group with an open heart, sense of adventure, and fun spirit, you may find that even after a few events, you will begin to make connections and form friendships.


Please take a moment to review our guidelines prior to your request to join:


MEETUP PROFILE: Our group is growing quickly and it is important for us to be able to connect and communicate with our members. And as a group of women, we are sensitive to being able to know who we are communicating with, as well as being able to recognize you and call you by name at our events. As a result, we require a few specific items regarding your Meetup profile:


Name: We require that you use your actual first name. You do not have to enter a last name, but your first name needs to be what you are addressed by. Profile names that appear to be obscuring identity will not be approved.


Profile: We require a close-up photo that shows your face, head and shoulders with no obscuring elements like sunglasses, a low hat or a mask. Please check your profile picture before you request membership. If your picture does not meet requirements, your request will not be approved. If you need help updating your picture, click here: https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002878591-How-do-I-change-my-profile-photo


Membership Fees: Meetup charges our group a subscription cost every 6 months for us to be a part of their platform. To cover this, we ask that every member pay $5 to cover the cost of these fees. You can conveniently give your $5 to your event host at your next event. You will only pay this fee once, then we won't ask again for at least 1 year. Depending upon how many active members we have and what Meetup's subscription charges are, we should not have to ask for additional fees beyond your first payment for at least 1 year, likely longer.


Notifications: As a member, it is essential that you have your Email Updates and Push Notifications turned on in Settings both on your desktop computer and your phone app. It is also necessary to check back frequently in the days before a scheduled event in case there are any changes or if confirmation is requested. If you need help changing your settings, you can use the following links: Turn on Email Notifications: https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002879591-Editing-my-email-settings Turn on Push Notifications: https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002862972-Editing-my-push-notification-settings . PLEASE NOTE: If we are not able to reach you when needed, you may be removed from the group.


ATTENDANCE: Attendance and punctuality are vital for us to create an environment where friendships can flourish; please note that we take attendance seriously. If you are unsure if you can make it to an event, please do not sign up; instead, wait to see if there is room last minute. Not following the guidelines below can result in removal from future events and/or from the group.


Tardiness: It is important to be respectful of everyone's time, including restaurant staff, event staff, and event organizers who often plan in advance to ensure our group can be accommodated, etc. Please plan ahead to ensure you arrive on time. Excessive tardiness of over 10 minutes may result in you being removed from future events, and/or from the group.


RSVPs: As our group expands, we typically have several ladies on the waitlist for our events. We ask that if you need to change your RSVP, you do so no later than 48 hours prior to the event. This will provide members on the waitlist some notice that they are able to go to the event and allow them to adjust their plans accordingly. We understand that life happens and sometimes there are last-minute changes; however, any sudden drop-outs with less than 48 hours notice will result in you being removed from any events you are attending for the next week. This applies to our waitlist as well. If you are on the waitlist, it is assumed you intend to come should a spot open up. If your plans change, please edit your response to 'Not Going' at least 48 hours in advance.


No-Shows: A lot of work and coordination goes into planning an event, and part of what makes events fun is having everyone show up! All event coordinators can be reached via message or email through the Meetup app. If you are signed up for an event and you do not attend, you will be marked as "No Show". If this occurs with no communication from you, you will be removed from any events you are attending for the next week. After three no shows, you will be removed from the group.


*****FFF>F CANCELLATION POLICY: Your host is a fellow member who has put a lot of effort into this event! Out of consideration to her and to fellow members on the waitlist, please cancel at least 48 hours in advance if you can no longer attend. The consequence for not doing so is removal from any events you are going to for one week.


Event Fee Requirements: You may find that some of our events require an event fee to be paid within a certain amount of time. If you are not able to make the payment within the allocated amount of time, you will be moved to “Not Going” to the event. If you RSVP for multiple fee-required events and have a track record of not paying within the allocated amount of time, the event organizer can move you to “Not Going” at their discretion without giving you the allocated amount of time to pay.


ATTITUDE: We pride ourselves in creating a welcoming, positive, and inclusive environment for our members. We are here to have fun and enjoy our time together. As such, the following behaviors are not allowed and we reserve the right to remove anyone from the group for violating these expectations.


~ Negativity: Our time together is reserved for uplifting and supporting each other. So please come with a positive attitude and leave any negativity at home.


~ Drama: We are grown women; drama in any form is unnecessary and will not be tolerated.


~ Business/Networking: Please leave your work hat at home. We are here to make friends, and not be sold to or recruited.


If you are looking for Female Friends past Fifty and these guidelines align with your personal values, please join us!


We are looking forward to meeting you!

195 members · Private

South Bay Social Group for Women

Torrance, CA

South Bay Social Group for Women

Over the past year I have been looking for a group of women who support each other. Women who want to play, hike, have drinks (coffee or wine), volunteer in the community and anything else we can think of.


Too often we get lost in the "to-do's" of life and sometimes need to encourage each other to come out of our structured lives to play a little and remember who we are. We are women that are stronger when we support each other.


Now, with life beginning to feel a bit more normal, I'm creating this group to find other women who want to join me in talking over a glass of wine or mug of coffee, going for a hike, or even volunteering in the community.


If this sounds like something that interests you, I would love to meet you at the next event!


In order for all of us (leaders and women) to enjoy ourselves, here are some ground rules:


Some events may specify limits. Those will be clearly noted when needed. If an event has a limited number of people, please make sure your RSVP is correct. If you can not come, please give a 24 hour courtesy and cancel (change your RSVP) so someone else in the group can take that spot. I understand people get sick and cars break down, but if this request is repeatedly broken, you will be removed from the group. Think, "3 strikes rule."


When you RSVP, please remember the group organizer (and the rest of the group) waits for you and continually checks messages before moving the group forward. Please be considerate and change your RSVP if you are not coming at any point.


If you RSVP to an event, come to the event but choose to do your own thing outside of the group, this will be considered a "no show."


Be kind and courteous. We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.


Please avoid "hot topics" that are largely debated. We get enough of that everywhere else in the world. This is a place to have fun with each other and let go of the stress. Please respect that others come together for this reason. If someone starts a topic you don't want to be a part of, feel free to walk away from them or kindly let them know it's not something you want to talk about. It's ok to not want to talk about something with someone.


Bullying will not be tolerated. Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn't allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated and lead to immediate removal of the group.


All of these things are just so at the end of the day, we can all have a good time.



653 members · Private

OC Singles who Mingle 45+

Brea, CA

OC Singles who Mingle 45+

Hey Hey!! Welcome to OC Singles who Mingle 45+!! Thank you for checking us out! Please note that this is a private and exclusive social group for meeting people and new friends in-person and face to face and NOT a Dating Site. Being single doesn't mean you have to be alone, nor looking for a romantic partner.


We are a group of like-minded individuals who want to get out and do stuff with others who may have the same interests or learn new ones. Let's meet and hang out with other fun peeps.


But please, NO CREEPY vibes, Stalking or hook-ups. Also, please keep any drama and gossip OUTSIDE of this group.


Because we are a private and exclusive group, we are selective with which "Requests to Join" are accepted and will remove those members who we later decide are not a good fit for various reasons and also those who are not actively attending events. Unlike some groups who only care about the size of the group, we care about quality over quantity.


We are a Brand New Group of fun adults, on average in their mid 40s thru 60s, who enjoy mingling together while making new quality friendships and enjoying social activities and events like:

Bike Riding, Tactical Training, Hiking, Walking, Axe Throwing, Karaoke, Dining Out, Happy Hour, Comedy Clubs, Road Trips, Int'l & Domestic Travel, Potlucks, House Parties, Get Togethers and anything else that looks like fun. It’s limitless. We don't just "say"... we "do". If you’re interested in hosting an event, let me know! Yay!!


Our goal is to create and build a solid group of hopefully close friends, like a second family maybe, that you look forward to seeing again and again at the next event. We want you to feel like this group is your home and that you are welcomed and fit right in.


We want you smiling, laughing and having a great time and a great experience at whatever event of ours that you choose to attend! You'll notice that we not only have a LOT of events per week, but various kinds because we happen to LOVE variety! Please feel free to give me suggestions and let's see what we can come up with. Hey, this is the second half of our lives - let's enjoy it, together! Life is short!


We care about honest, respectful, loyal, trustworthy quality people. We want to create a safe space for everyone, especially for those who desire it. If there is ever an issue, please private message me.


♥ Jenny ♥

Group founded: June 26, 2021


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A few housekeeping items:


*All members must have a clear, CURRENT and recognizable picture (i.e. no pics from your younger years in high school/college, memes, cartoons, pets, kids, landscapes etc. You know who you are) so that we can identify you at events. Those without one are subject to removal from the group.


*Strict Zero Tolerance Policy: We ask that you actively and enthusiastically participate in our events, especially with the time, efforts and occasionally additional monies that it takes for us to put an event together. We ask that you respect all organizers, hosts, and attendees. This includes honoring your RSVPs and letting us know if you can’t make it as soon as you are aware. Those who have 3+ "no show" or frequently RSVP and then cancel will be subject to removal.


*Active Member Requirement: You must ATTEND a minimum of one (1) event per quarter. RSVPing for an event (incl. those in the far future) and then not attending does NOT count as being an active member. You must have attended a min. of 1 event with the current quarter. Frequent cancellations and No-Shows are subject to removal from the group.


*We ask that you do not contact (private message) members you haven’t met in real life. Exceptions include inquiring about group events with the prospective hosts and organizers.


*Keep in mind that this is NOT a dating group, altho it may happen if you meet and there is a mutual connection. If things work out, great!! But if it doesn't, please keep any drama outside.


**By joining our MeetUp group, you agree to the MeetUp terms of service releasing the organizers, assistant organizers, event organizers, hosts, and members from any liability related to any incidents, injuries, or accidents that may occur at MeetUp events**


**OBLIGATORY COVID-19 NOTICE:

Eligible attendees are encouraged to be fully vaccinated or had a recent negative testing prior to attending any event. Note that we are NOT checking vaccine records for this meetup. It is up to you to assess your own level of acceptable risk and take any precautions you deem prudent ie wearing masks and washing hands. That said, please use common sense and do not attend if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms or otherwise feel unwell.

435 members · Private