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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)

602 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

1891 members · Private

I Wanted To Eat There, Just Not Alone! (SD 20's & 30's)

San Diego, CA

I Wanted To Eat There, Just Not Alone! (SD 20's & 30's)

Tired of going out to eat by yourself? New to San Diego? From San Diego and looking for some new friends? You’ve come to the right place! If you are a 20 or 30-something and looking for a solid group of fellow foodies, sign up! This group specializes in dining and events with food/drinks.

Other groups say they are “different” but for an accurate answer ask our lovely members! This is by far the most well-connected, organic group on this app. After most events, we usually go for drinks elsewhere. I can honestly say that our members are some of my closest friends! It truly is not just a group, but a lifestyle.

All meetups are in-person so attendees must feel comfortable enough to do so. Stay safe and, of course, enjoy.

This group was made with the intention to make long-lasting memories and form a solid group of friends.

If you would like to host an event please message the organizer directly and provide a short description as to what ideas you may have.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that this is a private group so a photo and a brief questionnaire are required to join. Must be between 21-39 years of age to join. Group organizer(s) reserve the right to add or remove members at any time and for any reason. Approval to enter the group is entirely at the discretion of the organizer(s). Missed RSVPs, inactive status, and unacceptable conduct may result in dismissal. By submitting for and maintaining group membership, you agree to this disclaimer and you agree to release and hold harmless the Organizer, all Event Hosts and fellow members of any and all liability. During the pandemic please note that if you are not comfortable in situations that may include lack of social distancing, members/guests not wearing masks, do not attend in-person events until you feel safe to do so. If you are not feeling well and have upper respiratory symptoms DO NOT attend events. All events are food-related and you will need to remove your mask in order to eat or drink, more than likely less than 6’ apart. In short, get vaccinated!

649 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

Sisterhood International Society

San Diego, CA

Sisterhood International Society


Sisterhood International Society (SIS) is a microcosmic representation of the world where women from all nations are united to foster friendship, camaraderie, empowerment, support and joy among each other. 

We want serious members only; hence, before you click"Join Us", please note that:

1) We are purely a social organization. Although we have many members who are political, religious, and social activists, we discourage any recruitment/discussions relating to these subjects during any of our events.

2) We require you to post a recognizable profile photo of your face for security reasons. Your application for membership will not be approved without your profile photo. 

3) We try to limit our membership to a manageable number in order to maintain the group's exclusivity and forge a close relationship with our SISters. We normally have a waiting list of applicants; we give the highest priority to those who are friends with, or who are referred by, existing members.

4) Unless you are already known by some of our members, please attend any of our meetups in public settings before attending any of our private events (in-home parties). 

5) You may be removed from the group if: (a) You have been inactive for more than three months, or (b) are a "No Show" 3 or more times to your RSVPed events.

6) We request that you host or co-host at least one event during the year. You are invited to host an event of your choosing at a public or private location with any number of people appropriate for the event. SIS provides this opportunity to enable all members to participate in adding fun and meaningful events to form friendship and community. The topic and timing of the events are entirely up to each members. Some examples of events are dining out, movies, festival celebrations, dancing, etc. The only limitations for posting events is to refrain from selling either goods or services to other members. Membership shall be free from sales pressure of any kind during any events.

Thank you.

Ji Soo Kim



SIS was founded on June 1, 2015 by Maria Panlilio, Susan Azar, Marcella Iniguez, Rosa Romero and Ji Soo Kim

Risks and Waiver of Liability. The Sisterhood International Society (“SIS”) holds various types of events that include some physical activities, including, but not limited to, games, hiking, dancing, and road trips. Attendees understand that risks of injuries and damages can occur at any time and any place. Therefore, attendees agree to waive, discharge claims, and release SIS and its members from any liability on account of, or in any way resulting from injuries and damages while participating in any group event. 

140 members · Private

The Official 20's and 30's Social Group, San Diego

San Diego, CA

The Official 20's and 30's Social Group, San Diego

Welcome to the most active 20's and 30's social friends group in San Diego. We take being the most active group in San Diego seriously, with over 200 events during the past year. We may not be the oldest or largest, but we are run by a group of outgoing, committed organizers. Friendships and bonds have been made through all our previous events, such as... <br>

* Billiards * Bowling * Newbie Nights * Happy Hours * Baseball Games *

* Concerts * Beer and Wine Tastings * Bonfires * Hikes * Trivia * <br>

* Board Games * Pub Crawls * Karaoke * BBQs * Taco Tuesday * <br>

* Pool Parties * Mixers with other Meetup Groups * Brunch * and so much more!


THIS IS NOT A SINGLES GROUP! Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. Do not randomly message members you do not know. Repeated attempts to contact anyone without a reply will be viewed as harassment and will be grounds for removal and banishment from the group. Do not send negative or insulting messages. If you have a complaint about someone please contact me or any organizer. <br>

If you are new to San Diego, just looking to make some new friends, or want to try something new around the city, this group is for you! People in this group have made new friends, some have found new loves, and everyone has walked away with a smile. So come out and join us! The group is free to join. The only other requirements are that you're also in your 20s or 30s, you've got a great attitude and a sense of humor. The application form you are about to fill out, although it may seem silly, was chosen by the group to help us find new members who will fit into the group.


Proudly sponsored by:

Check out our Facebook photo album, and feel free to submit your photos to contribute!

We are not responsible for anything that might happen to you on one of our outings. By signing up for our meetups, I agree to the following: This event can be dangerous and cause serious bodily injury or even possibly death. The organizers of this group and its members will not be held responsible for the actions of any participant at any event. Each attendee attending an event is attending at their own risk and is solely responsible for any damage to their equipment or themselves. You must fully understand that attending these events involves risks and dangers of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis, and death. Fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages. Hereby release from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on my account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the members of this group. <br>

I have read this agreement, I fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by attending and have attended freely and without inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.

By requesting to join this group you agree to the above rules and understand the risks inherent in an outdoor activity of this type.


6297 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.

573 members · Private

Outdoor Parks + Online Fun & Connections, socially distanced

San Diego, CA

Outdoor Parks + Online Fun & Connections, socially distanced

Love being outdoors, but don't always feel like hiking, biking, and crossfit? We play lower energy lawn games like bocce ball, horse shoes and Molkky, eat, and chat at lovely Balboa or Mission Hills park (and some others). Lower energy, but high vibe. For now we are still socially distanced. Online we've been enjoying peer-led discussions or practice groups, frequently with mindful topics like meditation and spirituality, but also various other topics (*you can see our past event topics below). We've also been playing a lot of Pictionary on Zoom lately, but if you want to host or co-host other games, contact organizer. All events occur with the help of volunteer co-hosts - That means people like You. :-) Please assist at least one time for a couple of hours helping run a park game, or chatting a bit with new comers, or helping with a discussion. You can take your mask off when outdoors and distanced.

*Some recent discussion topics have been: Netflix's "Headspace" series on meditation, The Social Dilemma documentary on the pitfalls of social media, The Octopus Teacher, Ram Dass/ other spiritual teachers, a basic astronomy video discussion, the Loneliness Epidemic, "Share a story about an item in your house" (Show and Tell), "Life and Death of the Grizzly man" (Timothy Treadwell), and some short film watch/discuss parties.

***For now, you agree to stay six feet apart by your RSVP to in-person events.*** Participate at your own risk. Organizer is not liable for your safety nor for the member participants.

Enjoy your first event or two free. If you continue to come and enjoy events, please throw in a dollar per month to help cover: Meetup group fees charged to the Organizer ($16/month) + Zoom fees ($15 per month), etc. Thanks!



377 members · Public

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.

360 members · Private

Geek Girls of San Diego

San Diego, CA

Geek Girls of San Diego

Sometimes being a geek girl is a lonely experience. It's hard connect with other women when they're staring at you funny because you're trying to explain your theory that the nature of a child's mutation stems partially from genetics as seen in Polaris and Magneto, but mostly from some sort of trauma before puberty - the time in which most mutants first exhibit abilities. Ex: Nightcrawler wanted to disappear because of his demonic appearance, and he did. You flashed 'em a little bit of your geek, and people just sidle away cautiously.

Not at this meetup. We LOVE your inner geek. We want you to pull it out of it's hiding place, doll it up and make it sing for our amusement. This is a place where you can meet girls who share your interest/s, socialize, have adventures and not feel ostracized.

Our main focus is to provide a safe social setting for geek girls of similar interests to meet and interact and hopefully create bonds of friendship that will last a long time. Our secondary focus is to have a blast! Geek girls of all ages, shapes, ethnicities and interests are welcome!

Please don't join if you are of the male persuasion – this is not a geek on geek dating service.

Also, Please have a clear photo of your face when you apply. Your application will be declined if you don't.

Geek Girls of San Diego Inclusivity Statement:

We welcome trans women, genderqueer and non-binary individuals who most closely identify as women. If you feel you would belong here, welcome!

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If you ever have an idea for a meetup, please feel free to post it in the Ideas section. If you have a location, time and date I'll post it right away. If there are still a few details that need to be smoothed out, I'll leave the meetup up in the air until it's worked out :)

I'm very open to people wanting to be assistant organizers or event coordinators. The difference is assistants help with many different meetups while coordinators will focus of their own. The more the merrier imo!

327 members · Public