Suggested Groups near California
South Bay Social 21-35
San Jose, CA
Hi everyone! Welcome to the South Bay Social (21-35)
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To create a laid-back and welcoming community full of adventurous fun friends. We hope to make this an exciting space to spend time and really get to know one another through various activities and experiences together. Our events will consistently be amazing, and you will meet some really awesome people!!
We plan on hosting at minimum 3 events per week and as the group grows adding more organizers. If you are interested in becoming an organizer please reach out a let us know- we would love to share the planning!
Some of our organizers also host events for a group in SF called Tribe, so there may be combined events- recommend applying to that group if you visit the city often.
join our WhatsApp: https://chat.whatsapp.com/DM3q0gcHbOgHQY2ZCFIB8s
To get you guys PUMPED, here's are only a few of the events we are in the works of planning:
• Weekly happy hours at various bar/lounges in the bay
• Summer beach bonfires
• Themed bar crawls
• House parties, dinner parties, holiday parties, pool parties, picnics
• Weekend camping trips
• Hike, bike, backpack, climb, raft while spending time with nature
• Festivals - culture, music, sports, etc.
• Day/Roadtrips - Sutro baths, 17-mile Drive, Carmel-by-the-sea, Big Sur, Point Reyes, etc.
• Overnight/Multi-night trips - Tahoe, Big Sur, Vegas, Yosemite, Mendocino, San Diego
• Local activities - bowling, SUP, canoe/kayaking, laser tag, escape rooms, comedy club, dance lesson, volunteer work etc.
Remember, our events will be all-inclusive. No planning on your part - just show up, have fun, and make unforgettable memories with a unique group of people we hope will become some of your closest friends!
There is no US without YOU, looking forward to meeting everyone. Let's create something great together!
DISCLAIMER: This is YOUR group as much as it is ours. If any member is made to feel threatened, harassed, or uncomfortable by another member, there will be consequences from the organizers.
**Don't be creepy, have a great time, and be cool!**
San Jose Singles 50s and Beyond...
San Jose, CA
Hi! We're happy, fun-loving, and single! Life is good. If you are single and over the age of 50 years old, please join our wonderful community. We welcome you as long as you are a positive individual and will respect other members in our group. Just come out to one of our events and have fun making new friends. The possibilities are endless. Give and get as much as you want from this group. Join us and have fun!!!
Golf with Tosh & Friends
This group is for players who take golf seriously but like to have fun on the course. The annual membership is $7.
We play both 9 and 18 hole courses in the south bay and peninsula area mostly.
All skill levels are welcome to join but beginners should avoid 18 holes. We play Deep Cliff in Cupertino almost every Friday and Sunken Gardens in Sunnyvale often on weekends.
It is also desired/expected that members establish a golf index to participate in tournaments.
Vintage Women of the South Bay
San Jose, CA
This is an amazing group of women that has been evolving and growing since 2009. Some of us are empty nesters and are asking ourselves, “Now what?” Some of us are between jobs or newly retired and are wondering what to do with our free time. Some of us are new to the area and want to grow our circle of friends. And some of us just want to leave the menfolk at home and enjoy a girls’ day out.
For me, most of my friends and family had moved away. Someone mentioned meet up and this is the first group I found, and so happy I did. I met women my own age right in my own backyard that I may never have met on my own. Life is so much richer with friends and a strong sense of community.
We enjoy activities such as movies, Bunco, chat nights, plays, golf, brunches, art festivals, day trips and morning walks. And if there is something you would like to do but don’t see it here, you are welcome to host your own activity.
Join us if you like to laugh and try new things.
PLEASE NOTE: You must be female and over 50 to join. A profile photo of yourself is required when joining Vintage Women so we can recognize you at events.
50+ Almaden Hiking & Social Group
San Jose, CA
Hi Fellow Almadenians!
As we are facing "the new normal" we ask ourselves how can be maintained "normalcy" in our lives? It is not easy! And yet, we need to return to what our lives used to be one step at a time while keeping us safe.
This group is meant for people who are 50+ and social. However, if you are younger and feel comfortable with and older group we are happy to have you!
The purpose of this group is to meet and get to know each other via a variety of events: hikes, kayaking, board games, music in the park, live music, arts fairs, dinners, camping, theater... Any ideas are welcome! We are open to suggestions and we welcome those who want to participate in adding events or becoming hosts.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we will need to be cautious and follow health protocol. After those restrictions are lifted, we will be able to include more events but until those restrictions are lifted, our events will have a very limited number of attendees and will make sure we follow COVID-19 safety guidelines.
I am eager to leave the house, get to know other people, start living again... AND, yes, get rid of the COVID pounds!
Please, let me know if you are interested in becoming an event host.
I am looking forward meeting each one of you PERSONALLY!
Alamo Square/Hayes Valley Meetup Group
San Francisco, CA
Hi there! This group is looking to bring new and old residents of Alamo Square/Hayes Valley together. Members should live in the neighborhoods represented here (Hayes Valley/Alamo Square and neighborhoods in between/close by) and be 21+. It's an open group but tailored for women in their late 20s/30s/40s.
Building community and friendships by enjoying all our neighborhood has to offer: park days, walks through the panhandle, drinks, food, and more! While there may be events held in other neighborhoods from time to time, the purpose of this group is to connect residents of Alamo Square and Hayes Valley (and neighborhoods in between).
Real profile photos are required. Three no shows without updating RSVPs will result in being removed from the group. Meetings are in-person only, unless otherwise mandated by the city, and may be held indoors. The city of San Francisco requires proof of vaccine against Covid-19 to dine or drink indoors. This group, members and guests, follow city mandates related to Covid-19.
Bay Area Social 40+
Santa Clara, CA
Bay Area Social (BAS) 40+ is a group for active people looking to expand their circle of friends.
We want to be your launching pad to all the special sights, attractions and events that are unique to this area while making new friends and strengthening ongoing relationships. We understand that sometimes meeting new people can be nerve-wracking but will do everything we can to make you feel welcome and be a part of BAS 40+. This group is not about numbers or how many people are in it; it's rather having fun doing activities we enjoy together now more than ever!
G R O U P - R U L E S - A N D - E X P E C T E D - B EH A V I O R S
YOUR PROFILE : In order to join the Bay Area Social (BAS 40+) group we require that you have a recognizable photo of yourself as your profile picture. It makes it easier to recognize you when you attend our events. (A recognizable photo of yourself means: Your face is clearly shown, no group shots, no pets. Failure to maintain your photo will lead to your removal.)
AGE RANGE: Bay Area Social 40+ (BAS 40+) is made up of members whose age ranges from their 30s to late 60s.
RSVP / ATTENDANCE - POLICY:
Our events occasionally will have limited space. Unfortunately this means that not everyone can attend. If you sign up for an event and find that you can no longer go, please update your RSVP. This helps out your fellow members by letting them move up off the waitlist.
Please note: If you attend an event without signing up, it's considered "crashing" and will get you removed from the group.
Finally, Our organizers put a lot of their time and effort to host these events, show them the courtesy of showing up if you have signed up. Members that have a repeating pattern of being a "no show” will be removed from the group.
EleRatch - Oakland
Black Women - 30+ who are successful, like to travel, and a nice balance of bourgeois and ratchet.
I’ve searched meetup and didn’t see anything active that’s close to what I’m looking for. I’d just like to meet a group of women with the intention of befriending a few who are up to trying different things. Basically looking for my tribe! I’m new to the area and now that the outside in Cali is about to fully open up I would love a packed social calendar to match it.
Would love to sync with positive women, who are doing good yet also leveling up, who have fun, are elegant and a lil ratchet (hence the name EleRatch — lol) who aren’t flakes and love exploring the city and other areas.
This is an ACTIVE group. Please do not join to browse as inactive members and those who cancel at the last minute are removed. The group is capped at 100.
Join me as we embark on a year to remember!
45+ South Bay Active & Social Singles
San Jose, CA
DEAR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS, <br>
THIS GROUP IS FOR MEMBERS AGES 45 and up. IF YOU ARE NOT WITHIN THIS AGE RANGE, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY. <br>
YOU MUST ALSO HAVE A RECENT AND CLOSE-UP PHOTO OF YOURSELF (just you, please, no other people) AS YOUR PROFILE PICTURE (we use this photo to recognize you in large settings and for safety reasons). ANYONE WHO WAS ACCEPTED BY USING A PHOTO REPRESENTING A " MUCH YOUNGER VERSION OF SELF" NOT SHOWING THEIR CURRENT AGE AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE GROUP. NO PICTURES WITH CHILDREN OR OTHER PEOPLE.
The 45+ South Bay Social Singles (45+SBSS) is all about making friends with other singles, getting to know them and becoming familiar with each other in a safe and fun environment.
Since its foundation, the 45+ has created long lasting relationships of many kinds. Although this is not a match-making program, we celebrate the romantic connections that have taken place in the past and are sure to continue in the future. Members that fall under this category are encouraged to remain in the group, even after they get marry.
We pride ourselves in considering this group part of our extended family and once a member of our family, you will ALWAYS be a member of our family… Unless you do something really "nutty" in which case we will have to let you go.
We monitor our membership and accept new members only after we feel comfortable that the previously accepted members have accommodated to us, attended events, etc…
Every few months, we remove members who have not participated in any events for more than 4 months, are constantly changing their RSVP at the last minute or have more than 3 "no shows." Then we start accepting new members again.
Please, it is very important that you read the section named "Pages" so that you become familiar with our rules and regulations to decide whether or not we are a fit for you before requesting for membership.
We do a variety of events: hikes, live theater, happy hours, karaoke, museums, music in the park, dancing… We are always looking for new ways to improve to create a more diverse calendar, to listen to members' suggestions and to do a lot of research to find fun activities to perform.
If you get accepted into our group, give us a try by attending several of our events. You will not regret it.
Hope to meet you soon!
"Amendment" to our policies: <br>
There is a strong group made of few members that have been loyal to our events, attending many of them and/or helping us organizing them as volunteers. These members have also shown a great deal of responsibility by showing up to those events they signed up for or have changed their RSVP few times and with enough time to allow others from the wait list to sign up. They are committed to make this group a nice place to come to.
We reward these fabulous people by having preference to events when their names are in the waiting list. The organizers of the events can decide which member can be moved up the list to attend events.
Thank you and hope to meet you in future events :)
PLEASANTON PICKUP SOCCER GROUP
Welcome to our pickup futbol group!
There is nothing better than people coming together for the sheer joy of...well, having fun! Fun is what futbol is all about. Yes, it's competitive and it's engaging! But, above all, its simply fun! That is why I would like to invite people like you, who share my love of the game, to come join us. Our games are usually held on weekdays and weekends. Keep an eye on the meetup site for details.
The group is entirely co-ed and all skill levels are invited. We do have a few basic ground rules that help to keep our games fun and safe. They're listed below. You'll need to read them and agree to follow them at all times in order to join our. I invite you to come join us.
We only ask for a small $10 per year contribution to help cover the cost of goals & other equipment.
VENMO ACCOUNT: @PickUpSoccer
_Tarás <br> Group Organizer
GROUP RULES <br>PLEASANTON PICKUP SOCCER GROUP
Each player, whether brand new or fairly seasoned, should know what to expect when he/she comes to our games. For that to happen, each player has to know the group rules. So, take a minute to read through the rules below.
It’s a must to play. Your RSVP reserves your spot on the field for you and your guest(s), but only if you arrive on time. Spots are often limited by a healthy turnout for each game. So, if you can’t make it, be sure to change your RSVP ASAP so that a player waiting for an open spot gets a chance to play. If you RSVP, but show up more than 20 minutes after the posted game time, you may not be able to play (see below).
You can bring up to 2 guests to a game (Except some weekday games, which are in high demand). A guest can try out our group & see if they like us. If the guest wants to come to game 2+, he/she probably likes us. He/she will need to sign up for our group & RSVP to come to game 2+.
This is the maximum number of players allowed to RSVP to a game. The cap is set to keep the games fun for everyone by avoiding over-crowded fields.
Players trying to RSVP for a game that is already full will enter a waiting list. When a spot opens up, you will be automatically RSVP’d to the game. However, if you’d like to bring a guest, you will be automatically RSVP’d only when enough spots open up for you and your guest(s).
Wait-listed players and others who did not RSVP may also join our games IF players who did RSVP do not show up within 20 minutes of the posted game time.
Game Start Time
The posted game time is the intended arrival time, not the game-start time. We allow 15-20 minutes for people to arrive, stretch, lace up, and get ready to play. Sometimes, it takes a little longer. But, we try to get started as early as possible. If the game is scheduled for 8:00pm, you should aim to be on the field and ready to play by 8:15pm. We pick teams 20 minutes after the posted game time.
When is a player considered to be late?
If you are not on the field and ready to play (not getting ready to play) within 20 minutes of the posted game time, you are late.
If you are late, you are not guaranteed to be able to play, regardless of whether or not you RSVP'd. When we start picking teams, we will choose from the players who are on the field and ready to play.
If you show up 20+ minutes after the posted start time, YOU CAN ONLY PLAY in the 2nd half of the game IF: (1) you do 30 pushups AND 30 squats upon arrival WHILE counting off out loud for everyone to hear; (2) you're willing to wait until half time to jump in; (3) the game has not reached the maximum players permitted. If you half-ass the pushups/squats (i.e. do less than 30 each or do not do complete ones), the group assistant organizers and I will interpret that to be disrespectful of the group rules and fellow players, which will be grounds for removal from the group, permanently.
If you RSVP to a game but don’t show up, someone on the waitlist that wanted to play may not be able to because you did not hand over your spot. If you RSVP but later find out that you’re not able to come, please change your RSVP so that someone else gets a chance to play.
Players that do not show to a game after RSVPing will be warned on the first incident. But, we will remove players who repeatedly no-show. It's up to the Organizer's discretion to determine what constitutes as "repeated."
Attire & Equipment
All players are required to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for field sports. Each player should bring a light and dark shirt to every game (so we can easily break up into teams). Soccer cleats & shin guards are strongly recommended because they help to prevent injury. But, they are not required.
This group was formed for four main reasons:
To unite people in the enjoyment of the beautiful game of soccer, or fútbol, as you like;
To socialize, make new friends, and enjoy each other's company;
To get some exercise while having fun at the same time; &
To give players of all skill levels a safe and friendly environment to play in.
We can only accomplish our group purpose if everyone practices good sportsmanship at all times during our games. It’s a must. That means:
Welcoming and getting to know other players;
Helping with field setup and breakdown;
Passing the ball often (& not just to friends or people you’ve played with before);
Volunteering to play goal-keeper rather than waiting for someone to ask;
No aggressive behavior, negative comments about other players, whining, or excessive arguing over past plays; &
No dangerous plays, such as slide tackles, body checks, high kicks, & flying kicks or headers. No play, no matter how great, is worth the risk of hurting someone.
Our group is not about competitive league play. It’s about meeting new people, making new friends, enjoying a great game, and above all, having fun!
If you feel someone is treating you poorly or making you feel unwelcome on the field, please speak with an organizer, and we'll get it sorted out. We want all players to feel welcome and safe in our group.
E-mail is the primary way that we communicate with the group. So, all members must register a valid e-mail with Meetup.com. Players cannot effectively participate in the group, and they will be removed.
When discussing specific games, we often communicate through Meetup comments. So, be sure to check those out as well. For those of you with a smartphone, we recommend that you download the Meetup app. It’s free, and it will notify you when new comments and game changes are posted.
Inactive players are periodically removed from our roster. Any player who does not attend at least 1 game within 3 months is considered inactive. If you are removed due to inactivity, you can always re-apply to the group when you plan to become active again.
If you get removed from the group for any reason, you may apply to re-join, but approval is not guaranteed. A second removal is likely to be permanent. If you are banned, you will not be allowed to re-join the group under any circumstances.
Enforcement Of Rules
The group organizers reserve the right to take any and all reasonable steps necessary to ensure that the above rules are respected by all group members in their broadest sense. All members are required to agree to the rules upon registration, and any member who fails to follow them may be removed from the group. Honestly, most of this stuff is common sense. We're not out to give anybody a hard time. We just want to make the group as enjoyable as possible for everyone. The rules help us do that, so please respect them.
Thank you for reading. If the rules sound fair to you and you agree to follow them, we invite you to become a part of our group.
Risk of Injury
Like most sports, playing futbol/soccer comes with the risk of serious injury. By agreeing to the above rules and participating in your games/events, you understand that there is a risk of injury to you, possibly through no fault of your own. By participating in our games/events you understand and agree that you may be seriously injured during our games/events.
Fun, Feisty and Over 40
First due to covid, we ask that all our members are vaccinated so that we do not pass covid to unvaccinated people,
Don't let our name fool you. This group is for WOMEN in our 50's , 60's' and more! We are married and single, widowed and divorced, working and retired. We build friendships and a strong sense of belonging.
We are constantly on the go. Movie nights, eating out, BUNCO, book club, bowling, hiking, walking, potlucks, just to name some recent events. We welcome and encourage suggestions from our members. What do you want to do? Let us know, choose a date and place and we will get it set up.
We also do volunteer work to help those in our community. This group is all about US and we make it whatever we want it to be.
Our events are mostly in the East Bay, we have events mostly in the Tri-Valley area, and more, all depending on what people want to do. We also go to San Francisco, Casino trips, musicals, plays and more.
Please be sure to have a look at our guidelines and a more.
One more thing. we collect dues of $10 per year. After your first event, you will be asked to send a check to the organizer. We also ask that you attend an event within the first 30 days.
The dues are strictly for Meet Up administrative fees, deposits and sometimes supplies for events and a big themed party during the year. We hope to see you soon!
Break Ke Baad - Bay Area Indian Divorced Singles (BKB®)
This social group unites people of Indian descent who are divorced, separated or currently in the process of Divorce. Single parents with kids of all ages, separated singles & divorcees are welcome and encouraged to join.
We focus on kid friendly & adult activities like movies, play dates, picnics, concerts and helping each other with our collective experiences on divorce, separation & single parent hood.
Take a Hike - South Bay Women’s Hiking and More
San Jose, CA
Come spend time outdoors! This is a hiking, learn how to backpack, spend time with positive people and have good times. Most day hikes will be on the Peninsula, South Bay (East San Jose, Coyote Valley, etc) and East Bay and be moderate, 5-10 miles.
Considering group camping next summer, would love Lassen, Yosemite, Pinnacles and any other awesome place people can recommend. I'm also preparing to start backpacking and would love company is anyone else is considering too.
This group is for women only, you need to post an actual photo of yourself showing your face, including your eyes.
Your Profile Name has to be a name or at least two initials.
If you do not post an actual photo of yourself showing your face and your eyes or if you only use one initial as your Profile Name, your request to join will be declined.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: <br> <br>The organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a hike is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts of this Meetup group from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities. Our hike organizers are not responsible for your safety, these are always “Hike at your Own Risk” events. <br>
Bay Area Women's Midweek Hiking Group
We are a group of women who enjoy challenging weekday hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is not a group for beginners. Some of us are retired or with kids off to college, some are stay at home moms with school-age kids, others have flexible work schedules or are in between jobs. Some are international visitors/visa holders/green card holders or dual citizenships. Regardless, we all have time during weekdays when the trails are empty and parking is a breeze!
We mainly focus on peninsula, south bay, east bay, and coastal trails, but also plan excursions to Mt. Tam, Marin Headlands, and San Francisco urban hikes. Most hikes are 6-10 miles and moderate to strenuous with significant elevation gain of 1000-2000 feet elevation. Sometimes we do exploratory hikes and some hikes can include some scrambles - please be sure to read the entire hike description so you know what you are signing up for in advance. In order to keep to the planned schedule and keep the group moving, anyone unable to keep up will need to feel comfortable navigating their way back on their own.
All members can schedule a hike or suggest a hike, and are encouraged to do so through the meetup app! Let me know if you have questions on how to do this.
We throw in many dog-friendly hikes too! You can also join our Facebook page, where we post interesting articles, photos, and ideas for our next new trail.
We enjoy each others company and believe that friendly conversation is as much part of a good hike as the beautiful views! If this sounds good, please come join us- we would love to meet you!
•Can I bring my baby or toddler? Although we love kids, our hikes are not suitable for young children
• Can I bring my dog? Sometimes! I will specify which hikes are dog friendly. If you are bringing a new dog, just tell us a little about him/her in the comment section
Please note that for safety reasons, we have a 3 hiker minimum requirement. Unless we have at least 3 hikers confirmed 2 hours before the start of the hike, the hike will be cancelled. Thanks for your understanding!
50's Plus Active Singles Community
San Luis Obispo, CA
This group is dedicated to those individuals who are single 50 years old or older. This is not a dating site. We are a community group and relationships have developed organically via this group. Some of these relationships turned into long-term relationships or marriage. It is important to us that they remain part of our family and are able to continue to attend our events. Our basic goal is to join forces to get out and about, meet new friends, attend social events, share our lives and hopefully make an impact on our community. The concept that created this group was based on those individuals who are alone wanting to get out and spend time with others without worrying about the strain or craziness of dating, courting or seeking a long-term mate. We want to get out and have fun, make new friends, be active and just be ourselves. Also, we are NOT to discuss politics; this group is not the place.
Our vision is to create a network of people who care about people. We are positive adults who love to socialize, interact and impact others and are seeking like-minded individuals who want to get out and have some fun support the needs of one another. If you have any ideas for an event, the organizers welcome them.
We do ask for a small contribution of $5.00 annually, this can be paid online or to one of the organizers ( Sharon or Jim) by check or cash within your 30-day trial period. These dues cover the cost of the website, support our team and our members for special events and at times funds for individual needs.
Be sure to check out our "Pages" for specific information about our group!
Sunnyvale Hiking and Camping
Let's have fun hiking Bay Area Wide - both during the week (around 6 pm) and on weekends. We hike in the South Bay (San Jose/Santa Cruz), East Bay (Fremont, Newark, Oakland), Peninsula (Palo Alto - Redwood City - Woodside) and San Francisco.
We're adding (almost) monthly Camping Trips
We're open to suggestions - any time - of hikes and opened campgrounds.
People who come to our events are friendly and usually everyone who comes makes new friends inside and outside our group.
You need to post an actual photo of yourself showing your face, including your eyes. Failure to post a photo of yourself will result in a declining of your membership into our group.
We STRONGLY encourage you, if you have to, to cancel your reservation on Meetup 48 hours prior to the event.