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I stay indoors ALOT. Either I'm busy doing all my indoor things or I can't afford to do the fun outdoor things.

Most things that fall in line with my pocket book these days is retail-related.
"Hey, I know, lets go to Barnes and Nobles!!"
This line of thinking falls flat when you have the opportunity to actually travel outside of your town. Who goes to Alaska to visit a Walmart? You know what I mean?

I always seem to have trouble planning a fun trip :frustrating: Maybe because my idea of fun, is just talking or studying something interesting :unsure:

I'm visiting a really great friend (ENFP) up in San Francisco on Halloween weekend.
This will be the last time I see her for a few years because I'm going to be moving to the other side of the country :crying:

I'm happy staying in her apartment, doing her hair, talking, watching a movie, or eating dinner; but all of this seems like a waste of a good opportunity to do something new, interesting, and outside of the box (and the house).

The older I get, "been there, done that" :dry:

I've googled "sight seeing in San Francisco" and saw "Bubblegum Alley" - but that's unappealing to me.
The golden gate bridge I have already visited.
There's also the zoo.... I've been to plenty in my life and a zoo is a zoo is a zoo! I just can't seem to find that fun, interesting, or engaging these days.

Please not the same Starbucks. A bookstore that isn't Barnes and Nobles would be nice, do they exist? Yes to unique or local eateries but then again, I can only EAT so much :laughing:

How do you guys plan trips? Do you have any tips or ideas? Any reccomendations while visiting San Fran? If you live in SF, what are some really fun things to do? If you have been to SF or live there, can you recommend something that's relatively unknown but extremely cool to see?

Ideally, I want to see and experience things you can't already do in Los Angeles.
Lately I find it so hard not to yawn at most things. If I could have it my way, I would like the Sistine Chapel and all of Bernini's sculptures to be in San Francisco; that would be so great to see in person.

Thank you!
 
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You could send this to your ENFP friend, or talk about it over the phone. The ENFPs I know are incredible at coming up with things that don't lose my interest. Something physically, relationally, and intellectually stimulating. It tends to be an enjoyable balance of all that, or if it's not, we're both okay to move quickly on to the next thing.

Do you think this has the potential to be "it's not what you do but who you're with"? The benefit of Ne is that it's like Ni actualized. Going to the zoo with Ne isn't just going to the zoo. Last time I went to the zoo with Ne, we spent most of our time inventing personalities for each fish in the aquarium. I usually hate zoos, and I'd never go on my own, but that's a great memory for me.

What about a car ride to a national park? Camping? Corn maze?

You could browse meetup.com for ideas on lectures, concerts, sports, art galleries.

Groupon and livingsocial have a way of getting people to do things they didn't know they wanted to do.

What about a massage?

Ever been paintballing?

Know how to surf? Paddle board? Sign up for a lesson.

Find a boxing gym and take a free "first-timers" lesson.

Go to an intro-to-swing-dancing event.

Ever tried fencing?

Search to see if they have a Spy Museum nearby with interactive displays.

Go through every store in the Mall and try to touch the back wall without getting asked by an employee if you need any help. (Mattress stores are the hardest.)

Find a rock climbing gym, get a day pass, and teach yourselves how to boulder (climb on short walls with no ropes). Pull up some youtube videos beforehand.

Make a list of things you don't know and find a way to learn about them.

Learn how to shoot a shotgun at a clay-shooting range.
 

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OMG, thank you so much for these ideas! LOL
I came on the INFJ forums because I was hoping to hear some ideas I could jive with, and I love the list already. Thank you. Let me do more research then.

I kept researching for "sight seeing in San Francisco" and could not find anything that really screamed "new, interesting or fun" to me. THANK YOU!
 
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Let us know how the research goes!

I'll come back with more ideas later.

Shooting ranges usually have an intro class and gun rentals.

Go karts! The fastest, most dangerous ones, of course.
 

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Could I have lots of INFJs just pitch in with strange or weird ideas?

If I could get a gigantic list of unique, interesting, fun, odd, out of left field ideas... it could be a resource other people can come back to if they ever plan a trip.

Maybe we could just make a giant list of things together.

I will be back with more ideas if I can find them.
 
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Urban Adventures | City Tours | Best. Day. Ever.
Travel Tips, Trip Planning and Discount Travel - Independent Traveler | IndependentTraveler.com

Home - The Boutique Traveler (this one also relevant to your destination)

In my experience: if you want to go off the beaten track, don't get your information from mainstream sources. The links I gave you are few of many travel websites like that.

I would also ask your friend about places where locals go all the time. If you go where the locals go => often a very authentic travel experience.
 

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Planning? A trip? Why would you plan a trip?
It's just so I make the most of my visit ;D

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In my experience: if you want to go off the beaten track, don't get your information from mainstream sources. The links I gave you are few of many travel websites like that.

I would also ask your friend about places where locals go all the time. If you go where the locals go => often a very authentic travel experience.
Yip thanks so much for those resources. I'm currently looking at them.

My friend just moved to SF for a job about 3 months ago, so she's new there as well LOL We're kind of exploring the city together for the first time :D

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Here’s just a list of stuff I researched, some are inexpensive and some might cost $$, others may or may not be events occurring at the same time of visit :bored::

Visit a Cemetery

Go Bigfoot hunting/searching in the forest

Go Hiking

Bike Riding

Fishing

Picnicing at a local park

Visit the Beach

Go to a tanning salon for the first time

Dare to get a random Hair Cut at a hair salon

Get a Pedicure or Manicure

Visit an Antique Shop

Visit a local farmer’s market or flea market

Strawberry Picking

Visit a local botanical garden

Take a Aerial Tour with a tiny 4 passenger GA Aircraft

Go see a live acting show

Go to the Opera

Go to a local Art Walk/Festival

Go to a Jazz House

Go to a Slam Poetry

Scuba Diving

Sky Diving / Parachuting

Go Handgliding

Ride an Ultralight

Visit a Themepark

Visit a local Architectural Historical Landmark

Visit an Arcade
 
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