The benefits of being a San Francisco Urban Adventure Club member may seem pretty straight forward. You get:
- 30+ unique and interesting events per month
- Dedicated organizers who host the events and make you feel welcome
- A community of like-minded people to explore San Francisco with
However, there are many intangible benefits of being a SFUAC member that you may not have considered. Read on to find out more!
Urban Adventure Club makes it super easy for you to meet new people and explore the city, saving you precious time and energy.
1. You save time on planning
It can take hours to find fun activities, do the research, and come up with a plan. Then you still have to make the reservation, create an invite, and herd your friends to join you. That can take hours of precious time when you could be having fun.
As an Urban Adventure Club member, everything is already planned for you. We think through all the annoying details so you don’t have to. You just have to show up to have fun.
2. You save time on meeting new people
Meeting new people is hard! You always feel like the new person in the group, not knowing who to talk to, and thinking everyone else already knows each other. When you do join a conversation, you often get stuck in pointless small talk. There is a better way to meet people.
Urban Adventure Club events bring together people with similar interests and hobbies. Your host welcomes you and introduces you to all the other members. There’s no need for awkward introductions. You can focus on making real connections with like-minded people.
3. You save time on getting reservations and buying tickets
Have you ever tried making a reservation for a campsite in Yosemite? Or a dinner reservation at State Bird Provisions? It’s almost impossible in San Francisco. Either you have to book months ahead, or wait in line for hours. Why can’t this be easier?!
As an Urban Adventure Club member, you get to enjoy the hard to get experiences because we take care of the bookings for you. We book the Yosemite campsites, the luxury Tahoe cabins, and the popular restaurants for you to enjoy.
$15 per month may seem like a lot of money, but that’s just the price of one cocktail or an Uber ride in San Francisco. When you combine all the ways Urban Adventure Club saves you money, the membership more than pays for itself.
4. The cheapest and most way to travel
Traveling is expensive. The transportation, accommodations, food, drinks, and activities can add up to hundreds of dollars a day. Urban Adventure Club makes traveling to amazing destinations affordable and fun. We save you money by finding the best deals on luxury rentals, carpooling, cooking and sharing meals together, buying food and drinks in bulk, and sharing the cost of group activities.
We have frequent trips to Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, and Napa valley. We’ve also gone out of state to New Orleans, New York City, and Portland. We give you all the best parts of traveling, for hundreds of dollars less than what you would normally pay.
5. Group discounts
We can take advantage of group rates and discounts. For example, a Golden State Warriors ticket can be well over $100 per game, but with a group discount you can save $15 or more on a ticket. That’s already one month of membership dues.
The group discount also applies to concerts, live performances, movie tickets, and amusement parks. If you go to any of those events in a month, then your membership is basically free. Plus, it’s more fun to do things as a group!
6. Free use of Urban Adventure Club equipment & gear
Have you thought about all the gear that is needed for an event? For a camping trip you need tents, tables, coolers, speakers, blankets, grills, and a car to lug it all. All of that adds up plus you need space to store it. Urban Adventure Club provides all of that so you can save your money for the fun stuff.
We also provide all the equipment and supplies for picnics, BBQs, beach bonfire parties, board game nights, and sports days. That’s hundreds of dollars of equipment and gear you can use for free. Also, as a member, you can borrow the equipment for your own events!
Aside from the convenience and the savings, the biggest value of Urban Adventure Club is the community. We are a diverse, fun-loving, and welcoming group of people who love to go on adventures together to explore the world around us.
7. People you can form real connections with
The biggest benefit of Urban Adventure Club is being able to build relationships with people over time. Friendships are not created in a day, and you need time to build trust with new people. Most of our members are regulars who you will get to know and become friends with. Some of our top members have been with the club for 3+ years!
There have been countless friendships formed within the club. People have found roommates, best friends, and even significant others in Urban Adventure Club.
8. Celebrating special occasions together
There are special occasions and holidays that are great to celebrate as a community. There is St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, July 4th, Halloween, SantaCon, and New Years Eve. We always have something big happening on those days and it’s always an awesome time!
For NYE last year, we threw a Midnight in Paris party. It was a private party just for Urban Adventure Club with 5 hours of open bar. It was great to come together with all your friends at Urban Adventure Club and celebrate the beginning of another amazing year.
9. Coming together to help others
Urban Adventure Club is not just about having fun. When the need arises, we also come together to help others. After the most recent hurricane in Puerto Rico, we held a fundraiser to aid the recovery efforts. Over 50 people came out and together we raised $1,100!
In addition to fundraisers, we also organize volunteer events where we give back to the community. One of my favorite events is serving food to the needy. Helping those less fortunate is a great reminder to not take what we have for granted.
10. An active online community
In addition to the vibrant in person community we have, Urban Adventure Club also has a very active online community. The facebook group is a great resource where you can find and connect with members you’ve met, see photos of recent events, and stay updated on upcoming events.
You can also use the facebook group is to suggest new events. It’s a great way to share a passion or hobby you have with the larger community. You can always find someone to join you on your adventure.
What’s your favorite benefit of Urban Adventure Club?
Out of those 10 benefits, which one do you enjoy the most. Perhaps it’s a benefit that’s not even on the list. Please let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.