Between hidden gem bars and charming little pubs, Ottawa’s nightlife scene is alive and thriving. But, if you find yourself craving a change from the usual Friday night drinks routine, don’t worry, we've got you. There’s a ton of unique things to do in Ottawa that will help you and the squad shake things up.\nOf course, sipping festive cocktails and discovering secret bars have their proper place in your social calendar, but going out every weekend can catch up with us quickly. \nInstead, we’ve rounded up nine fun-filled Ottawa activities that are just as fun as bar-hopping but won’t leave you with that dreaded Saturday morning hangover. \nFrom glow-in-the-dark games to tropical wonderlands that you can explore to futuristic floating tanks, there are so many ways to kick back and have a good time in the capital.\nThe odds are that even if you’ve lived in Ottawa for years, there are still a few things you’ve never done.\nAnd, best of all, this selection means you don’t need to road trip out of town for a new experience.\nSo if you’re finally ready for some new and exciting times with your BFFs, then simply take a look at our list below and start mapping out your next epic adventure today.\nGo Thrifting @ Bellwethers Vintage\nPrice: Prices vary\nWhen: Open daily, hours vary\nAddress: 9 Florence St., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: This quirky little shop is the perfect place to thrift a few new items for your wardrobe, or simply wander around admiring nostalgic items. \n View this post on Instagram Hello Instagram, meet my fav store 👒 A post shared by 龍玉潔🐉 (@monicajlung) on Feb 21, 2019 at 6:13pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\nMac N Cheese Mugs @ Dreamland Cafe\nPrice: Prices vary $12-$20\nWhen: Open daily except Mondays, hours vary\nAddress: 262 Preston St., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Nothing lifts the spirits quite like a giant mug full of cheesy pasta. \n View this post on Instagram penne for your thoughts? how’s your Monday going #pastapuns 🍝🤣 A post shared by 𝒎𝒚𝒌𝒂 𝒊𝒏𝒐 (@himyka) on Sep 23, 2019 at 2:44pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nVisit Ottawa's Gingerbread House\nPrice: Prices vary\nWhen: Open daily except Mondays, hours vary\nAddress: 1134 Tighe St., Manotick, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: You can treat yourself to some tasty gingerbread treats from this adorable little shop. \n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Natalie Pinto (@nataliepint) on Jun 24, 2018 at 6:25pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nTry Floatation Therapy \nPrice: Starting at $39\nWhen: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.\nAddress: 464 Bank St. (entrance on McLeod Street), Unit #5, Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: You can experience complete relaxation in a whole new way in these unique floating tanks. For the zen-at-heart.\n View this post on Instagram Ever tried #float therapy? 👀When you close the lid of the flotation tank, you can escape the outside world. Devoid of light, sound and touch your mind is free to focus, visualize, learn, heal and most importantly #unwind - also known as sensory deprivation✨ The @bytown.bites team visited @isospa, a truly special experience you can have in #Centretown! See it at the link in our bio ☝️ . . . . . . #Ottawa #MyOttawa #yow #613 #community #canada #likeforlike #likeback #share #comment #ott #love #new #travel #ontario A post shared by Downtown Bank Street (@downtownbank) on Oct 22, 2019 at 1:37pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nExplore the Diefenbunker\nPrice: Starting at $15.49\nWhen: Open daily, hours vary\nAddress: 3929 Carp Rd., Carp, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Whether it's a special event or a general tour, the Diefenbunker is a unique history lesson for you to explore. \n View this post on Instagram Satisfying the history 📚🤓 in me. . . . . . #diefenbunker #history #canada #bunker #tbt #knowledge #alwayslearning #explore #rainydayactivities #ottawa #historynerd #coldwar #photooftheday #tunnel #instapost #instaphoto #hometown A post shared by F i o n a (@flau080) on Sep 26, 2019 at 5:43am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nExperience Jungle Vibes @ Tropical Greenhouse\nPrice: Free\nWhen: Open daily except Saturdays, hours vary\nAddress: Maple Drive, Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: No matter the season, you can feel like you're in a tropical jungle. \n View this post on Instagram Pretty (sweaty) lil gems in Ottawa A post shared by Jody (@crumb_gurl) on Sep 2, 2019 at 6:20pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nIndulge In Red Velvet Pancakes @ Allo Mon Coco\nPrice: Prices vary from $5-$20\nWhen: Open daily, hours vary\nAddress: 2277 Riverside Dr., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Between mint chocolate milkshakes, red velvet hot chocolates, and tasty pancakes, there are always some unique treats to try at this Ottawa spot. \n View this post on Instagram Le menu des fêtes au @allomoncocooff 🎅🏼🎄 Pancakes red velvet : coulis au cheesecake et à la framboise 😵 Pour vrai c’était DÉLICIEUX mais plus un dessert qu’un déjeuner alors je l’ai rapporté chez nous pour partager avec ma famille 😂 Et que dire du milkshake à la menthe 😍😍😍 J’ai demandé à la serveuse si je pouvais choisir une autre saveur vu que c’était inclus avec l’assiette, habituellement je n’aurais JAMAIS choisi quelque chose à la menthe, encore moins un milkshake. Elle m’a dit que c’était seulement celui à la menthe, alors j’ai décidé de l’essayer! WOW! Un coup de coeur! Aussi un dessert mais bon 🤷🏻♀️ Je ne regrette rien (merci Édith Piaf!) Si tu aimes les éléments qui composent ce déjeuner, je te dirais de l’essayer à 100% 🤙🏼 A post shared by Maryse✨Mtl Foodie (@that.foodie.girl) on Dec 15, 2019 at 5:08pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\nTake In A New Movie At Ottawa's Oldest Theatre \nPrice: $11\nWhen: Showtimes vary daily \nAddress: 1074 Bank St., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: You can experience a variety of classic films and new releases in this old character-filled theatre. \n View this post on Instagram Mayfair Views from Sep/22. A post shared by Zargara (@zargaralabel) on Sep 30, 2019 at 1:28pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nGlow Golfing @ Putting Edge\nPrice: $11.99\nWhen: Open daily, hours vary\nAddress: 5 Roydon Pl. #1, Nepean, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: You can never go wrong with a classic round of mini-putt. And the glow-in-the-dark element at this Ottawa spot makes it even more fun. \n View this post on Instagram @kiana_fredette oh yea who’s the better mini putter🤪 A post shared by Tory Barnett (@tory_barnett01) on Sep 3, 2019 at 5:44pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.