Tired of trying new restaurants? Here are 5 fun activities to do in Karachi besides eating

Here are some activities you can indulge in with your friends in the city that never sleeps

Fauha Khan August 05, 2023


While Karachi may be full of vibrant lights, ever-emerging eateries, and a bustling night life, it seems the number one complaint residents of the city have is that it offers little to no recreational activities. And when one wants to meet a friend, socialize, or just escape from everyday life – eating really seems to be the only option. But not anymore. Here are five fun activities you can indulge in with your friends in the city that never sleeps.

1. Go-Karting

It’s time to awaken the aspiring F1 driver in you and head over to the Omni Kart Racing circuit. Located at the PAF Airman Academy in Korangi, this racing circuit is all the rage this summer with its impressively winding racing track and speedy go-karts. With a summer discount currently up for grabs, this one of a kind activity is most enjoyable with a big group of friends or family.

2. Salsa Dancing

If you can find a partner and want to learn this Latin dance then we could not recommend this activity enough! District 19 is a creative space located in Korangi increasingly gaining popularity for its comedy shows, skills based workshops, and of course, dog meetups. While it’s hard to pick just one favourite, their Salsa Nights definitely top our list. Mostly held during the summer months, sessions include salsa instructors teaching amateurs the art of the dance from scratch.

3. Escape rooms

This is the place for all mystery and problem-solving nerds! While there are now a couple escape rooms present in the city, Escapistan seems to be the most impressive. With multiple different rooms ranked on a difficulty scale, participants are required to solve immersive puzzles and unravel several clues to achieve freedom under a ticking clock.

4. Go Trekking

While Karachi may be plagued with an unbearable heatwave most months, the late evenings are perfect for this activity. Grab your sneakers, some mosquito repellant and head on over to Kidney Hill or Hill Park for a scenic little hike. Both these parks hold scenic trails that will not only help you get a little workout in but are rewarding with their gorgeous views of the entire city. On a clear day, you can see as far as Seaview from their highest points!

5. Take a trip to the arcade

While the concept of arcades may not be the newest activity Karachi has acquired, this is an honorable mention worth making. Seemingly childish at first, arcades like Sindbad and Super Space are timeless with their appeal for all ages and make for fun family outings. Perfect for a spur-of-the-moment solution to your boredom, these spaces house activities ranging from easy-going video games to ball pits and laser rooms if you’re feeling more energetic.

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