3 Money Saving Adventures to Go on This Summer
With spring here and summer rapidly approaching, people are quick to head outdoors, soaking up the rays of the sun. For people who are serious about budgeting, this can be difficult time because there are vacations to take and people to see. However, there are several different activities that can consume an entire day at little to no cost. Of course you can budget for those special trips, but don’t let those be your entire summer. Here are three cost saving adventures to consider for your 2018 summer!
In my opinion, state and county parks are underrated places and when you’re on a budget, these can offer tremendous value. Most of these locations are either free or very inexpensive, and can offer a day of fun, exercise, and sight seeing. Also, for those of you that have dogs, this is a great time to let them stretch their legs and take in some nature. Not only that, you can bring lunch and make a picnic out of it. Many of these locations have eating and covered areas to shelter you from the sun. So next time you’re looking for a day adventure, head out to a local park and enjoy some nature!
When summer rolls around, that is when fairs pick up. Whether it is a town, county, or state fair, these festive events provide an inexpensive opportunity to get out and take in all the sights, sounds, and smells. Of course many of these have a small entry fee, but you can still have an enjoyable time at a relatively low cost. Budget for a date night, have dinner, and kick it old school. What you have to watch for is the spending because it certainly can get costly if you don’t limit yourself. For about $20, you could have a meal and a fun night out with family and friends!
If you have the privilege of living in a well populated subdivision, get some neighbors together and throw a block party! This is an awesome way to get your block together for food, drinks, and partying. By having all of these people contribute, it will limit your expenditures while allowing you to take part in something larger. Some ideas could be a BBQ, or on the fourth of July, hosting a party after the local parade.
Some other rather inexpensive alternatives could be heading to the local minor league ballpark to catch a baseball game or checking out the race at your local dirt track. There are always inexpensive options, you just have to know where to look and take the time to discover!