Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes a list of activities that perfectly fit the season. The days get longer and that means more time to do fun things. Apart from that, schools are closed and parents will be looking for fun and affordable things to keep their kids busy. From travelling abroad, visiting beaches, going to waterparks, and cultural festivals left and right, the list of activities seems endless. Well, not until the money runs out.
Money can’t buy you happiness, but to some extent it does. Tickets to Disneyland, entrance fees to resorts, plane tickets to tropical destinations or maybe a winter wonderland somewhere in the slopes of Switzerland.
7 Ways To Enjoy Summer Without Spending A Fortune
If you are planning a big event like a wedding or just coming back from an expensive vacation, this summer you may need to save money.
Many activities in summer cost money, but enjoying your time under the sun does not need to cost you a fortune. Here are some budget friendly activities for the summer.
Whether it is in your local community, a neighbor, your school, a charity event, or a youth center, lending a hand will surely be fun, enjoyable and rewarding experience for you. When volunteering, not only can you help someone with their tasks, but you also get to improve a personal aspect of your life as it will make you feel good.
A classic family bonding activity, going picnicking is a great way to spend your summer weekends without damaging your bank account. All you need to do is prepare the food at the comfort of your home, go to a local park and just simply enjoy your time. You can also invite your friends or your neighbors to just chill in the local park and enjoy each other’s company.
Go Somewhere With Water
It does not matter if it’s a beach, a river, a lake or a stream, bodies of water are usually free, if not particularly cheap. Apart from being inexpensive, this type of venues are filled with activities from building sand castles, fishing, swimming and simply strolling and exploring nature.
Visit A Farm
An escape to the city life and a welcome to the summer heat is not only through going to a tropical destination, and lying on the beach while sipping your favorite juice. It could be done by a visit to a nearby farm. It does not matter if it’s a vineyard, a pumpkin farm( late summer), a strawberry farm; they surely have some activities waiting for you to experience. It is quite a nice break from the concrete jungle we live in, the moment you step on a farm.
I know it is hot and humid, but trust me camping is better done in the wam season. Not only does camping allows you to be surrounded by nature for quite some time, but you can also get a glimpse of beautiful twinkling dark sky at night. The summer weather permits you to view the stars in all of their glory and you may also get an occasional shooting star.
It is hot, so maybe cool yourself down by going to your local mall and do some shopping, window shopping. Just do it for inspiration, maybe this will push you to save up and work hard on your job or part-time. If spending your whole day in a mall isn’t fun for you, then visit a farmers market to expose yourself to some local produce and meet people in your community.
The go to activity for everyone this summer, hiking. It does not matter, if it’s a hillside, a curvy road, a mountain or a forest, as long as you feel like you are going to enjoy the trail, then go for it. The only thing you get to lose is some gas money, and a bucket of sweat.