Summer is a time to get outside and enjoy the nice weather! This means trips to amusement parks, sporting events, concerts, long drives to the community lake or ocean. This can all add up and if you’re like me, then you don’t magically make more money this time of the year. Summer has so much to do that it seems to add a level of stress to the books.
I found a fun read on some activities the whole family will enjoy that WONT break the bank!
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Frequent Local Parks
Take advantage of nearby parks and have a picnic, fly a kite, throw a frisbee or kick a soccer ball. If it’s too hot for fitness fun, spread out a blanket in the shade of a big tree and play board games, read books or just chat with one another.
Visit Public Beaches
You may have to pay a small fee to enter the beach area, but if you pack a lunch, water and plenty of snacks, you can have a full day of fun in the water for very little money. Just make sure to bring the sunscreen!
Explore the Night Sky
Who says all the fun has to happen when the sun is up? On those really hot days when you can’t bring yourself to be anywhere but in the air conditioning, you can take advantage of cooler nights.
A blanket, a telescope (if you have one) and a star chart can provide plenty of excitement. Add some snacks and you’ve got a stargazing party!
Don’t feel like creating your own scavenger hunt but want a little adventure? Try geocaching, a fun family activity that doesn’t cost a thing.
Grab your smartphone or GPS, load the family in the van (or set out on foot if there’s a geocache close enough to you) and find some treasure!
That last one, geocaching is a favorite activity of mine! My wife and I love to do it, especially when we are somewhere new! It gets you outside to explore and you have a log of all the places you’ve been. Get gas at a random place in Alabama? Boom you can see it on your list! It’s the most fun I’ve ever had for free (or even more fun than most things that cost money).
Make sure to enjoy summer and pass these ideas along!