Tips for a Frugal Summer Vacation
While fishing does require an initial investment, it’s an activity that can be enjoyed time and time again. Once you’ve bought your poles, lures, and fishing license, you’ll be set for the rest of the summer. Fishing with loved ones is a great way to unwind, bond, and even compete with one another.
Most towns have a few good parks. Spend some time hiking and exploring the land around you. While exploring the trails, take the time to stop and smell the roses. Enjoy the greenery and wildlife that you don’t get to see on a regular basis.
Most museums have at least one day a week that it’s free to get in. Some aquariums and science centers also have discount days or days that they let kids in for free. See what’s available in your area and make sure to take advantage of any discounts.
Art festivals are fun for both kids and adults. Festivals are free to visit and offer great food, art, and entertainment. If you need a night out from the kids, take your other half to a gallery opening. For a small entry fee most gallery openings will provide appetizers and drinks, as well as some interesting conversation starters.
Create a list of books that each of your loved ones would enjoy. Get together and read passages, discuss your favorite parts, and really make the most of your new club.
A lot of farms let customers pick their own strawberries and other produce. Not only is this produce organic and reasonably priced, but you’ll be supporting your local farmers.
If you have a grill, pick up some hot dogs and hamburgers and host a barbecue. To save money, ask all of your guests to bring a dish. There’s nothing better than enjoying some barbecue with friends and loved ones on a warm summer night.
Get together with your friends and/or family and brainstorm craft ideas. Make something fun like homemade playdough, picture frames, or magnets. Grab some snacks and enjoy a fun craft day.