Looking for things to do on the weekend or vacation time that won’t set you back a lot of money? You don’t need to be a millionaire or even slightly well-to-do to enjoy the finer things in life. Consider this list of…
Enjoy a concert in the park – Spring and summer begin free things to do in the park season. Concerts and movies are just the beginning.
Go for a hike in the woods.
Go for a swim – Many lakes and oceans are free for swimmers, others require a small fee. It’s still a good, affordable way to spend a day. Better yet, find yourself a good, old fashioned swimming hole.
Have a picnic.
Take the kids to the park.
Visit a museum -There are lots of free museums and many others take a donation.
Work on an arts and craft projects
Play board games.
Dig for fossils or gems. Find out where to dig in your area.
Have a barbecue.
Run through your garden sprinkler.
Play a pickup basketball or volleyball game in the park.
Visit the library. Take out books, movies, music or take advantage of some of their great programs.
Take a free online class.
Find a fireworks display.
Go canoeing or kayaking.
Do some birdwatching.
Make a kite and take it for a ride.
Go for a bike ride.
Ride your scooter.
Visit the zoo. Most zoos are affordable and if you get a summer zoo pass you can visit as often as you like for one price.
Watch a play at a local theater.
Visit a vineyard – some tours are free while others are affordable.
Visit a street fair. Food is cheap, plus craft displays, flea market finds and entertainment abound.
Lounge on a hammock.
Adopt a pet – Actually adoption fees aren’t as cheap as they used to be but it’s well worth the cost.
Bowling – A night out for the family really doesn’t cost much, especially if you bring your own snacks.
Make a chalk mural in your driveway.
Tour a television or radio station.
Attend a tv show taping.
Make a birdhouse.
Stroll through a public garden.
Work on your own garden.
Visit the state or county fair.
Browse the flea markets.
Find a drive in movie theater in your area.
Take advantage of local cultural events.
Visit historic battlefields.
Volunteer at a soup kitchen or another place that feeds meals to the homeless.
Have a scavenger hunt.
Teach yourself a new language using online tutorials and materials from the library.
Start a scrapbook and fill it with items found outdoors.
Make a working volcano.
Have a campfire in your backyard, roast marshmallow and tell ghost stories.
Clean out your house and have a garage sale.