Things to do for little or no money

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.

Go fishing.

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.

Build sandcastle

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.

Roller blade.

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.

Jigsaw puzzles!

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.

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