Summer is here! If you are like most people, you are looking for things to do in summer time. But the desire to go out and do things can throw your budget way out of whack. Restaurants, amusement parks, ribfests, and even the gas in your car, can all add up fast. While sometimes it’s tough to have fun without spending any money, here are some budget-friendly ideas for things to do in summer that might help reduce those expenses.
Have a picnic in the park
Pick a beautiful day and head on over to your local park for a picnic rather than spending big money at a restaurant patio. Parks are truly the best way to enjoy the season’s greenery, and best of all, admission is free.
Attend a free outdoor movie screening
Many cities and towns offer a free outdoor movie screening at a local town square or city center. This can be a fun and family-friendly way for you to get out of the house, enjoy some culture and maybe even chat with some of your neighbors.
Go to a street festival
Taking in the atmosphere at a local street festival can be a great time. There’s often a lot of free entertainment like musicians and street performers.
Take an evening stroll
Sometimes just going for a walk through a tree-lined street is a great summer activity when it cools down during the evening. It’s good for your health as well as your mind. Because when you need things to do in summer, sometimes the simplest activities are the best.
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