Thursday, June 30, 2011

broke? here's a list of summer activities that are cheap and fun !

  1. Enjoy a concert in the park, or at Tom Grainey's on Wednesdays!Concerts and movies are just the beginning..
  2. Go camping – Still one of the cheapest vacations someone can take!
  3. Go for a hike in the woods.
  4. Go for a swim, the river will be open soon!.
  5. Go fishing... so much fun.
  6. Have a picnic.
  7. Take the kids to the park.
  8. Visit a museum -BAM is cheap on first thursdays!.
  9. Work on an arts and craft projects.
  10. Play board games.
  11. Dig for fossils or gems. Find out where to dig in your area.
  12. Build sandcastles!
  13. Have a barbecue.
  14. Run through your garden sprinkler.
  15. Play a pickup basketball or volleyball game in the park.
  16. Visit the library. Take out books, movies, music or take advantage of some of their great programs.
  17. Take a free online class.
  18. Find a fireworks display.
  19. Go canoeing or kayaking.
  20. Do some birdwatching.
  21. Make a kite and take it for a ride.
  22. Go for a bike ride.
  23. roller blade.
  24. Ride your scooter.
  25. 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.
  26. Make a list of all the books you want to read, and start on them!
  27. Sell lemonade!
  28. Watch a play at a local theater.
  29. Visit a vineyard – some tours are free while others are affordable.
  30. Visit a street fair. Food is cheap, plus craft displays, flea market finds and entertainment abound.
  31. Tour a college campus
  32. Lounge on a hammock.
  33. Adopt a pet – Actually adoption fees aren’t as cheap as they used to be but it’s well worth the cost.
  34. Tour a fire house or police station.
  35. Bowling  – A night out for the family really doesn’t cost much, especially if you bring your own snacks.
  36. Tour a brewery.
  37. Bake.
  38. Make a chalk mural in your driveway.
  39. Tour a television or radio station
  40. Attend a tv show taping
  41. Shakespeare in the Park!
  42. Make a birdhouse.
  43. Stroll through a public garden.
  44. Work on your own garden
  45. Visit the state or county fair.
  46. Join a book club at the library, Borders or Barnes & Noble.
  47. Browse the flea markets.
  48. Find a drive in movie theater in your area.
  49. Take advantage of local cultural events.
  50. Visit a dairy farm.
  51. Visit historic battlefields.
  52. Paint a wall in your house a different color!
  53. Volunteer at a soup kitchen or another place that feeds meals to the homeless.
  54. Have a scavenger hunt.
  55. Teach yourself a new language using online tutorials and materials from the library.
  56. Start a scrapbook and fill it with items found outdoors.
  57. Jigsaw puzzles!
  58. Make a working volcano.
  59. Have a campfire in your backyard, roast marshmallow and tell ghost stories.
  60. Clean out your house and have a garage sale.

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