Summer On A Budget
Summer is fun and we have to make the most with what we have. Â I’ve come up with a few fun things do to while spending a summer on a budget.
- Go to a movie in the park
Most cities have free movie nights in the park during summer. Â Head to your city’s website toÂ see if there are any fun movies you’d want to see. Â Then grab a blanket and a picnic basket to make a night out of it.
- Take day trips to the beach
Whether you’re 10 minutes away or 2 hours, beach trips are fun. Â Make sure to pack homemade snacks and bring drinks so you’re not spending any extra money.
- Play the ultimate game of Ollie Ollie Oxen Free
Yes, this might seem a little juvenile. Â However, grab some of your friends, pair into teams of two, and play this game. Â It will bring fun and all sorts of nostalgia to summer.
- Go kayaking
Not everyone owns a kayak ( I certainly don’t) however, renting or borrowing a friends is always a good option. Â It’s fun and a nice workout all in one.
- Go on a hike
Hiking is so much fun especially in Southern California. Â We can go hike Runyon Canyon, Hollywood sign, or head toÂ Orange County and/or San Diego for some fun hikes by the ocean. Â Grab a few friends and make a morning out of it.
- Watch planes fly overhead
Find a public parking lot near an airport. Â Grab and picnic basket with some food, a blanket, and watch as planes take off and come back in over your head.
- Have a Ping Pong tournament
I don’t know about you, but my family takes ping pong seriously. Â We love to invite friends over for some dinner and drinks and have a ping pong tournament. Â We’ll go to our local party store and pick up a few trophies for the matches. Â This brings lots of laughs and fun memories we can look back on.
- Take a drive down PCH
If you live in California, just driving down Pacific Coast Highway can be an adventure within itself. Â I love being with friends, grabbing some coffee, and driving down PCH while blasting our favorite music.
- Have a Bonfire
Bonfires are so much fun. Â You can watch the sunset while a fire is going, talking with friends, and eating a delicious s’more. Â That’s what summer is all about, right?
4 thoughts on “Summer On A Budget”
I love these ideas! Great for little kids and even my teens.
Thank you. I think these are great for all ages!
I love this idea! I have done a movie in the park, but I love the other ones.
Glad to hear! These are fun and easy to do on a budget!