Friday, August 19, 2011

Frugal summer activities

It's Friday, thank goodness, and I've already checked out for the weekend so here's some lovely fluff for you.  I bring you a list of 25 excellent summer activities that are highly affordable if you do it right ;).  Summer is winding down so it's time to make sure you get out and enjoy it!  I love summer, but I'm on a budget, shocker I know, so here are some cheap ideas I brainstormed for our weekend.  It is my goal to indulge in at least five of these this weekend for some lazy and easy summer fun:
  1. Go fishing 
  2. Take a walk
  3. Read a book in the shade - from the library
  4. Go to the dog park
  5. Play some frisbee, catch, kickball, or soccer
  6. Look for free events near you like concerts, out door movies, Shakespeare outdoors etc
  7. Grill
  8. Take pictures of all the fun you're having
  9. Go for a bike ride
  10. Take a trip to a you-pick farm
  11. Tackle some house projects that have been on the wish list
  12. Plant a garden
  13. Do some yoga
  14. Cook some new recipes
  15. Hang out by the pool
  16. Go hiking 
  17. Take the dog for a walk
  18. Visit a new state or local park
  19. Make a corn hole or horseshoes game for your back yard
  20. Have you tried bocce?
  21. Watch the sunset
  22. Visit the beach
  23. Enjoy summer's in season produce
  24. Eat some ice cream (we recently made ice cream sandwiches mmmm....)
  25. Nap in the sun

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  1. This summer I haven been riding my bike 6 days a week. I read 20 books since the beginning of July and even took a class for 4 weeks. I am busy and very productive.

  2. Love the ideas! I'd also add go swimming or hula-hoop. ;)

  3. I absolutely love the idea of your blog and that you are shooting for no debt after graduation. I wish you the best of luck and can't wait to read about your journey! You are definitely setting a GREAT example for other students!

  4. Heh.. fishing can quickly turn from frugal to incredibly expensive - but fun nonetheless

  5. Great ideas! I just came back from a bike ride along our bayou and saw a pink-billed ibis, two turtles, and fish:).

  6. Good ideas! Some universities even have free equipment rentals and outdoor clubs.. another great bargain for zero cost entertainment (that actually saves you money down the line because you will probably be in greater health and not need to access healthcare as frequently)