The long-awaited summer season is finally here, so why not enjoy it to the fullest? With so many activities to choose from, it can be hard to do everything you want to do while still keeping your budget safely intact. But don’t worry. We’ve compiled a list of 7 entertaining and cost-effective summer fun options that you can enjoy with family or friends, and that are sure to keep you busy and under budget all season long.
Go to a sporting event
Why not start with baseball? It’s America’s favorite pastime for a reason. It’s perfect for both large groups and small ones and there are plenty of games being played during the summer months. Keep an eye out for package deals that are highly discounted and often include tickets and meals.
Catch a movie under the stars
One of the best parts of summer is being able to do your favorite activities outside. Watching a movie outdoors is just one of those activities. Best of all, admission is usually free. All that’s needed are blankets or chairs – and you can bring your own food.
Party by the pool
If you happen to have access to a pool at your house, your neighbor’s house, or a local club house, why not make a party of it? Create a fun playlist, bring a few items to throw on the grill and make it a memorable get-together for family and friends.
Channel your inner child at an amusement park
Even though amusement parks are great for everyone, there’s just something about them that make you feel like a kid again. Plus, visiting an amusement park during the summer doesn’t have to be a major expense, especially if you plan to go with family. Some amusement parks offer special rates after a certain time of day. In fact, you can save up to 33% (and sometimes more) off ticket prices by going in the afternoon rather than in the morning. Always look out for coupons at supermarkets and gas stations, especially from beverage brands, which often put coupons on their cans.
Head outdoors for live music
No matter what major city you happen to be near, live music and concerts always dominate during the summer. The options are endless, whether you’re in the mood for a date night or a day out with the family. Head outside – to parks, stadiums, and other common areas for free musical entertainment throughout the week. Also check events listings in local magazines, websites, and blogs for street festivals and fairs that often host musical acts for people of all ages.
Host a potluck
Entertaining at your home during the summer can still be fun without costing a fortune. By turning the gathering into a potluck, you get to have a good time in the comfort of your own home and share the costs with everyone who participates. You can even start a potluck club, where you have a theme each time and give each member a chance to host the potluck. Themes are flexible and you could create a potluck club where each friend takes turns hosting the potluck in their home.
Beach day, anyone?
If you live in or near a coastal city, a beach day is always an ideal summer outing. Food on the Boardwalks and at the beach can be expensive so bring a cooler with your sandwiches, snacks and beverages to save money on eating out. Even if water isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy. Bring a book, some music, and a chair or blanket, and enjoy the sun, breeze and sound of the waves.
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