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10 Awesome Summer Activities on A Budget

Swimmers at a community pool

Summer is here, but not everyone is fortunate enough to go on expensive trips cross-country or around the world. Don’t worry, though, there are many things you can do that require little to no money! Discover some awesome summer activities on a budget.

Local Parks

A great way to enjoy the summer sun is to visit a local park, which are usually free. Have a picnic or play some sports. There are plenty of activities you can do at a park, and it’s a fun way to spend a day.

Public Beaches

One of the first things many think of when it comes to summer is chilling on a beach. As it turns out, many public beaches are free with lots to do. Cool off in the water, play beach volleyball, or just get some color.

Community Pool

Another ideal summer activity is going to the pool. The best way you can do this on a budget is to find a local community pool that has day passes, and you can cool off in the heat without breaking the bank for a membership.


If you want to stay out of the sun, a movie is a great option. Visit a matinee show of a movie during the week or visit an older theater where movies are far cheaper.


Another fun activity you can do is have a fun treasure hunt. Look up various geocaching items in your area with a geocaching app and go on a hunt.


A local zoo can be a great time to explore wild life. It’s another activity people don’t realize can be discounted or free on certain days.


There are many things you can do during the day, but one of the best things to do at night is to have a bonfire. All it takes is wood and a pit, which you can make yourself.

Slip ‘N Slide

If you can’t go to a beach or a pool, you can still stay refreshed by getting a slipping slide. You can find affordable ones at local stores or make your own with a tarp.

Firework Show

Fourth of July is right around the corner, and the best way to celebrate the holiday is to head to a firework show hosted by your community.


Our final suggestion for a summer activity on a budget is to get educated and go to a museum. Plenty of museums offer discounted rates during the summer and some days may even be free.

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