17 Free Ways to Have Fun This Summer


So you finally have the day off work, but every cent you've diligently saved over the last four weeks is strictly designated for next month's rent, and you'll be homeless if you spend money on brunch today. You've cashed in your last coupon and there's no way your friends are going to pay for you again, and shopping is definitely off the table, so things are looking bleak.

But have no fear, penny-pinching pals, because believe it or not, there are still a lot of fun things you can do this summer without having to eat Ramen noodles for the week because you lost all of your grocery money buying shots for the entire bar last night. Here's a list of our favorite economically sound activities to keep you entertained and out of debt this summer:

1. Go Hiking

Nothing beats a little fresh air and exercise!

2. Check Out Some Art Galleries/Museums

There are tons of non-profit art galleries in existence that you can visit for free, and a lot of places other places offer free days throughout the month!

3. Have a Movie Marathon

Dust off your old DVD player and have a classic movie marathon with your closest friends.

4. Practice Yoga

Whether you roll out your mat in the corner of your living room or do the downward dog in the sand at the beach, practicing yoga can be a relaxing way to spend your day off.

5. Go Geocaching

It's the OG Pokemon Go, and it's a really fun way to get out and explore.

6. Re-Read an Old Book

Fictional memories are memories, too!

7. Build a Fort

Stockpile the pillows and borrow everyone's blankets, because a fort is a surefire way to have fun for free.

8. Rearrange Your Furniture

You've wanted to do it for so long - today's the day.

9. Head to the Beach

Soak up some Vitamin D and show off your best beach bod without having to think about your bank account.

10. Play Board Games

Take a trip down memory lane and step away from the screen with a classic board game.

11. Binge-Watch Some Netflix

"Are you still watching?"

12. Go On a Bike Ride

A little outdoor exercise and adventure is the perfect way to spend your time when you're trying to save money.

13. Bake Something

And yes, eating all of the brownie batter before putting it in the oven definitely counts as baking.

14. Go to the Library

The opportunity for discovery is pretty endless at the libarary!

15. Volunteer

Using your spare time to help others will undoubtedly make you feel amazing.

16. Organize a Sporting Event

Get some friends together to kick around a soccer ball or play a pickup game of basketball in the local park.

17. Take a Nap

Who could deny that suggestion?

The only thing better than fun is free fun.

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