Looking for something fun to do this weekend without breaking the bank? No problem! An empty wallet doesn’t mean you can let loose and enjoy your days off! We’ve found 10 awesome ways you can live it up this weekend- without spending a single red cent!
1. Picnic in the Park
Grab a blanket or beach towel, pack a lunch and head out to your favorite park or people watching spot. Need help packing a perfect sack lunch? Check out these easy, cheap ideas from ParentMap.
2. Go on a Bike Ride
Most cities have several scenic bike trails available to explore interesting sights nearby. Grab your bike, strap on your helmet and GOOO! Be sure to bring a bottle of water to cool off and a smartphone, just in case you need help finding your way back home! We love using BikeMap.net (available for iOs, Android, Windows or web) to map our route and find fun things to see and do along the way.
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3. Make a T-Shirt Pillow
With a few items you probably have around the house, you can make a fun, new pillow! This activity is super easy and perfect for all ages. Just follow our step-by-step tutorial with pictures here.
4. Take a Hike
Almost every town, state and even local parks offer long winding trails or pathways to explore. Search for a state park or trail nearby, lace up your sneakers or hiking boots, and head out for an adventure-filled day. AllTrails (available for iOs, Android or web) is our go-to source for planning and tracking perfect hiking treks and other outdoor adventures all year round.
5. Visit your Local Library
Do you have a library card? If not, now is the perfect time to get one! Think the library only has books? Think again. Nowadays, most local libraries offer a variety of fun, family-friendly events! Plus you can access books, music, movies and more right from your home computer or mobile device. Try a quick online search for events hosted by a library near you…or download the OneDrive mobile or web app to access new and classic titles via ebook and/ or audiobook, as well as thousands of tv shows and movies for FREE!
6. Check Local/ Community Calendar
Most communities offer several events every month that are FREE to the public. Do a quick google search or visit your city’s website, as well as the websites of areas surrounding, to see what events are coming up.
7. Write a “Bucket List”
A bucket list usually refers to a list of thing you want to do before you…well, kick the bucket, so to speak. Think about your hopes and dreams, and start a list of things you’d like to accomplish, places you’d like to go, things you hope to see or experience in your lifetime. It’s fun to dream about the future and the simple act of writing these things down brings them closer to reality. Need some inspiration for what to include on your Bucket List? Visit Bucketlist.org to get some ideas and see how other people have achieved their goals.
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8. Check for Local Events on Facebook
Facebook is a great place to learn about local upcoming festivals, concerts and events. Click “Events” on the left sidebar to explore the events happening in your neck of the woods. Once you find a fun event to attend you can easily share with other local facebook friends to make it a group get-together.
Birdwatching can be especially fun if you know what you’re looking for. Luckily, there’s an app for that, too! Learn all about common and local bird species, as well as where to look and how to identify each one with a mobile app like Audubon Bird Guide (available on iOS, Android and Amazon).
Nowadays, you don’t need to be an astronomist to find constellations and…. You don’t even really need a telescope! Learn more about the stars, moon and sky with augmented reality based, Star Chart available on iOS, Android, Windows and Amazon.
What fun, free activities do you like to do? Let us know in the comments!