There are so many fun activities available during the summer, from weekend getaways to sandy shores to sidewalk brunches with your friends, music festivals to glamping trips, that after a month or two, your wallet may start to look a little sad. Need to save a few dollars so you can get back in the fun? Fun and frugal aren’t necessarily opposites — here are a few ways you can have fun this summer on a budget.
Take Advantage of Free Events
Many cities host free public events throughout the summer, whether downtown festivals with live music, art fairs or holiday events. Keep an eye on your city’s social media feeds for info on free activities coming up in your neighborhood.
See the Sites
Take a look at your city through a tourist’s eyes. What are the historical spots, monuments and museums that are big hits with first-time visitors? How long has it been since you visited the spots that put your city on the map? Many are free, particularly those with historic recognition.
You often won’t have to travel far to enjoy the great outdoors, no matter where you live. Head to the nearest park, whether a city green space or a nearby state or national park, to hike, bike or picnic while enjoying the warm summer weather and a friend or two. A simple weekend activity, it’s an affordable way to get some Vitamin D and enjoy the summer before it’s gone.
Find a Seasonal Hobby
Summer is a great time to take on an extra hobby that’ll not only introduce you to new people, but also get you involved in your community. Check your local MeetUp, parks and recreation websites and libraries for adults-only groups that focus on everything from fiction writing to team sports.
Start a New Tradition
Get a group of your friends together and start a new summer tradition. Maybe you and your three favorite girlfriends take turns hosting a themed weekend brunch. Maybe several couples get together for a barbecue and beer every other week. Whatever your choice may be, both you and your friends may find your new tradition even more enjoyable than just another weekend hitting the same wine bars and restaurants.
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ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
South America is a continent made for romance. As the birthplace of many seductive dances, this area knows how to show love and how to show it well. Newlyweds will love to take in the sights and culture of different places in South America while celebrating their love. Couples will enjoy being welcomed into the various countries by the friendly locals. There is a bevy of environments, including rainforests, beaches, deserts and even glaciers. South America offers a lot to a couple looking to bask in the afterglow of their wedding.
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Somewhere between Paris, Provence and the border with Switzerland is the charming riverside city of Lyon, a burgeoning culinary capital in a country with one of the world’s best cuisines. Lyon’s reputation as a food destination grew within the past decade, and visitors flock to the less-crazed and friendlier town for a more laid-back approach to French cuisine.