We know that all great summers come to an end, but the summer isn’t over just because kids are going back to school. It’s time to make the most of what’s left of summer and the good news is you can enjoy the outdoors without spending your hard-earned savings.
Here are five cheap end of summer activities:
Camping in the Backyard
If you already own the gear, backyard camping can be a cheap summer activity. You can save money and travelling time by setting up a tent in the backyard. Camping at home can be a great way to get outside, spend time away from technology and destress. You can even try building a campfire and cooking your own dinner on an open fire for a true camping experience.
Hike part of the world’s longest hiking trail
In Canada, we’re lucky to boast an abundance of beautiful natural landscapes, one of which is the Trans Canada Trail. With over 22,000 kilometers of trails, Canada’s Great Trail is the longest network of hiking trails in the world. It stretches from the coast to coast, passing many major city centers along the way.
Go to the Drive-In movie theatre
Travel back decades by visiting the drive-in movie theatre. Many drive-in movie theatres keep their vintage 1950s style, so you can take a trip through history while watching new releases. If you don’t have a drive-in theatre near you an alternative is to set up your TV in the backyard and create a family moment any kid would remember.
Have a sunset picnic
Picnics are a popular cheap summer activity in the movies, but when is the last time you had one? Pack a small snack or a portable dinner and go to your local park for a sunset picnic. Bring a board game and a lantern to continue the fun into the evening.
Plan a day trip
Day trips are a cheap summer activity because you save on the cost of hotel accommodations and multiple meals when dining out. Day Trips Canada features indoor and outdoor daytrips within driving distance of your location. It shows local activities and attractions such as museums, heritage sites, parks and city events.
The key to enjoying the nice weather is to spend as much time outdoors as you can without breaking the bank. If you’re looking for local activities, try these end-of-summer activities. The added bonus of indulging in cheap activities is you’re not spending a fortune to have fun. Always remember…a dime not spent is a dime that can be saved.
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