Fun for Free!

Life is expensive and sometimes we are tight on cash and spending. It makes us feel restricted and stuck, as if we can’t do anything. Back when we were kids we may have asked our parents for money to do things, but more often than not we found creative ways to have fun without spending a dime. At least I know I did. We didn’t wait for overtime or vacation weeks to have fun. It didn’t really matter what we did. All that mattered is that we were together, and we were fully committed to enjoying ourselves. Get out of your routine and technology filled lives, trust me you might actually see that there is more to life and not all of it costs money. There are many free ways to entertain yourself without spending money. We need to learn to think outside the box and venture out where we can enjoy freebies and the simple things in life! Here are some awesome ways to have fun without spending:

  • Attend a free concert in your area
  • Go on a hike
  • Walk your dog
  • Go on a photography adventure
  • Go to the community library and check out a new book
  • Organize a mini boot camp for you and your friends. You’ll get a great workout and have fun with friends.
  • Go to your favorite park
  • Organize your own walking tour of your city! Make sure to include interesting historical and cultural sites in your town.
  • Attend a free museum. Check your local museums for special deals.
  • Do some yoga outdoors
  • Do some amateur star gazing
  • Volunteer your time at a shelter or soup kitchen
  • Meditate
  • Attend a religious service
  • Go for a run
  • Go swimming at a friend’s house or a community pool
  • Help out a family member or friend
  • Go on a bike ride
  • Attend free art classes in your community
  • Tour a factory
  • Visit art galleries in your city
  • Go to a karaoke night
  • Tour the street art in your city
  • Visit your city hall. It’s a great way to learn about your city’s history
  • Attend a reading at your local bookstore
  • Venture into the wilderness to watch wild animals
  • Watch the sunset
  • Sunbathe
  • Pack a picnic lunch
  • Make your own scavenger hunt for you and your friends!
  • Have a bonfire
  • Go to the comedy night at your local cafe
  • Play tennis at a free court in the park
  • Use a free week at a new gym
  • Join an intramural team
  • Make your own bouquets from local flowers, either for yourself or for friends
  • Take a full-moon walk
  • Watch a sunrise
  • Climb a tree
  • Play Frisbee with friends
  • Go to a grandparent’s house
  • Walk across your city’s bridge
  • Go rock climbing
  • Go rollerskating
  • Explore a new part of your city or neighborhood
  • Host a potluck picnic. Have all of your friends bring something from their cupboard!
  • Sketch or draw outdoors
  • Window shop
  • Fly a kite
  • Reread your favorite book at your favorite park
  • Sell old clothing to a consignment shop
  • Daydream
  • Stage a water balloon fight
  • Listen to the radio
  • Go camping
  • Go fishing at a local lake, pond or pier
  • Make s’mores
  • Go on a scenic drive
  • Go on a coffee date
  • Pet sit for a family member or friend
  • Go to a high school or college sports game
  • Explore a creepy haunted house
  • Volunteer at an archaeological dig
  • Have a Nerf war with your friends!
  • Check out local garage sales
  • Hang out or talk on the phone with old childhood friends
  • Play beach volleyball with friends
  • Garden in your neighborhood
  • Watch planes take off at the airport
  • Go sailing with a friend (preferably one who knows how to sail!)
  • Learn how to skateboard
  • Explore your city’s downtown
  • People watch
  • Jump rope (it’s great exercise!)
  • Perfect your football spiral
  • Go body surfing. All you need is your body and some waves!
  • Play baseball at a local park
  • Take your own inner tube and go rafting!
  • Visit a farm
  • Go to the aquarium or zoo on special free days
  • Go horseback riding
  • Write your own poetry
  • Go on a blind date

“Log off, shut down… Go outside!” -unknown