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Summer is just around the corner, and things are looking up.
You might be resuming that postponed vacation, and venturing out to IRL happy hours in addition to the Zoom catch-ups you know so well by now. So below, check out our ideas for free things to do this summer, because spending less money means more chances to go out and embrace all of those in-person experiences once more. Even the tiniest towns have little-known unique spots — just grab a friend and start wandering.
Walking is free, and walking in nature, freeing. Take as many of these as you can. Head to national and state parks or even just the local trail — be sure to take any trash you create with you when you leave, and give people plenty of space when you pass each other on the deated path. Take a vote on which movie, make sure everyone dresses in pajamas, have all the drinks and snacks prepared, and enjoy your night together.
Love to take shots for decorating your walls or your Instagram feed? Instead of just heading out for random shooting, give yourself a photo challenge for a day. You can make up your own or search online for popular ideas. Look online for foraging maps of your city or ask friends if they know of any places to grab free fruit, nuts, herbs, and more legally, of course — and then search for a recipe to experiment.
Now is a brilliant time to tackle those DIYs at home and upcycle your old finds into something fresh. Volunteer work is free and makes you feel good.
Try delivering meals to older folks, organizing a cleanup around your neighborhood, restocking your local community fridge, and more. Collect flowers Guy looking for some fun this summer press to make art you can hang on the wall.
You can look in your backyard for a lot of objects that can bring nature into your interiors. Find a playground not currently occupied by a gaggle of kiddos and let loose. Slide with abandon. See if you can cross to the other side of the monkey bars without falling. For those overcast and rainy summer days, call up your friends and challenge them to a bake off. Make it difficult by only being allowed to use the ingredients you already have on hand or allow everyone to make a quick grocery run.
No matter if you win or lose, you get a delicious treat out of it regardless. You could get some pretty good art out of it! Have some camping supplies in a closet somewhere that barely get any use? Absolutely no judgment if you sneak back into the house to sleep the rest of the night. Check YouTube for video inspiration if you want to get really serious. You can find tons of scavenger hunt ideas online or you can craft your own. Grab your friends, set up some prizes, and spend an afternoon seeing whose hunting skills are the strongest.
Not only is it free, but you might also get something out of it if you find a particularly good treasure cache. Is there anything more humbling than gazing up at the heavens above? Pick a clear night, find a quiet spot away from city lights, and bring a telescope or just even a blanket to gaze up. You can look online to find what stars or planets to pick out of your night sky. So whether you pick a hiking group, book club, or whatever else sparks your interest, you can have plenty of fun without necessarily spending money.
Like on an actual phone. Grab your best stationary or make your own and send some dear friends some correspondence. Try slipping pressed flowers from your yard to friends to send a piece of your home to them. You can set up a dance marathon, a charity night with talented friends who can sing or do comedy, or even a craft night where you can sew or make items that can be donated.
Can you remember the last time you ever just sat and Guy looking for some fun this summer the world go by, instead of staring at your phone? If it feels funny, bring a book out with you to make you feel a bit less awkward. Do you have some board games collecting dust somewhere in your home? Grab some snacks, your roommates, or your kids and plan to not get up until you play each and every one. Leave the credit cards in your wallet and go online window shopping for ideas and inspiration. Do you have any older relatives that live near you? See if you can swing by with goodies and have a visit.
Ask them for fun stories from when they were growing up; you might be surprised and delighted. YouTube is a goldmine of videos showing you how to do and make all kinds of things. Why not spend a rainy afternoon trying to master some small trick you can whip out to impress your friends? Or just entertain yourself.
Does your town have any notable former residents? Any structures built by famous architects? Any battlefields? Do a little research to find out! And then put the items on a potential future walking tour. Some comedy clubs and coffee shops offer open mic nights for free. The comedy might be cringe-worthy, or you could stumble on someone pretty funny! Many favorite authors with recently released titles have book tours. Check them out to learn more about your favorite author and their newest masterpiece.
Try learning how to make something from scratch — especially something you like to have a lot of, like hummus or throw pillows. Adrienne loves architecture, de, cats, science fiction and watching Star Trek. In the past 10 years she's called home: a van, a former downtown store in small town Texas and a studio apartment rumored to have once been owned by Willie Nelson. Greatest Hits. Mindful Living.
Save Comments. We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. Image credit: Diana Paulson. Find or make a walking tour of a city. Go for a hike. Host a movie night. Photography challenges. Forage for free food — and make a recipe with it! Paddle or swim your way around a local waterway.
Read in a hammock. Plan a creative picnic. Bike around. Enjoy your city from a fresh perspective on your bike. Find free museums. Scavenge for cool found objects around your home and revamp them. Get sporty. Volunteer for your community. Collect natural objects for art. Play like a kid on playground.
Host a Bake-Off. Grab existing art supplies and paint some nature. Camp in your backyard. Build a sandcastle. Go on a scavenger hunt. Stargaze or meteor shower gaze. a Meetup group. Have a date with your pet. Start a book club. Rearrange for a new look.
Call an old friend to catch up. Write letters or send postcards. Start a fundraiser or charity event. People watch. Play board games that usually just collect dust. Window shop online for home inspiration ideas.Guy looking for some fun this summer
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40 Free & Fun Things to Do This Summer