Ultimate Affordable Summer Activity Guide

Ultimate Affordable Summer Activity Guide

Ultimate Affordable Summer Activity Guide

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Ahhh, summer is here, a time when you can finally enjoy the outdoors. The typical American family spends more than $1,000 on vacations and another $400 to $500 per child on summer activities like summer camps, sports, and recreational outings. If you're looking for things to do in summer that won't bust your budget, CreditBox has you covered. Our guide to affordable summer activities features festive picnic ideas, amazing hiking trails, low-cost camping sites, and more. 

Summer Fun in Your Backyard
Going out is great but sometimes you just have to stay home. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy summer activities to keep yourself and the family feeling sunny. You could set up a backyard obstacle course to test everyone's agility using items like pool noodles, hampers, and hula hoops. 

If you need to cool off, grab your bathing suits and run through your sprinklers, or have a water fight with water balloons and water guns. After the sun sets, grab some blankets and pillows and head out to the yard for a little stargazing. 

Go Picnic
There's no right or wrong way to picnic, but if you're looking for picnic ideas you're in the right place. Start by finding a great spot. Parks, hilltops, historic sites, botanical gardens, and your own outdoor space can provide a lovely backdrop for a fun outdoor meal. If you're looking to spend quality time together, try to find a spot that's out of the way like a quiet beach or a cozy nook in your favorite park. 

Explore the Great Outdoors
Some of the most enjoyable things to do in the summer include heading to your local parks, hitting some new (or tried and true) hiking trails, or trying new camping sites in beautiful locations. For example, Edson Creek Campground on the Oregon coast costs next to nothing and puts campers in the middle of everything close to hiking trails. Goodale Creek Campground in California provides gorgeous views while providing low-priced camping. 

Even if you don't want to travel far, odds are you've got some sort of outdoor fun waiting to be explored nearby. If you can't find camping sites that meet your needs, pitch a tent in the backyard. If all else fails, head out for a family walk or hop on your bikes for a leisurely ride. 

Discover Museums, Galleries, and Zoos
Museums, galleries, and zoos often hold special low-price or free days throughout the year and they might offer discounts during other times. Your town or nearby areas might also offer free outdoor movies or concerts throughout the season, giving you the perfect excuse to get out of the house and have a little fun without spending a ton. 

Whether you need a new bike to hit the trails or extra money to indulge your newest picnic ideas, CreditBox can help make your summer fun a reality. Fill out the online application in minutes and get funded today! Restrictions may apply.
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