The current pandemic situation is not the only reason to stay in – it is also good for the budget. You can definitely have fun with your friends and family at home or within your local community without ruining your wallet and succumbing to boredom. Here are some ideas to keep it fun and budget-friendly.
- Spend more time outdoors.
Find local trails near you, visit the beach or lake, or simply go to a public park and have a small picnic. All of these options allow you to get some sun and enjoy the nice weather for free if not for a ver ycheap price. If your city offers bike rentals, this is another fun way of relaxing and sightseeing over the weekend.
- Host a book club or movie or quiz night.
There are two ways to do this: online or in person. Hang out with your friends and keep it frugal by hosting a book club or having a fun movie or quiz night at home. There is no need to spend money on expensive food or drinks! Choose a theme for your event and make it a potluck. It is a nice way to catch up with friends and stay connected in an informal setting.
- Go dancing.
If there is an open local club, go on weekdays and dance the night away. Find out if there is a ladies’ night or discount drinks night so you can spend less on drinks. Dancing is a nice way to relieve stress. Just remember to stay safe and avoid crowded places.
- Look for community classes.
Visit the website of your local recreation center and see what classes they are offering. Most of these come at a cheap price, if not for free. Classes often come in a variety of subjects like bird watching and cooking. It is a cool way to learn a new skill, meet new people, and even make extra money.
- Visit local markets, fairs, and festivals.
Explore your city and see what the local markets, fairs, and festivals have to offer. Check out local listings for activities that may interest you. There are many kinds from agricultural fairs to interesting themed ones.