10 Cheap Things To Do This Summer

July 13, 2020 | CUNA | Financial Wellness

You don’t have to look far to find safe, inexpensive summer activities!

Go to a drive-in movie. They are making a comeback, so check your area to see if you have a drive-in movie theater nearby. Haars Drive-in, located in  Dillsburg PA is a great choice!

Have an indoor or backyard scavenger hunt. Hunt for small toys, junk drawer items, or even phrases in a book.

Hit the beach. If you live near a lake, river, or ocean, get out your sunscreen and bathing suit! Bring a picnic basket with food you made at home to save even more money. There are local spots all around from Pincho State Park, Lake Redman, or a beach within a few hours!

Go camping indoors. Clear a space in the family room or living room, create a tent with a blanket and make s’mores.

Take a hike. Find a nearby state park, grab a good pair of hiking shoes, and get out to enjoy some natural beauty and sunshine. York and Adams Counties have a variety of county and state parks to explore. Nixon Park in York, PA even has a free nature center!

Start a garden. Whether you live in a city or the suburbs, you can still make your own little garden. Grow your own herbs, veggies, or flowers.

Ride a bike. Explore your city on two wheels. Many cities now offer rentals. The rail-trail in York County extends from John Rudy Park, through Downtown York, all the way through the Mason Dixon line!

Play balloon tennis. Get fly swatters and blow up a few balloons to enjoy an easy tennis game. It can even be played indoors.

Make chalk art. Turn your driveway into a walk-by canvas. Use multicolor chalk to create art or share inspirational sayings.

Visit a pick-your-own fruit farm. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy watermelons, plums, peaches, and a multitude of berries. A quick google search will reveal a farm not too far away where you can pick the freshest fruit available. Some notable farms in the area include Flinchbaugh’s Orchard and Farmers Market, Family Tree Farm, Browns Orchard and Farm Market, Raab’s Fruit Farm, and more!



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