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How to Find Free Activities

Posted on Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 10:12 am
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There are tons of great free activities out there – you just need to know where to look. Here’s a list of resources and suggestions to help you find the best free activities.

Free Activities for Kids

  • Public parks. Parks can offer hours of entertainment for kids, entirely free!
  • Museums. Many museums offer free admission for kids. This can make for a fun and educational activity to take the kids to.
  • Discount days. Some places, such as restaurants and fairs, offer free kids days. Ask around your community to find out when these days are.
  • Arts and crafts. You can put together fun arts and crafts days for your kids using things around the house.

 

Free Activities for the Outdoorsman

For those of you who are looking for an adventure, these free activities just might be the thing for you.

  • Hiking. Hiking is a great free activity that you can do just about anywhere. All you need are some comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water and you’re good to go! Everytrail.com is a great resource for locating trails in your area or destination.
  • Public beaches. If you’re near the coast and you’re looking for a free activity, head over to any public beach. You can relax with a book, take the kids, play sports, build a sandcastle, go for a jog, you name it! Sometimes you can find free concerts or events at the beach as well.
  • Biking. If you’re already the owner of a bike, you can look for bike trails and roads in your area. Check out mapmyride.com for help planning your bike route.
  • Running. Some of the best free activities require only yourself, so cancel your gym membership and throw on some running shoes. Running outside is a great way to get fit and feel great.

 

More Free Activities

  • Farmer’s markets. Find out when and where the local farmer’s markets are in your area. Some of the larger farmer’s markets offer much more than just produce! In my area they have music and entertainment for all ages as well.
  • Public libraries. Libraries offer free activities for both adults and kids. Check with your local library for more details.
  • Coffee shops. Many coffee shops will feature free live music, open mic nights, and other events.
  • Donation only attractions. Some of the smaller attractions, such as zoos, historical landmarks, or museums are run off donations only. That means you can visit for free and opt to leave a donation during your visit.
  • College campuses. Colleges also offer many free events, ranging from concerts to informational tours.
  • Concerts in the park. Look for free concerts in the park in your area, especially during the warmer summer months.

 

To find more free activities in your area, be sure the pick up local magazines and fliers when you spot them. They are full of information about local happenings and free events.

 

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