Nostalgic – Fun Summer Activities

Need inspiration for summer fun? Check out this list and see how many you can cross out before the 4th of July hits.

Cheap or Free Things To Do

When we think of childhood Summers, we think of balmy nights chasing fireflies, walking barefoot on hot sand, and hours of fun that didn’t cost a thing. Just because we’re adults doesn’t mean we have to drop a ton of money to celebrate our favorite season! There are endless activities you can do this Summer, and we’ve rounded up ones that you’ll love when you’re feeling lazy, when you’re ready to get a workout, or when you’re in search of an adventure. The best part is they are Cheap or FREE!

  1. Go camping.
  2. Go on a walking tour of your city.
  3. Stargazing on a warm Summer night.
  4. Blow bubbles.
  5. Help an elderly neighbor clean up their yard.
  6. Visit the library.
  7. Take a nap in a hammock.
  8. Take a road trip to the nearest beach or lake.
  9. Take photographs in nature.
  10. Play card games with a real deck of cards.
  11. Go to the farmers market.
  12. Paint your furniture.
  13. Buy ice cream from an ice cream truck.
  14. Go to a free music festival.
  15. Read underneath a tree on a blanket in the park.
  16. Visit relatives.
  17. Create cool things with flower DIYs.
  18. Throw a BBQ for friends and family.
  19. Take a day hiking trip.
  20. Attend a parade.
  21. Play mini golf.
  22. Go to church.
  23. Visit a free museum.
  24. Fly a kite.
  25. Go fishing.
  26. Skip rocks at a pond.
  27. Play in the sprinkler.
  28. Learn how to juggle.
  29. Volunteer on a farm.
  30. Pack a picnic. (alone or with guests)
  31. Go to the zoo.
  32. Play Frisbee.
  33. Color, it’s not just for kids.
  34. Go swimming.
  35. Go to a baseball game.
  36. Plan your next vacation.
  37. Volunteer in your community.
  38. Have a water balloon fight.
  39. House Sit, it’s a mini vacation.
  40. Window shop.
  41. Tour a brewery or candy factory.
  42. Paint outdoor landscapes.
  43. Watch butterflies.
  44. Build a sandcastle.
  45. People watch.
  46. Press flowers to make bookmarks.
  47. Make your own insect repellant jars.
  48. Watch the sunset over water or on a mountain top.
  49. Have an outdoor tea party.
  50. Make wishes in a fountain.

Please share some of your fun summer ideas?

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