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How To Enjoy a Spontaneous Weekend On a Budget

Too often, the desire to leave your home and experience life outside is often doused by the realization that you simply don't have the money for it. Instead of looking out your glass front doors and wishing for payday to arrive, so you can actually go outside and enjoy yourself, there are activities and things to do that those with a small budget can enjoy. You don't need to hand out the stacks of money in order to have a great weekend. To help yourself have a fun weekend and keep your wallet happy, consider some of these ideas to make your weekend spontaneous and exciting.

1. Look Local

While flying out somewhere may seem grand and exciting, it's also typically too pricey. You may be able to find deals on flights that could make a quick trip do-able, but by and large, the expense is going to be something too high for you to be comfortable with. Instead of heading out of your area for the weekend, however, why not examine the local events that occur right in your own hometown? Many towns and cities are looking for ways to connect their communities together and support local businesses and artisans.

As a result, festivals are quite common throughout the year. By watching the news, visiting your town or city's website, or even just reading a newspaper, you can find out the festivals that are going to be taking place in your area. Many of these festivals have either free or low-cost admission to enter. From there, you can spend as much--or as little--as you want on food, beverages, crafts, and so on. You may even find a festival that you want to take apart in like a Chili cook off or arts festival.

For those who love beer, craft beer festivals have become widely popular. You can sample local beers from your area and enjoy the atmosphere of people doing what they love the most. Local music is also often present, so you can sit back, enjoy the music, and take in the sun for a low-cost weekend.

2. Take Advantage Of Friends And Family

Most of the time, a trip is often weighed down financially due to the cost of lodging. Hotels can be pricey, especially if you want to go somewhere that is hosting a special event that garners lots of tourist attraction. This is where connections come in handy. If you have friends or family that are either in that city or nearby, you can remove the cost of lodging entirely by staying with them. Although you should offer to buy them a dinner or breakfast as a thank you for hosting you, one meal price is going to be significantly less than a weekend at a hotel. The only cost you'll have to worry about is the transport and a few food items. That's quite a reduction in overall price!

3. Explore The Local Trails

With many towns and cities wanting to promote healthier lifestyles and include more greenery into their landscape, walking trails have become popular. To stay fit and enjoy the healing properties that being outside can provide, you can take your friends or family out for a walk. Plenty of natural beauties can be discovered on these trails, and not only will it leave you feeling worn out and satisfied, but you may discover some new wildlife in the process. The best part is walking on trails doesn't cost a thing.

Plenty To Do

Whether you look locally or rely on friends, you're sure to find a way to have a blast on the weekend without injuring your wallet. At the very least, a bit of spontaneous napping and relaxing on the weekend certainly never hurt anyone either. Try some of these tips and have fun!

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