It’s summertime, the quintessential season for fun and relaxation. But when there’s so much to do and see, we can get overwhelmed and end up spending our summer vacay curled up on the couch staring at the TV instead.
If you’re looking for some fun, affordable ways to spend your summer this year, we have your back. Here are some fun ways to spend your summer free time. These activities will get you on your feet—and to top it all off, they’re also rewarding and a total blast.
All you need for fishing is a body of water within a reasonable distance of your home, some sort of fish-capturing device (a fishing pole, a net, your bare hands), and worms. Lots of worms. But if you feel bad for the worms, you can tempt the fish with corn and hot dogs—your summer BBQ leftovers don’t have to go to waste!
However, fishing isn’t the best activity for the chronically impatient. It can take a long time to hook a fish, but when you do, it’s one of the most rewarding feelings in the world.
Get On the Golf Course
Another fun way to spend your summer free time is to go golfing. Some people would argue that winter is the best season for golfing, but summer has its perks.
Many people believe that golf is a sport for the wealthy. But as long as you’re not going to private courses with membership dues and initiation fees, a round of golf is shockingly affordable. The average cost for an 18-hole round at a public course is around $36, and that often includes the cart.
If you’re a first-time golfer and are worried about looking like a fool on the course, don’t fear. Golf is an easy sport to pick up. With enough practice, even a toddler can master the basics. And if you feel lost, don’t be afraid to ask others on the course. They’ll be more than happy to help!
Plant a Garden
Gardening takes a lot of time and dedication, but you also get a huge reward at the end—baskets upon baskets of vibrant green vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs. You don’t need much to put together a garden—a patch of dirt in your backyard, some seeds, a shovel, and a watering can or bucket will do the trick.
Gardening is a satisfying activity. In many ways, it’s like raising a child. You guide your plants through life, watching as they grow up from a teeny-tiny sprout to a strong, mature plant. Of course, you usually cut up, cook, and eat your harvest at the end, so that might not be the best comparison. But either way, gardening is a fun, sustainable, and rewarding venture that we highly recommend this summer.