It's summer and everyone is looking for cool things to do, preferably for as small a cost as possible. So here are a few ideas of that'll cost you nothing (or next to nothing):

Visit a Park

Going to your nearby park is a great way to have some outdoor fun and meet new people. Bring along a frisbee or a ball and you'll be entertained for hours. Or, if you're a bit more adventurous, find a state or national park you haven't been to. It's never a bad time to explore the wonderful natural majesty of America.


Have a Spa Day at Home

It's amazing what we have in our homes that could save us a costly trip to the spa. From creating your own avocado hair-conditioning mask to making a honey-and-oats face scrub, there are tons of great remedies you can try at home that won't cost you a penny but will produce great results.

Go For a Bike Ride

The summer is the perfect time to dust your bike off and get it out of the garage. Not only will you be saving the environment but riding a bike can also:

  • improve brain power
  • help prevent illnesses like heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes
  • increase life expectancy

Make Your Own Slip 'n Slide

Here's how:

Explore Your Neighborhood

When you live in a great neighborhood, you can sometimes take it for granted and not explore all it has to offer. But if you do, you'll be surprised at all the hidden treasures in your area, from a comfy coffee shop to a cool vintage-clothing store to a beautiful nature walk you never even knew was there.

Also see: 50 things to do for free across America