99 Free Things to Do Outside the Home This Summer
While you may be tight on cash, you should still be able to have a good time! If you're feeling like staying in, there are many free ways to entertain yourself without spending money. But when you venture outdoors, it can be all too easy to open your wallet. To solve this problem, we've rounded up 99 free things to do outside the home, from exploring your local community to relishing the great outdoors. These cash-free activities are guaranteed to be a great time and won't hurt your bank account!
Draw a hopscotch board with chalk and play (you're not too old!).
Read your city's free newspaper.
Volunteer to help save sea turtles.
Play a round of Frisbee golf with a friend.
Build a sandcastle.
Visit your community's public gardens.
Go for a group jog.
Grab a friend and play tennis.
Take pictures of objects that start with each letter of the alphabet.
Learn to play guitar.
Go berry picking.
Clean a local beach or park.
Go for a swing.
Bury a time capsule.
FaceTime your friends.
Go on a hike.
Walk your dog (or whatever kind of pet you have!).
Go on a photography adventure.
Read a book in a location of your choice.
Safely organize a mini boot camp for you and your friends.
Go to your favorite park.
Organize your own walking tour of your city! Make sure to include interesting historical and cultural sites in your town.
Do some yoga outdoors.
Chat with a bilingual friend to brush up on your language skills.
Do some amateur star gazing.
Attend a free yoga class.
Attend a religious service.
Go for a run.
Go for a wandering hike. Just step out your door and see where you go!
Grocery shop for a disabled or elderly family member or friend.
Go on a bike ride.
Tour the street art in your city.
Visit your city hall. It's a great way to learn about your city's history.
Venture into the wilderness to watch wild animals.
Go to an observatory for a view of your city or town!
Watch the sunset. Bring your significant other along!
Pack a picnic lunch — use whatever is in your cupboard!
Make your own scavenger hunt for you and your friends!
Have a bonfire.
Play tennis at a free court in the park.
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Make your own bouquets from local flowers, either for yourself or for friends.
Take a full-moon walk.
Play flashlight tag.
Watch a sunrise.
Climb a tree.
Play Frisbee with friends.
Visit the SPCA.
Go to a farmers market — you will be full from all of the samples!
Walk across your city's bridge.
Go rock climbing. Check your local rock climbing facility or sports equipment store for details.
Attend a free outdoor movie.
Go roller skating.
Explore a new part of your city or neighborhood.
Host a picnic. Have all of your friends bring something from their cupboard!
Sketch or draw outdoors.
Fly a kite.
Reread your favorite book at your favorite park.
Sell old clothing to a consignment shop.
Stage a water balloon fight.
Listen to the radio.
Go fishing at a local lake, pond, or pier.
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Go on a scenic drive.
Go on a coffee date.
Pet sit for a family member or friend.
Explore a creepy haunted house.
Volunteer at an archaeological dig.
Have a Nerf war with your friends!
Check out local garage sales.
Hang out or talk on the phone with old childhood friends.
Play beach volleyball with friends.
Garden in your neighborhood.
Watch planes take off at the airport.
Go sailing with a friend (preferably one who knows how to sail!).
Learn how to skateboard.
Explore your city's downtown.
Jump rope (it's great exercise!)
Perfect your football spiral.
Go body surfing. All you need is your body and some waves!
Play baseball at a local park.
Take your own inner tube and go rafting!
Play sloshball with a big group of friends.
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