Last-Minute Summer Trips

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So, it’s August. Summer has flown by and many of us are starting school in the next few weeks. Do you feel like you haven’t had a chance to do anything fun this summer? Don’t worry, there’s still hope! Here are a few last minute summer trips that are easy to plan and easy on your wallet.

State Parks

On the National Park Service website, you can check out all of the parks in your state. Pack a picnic, get some good walking shoes on and head out for the day. Don’t forget your camera (or your iPhone with the Instagram app), nature is full of photo ops.

Amusement Parks

If you prefer roller coasters to nature strolls, amusement parks are a great way to get in some last minute summer thrills (they usually close in October for the winter/early spring months, so check one out while you still can). Admission can be a little pricey, but look online for coupons. At several Six Flags around the country, a can of Coca-Cola will get you two-for-one tickets.


Consider yourself “outdoorsy”? Wouldn’t mind sleeping under a tent under the stars? See what areas around you are available for camping. Get some friends, something to sleep in, a case of beer and see what happens.

Road Trips

I’m not saying you have to drive to the other side of the country, but pick somewhere you’ve never been before and go there. Find a cheap place to stay (hostels and motels) and explore the area for a few days! Hit up the grocery store before you go so you don’t end up spending $10 on every meal you want to eat.

Baseball Games

OK, so even if you have no idea how the game of baseball is played or what teams are playing, games are still fun. You can do the wave, chant with everyone and eat overpriced hot dogs. If you live close enough to a major league stadium, seats in the bleachers are always available for significantly less money. Or, if your town has a minor league team, those games are less than $10 and still just as fun.

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