BLOG: Free Summer Activities for College Students on a Budget
It’s no secret that most college students have limited funds. And when summer comes around and students no longer spend a bulk of their time sitting in classrooms and studying, spending money on activities to fill those free hours can be damaging to their wallets.
However, there is a solution to overspending on summer fun: free activities. No matter what city you find yourself in, summer fun can be found and for no cost at all.
If you find yourself in the Big Apple this summer, free kayaking on the Hudson River is a must-try. Not interested in water sports? Walk the High Line, a public park built on an old subway rail elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side.
For the college students in the Midwest: there are numerous free happenings from Chicago to St. Louis. The Chicago Air and Water show is held every summer along the lakefront on Lake Michigan. The air show is the largest free show of its kind in the United States. Also, one of the country’s best zoos is located in St. Louis: the St. Louis Zoo. Admission is free and it’s located in Forest Park, the seventh largest urban park in the country.
If you’re heading south during the summer months, Kentucky parks feature free movie screenings on an outdoor inflatable screen and jazz concert series, both great for summer nights. The Discovery Green Park in Dallas, Texas hosts free exercise classes. Zumba and yoga are just a few of the classes provided and no pre-registration is required.
The West Coast is home to an array of free summer activities, as well. In San Diego, the Fly Fishers club offers free fly-fishing lessons on Sunday mornings at Lake Murray. If you don’t have your own gear, you can rent gear for free also.
From the East Coast to the West, from the North down to the South, college students can find fun for free. No matter where your summer takes you, enjoy those months engaging in all kinds of entertaining activities and do it while spending not a single dime.
For more information on these free activities, check out the websites below:
Free kayaking in New York City: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/kayaking.html
The High Line, New York City: http://www.thehighline.org/
Chicago Air & Water Show: http://www.explorechicago.org/
St. Louis Zoo: http://www.stlzoo.org/
Films in the park, Kentucky: http://www.downtownlex.com/fountain-films-on-friday
Discovery Green Park, Dallas: http://www.discoverygreen.com/
Fly fishing, San Diego: http://www.sandiegoflyfishers.com/activities.htm