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8 ways to have summer fun on a budget

Looking for some great summertime fun that won’t cost a fortune? Here are some terrific ideas for both singles and families with children looking to enjoy the summer without breaking the bank.

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Check out free events

Local museums, parks, and libraries usually offer a wide range of fun low-cost activities during the summer, including concerts, readings, exhibits, and street fairs.

Swimming pool

Spend a day at the public pool

Most cities and townships have a number of public swimming pools where locals can spend a day having fun in the sun at a very low cost.

field of spring grass and forest

Visit a National Park

The National Park Service offers both year-round membership passes and one-day passes that will enable you to visit some of our greatest national treasures.

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A day at the beach…

… Is anything better? Whether you live by the coast or in the middle of America’s heartland, spending a day by a lake or ocean is one of the greatest ways to relax and enjoy the summer season.

Group Of Friends Having Outdoor Barbeque At Home

Fire up the backyard barbecue

What’s more American than grilling hamburgers and hot dogs outside and lazing under the summer sun? To lower the cost, make it a potluck and have friends and family each contribute a dish.

three friends watching a movie

Host an outdoor movie night

With downloadable movies just a click away, all you need are some speakers and a projector and you can enjoy summertime under the stars while playing some of your favorite films.

Scavenger hunt map

Make your own scavenger hunt

Create your own scavenger hunt for friends and family, using public transportation to explore both famous local spots and those lesser-known spots around your city.

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Vacation less than 100 miles from your home

Aching for a summer vacation that won’t cost an arm and a leg? Find a cool hotel, condominium, or lakeside cabin that’s within driving distance; you’ll save on airfare and still feel like you’ve gotten away!

We are J.G.Wentworth, the nationwide leader in purchasing future structured settlement annuity payments for cash, and we hope this quick list of summertime activities gets your creative juices going as you begin planning a fun-filled summer. For more information about our company, and how we can help you get cash now in exchange for all or just a portion of your future payments, call us anytime at 877-227-4713.