Summer is upon us, and all over the country people are looking forward to long weekends and a couple of days away from the office.
There are incredible places to see and things to do during the summer, and not all of them cost money. We recently looked at a few ways to plan ahead for summer expenses and also discussed setting a summer budget.
Now, let’s look at a few ways you can enjoy the summer without adding to your expenses or wrecking your budget.
You might notice that magazines and newspapers all over the country have started listing free dates at local museums or other venues. There are also great free concerts and fireworks displays in all of the communities we serve.
A fantastic place to look for up-to-date information about free community festivals, concerts and museum days is the local tourism bureau of your destination. Here are links to the pages for the different areas Popular Community Bank serves:
- Chicago – ChooseChicago.com
- Anaheim/Orange County – AnaheimOC.org
- New York City – NYCGo.com
- New Jersey – VisitNJ.org
- Orlando – VisitOrlando.com
- Miami – MiamiandBeaches.com
Each of those sites provides travel tips to see some of the best attractions in those areas for free, and also recommends other ways visitors can save money. Also, following any of these tourism bureaus on Facebook and Twitter can help you keep up-to-date and get answers to any questions you might have. For other entertainment updates, be sure to check out local media outlets like the local edition of Metromix, or local sites like the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye.
How do you plan on saving money this summer? Let us know in the comments section below!