Getting out of the house or apartment during the winter months seems like an expensive proposition, right? No – not necessarily. Sure, there are a number of overwhelmingly expensive winter activities, but there are some that are budget-friendly as well. I’ve put together a list of inexpensive and free activities together, with hopes that you won’t have to put a dent in your wallet to build lasting memories this winter!
Play in the Snow
We’ve taken some steps toward adulthood, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still play in the snow like when we were younger. Life as a young adult can be pretty stressful. Whether it’s studying for finals, paying bills or balancing your schedule, it’s nice to forget your responsibilities for a bit a let loose. Playing in the snow can bring back some warm, nostalgic feelings to help with stress. Build snowmen, go sledding and make snow angels – all for free!
Go Ice Fishing
If you don’t mind braving the cold weather for an extended period of time, try your hand at ice fishing. You can find inexpensive fishing gear at used sporting stores. Not only is it a fun time, but it’s also an opportunity to reel in potential meals and socialize while you wait for your next catch. Simply head on out to your nearest frozen lake or pond for some cheap fun, but make sure that you check the ice before you walk out. The most important thing to keep in mind is your safety!
Lace up Your Skates
If fishing isn’t something you’re interested in, you can still head out on the ice after lacing up a pair of ice skates! You can make some leisurely laps around the pond or add a puck and stick into the mix, and play some pond hockey.
Go for a Walk
Going for a walk around your neighborhood is something that you can enjoy all year long. However, if you go for a walk during the colder months, you get to enjoy the bright, decorative lights that many households put up. If you find yourself bored at home, simply get up and take a stroll down your street. It’s a beautiful time of year and the opportunity is often missed because of the cold. Bundle up and get out there – it’s free!
What is your favorite budget-friendly winter activity? I’d love to know!