8 Things To Do This Summer Without Spending Much Cash

Eva Niessner

8 Things To Do This Summer Without Spending Much Cash

 

1. Take a road trip

Okay, you do have to spend money on gas, but seeing all of the sights of Maryland and beyond is a pretty inexpensive way to have a fun time! Split the cost of fuel with friends, grab some gas station snacks, and head to a favorite spot or a new destination that none of you have ever visited. 

2. Explore the state parks

Maryland is chock-full of state parks, and they're perfect for going on a hike of any intensity, whether you're a novice or an experienced outdoors fan. Bring some friends or even a date!

3. Enjoy a free music fest

Love music? You don't have to spend a fortune -- or even any money at all -- to see local acts in Baltimore. The radio station WTMD will be putting on free concerts June-September in Canton Waterfront Park. 

4. Have a museum date

There are so many free and inexpensive museums in Maryland, from art galleries like the BMA and the Walters to the niche museums like the Life-Saving Museum in Ocean City and the Civil War Medicine Museum in Frederick. 

5. Make chalk art

Who says chalk art is just for kids? The sidewalk is your canvas, and you can create a real masterpiece with a few colors and some inspiration. 

6. Browse the farmer's market

Yes, markets usually involve spending money, but farmer's markets are a great way to check out local goods without taking too much of a chunk out of your wallet. Here's a great place to start finding markets near you.

7. Head to the library

When's the last time you got lost in a good book? If you're ready to spend a few hours off your phone in favor of a good old-fashioned story, the library could be just the remedy you need. 

8. Meet some furry friends

Maryland has plenty of animal shelters full of critters that need a home! Adopting a pet is a big financial commitment, but visiting them is a free way to spend time with cats and dogs and help socialize them, too. 

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