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Summer Fun: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. | June 23rd, 2010 | Teen Perspective

The summer can be a rather long and boring time for some families, because, no matter whether the kids will admit it or not, without school, they get very bored. There are some methods to handle summer boredom, but many will empty your bank account. I have some ideas for summer fun that can help take care of bored kids on a budget.

  • Go hiking. Hiking in almost all places places is free, except for some parks. The best part about hiking is that there’s such a wide range of hiking trails that you can find one suitable for everybody. Find a local park for a more laid back hike, or if you’re feeling like a challenge, try taking on a mountain. You can pack a lunch and some waters in a backpack. Also, bring along a first aid kit with bandages and antiseptic cream just in case.
  • Go to the beach. Who doesn’t love the beach? As far as I know, everyone I know goes to the beach at least one during the summer. Between the nice, warm sands, cool waters, and glorious sun, the beach is a fun place to be. For those who enjoy a metallic skin tone, tanning is an option, while others can fish.
  • Go to see a free movie, show, or event. Check the newspapers, web, and local magazines for fun, free events happening in your area. With the summer in full swing, there will be concerts, film festivals, and arts shows all around. Also, on the 4th of July, there will be plenty of fireworks shows.
  • Explore a local city. There is a lot more to do in a local city than you’d think. There are museums, parks, and similar attractions. Your city can be full of fun, so go explore it.

Fuel for drive to the mountain: $20. Packed lunch: $5. First-aid kit: $7. Having fun this summer: Priceless!

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