Can you believe it’s already August?!

With just one month left to summer I can’t help but think about all my warm weather favorites.

In my opinion, summertime freebies and budget friendly finds are the absolute best. I love good summertime adventures that leave both me and my wallet feeling happy.  They’re perfect for some me-time, a family fun day, or even a romantic date!  Here are a few of my favorites…


I love a good museum and I love them most during the summertime when I’m out and about.

Museums are great for spontaneous visits and don’t require tons of time. When the heat index is crazy out, I welcome the opportunity to duck into a well air-conditioned building and do a little learning.

Pretty much any of the Smithsonians are my go-tos. To find museums near you click here.


Though I have not been able to visit a park yet this summer, trips to the park are a must during the summertime.

Whether it be a lazy weekend picnic or movie under the stars, parks make for relaxing low key get aways. Who doesn’t love a good picnic? To find your perfect picnic recipe check out this site.

Farmer’s Markets

Nothing reminds me more of summertime, than a good farmer’s market.

While finding some of the freshest produce around, you can also support local vendors.

If grocery shopping isn’t your thing, treat yourself by picking out a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

You’d be surprised how much a few flowers may brighten your day.

So, what are your favorite budget friendly summertime activities?