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Fun, Frugal Summer Deals

With the summer heat upon us all, there's no reason to let your summer fun scorch your wallet. For as many fun, costly activities that there are to do, there are just as many free ones. No matter what your interests, you can keep yourself entertained and in the money with these free summer suggestions.

Outdoorsy: Satisfy your outdoor itch by visiting a national park on their free admission days. With more than 100 national parks that charge entry fees, choose one of these days to visit them for free. However, many of the nearly 400 national parks in the United States never charge a fee, so try to visit as many parks as you can!

Brainy: Feed your mind with a trip to your local library for a free library card and hours of entertainment in the hundreds of books available to borrow. Many libraries also host free activities for children during the summer to keep them busy and their minds sharp while not in school. Libraries even offer adult activities, like computer workshops and cooking classes.

Adventurous: Want to try a new adrenaline pumping endeavor this summer? Try paintballing! Visit here to get a coupon for free admission to a field. There are tons of parks participating and can be a great way to get together with your friends for some high-octane fun.

Musical: Many county and state fairs, as well as many companies and organizations, host free concerts or plays in the summertime. For example, in New York City, there are over 30 different organizations that host concerts. Keep an eye out for local fairs within your community to see what's being hosted near you.

Historical: If you love to learn, check your local museums. Many museums do not charge a fee to get in and see their exhibits. In Washington D.C., the museums in the National Mall are all free to visitors.

Simply check your local paper to find more free events so you can get out of the house this summer without fretting about breaking the bank! Know of any other free summer activities? Share them here!

Written by Adam Coholan

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