By JLP | July 22, 2011
I’m in a frugal mood today.
What’s your favorite (and inexpensive) idea for family summer fun?
Being that we live about an hour and a half from Galveston, ours would have to be going to Steward Beach in Galveston. It’s a family beach and is fairly inexpensive (unless you rent beach umbrellas and chairs at $30 for the day no matter when you get to the beach). They charge $6.00 per car to get in but you can bring your own ice chests and food, which is nice (no beer, which is bad). Of course, we could make the trips cheaper if we didn’t go out to eat too.
We also like going to the park but we don’t do that as much these days as we used to.
I’m sure the number of “cheap” things you can do as a family depends a lot on where you live. We’re 1.5 hours from Houston, where there is quite a bit to do. The only problem is that it means we have to spend $30 – $40 in gas to drive there and back (I’m estimating), which isn’t nearly as cheap as it used to be.