The flowers are blooming, the sun is out, and the weather is perfect! Spring is the ideal time to get outside and start doing fun activities in the warm weather. Even if we’re still having to practice social distancing. From outdoor adventures to just enjoying the weather, there are plenty of spring activities you can enjoy on even the smallest of budgets.
Here are six fun ideas we’ve put together for spring activities on a budget!
Have a Picnic
This one is super easy and can be as budget-friendly as you make it! There are so many beautiful places to set up a blanket, bring some food, and soak up some sun. You probably already have some snacks in your pantry that you could bring along, but you could also make a nice charcuterie board, pick up some subs, or even grab some fruit trays.
Before setting out on your picnic, there are a few things to consider. Find the perfect location and make sure you’re allowed to be there! And, of course, you will want to check the weather. Spring is notorious for random popup showers, so make sure blue skies are set for the whole day.
Here are five spring recipes you’ve got to try at your next picnic.
Hang Out by The Lake, Ocean, or River
If you have a body of water near you, you’re in luck! There are so many things you can do on or by the water that is free or close to it! If you have a kayak or canoe, now is the perfect time to head out onto the water and enjoy the perfect temperatures. If you don’t have one of those though, you can enjoy the water by going fishing (if permitted), going for a swim, or even just relaxing by the water and getting a nice tan. Cool off and enjoy nature all around you!
If you are looking for a place to boat and/or fish, head here.
Take a Hike
This is one of my favorites! Due to the wide range of hiking trails, this activity can be for anyone. Depending on where you live, you may enjoy hikes along rivers or lakes, up mountains, near waterfalls, through forests, or even through a cool nature trail in the woods.
A quick Google search can find you a wide variety of trails and hiking locations near you!
Start a DIY Project
Spring is the perfect time to start a DIY project. You can finally take your projects outside to do a little painting or building and not make a huge mess. Plus, there are so many things you can do, incorporating nature and the spring aesthetic.
Check out these Spring DIY projects you can do with all budgets!
Head to a Park
There are so many completely free parks, and this spring, you should use them to your advantage if you can. Again, remember the importance of social distancing for spring 2020, and avoid touching surfaces that others have likely touched. Be smart, but get outside and get some fresh air.
A quick Google search can find you dozens of parks all around your area. If you’re looking for a U.S. National Park head here.
Whether you have a large yard for a garden or just a patio, there’s a way for you to start a garden – big or small. And what better time to start a garden than springtime! Do a little research on what you would want to plant, and if you’re in the right climate and then head to your local garden store and start gathering your materials.
If you’re a beginner, here are some simple steps to get your garden started.
If you have any other ideas for spring activities on a budget, we want to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below.
Alyson Pittman is a contributing writer for WBD and a JR marketing associate for Excite Creative Studios, an Atlanta-based creative agency.
Alyson graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing. She was in multiple organizations at KSU where she held leadership positions. As a part of the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, Alyson held the Social Coordinator position and planned/promoted large events.