Finding an activity that is both entertaining and cheap can be difficult while in college. By scouring the Internet and asking others about their experiences, I have compiled a great list of stuff to do on a budget.
Watch a sunset: What is more romantic then watching a sunset with your significant other? It’s also completely free, minus the cost of gas. To add an extra layer of fun, try packing a picnic of bread, cheese, fruit and beverages to enjoy.
Mike ‘n’ Terry’s Outdoor Fun Park: This is a great way to have fun and get out your competitive side. Mike ‘n’ Terry’s Outdoor Fun Park has plenty of activities to do; mini golf, go-karts and batting cages among them. Everything is $10 or less. With those prices, why not go?
Visit a museum: Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass and Washington State History Museum have free admission from 5-8 p.m. every third Thursday of the month. Take advantage of seeing all three. Afterwards drive a short ways to the Chinese Reconciliation Park to enjoy the views and history.
Go thrift shopping: Take the day and go to every thrift store, garage or yard sale and antique shop in the area. Whether you leave with something or you’re just going to browse, it is a fun cheap way to spend time with your significant other.
Go on a geocaching treasure hunt: Geocaching is a great way to get outdoors, as long as it isn’t raining. It is a real-world, outdoor treasure-hunting game. All you need is each other and a GPS compatible device. You can get information on how to play at www.geocaching.com. It’s absolutely free and a lot of fun.
Have a water gun or Nerf fight: You can have a water gun fight during the summer, snowball fight during the winter and a Nerf fight anytime. Channel your inner child as you run around your house or the outdoors.
Have a TV marathon: If you have Netflix or just a full DVR, get ready to snuggle up on the couch and relax. Start a new series and watch it to the end, or re-watch an old TV series that you both miss and love.
Plan a romantic dinner in for your significant other: Plan his or her favorite meal, light some candles and play their favorite music. Spend the evening without electronic distractions and have some great conversation.
Go roller-skating: Most college students probably haven’t been roller-skating since junior high, but don’t let that stop you from having a great time. Skate Tiffany’s in downtown Puyallup has late-night skate from 7-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $7. Enjoy the night grooving and skating to some great music.
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