The air is getting crisper by the day and the leaves are already floating to the ground. Fall is coming and everyone is gearing up for the fall activities that come with the sweater weather! Below are our favorite budget-friendly Fall activities.
1. Go on a nature hike.
Get outside! There are lots of apps available that provide maps, directions and even reviews to all the hikes available in your area.
2. Go pick pumpkins.
You can have fall without our favorite berry…. The pumpkin. Make sure you budget for all the cute gourds you want to bring home with you!
3. Carve jack-o’-lanterns.
Once you’ve visited the pumpkin patch, make a family date of picking out patterns and carving them into your pumpkins.
4. Visit an apple orchard.
This is an autumn classic. If you live near an apple orchard, make a day of it. You’ll enjoy two things that are good for you: fresh air and fresh fruit.
5. Spend time around the fire pit.
If you’ve already got one, make use of it on the crisp evenings. You can tell stories, roast marshmallows, or ask crazy questions. Good conversations take some work, but they’re totally in the budget.
6. Tailgate from home.
Are you ready for some football? Even if you can’t make the game in person, you can still create a tailgate vibe inside or out with the right snacks and a few friends over to cheer on your favorite team from your couch!
7. Make apple cobbler.
Nothing says fall like the smell of fresh apple cobbler in the oven. If you use the apples you bought (or picked) on your trip to the apple orchard, even better!
8. Watch a favorite fall movie.
Your tv streaming service is packed with seasonal films right now. Share an old favorite with the family, or call up the neighbor with a projector and have an outdoor movie night with friends.
9. Learn about money together.
Of course, getting money smart is always in season, but it feels even more valuable right now. What if your family spends some time together this fall doing something really meaningful for everyone’s future.
10. Drink hot chocolate.
Autumn isn’t complete unless you enjoy a few mugs of hot chocolate on crisp fall nights. Or if you aren’t a fan of chocolate, swap it out for a hearty cup of spiced apple cider. Yum!
11. Go for a Sunday drive.
Leisurely Sunday drives are always in style, but they’re even better in the fall. Grab a blanket, roll down the windows, and hit the road to admire all the leaves changing colors. And if you want to save on gas, take a drive to some place picturesque, lay out the blanket, and take in the fresh air.
12. Camp out in your backyard.
You don’t have to go far to camp out. Just pop up a tent in your own backyard! Download a free stargazing app for some added free fun.
13. Enjoy some spooky science.
Check out sciencefun.org for all sorts of home experiments—including one that makes your jack-o-lantern erupt! Just make sure you budget for the fun ingredients and supplies.
14. Jump into a pile of leaves.
Okay—this one involves work. But hey, you’ll burn some calories and get some yardwork done as you go. Make a pile. Jump in. Repeat until everyone tuckers out.
This commentary was originally posted by Ramsey Solutions SEP 20, 2022
**Disclaimer: This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.