Things To Do Together FREE

@thuhuong (828)
United States
February 3, 2010 12:45pm CST
My husband and I rarely go out if we're low in funds. Now it seems we barely go out at all. So I want to know what things do you guys do for fun without spending money? Any idea would be greatly appreciated.
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@urbandekay (18314)
3 Feb 10
My wife and I spend a lot of time walking in the woods with the dogs, with Britain's ever changing weather every walk is different. A constant joy and good exercise and a learning experience all the best urban
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@thuhuong (828)
• United States
3 Feb 10
Yes, a walk where the trees are is a perfect place to clear the smog from your lungs especially from the city. Thanks!
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@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
3 Feb 10
We go for walks or for hikes. We have games nights with our friends - either go over to their place or they come over to our place. We find free classes like cooking classes at the kitchenware store. Our city's website has an events calendar that tells you what festivals, etc, are going on. Combined with a picnic, this is free. We go to the beach.
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@thuhuong (828)
• United States
3 Feb 10
ohhh, free classes, that's a good one. Learning something new will be awesome. Thanks!
@Hatley (164028)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Feb 10
hi thuhuong I am now a widow for a long time, but when my husband and I were young and did not have much money we used to go on drives around the Phoenix area. once we stopped at a farm stand and bought a large box of produce all fresh for 7 dollars, and we ate for a week. another time we visited a koi farm and watched the fish there and talked to the owner who told us all about koi. another time we went to a negro church and joined in singing in the choir. such inexpensive fun. We went to a flower farm and bougth a huge armful of stock. smelled so good and had bouquets for days. He had a rich sense of humor and thought of so many cheap but fun things to do. we used to go window shopping and tell each other all about what we would love to be able to b uy. we also visited our local library and watched someof the adult programs they had at that time. another time we took home vidioes and played them on the vcr
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Hello Hatley, that sounds like great fun and very smart as well. Perhaps I need to use a little creativity like you guys did back in the days. But I guess I can make do with what is going on now around the city. There were so great suggestions above and I'm getting anxious to get out of the house as the weather is making me lazy, just going to work. Coming home and mylotting is all I want to do. Hehe, hopefully the extra cash will enable me to think harder. :P
4 Feb 10
the things that a husband and wife can do for free is going for long romantic walks in the park on nice hot summers day in the country ,or if the weather fails you can gstay in the house and play cards ,i know a lot of women who love to play various card game ,there even card games on windows xp ,i knew this lady who would sit for hours playing these games
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
4 Feb 10
card games, yes! my husband loves poker so he'll sit at the comp for long hours. Maybe we'll just internet cafe it with coffee, tea or popcorn, whichever is preferred. He and I will just network and chill out after a day's work online.
• United States
5 Feb 10
We go to the park, take a walk, loiter in a store or two.... before we had kids I really loved looking thru crafters shops or thru antique shops (as there's 4 not too far from my house) but I'm always afraid the asiles are too narrow for a stroller & lil kids love to touch stuff that they shouldn't. Sometimes if the kids are asleep me & hubby enjoy playing card games or watching a movie on hulu togeather.
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
7 Feb 10
LOL loitering, that's something I thought is illegal in places ;P Well once you have kids, you kind of have to limit back where you can go as it's all about the kids now. A little bit of time to relax and read a book, I bit that's heaven isn't it?
• United States
7 Feb 10
Yes it is illegal if you are a teenager or don't buy anything. Usually we got to somewhere and check out the store, the clearance and if we see a deal we snag it, if not then no. I don't get enough quite to do much reading, barely enough time alone to go potty on my own!
• United States
4 Feb 10
I am frugal too and have found some fun activities to do for free. Where I live there is a free zoo and I love going there. People watching downtown or in the mall food court is also an interesting activity. We also have a free weekly paper that lists various activities around town, some free and some not so free. I have found things like free yoga classes, free dance lessons, and free concerts. Good luck and have fun!
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Wow, maybe we'll go downtown and people watch, have some ice cream, walk around and attend free classes posted in the local paper. Such great ideas all at once, I would need a whole day to do all the above and by then I'll be so tired, maybe me-time would do fine to wind down :)
• Nigeria
4 Feb 10
You and your husband should learn to play together indoor.Afterall, you are supposed to be the best of friends.
@peavey (15808)
• United States
3 Feb 10
Go to the library and bring home too many books, then pop corn and sit and read together. Go to free museums (usually every town has at least one, or one with certain days or times that are free. Go for a walk in the park or along a country road. Have a picnic - in your living room if you have to. Take the car out and park on a hill to "watch the stars," just like you did when you were a teenager.
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Well, thank you so very much for bringing back great thoughts. I think I will do some star gazing and taking out books as the weather is not that warm. Hmmm, now what's good to read this time? I'll just have to find out at the library. The living room picnic is a great idea as well, now I just have to think of what to make :P
• United States
3 Feb 10
I go for walks, exploring my city. I also make a game of finding out what free things are going on where I live. There's a lot, for example: a free day at the art museum; a monthly art gallery evening walk: lots of things going on at the city's main library as free cooking classes and exhibits, etc. I find out about things from the local tv news, from visiting the tourist office, from reading local colleges papers (if it's free) and by just keeping my eyes open for info on what's going on that's free. My parents used to invite people in to play canasta. It became a weekly activity and was inexpensive.
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
3 Feb 10
Definitely will pick up the college paper and see what's going on out in the city. Parties, festivals, tastings, yum! Thanks for the input!
@johndur (3050)
• Pasig, Philippines
3 Feb 10
i think having fun does not include money while doing it.there are a lot of ways to have without spending a cent.there are several i know and have been doing for th past years with my family. 1. A walk in the park on a cloudy day is one good example of you bonding with each other while walking in the park and having a nice day. 2. Play some board games at home.if you both liked playing board games im sure it would be the best time to start for both you to have some challenge. 3. Exercise together if you both love to be healthy or health buff. 4. Swimming together is also good for your bonding together. 5. Camping.is also one good example.being alone in the forest with only the two of you.you will feel like you are Adam and Eve.and do everything you want in the wild or get wild on the wild.LOL!
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
3 Feb 10
LOL,those are some great tips! We both will definitely try the walking out as it is cold at the moment, we have to find indoor activities but looking at your list I can't wait until summer is here! :P
• Philippines
3 Feb 10
i find comfort in taking long walks with my friends, somewhere close to nature. it's not only a fun exercise but you also get to converse about anything under the sun! :)
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
3 Feb 10
thanks, talking walks is what we both need to do more of.
• United States
3 Feb 10
Well we are a family of 5 (soon to be 6) so frugal is our middle name. We do a lot of hiking at the Local & State parks. We also are on the local visitor bureau mailing list so we know when there are fairs, festivals, and other events at places in our county. These have included free children's shows, wood walks ranging from Edible foods of the forest to Night life and astronomy walks all free. We have also gone to quilt shows, farm exhibits, museum tours and theater shows.
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
3 Feb 10
I'll check out the website for my city's local activities. Hopefully I'll get updates of FREE things to do around town. Thanks!
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
3 Feb 10
hubby and i usually end up going out most friday evenings as we have to drive our kids to church events (youth group) and usually wait around for them because it is too far to drive home and come back. we often go to a very large book store (like barnes and noble) where they have comfy chairs and you can look at books. we sometimes go for a coffee (not free but inexpensive) or a walk.
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
3 Feb 10
the bookstore and coffee? nice, that will do for evenings. thanks!
@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
3 Feb 10
What about a picnic? We have 3 kids so money is always tight for us. We want to find stuff that doesn't cost much all the time. One thing we like to do is go to the state park that is close to our house. They have a beach area for swimming and a nice picnic area. They also have hiking trails that are fun. I like to play board games and stuff like that too.
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
3 Feb 10
As of the moment, it's in the early teens so picnic might not be a good idea. I'll keep in the list for summer to do's. Thanks!
• United States
3 Feb 10
My daughter and I walk down our shopping area and look around. She will show me all the things she wants me to buy for her. I hate window shopping but,this could be fine. When we lived in Miami. My neighbor would take us to try on clothing in stores and see what we would like to someday buy,as well as keeping cool and saving on our electric bills.
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
3 Feb 10
Window shopping, great! I'll put on those gloves and boots in this winter of ours. It's kind of cold at the moment but the mall will do. Thanks!