Inflate your fun, not your budget

Roseville, Calif. – Enjoying your summer while spending a few less bucks and saving a little more is always a terrific feeling. As the cost to attend sporting events, concerts, and dining has risen, families on a budget or those simply experiencing wallet fatigue seek out alternative options.

This week, we’ll offer up some of our tried and true suggestions that we use to turn up the summer fun while keeping costs down. For those looking to keep more cash in their pocket, they might consider some of these worthy options.

⤹ Roseville: June 20- 23! ⤸

⤹ Roseville: June 20- 23! ⤸

⤹ Roseville: June 20- 23! ⤸

⤹Roseville: June 20- 23! ⤸

๐Ÿฅ— Dining Out…at Home

  1. Enjoy patronizing local restaurants, but struggling with the high cost of eating out? Order directly from your local restaurant and pick up the order yourself. Take a minute to calculate the big savings when you factor out those drinks, tips and delivery fees.
  2. Family Happy Hour: Always a popular event in our household with a quick trip to the grocery store where everyone picks up a favorite item or two. Prepared and shared at home with conversation and a music playlist where everyone contributes some tunes. A great time indoors, the backyard or a local park, it’s a win-win for the entire family. Add games or trivia for added fun!

๐ŸŽชStaycation It!

Places you drive past every day or week become very easy to overlook when seeking new adventures. Take a look inside your community with fresh eyes. Pretend you’ve never visited your town and need to plan a fun trip on a budget. What types of recreational, cultural, and educational experiences might you choose? It’s a fun exercise that always enhances the gratitude for this place we call home. Enjoy a terrific mini-vacation experience where the end of the day finds you settling down in the comfort your own home. Happy dreams for less!

๐ŸŽน Free & Affordable Concerts

Music is life. Thankfully, opportunities for FREE concerts and entertainment abound in town and in neighboring communities. From Downtown Roseville to Lake Tahoe explore free concerts in the musical genre of your choice. Check out some of our favorite Intimate Venues that offer budget friendly entertainment options.

๐Ÿ„โ€โ™‚๏ธ Splash Parks & Local Water Play

Roseville and South Placer County tends to get hot in summer, really hot. Cooling off for the day with a splash of water fun shouldn’t be a costly proposition and it isn’t if you know where to look. Local splash parks are nearby and perfectly suited for the youngsters with their parents and caregivers.

For those that need a little extra, Folsom Lake and both forks of the American River offers both free and paid entry points for a fun day. Pack a lunch, your hat, and sunscreen while avoiding the crowds and saving cash in the great outdoors!

๐Ÿ•๏ธ Camping

California’s geographical diversity is simply the best in America. Desert to high-country glaciers, towering redwoods to roaring surf and all things in between, the magic of Golden State is best experienced outdoors. Camping delivers a quintessential California experience. The most difficult part, choosing between National Parks, State Parks, BLM properties or private campgrounds. Some prefer an amenity-filled experience while others opt for roughing it. Either way, enjoying the best of California is a rewarding experience that can be done on the cheap!
TIP: FREE dispersed camping throughout BLM and National Forest properties.(check locally for restrictions)

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