8 Things You Can Enjoy for Free in South Jersey This Spring
Spring is in the air, and with that comes your desire to get out of the house. Enjoying the nicer weather doesn't have to break your budget though. Just check out these South Jersey spring outing ideas!
Yes, the warmer weather is tempting us to step outside, but what is there to do that won't drain your wallet? Our list of free activities will give you some new ideas of outings that won't cost a dime.
So put those dense winter jackets away and get ready for a spring filled with affordably good times!
Go for a HikeTravel out to your favorite trail, such as the trail at Estelle Manor Park in Mays Landing and discover what different paths you may find along the way.Tip: Wake up a earlier than normal or hike later in the day to capture the beauty of a sun rise or set.
Picnic or Barbecue at Your Local Park
If the weather is nice, whip up your favorite meal and share it with your loved ones at a local park such as Cape May State Park! Extra points if the park has grills for a barbecue.
Start a Garden
Spring is the best time to watch new life grow in the form of a garden, so grab some seeds and give it a whirl!
Bonfire on the Beach
Creating a bonfire at the beach, such as Island Beach State Park in Seaside Park, can kill two birds with one stone by not only warming everyone up on those chillier nights, but also giving you an excuse to make yummy s'mores!
DIY Backyard Movie Theater
Who says you can't have a movie theater in your backyard? Create a DIY smart phone projector out of a shoebox that will display the movie on a white sheet that you can hang up. Grab some snacks and you're all set for your featured film!
Much like a real-world scavenger hunt, 'geocaching' is a great way to get out of the house and search for nearby items left by other players straight from your smart phone! All you have to do is download the free Geocaching app and create an account to get started.
Create Your Own Slip and Slide
Aim fire at your loved ones with some water balloons while sliding down your own slip and slide made of trash bags covered in soapy water.
Visit a Landmark
Some places such as lighthouses (Sea Girt Lighthouse in Sea Girt), museums (Atlantic City Historical Museum in Atlantic City), zoos (Cape May Zoo & Park in Cape May), and even farms (Funny Farm Rescue in Mays Landing) that do not charge for admission. Check out one of those places for a good time away from home!