|How to Spend a Fun Day Downtown Without Breaking Your Budget|
|Written by Debra Layne|
Introduction: Spending a fun day downtown doesn’t have to be costly. If you want to enjoy a day downtown without breaking your budget, here are some tips for you.
Step 1: Stroll down the streets and do some window shopping. When you find stores with window displays you find interesting, go inside the stores and browse around. No need to buy anything, but you just may find a store giving out free samples. Whether it’s a baked goods sample at the bakery or a hand lotion sample at a department store, enjoy.
Step 2: See a matinee. Movies are usually cheaper at matinees. Find a movie you want to see but don’t want to pay a hefty price to watch. With the money you saved you may want to splurge on a snack at the concession stand.
Step 3: Visit the library. Sit and skim through some magazines. Find books or dvds you want to check out. Make use of their computers or wifi.
Step 4: Check out the park. Pack a lunch and eat it there. Take a walk or sit and read a book. If your town gives free concerts on certain days and you are a music lover, go to the park on a day a concert is scheduled. Enjoy spending some time outdoors.
Step 5: Explore the exhibits at a museum. Check before you go for any coupons and discounts they may offer. Soak up the local history. Learn and have fun at the same time.