F is for Free Activities List
Over time, compile a list of free activities in your area.
No pressure here for any timeline on completion.
Just start making a list of places you can visit for free.
Think of this like a local bucket list. Explore your city and state. Find interesting day trips that aren't costly. Learn about where you live.
Ideas for the Research Process:
- Do a Google search or Pinterest search to see if anyone has written about free activities in your area. Discover local travel bloggers who you may want to follow.
- If you have favorite museums, zoos, parks or any place that usually charges admission, visit their specific sites to see if they have free days.
- Go to your city's visitor's guide website and see what "things to do" they suggest. You may discover activities at various price points you didn't know existed before. And even pricier organizations may hold an annual free event.
- Check out what's free at your local library. Talk to your librarian. I just discovered that Pima County offers Cultural Passes that I can pick up at eight different library branches around town for free admission to various museums, parks, and even performances.
- Over time, check the local paper, and bulletin boards around town for various inspiration.
Ideas for Organizing Your List:
- You could certainly create a Pinterest board to compile your resources. I have an Arizona board where I tend to save any vacation or travel ideas.
- I use Evernote to keep track of my ideas. Since Evernote is on both of my mobile devices, I have my ideas with me all the time.If I find an article or blog post online, I can easily use the WebClipper tool to send that article to my notebook for Free Activities Around Tucson. Likewise, if I discover a flyer advertising a free event, I can use Scannable to capture the image and send it to the same notebook.
- If you like paper options, you could easily keep a notebook of ideas or an index file. Bullet journals would be an attractive choice if you're artistic.
And now, enjoy. When you're feeling restless, go explore and discover new aspects to your city, state or region.