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4 Ideas for an Inexpensive Labor Day Weekend


Summer is unfortunately coming to an end, so it’s no wonder that Labor Day weekend is such a popular time for friends and families to fit in one last adventure. But you shouldn’t have to empty your wallet to enjoy this weekend – continue reading for 4 fun ideas that will help you have a budget-friendly holiday!


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Visit your nearest state park. Spend the day hiking, sightseeing or even go to the beach. With summer coming to a close, this weekend is the perfect time to pack up the car and enjoy this last bit of warm weather. For a list of state parks near you, click here!


Host a potluck barbecue. Why should you have to cover the entire cost of a barbecue when you can have your family and friends chip in? Ask everyone to bring a dish to pass, or even plates and napkins! Anything helps, as it contributes to the total cost. Click here for some classic cookout ideas for Labor Day!


Go on an end of summer camping trip. This might be your last chance for a weekend with the great outdoors, before colder temperatures come your way! You can find a list of campsites near you by visiting Reserve America. There, you will find a list of campgrounds, as well as picnic areas, tours, and even camping guides.

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Take the day to explore a nearby city or town. Is there a nearby community you’ve always wanted to see? Use this long weekend to pique your curiosity! If you’re feeling extra frugal, pack a lunch and some other refreshments…and you won’t even need to open your wallet as you take the time to sightsee and explore this new place.

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