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10 Free Things to Do This Summer

by Lindsay Hutton

Staying busy and having fun this summer doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, it doesn't have to cost you anything. The next time you find your family going stir-crazy from summer boredom, get out of the house with one of these free summertime activities.

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Two kids smiling in outdoor pool

Community Pool or Local Beach


Grab your suits and head to your local beach, lake, or your town's community pool for a day of swimming and sunning. Most pools and beaches have a concession stand for snacks and drinks, but you can always bring your own to, too. Just don't forget to pack the sunscreen!

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