Weekend Fun On a Budget – 5 Ideas

Looking for some big weekend fun on a little budget?! Sure, who isn’t!?

In today’s modern society it can be easy to fall into the trap of feeling like you have to spend a lot of money to find good entertainment. Here are some ideas for fun things you can do without breaking the bank.

The Staycation

When you get the travel bug but don’t have the room in your budget, consider a staycation. What are some things you have access to right in your own area you wouldn’t normally do? Spend the money you saved on the flight and hotel at a nice restaurant, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, or a night of performing arts. If you live the Austin area there are plenty of fun, unique, and even free things to do that won’t blow your budget – here are a few of our favorites! 

S Congress St Bridge Austin

Congress Street Bridge – great city views! While you’re here, walk right down to Lady Bird lake and rent a kayak, stand up paddle board, or just take a walk on the trails around this great lake right in the middle of downtown.

Big Top Candy Shop Austin S Congress

Big top Candy Shop on South Congress Street features every kind of candy imaginable! A candy lovers dream with a wide selection of chocolate, pixi-stix, taffy, hard candy, and fun creations like chocolate covered bacon! Yum!

Austin Food Trailers

Visit the MANY food trailers located throughout Austin. One of the most well known food trucks, “Hey Cupcake!” on South Congress St serves up some of the best sweet treats around!

S Congress St Bridge Bats Austin

The iconic Austin bats are a “must see” for anyone who lives here or visits. There are several ways to see the bats – standing on or under the Congress Street bridge, renting a kayak and watching from the water, or purchasing a ticket for one of the larger boats that takes nightly “bat cruises”.

Backyard Camping

Can’t get away for the whole weekend? Pitch a tent in the backyard, make S’mores, and grab some flashlights and a good book. If you’ve got kids they will love the experience regardless of the location.Budget Friendly Weekend Fun - Backyard Camping!

Here are a few more ideas to make your backyard camping trip a blast!

14 Ideas for Camping Out in Your Backyard

Visit the library

Weekend Fun On a Budget - Visit the Library!

Thumbing through interesting books for an hour or two can be a great escape from the house, and it doesn’t cost a dime to just browse.

The Dripping Springs Library, Bee Cave Library, and Austin Libraries often have free story times and events just for kids. Book stores like Book People & Barnes and Noble also have story times throughout the year.  

Ingredient party

Weekend Fun On a Budget - Ingredient Party

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Making a meal for a large group can be costly, but if each group brings one or two essential ingredients it’s much more reasonable, and now everyone can pitch in on the cooking.




Board games

Instead of spending $40 at the movie theater consider a new board game, which you can enjoy for hours, and then when you’ve had enough you can trade games with a neighbor.

No matter what you decide to do this weekend, Austin, Dripping Springs, and the Texas Hill Country have a lot to offer! If you’re thinking about moving to the area, listing your home, or know someone who is, contact us! One of our property specialists would love to work with you!

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