6 Inexpensive Activities to Cash in on Some Late Summer Fun

Tami McQueen

Tami McQueen

Believe it or not, fall is just around the corner. Now is the time to take advantage of end of summer deals, less expensive options, and free outdoor activities before temperatures turn cooler, leaves fall from trees, and kids return to school. Check out these 6 inexpensive activities and cash in on some late summer fun:

Summer Fun - Two children emerge from a water slide.

Summer Fun Activity #1: Take the Plunge:

Now is the perfect time to save money by purchasing water park season passes for…next summer. Many parks offer discounted prices, which include admission for the remainder of this summer, buddy passes, and other exclusive perks as a reward for thinking ahead.

Summer Fun Activity #2: Explore Galaxies Far Away:

Stargaze on clear nights – it’s free! Whether you own a telescope or not, late summer is a great time to search the night skies for meteor showers, planets, constellations or maybe even the Aurora Borealis if conditions are right. And don’t forget to make a wish.

Summer Fun Activity #3: Tee it Up:

Save money on golf – and maybe even a few golf balls – when you take the kids, your friends, or even a date to the local miniature golf course. This entertaining activity gets everyone out of the house and challenges participants in strategy, memory and luck. Many venues also include batting cages, arcades and other fun activities that don’t cost a fortune.

Summer Fun- Toddler trying to putt a golf ball into the hole at a miniature golf course.

Summer Fun Activity #4: Wild Rides:

Save nearly $25 on general admission tickets to Six Flags® Great America when you purchase tickets at a DuPage Credit Union Branch or online with your special Member Discount – just one of the many perks of being a DuPage Credit Union Member!

Summer Fun Activity #5: Dine Al Fresco:

Enjoy a delectable dinner at your favorite eatery outside. Many restaurants offer seasonal specialties, wine-and-beer pairings, online-only offers, and prix-fixe menus (3-4 course meals at a set price) that let you experience amazing tastes with huge savings – giving you more bang for your buck and a chance to enjoy the outdoors with a tasty twist.

Summer Fun- Two older couples clinking wine glassed enjoying a meal outdoors.

Summer Fun Activity #6: Winter is Coming, so Walk:

Enjoy the outdoors by going for long walks in your neighborhood, local forest preserve or state park – in most cases, it’s free! If you’re looking for a bit more of a challenge try trekking around Lake Geneva or the Indiana Dunes.

Ready to take advantage of what summer still has to offer? Whether you decide to dine at your favorite restaurant or get gas for a road trip, you’ll earn 2 Choice Rewards Points for every dollar charged with a DuPage Credit Union Visa® Platinum Rewards Credit Card. Plus, earn 5 points for every dollar donated to a charitable organization and 1 point for everything thing else!

What are your recommendations for late summer fun? Please share below:



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