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4 Budget-Friendly Summer Activities for Retirees

If you're looking for something fun to do this summer that won't break the bank, try some of these suggestions!

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Go Banking Rate ~ "Retirees who want to avoid the bustle of the busy summer travel season might not want to take a full vacation — but that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy a few choice activities to make it a summer worth remembering without beating up their nest eggs.


The following activities don’t cost much but deliver summer fun, socialization, exercise and excitement for retirees on a budget.


Visit a Museum


Museums are quiet, interesting and air-conditioned — and they’re one of the few summer activities that leave you knowing more when you exit than you did when you walked in.


Even better, many of them offer senior discounts. Here are just a few examples:


Autry Museum of the West in Los Angeles: $14 for seniors instead of $18. Free for veterans.

B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore: $17 for seniors instead of $20.

Henry Ford Museum of Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan: $32.50 instead of $36.

B.B. King Museum in Indianola, Mississippi: $12 for seniors instead of $15.

National World War II Museum in New Orleans: $32 instead of $35.


Explore a National Park


Same as with museums, no matter where you live in the U.S., a national park is probably close by. Most of them are free to visit, but some have entrance fees and require vehicle registration. A standard pass is good for seven days and pays your way into one park. But if you plan to visit more than one park over the summer and beyond, the National Park Service has a pair of plans just for seniors.


America the Beautiful is the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands pass. It covers entrance fees and standard amenity fees for all lands managed by the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers.


U.S. citizens and permanent residents ages 62 and up can buy an annual America the Beautiful pass for $20 or a lifetime pass for $80. The Senior Pass also provides a 50% discount on some amenity fees, such as swimming, boat launch and camping." ~ Go Banking Rate


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