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Top 5 Frugal Long Weekend Ideas for Couples

If you're like my wife and I, you and your partner want to shake off the winter blues and break in the spring by taking some time off. Money can be tight, so you can either take advantage of fun-filled, frugal choices or make the mistake of going into credit card debt to fund your short vacation. 


Funding a vacation on your credit card can be especially tempting if you're coming off a miserable winter. And sadly, it's not uncommon. Credit Karma surveyed over a thousand couples to learn how many funded summer travel with a credit card. Here are the findings.


Top 5 Frugal Long Weekend Ideas for Couples
Credit Karma Survey Results

 


 

Whether you're looking for outdoor adventures or cozy indoor activities, couples can enjoy plenty of options without breaking the bank. 


Camping Trip


Top 5 Frugal Long Weekend Ideas for Couples

Escape into nature with a budget-friendly camping trip for the long weekend. Find a nearby campground or state park where you can pitch a tent and spend your days hiking, stargazing, and enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors. Bring some simple camping meals like hot dogs and s'mores to cook over the campfire for a romantic evening under the stars.


DIY Spa Day at Home


Top 5 Frugal Long Weekend Ideas for Couples

Treat yourselves to a relaxing spa day without the expensive price tag by creating your own DIY spa experience at home. Set the mood with soft lighting, soothing music, and aromatic candles. Pamper each other with homemade facemasks, massages, and luxurious bubble baths. It's the perfect way to unwind and rejuvenate together without leaving the comfort of your own home.


Explore a Nearby Town


Top 5 Frugal Long Weekend Ideas for Couples

Take a road trip to explore a nearby town or city you've never visited. Research free or low-cost attractions such as local museums, parks, or historic landmarks to explore together. Wander through quaint downtown areas, sample street food from food trucks, and immerse yourselves in the local culture without breaking the bank.


Picnic in the Park


Top 5 Frugal Long Weekend Ideas for Couples

Pack a picnic basket with homemade sandwiches, snacks, and refreshing drinks, and head to a nearby park for a romantic outdoor picnic. Spread out a blanket under a shady tree and enjoy a leisurely afternoon together, surrounded by nature. Bring a frisbee or a deck of cards for some added fun and relaxation in the springtime sunshine.


DIY Home Improvement Project


Top 5 Frugal Long Weekend Ideas for Couples

Use the long weekend to tackle a DIY home improvement project together. Whether painting a room, redecorating a space, or starting a garden, working on a project as a couple can be both rewarding and budget-friendly. Head to your local hardware store to pick up supplies and spend the weekend transforming your home into a more comfortable and inviting space.


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