30 fun things to do with kids in Santa Cruz (2023)

1. Exit atmysterious place

One of the first things to see when in Santa Cruz is the legendary Mystery Spot. Maybe you've seen the black and yellow stickers dotted around town and wondered, "What the hell is a mysterious place?" Nestled in the mountains and surrounded by towering redwoods, this unique destination turns physics on its head. The gravitational anomaly causes the balls to roll uphill and visitors are at a 45-degree angle with ease.

2. Walk from the Redwoods to the Ocean at Wilder Ranch

Adults and children alike will love the natural diversity inWilder Ranch State Park. Located west of town along the Pacific Coast Highway, you can head north from the ranch towards the redwood forests, then cross the highway and spend your time walking along the cliffs next to the ocean. Once you've found the perfect cove, head down to the beach for a picnic.

3. Shop on Pacific Avenue

Pacific Avenue is the main thoroughfare indowntown santa cruz, full of restaurants, boutiques, galleries and other unique stores. Take a break from the beach and walk along the tree-lined shopping street before lunch.

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Get up close and personal with all types of marine life at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Photo courtesy of the center

4. Explore oSeymour Marine Discovery Center

This interactive museum dedicated to marine life has been open to the public since October 2021 after being forced to close due to COVID. There are indoor and outdoor exhibits including touch pools, photography exhibits and whale skeletons.

5. Learn notSanta Cruz Museum of Natural History

Children love natural history museums and Santa Cruz is no exception. This museum is located near the Seabright district and features exhibits displaying shells, artifacts, minerals, insects and animals. There are also exhibitions dedicated to ethnography, history and fine arts.

6. Put your emotions inSanta Cruz beach boardwalk

The boardwalk of Santa Cruz is the best known destination in the city, it has even appeared in films such asharold e maude,lost children, youFor us. Transport yourself back to the mid-century on this retro beach boardwalk, riding vintage roller coasters like the classic Ursa Major. If rollercoasters aren't your thing, there's plenty to do, including a huge arcade, bowling alley, laser tag, and miniature golf. There are a series of concerts in the summer and in the winter it becomes a "Winter Wonderland".

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Marvel at the towering redwoods at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Photo courtesy of the park's Facebook page.

7. Walk among giants inHenry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Among the must-see natural attractions in the Santa Cruz area is the magnificent Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Easy walking trails wind through a 40-acre park that features several old-growth redwood groves as well as some secondary forest (because, unfortunately, much of the redwood groves were cleared in the early 20th century and have slowly grown since then.)

8. Take a bike ride or walk along West Cliff Drive

On the way to the Surf Museum, take the opportunity to appreciate the natural beauties of the western zone of Santa Cruz. West Cliff Drive circles the shore south of a beautiful residential neighborhood and offers a biking and walking path set back from the street. Another great hiking and biking trail can be found east along the St. Lawrence River Walk.

9. Slide in oneMount Hermon redwood zipline tour

If the trails at Henry Cowell aren't thrilling enough for you, then the Redwood Canopy Tour on Mt. Hermon might be better suited for you. This zipline tour lets you soar through the trees above the forest floor.

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Watch seals in the wild at Santa Cruz Municipal Pier. Photo courtesy of the Wharf Facebook page

10. Have lunch atMunicipal Pier of Santa Cruz

For a lunchtime alternative to Pacific Avenue, head to the Municipal Pier, just west of the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Several restaurants line the pier and, unsurprisingly, many serve fresh seafood. Rates range from tourist and budget to more exclusive, so there's something for everyone.

11. Hang the Ten on theSanta Cruz Surf Museum

Surf culture reigns supreme in Santa Cruz, and the Santa Cruz Surf Museum celebrates the city's surfing history. Located along picturesque West Cliff Drive, walk to this museum for spectacular views of Monterey Bay and learn a little about surfing pioneers.

12. Find butterflies in theUC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanical Garden

One of Santa Cruz's most well-known institutions is UC Santa Cruz, home of the Banana Slugs. On this hillside campus is the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanical Garden, which features a California Garden, an Australian Garden, a Butterfly Garden and more.

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Ride the Redwood Forest Train and learn the history of Roaring Camp. Photo courtesy of Roaring Camp Railroad

13. Take a walk in theroaring camp train

This railroad offers two train journeys, the Redwood Forest Steam Train and the Santa Cruz Beach Train. The Redwood Forest Train is a 75-minute journey that travels through the forest, up the mountains to the town of Felton as the conductor narrates the history of Roaring Camp. Returning in spring 2022, the Beach Train is a three-hour ride through Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park along the St. Lawrence River and to the Beach Boardwalk. Children under 12 years old can participate in thekids clubto win fun prizes.

14. Relax inSão Lourenço Park

Sometimes you just need to relax while your kids play in the park. If you need a break from your entire schedule, head to visitor-favorite San Lorenzo Park, located east of the San Lorenzo River along the Riverwalk.

15. Find the local culture in theSanta Cruz Museum of Art and History

Also known as MAH, this museum is located along Pacific Avenue in the heart of the city. The museum brings together works by local artists that portray the history and culture of Santa Cruz. Be sure to visit the rooftop sculpture garden for fresh air, beautiful views, and beautiful sculptures.

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16. Santa Cruz Beach

Of course, one of Santa Cruz's biggest draws is its miles and miles of beaches. If you are looking to be close to the city, then Santa Cruz beach is the best option for you. This beach is the most touristic because it is right next to the Santa Cruz promenade and the Municipal Pier. While it's probably the busiest, the advantage is that it's within walking distance of hotels and restaurants.

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Seabright Beach is a short walk away with numerous shops and restaurants. Photo courtesy of Seabright Beach, Facebook

17. Seabright Beach

Seabright Beach, across the St. Lawrence of Santa Cruz beach, is another relatively busy beach near the center of town. The beach is sandy and pleasant, slightly less crowded than Santa Cruz beach, and just a few blocks from the restaurants and shops on Seabright Avenue and Murray Street.

18. New Brighton Beach

Another more natural and secluded beach is Brighton Beach, near Soquel Cove. This beach is ideal for families looking for peace and quiet and the perfect place to camp if you prefer to pitch a tent instead of staying in a hotel. The beach is a short drive away from Capitola, which offers accommodation, food and shopping.

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19. Praia Cowell

Cowell's beach is in virtually the same location as Santa Cruz beach, west of the municipal wharf. This beach is a little more secluded than the other beaches adjacent to the city and is a perfect choice for those staying at the Dream Inn.

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Natural Bridges State Beach offers a peaceful beach experience away from busy Santa Cruz. Photo courtesy of the beach.

20Pontes Naturais State Beach

Although the namesake bridges have eroded into the sea, Natural Bridges State Beach is very private and tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Santa Cruz and Seabright beaches. Combine a trip to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center with a stop at Natural Bridges. The nearby Monarch Trails are a great place to observe groups of butterflies during autumn through late winter.

21. Capitólio Beach

Capitola Beach is quieter than the main beaches in Santa Cruz, but not far from the beautiful town of Capitola. Soquel Creek ends right at the sandy end of the beach, creating a quiet baby beach on one side and a more typical beach on the other.

Restaurants in Santa Cruz that the kids will love

22Santa Cruz snack bar

Looking for that all-American restaurant that serves just about anything? Santa Cruz Diner is your place, the place isGuy Fieri endorsed, after all! The menu features typical diner dishes, as well as items with an Asian flair like pho, curry and teriyaki chicken, setting it apart from the typical diner. In addition, there are many options for vegetarians and vegans.

23Dock Restaurant

If you're heading to the beach in Capitola or New Brighton, head to the end of the pier for a bite to eat at Wharf House. The restaurant has incredible views of the bay and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu features plenty of seafood as you'd expect, but there's also burgers, pastas, sandwiches, and more.

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Makai Island Kitchen serves Asian fusion on the municipal pier. Photo courtesy of makaisantacruz.com

24Restaurants on the Municipal Pier

For a gastronomic experience at Cais da Cidade de Santa Cruz, there are several options at Cais Municipal. If you're looking for something very family-friendly, Gilda's offers on-site food and a kids' menu. If you're more interested in seafood, there's Stagnaro Bros. and Riva Fish House. Other options include Mexican food at Olitas or Asian fusion at Makai Island Kitchen.

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Retro Betty Burgers is the place to go if you have a meat craving. Photo courtesy of Betty Burgers, Facebook

25Betty Burgers

This retro dip on Seabright Avenue serveshot burgers on the grillsuch as Smokin' Betty (grilled balsamic onions, smoked cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo), Texas Two Step (onion rings, bacon, cheddar cheese and Betty's house-made barbecue sauce) and Mad Max (fresh guacamole, chili cheese, jack and mild chipotle sauce.) There are other places in Aptos and the east side besides the "Eat Inn" downtown.

Great Santa Cruz hotels and other family-friendly accommodation

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The Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA offers a variety of lodging options for families. Photo courtesy of koa.com

26Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA

Located about 20 minutes outside of town near Watsonville is the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA. For accommodations, choose from a variety of staterooms or get even fancier with a retro Airstream rental. You can also choose to stay in your own trailer or camp in your own tent. The camp offers endless fun for kids, including miniature golf, a giant jumping platform, a small game room and a rock-climbing wall.

27Dream Inn Santa Cruz

We stayed at the Dream Inn during one of our recent vacations to Santa Cruz, and it lives up to its name. The ocean views are spectacular, and during the summer you can people watch from your balcony before heading to the beach. The water is no more than 10 minutes from your room, with the Santa Cruz boardwalk about 20 minutes away.

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The colorful Capitola Venetian Hotel sits right on the sand. Photo courtesy of californiabeaches.com

28Capitola Venetian Hotel

The colorful Capitola Venetian Hotel is located next to the city's waterfront and pier. The historic structure was built in the 1920s and has a distinct Mediterranean style. The town of Capitola has a beautiful waterfront downtown that's great for strolling, plus all the sights and sounds of Santa Cruz are a five-minute drive away.

29Playa Calle Inn and Suites

If proximity to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Beach is most important to your family, the Beach Street Inn and Suites is just two blocks away. The hotel features a heated pool and hot tub, on-site cafe, laundry and dry cleaning services and much more.


30Hyatt Plaza Santa Cruz

The new Hyatt Place is the modern lodging choice. It's on the other side of the St. Lawrence from downtown and within convenient driving distance of all the attractions on this list. Hyatt Place offers a heated pool, fitness center, free breakfast and other amenities.

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30 fun things to do with kids in Santa Cruz? ›

Gaming hit, Among Us, remains popular with kids. Kids also think that Roblox will remain popular, and recent updates to Adopt Me! (PopJammers' favorite game, alongside Piggy) have kept kids excited. Fortnite and Minecraft also received multiple mentions this year.

What kids do to have fun? ›

By Leo Babauta
  • Have a reading marathon.
  • Write stories together.
  • Play soccer.
  • Paint or draw together.
  • Create a fort in your living room out of blankets or cardboard boxes.
  • Go on a hike.
  • Have a sunset picnic at a park or beach.
  • Play board games.

What is fun for kids in California? ›

Best Things to Do in California with Kids
  • San Diego Zoo. Meet your favorite wildlife at this beachside zoo. ...
  • Disneyland & Disney California Adventure Park. ...
  • Yosemite National Park. ...
  • Knott's Berry Farm. ...
  • Joshua Tree National Park. ...
  • Calico Ghost Town. ...
  • Balboa Island. ...
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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What is special in Santa Cruz? ›

The top attractions to visit in Santa Cruz are:
  • West Cliff Drive.
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
  • Natural Bridges State Beach.
  • Wilder Ranch State Park.
  • Roaring Camp Railroads.

How to survive on one income with kids? ›

7 strategies for living on a single income
  1. Have an emergency fund. Having a healthy emergency fund can help reduce anxiety about living on one income. ...
  2. Set a new budget. ...
  3. Start cutting costs early. ...
  4. Pay down debt. ...
  5. Consider tax withholding. ...
  6. Spend time, not money. ...
  7. Determine how you're going to manage finances.

What do kids like these days? ›

Gaming hit, Among Us, remains popular with kids. Kids also think that Roblox will remain popular, and recent updates to Adopt Me! (PopJammers' favorite game, alongside Piggy) have kept kids excited. Fortnite and Minecraft also received multiple mentions this year.

What is the most fun age of a child? ›

The Best And Hardest Ages

Forty percent of survey participants felt that five was the most fun age. This was thought to be down to improved communication skills and the development of a good sense of humour. The survey also found that parents had the least fun with the 10 to 12 year old children.

What is the happiest thing a child can do? ›

Small kids are always excited to move, explore, see and touch everything they can. They use their senses and their bodies to discover the world. If you want to make your child happy, take him to places where he can learn how things work, how they look inside, and how they are made.

How do you entertain kids all day? ›

Things to do with kids
  1. Create your own stickers.
  2. Go for a bike ride.
  3. Take a museum tour.
  4. Join in with a Joe Wicks workout.
  5. Interview a family member.
  6. Make your own puzzle.
  7. Create your own music video.
  8. Enjoy a virtual trip to the Aquarium.

What are some fun ideas? ›

Fun Things to Do This Weekend
  • Go to a food truck park. ...
  • Catch up on your favorite book. ...
  • Do yoga. ...
  • Go to the farmers market. ...
  • See a movie or play. ...
  • Do crafts. ...
  • Go for a long walk. ...
  • Watch the sunrise or sunset.

What do you do as a family for fun? ›

Activities for any Season
  • go for a walk or to a park in your neighbourhood and play Frisbee.
  • plan a family road trip and bring a soccer ball or baseball to use on the way or when you get there.
  • walk at night and look for stars.
  • go swimming indoors.
  • go bowling, skating, or to a museum.

What is Santa Cruz facts for kids? ›

It was the 12th of California's 21 missions. It is the only mission not named for, or connected to, a person. Instead, Santa Cruz is named for the Sacred Cross, an important symbol of the Roman Catholic Church. Mission Santa Cruz was dedicated by Fermín Francisco de Lasuén on August 28, 1791.

Why is Santa Cruz so expensive to live in? ›

1: San Francisco.) The common wisdom around here is that Santa Cruz is expensive — more expensive than almost anywhere else in the country — because of its proximity to beaches and redwood trees and a world-class university.

Can a family live off of $3000 a month? ›

If you have a low living cost and can supplement your income with a part-time job or a generous pension, then retiring on $3,000 a month is certainly possible. However, if you have a high living cost or rely solely on Social Security benefits, retiring on $3,000 a month may be more difficult.

How to live on $3,000 a month? ›

Tips for Living on 3000 a Month
  1. Maintain a Monthly Budget. ...
  2. Use Low-Risk Investment Accounts. ...
  3. Track Your Monthly Living Expenses. ...
  4. Think! ...
  5. Put On Your Apron and Start Cooking at Home. ...
  6. Look Beyond Walmart & Target to Save Money. ...
  7. Optimize your Credit Card Usage. ...
  8. Avoid Impulse Buying.
Nov 30, 2022

Can a single person live off of $1000 a month? ›

Getting by on $1,000 a month may not be easy, especially when inflation seems to make everything more expensive. But it is possible to live well even on a small amount of money.

What is trending for kids in 2023? ›


One of the most noticeable trends for 2023 will be the use of bright colors in children's clothing. Bold and bright hues are expected to make a comeback, as designers embrace vibrant colors like hot pink, bright yellow, and electric blue.

What is the most popular toy of all time? ›

The Top Ten Best Selling Toys of All Time: A Sneak Peek at the Most Popular Playthings of All Time
  • Rubik's Cube. The Rubik's Cube was invented in 1974 by a Hungarian sculptor and professor named Ernő Rubik. ...
  • Barbie. ...
  • Lego. ...
  • Teddy Bear. ...
  • Tamagotchi. ...
  • Star Wars Figures. ...
  • Yo-Yo.
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What sort of activities do children enjoy most? ›

sing or dance to music; imitate you (sweep, make pretend food, wash dishes, rock the doll) paint with water on sidewalk (bucket/sponge or brush), play with cups/lids in water.

What is the most exhausting age to parent? ›

Older parents are generally less at risk for depression than younger ones. Parents still in their early 20s appear to have the hardest time because they are struggling with their own move from adolescence to adulthood while at the same time learning to be parents.

What year is the hardest for kids? ›

The years between eight and thirteen can leave you feeling like a parenting beginner all over again. They bring backchat, rudeness, defiance, highly emotive responses (SO many big emotions!), selfishness, “I hate yous”, sulking and door slamming.

What number of kids is happiest? ›

Grow your family to at least four children! According to a study out of Australia's Edith Cowan University, parents with the most life satisfaction (which means those who are the happiest) are those that have four or more children.

What makes a child angry? ›

One common trigger is frustration when a child cannot get what he or she wants or is asked to do something that he or she might not feel like doing. For children, anger issues often accompany other mental health conditions, including ADHD, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and Tourette's syndrome.

Do happiest parents have 4 or more kids? ›

Four is the magic number

In a study conducted by Dr Bronwyn Harman from the Edith Cowan University in Perth, it was found that parents with four or more children are the happiest parents.

How do you beat boredom for kids? ›

Summer boredom busters
  1. Create a routine. A routine helps shape your child's day and week, helping them understand what to expect and establishing a sense of normalcy. ...
  2. Try new hobbies. ...
  3. Keep moving. ...
  4. Make an activity jar. ...
  5. Plan an adventure. ...
  6. Tackle a project together. ...
  7. Go virtual. ...
  8. Give back.
Jun 17, 2020

How do little kids not get bored? ›

Check out these kid activities perfect for a day indoors.
  • Boredom Jar. One creative parent told us she made a “boredom” jar for her house. ...
  • Build a Fort. Who doesn't love a fort on a stormy day? ...
  • Indoor Obstacle Course. ...
  • Write a Letter. ...
  • Sock Puppets. ...
  • Dress Up. ...
  • Imaginary Creatures. ...
  • Tea Party.

How long should kids play a day? ›

Children ages 3 through 5 years need to be active throughout the day. Children and adolescents ages 6 through 17 need to be active for 60 minutes every day. This may sound like a lot, but don't worry! Children may already be meeting the recommended physical activity levels.

How do you make a fun day? ›

10 Quick Tips About Fun Days
  1. Book a suitable space. Decide where your fun day will be held and book it well in advance. ...
  2. Logistics. ...
  3. Choosing a date and time. ...
  4. Something for the kids. ...
  5. Something for the big kids! ...
  6. Refreshments. ...
  7. Shelter in case of rain. ...
  8. Something Personal.
Jul 30, 2015

How do I find fun in everything? ›

How to Have a Fun Life
  1. 1 Seek out laughter in your life.
  2. 2 Learn to laugh at yourself.
  3. 3 Enjoy little moments in your everyday life.
  4. 4 Be spontaneous in the moment.
  5. 5 Make an effort to seek out and try new things.
  6. 6 Look for ways to make work fun.
  7. 7 Switch up your routine.
  8. 8 Practice mindfulness throughout your day.

What is the least fun state in the US? ›

According to WalletHub, West Virginia is the least fun state in America. It bombed in a number of categories. West Virginia tied for 49th with the lowest personal expenditures on recreation services per capita. It tied for 44th in the lowest variety of arts, entertainment and recreational establishments.

What is the most family friendly state? ›

Massachusetts once again topped the chart, helped by a second-place score in Education and Child Care, and a high Health and Safety score. North Dakota placed fourth, up from ninth last year, with the top scores in Socioeconomics and Education and Child Care.

How do you make a family get together fun? ›

60 Simple Ideas for Bringing Family Together
  1. Make your own sundae buffet.
  2. Write old-fashioned letters to grandparents.
  3. Rock a family band (no instruments? ...
  4. Craft collages from family photos, paint, old magazines…
  5. Break out the gaming classics (Candyland for littles, Madlibs for big kids)
  6. Hide-and-seek in groups of two.
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How do you keep your family entertained? ›

And to help get your imagination going, here are some fun ways to keep the whole family entertained while staying inside during a winter storm.
  1. Build a fort. Fort building is a simple task that everyone in your family can enjoy. ...
  2. Have a bake-off. ...
  3. Set up a hot-cocoa bar. ...
  4. Create a gaming zone. ...
  5. Hold a scavenger hunt.
Feb 4, 2022

What are Santa Cruz people called? ›

The Awaswas, also known as the Santa Cruz people, were a group of the Indigenous peoples of California in North America, with subgroups historically numbering about 600 to 1,400. Academic research suggests that their ancestors had lived within the Santa Cruz Mountains region for approximately 12,000 years.

Why is Santa Cruz popular? ›

Situated on the northern edge of Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz is a popular tourist destination, owing to its beaches, surf culture, and historic landmarks. U. S. Rep. Santa Cruz was founded by the Spanish in 1791, when Fermín de Lasuén established Mission Santa Cruz.

Why is it called Santa Cruz? ›

​In 1769, the Spanish explorer, Don Gaspar del Portal, discovered the land area now known as the city of Santa Cruz. He named the long flowing river San Lorenzo in honor of Saint Lawrence and named the rolling hills Santa Cruz, "Holy Cross."

What is the wealthiest part of Santa Cruz? ›

1. Upper Seabright. With a median home price of $1,949,346 and a median rent of $1,884, Upper Seabright is the most expensive neighborhood on our list.

What is the best walking street in Santa Cruz? ›

Pacific Avenue is the center of Santa Cruz's downtown area. One of the things that stand out for visitors about this street is its pedestrian-friendly nature.

Where to avoid in Santa Cruz? ›

Places to Avoid in Santa Cruz

The Beach Flats, which is near the boardwalk, is one of the more rundown parts of town, so avoid it if you can (which will be hard since it's on the Boardwalk). Lower Ocean is another neighborhood riddled with crime, but it's also the entrance to the beach area.

What is the homeless population in Santa Cruz? ›

Overall, the 2022 PIT Count results show a small 6 percent increase in the numbers of people living without a home in Santa Cruz County since 2019, the last year the PIT Count was conducted. The data shows an estimated 2,299 people experienced homelessness at the time of the count, including 1,774 who were unsheltered.

What would you do to entertain your family without spending any money? ›

Whatever your situation, here are 13 fun things to do that don't cost money with friends and family:
  • Go on a picnic. ...
  • Go to no-cost museum and zoo days. ...
  • Give geocaching a try. ...
  • Leverage your chamber of commerce. ...
  • Take a historical city tour. ...
  • Visit a farmers market. ...
  • Go camping. ...
  • Do a photography challenge.
Jan 18, 2023

How can I spend time with my family without money? ›

Here are some ways to spend time as a family without needing to open your wallet.
  1. Start a Book Series. Reading aloud is beneficial for children of all ages. ...
  2. Get Outside. ...
  3. Prepare a Meal. ...
  4. Play Games. ...
  5. Create Something.
Mar 29, 2019

How do you budget and have fun? ›

Check out these tips on how to have fun on a budget and still maintain your relationships.
  1. Plan ahead. A budget is spending plan. ...
  2. Give alternatives. Not everyone can afford a quick weekend trip to Vegas to see a show. ...
  3. Don't be afraid to say no. You are responsible for your happiness. ...
  4. Spend your money on the important stuff.
Feb 8, 2017

What to do when your bored and broke? ›

  1. Indulge in some DIY. ...
  2. Catch up on some reading. ...
  3. Write a letter to your future self. ...
  4. Try cooking an interesting new recipe with leftovers. ...
  5. Organise your closet. ...
  6. Listen to the podcasts. ...
  7. Give yourself a parlour treatment at home. ...
  8. Call friends over for karaoke.
May 9, 2017

How can I save money and still have fun? ›

Try a savings challenge like a “no spend week" or a “saving swap month." If you take on the later challenge, choose one item a day on which you'd normally spend money, but instead transfer that same amount into your savings account. Walk or bike to a friend's place, for instance, instead of taking a ride service.

How can I spend money freely? ›

7 Tips For Spending Money Wisely
  1. The Trick to Tracking Your Spending.
  2. Get Control of Your Impulses.
  3. Only Put Money on Your Credit Card if You Can Afford to Pay it off Each Month.
  4. Stop Trying to Impress Other People.
  5. Figure out What Habits Drain Your Budget.
  6. Learn to Value Investing Over Products.
  7. Learn to Invest NOW.
Nov 21, 2022

What activities are done together in the family? ›

The members of the family involve in doing many activities together like, watching movies, going out on picnics, playing games, gardening, etc.

How can I enjoy my life if I am poor? ›

15 Tips to be Happy if You are Poor
  1. 1 – Appreciate Everything You Have. ...
  2. 2 – Our Current Circumstances are Temporary. ...
  3. 3 – Practice Self-Care. ...
  4. 4 – Believe in Yourself. ...
  5. 5 – Look for Inspiration in Books. ...
  6. 7 – Do Fun Activities. ...
  7. 9 – Associate with Like Minded People. ...
  8. 10 – Set Realistic Goals.
Jan 14, 2022

What is a good way to spend time with family? ›

10 Ideas to Maximize Family Time
  • Have At Least One Meal Together. Make it a point to have at least one meal together as a family. ...
  • Exercise or Workout Together. ...
  • Go for a Walk After Dinner. ...
  • Pick a Book to Read. ...
  • Plan a Day Out Each Month. ...
  • Turn Off Your Phone. ...
  • Cook a Meal Together. ...
  • Clean the House Together.
Dec 25, 2018

What to do when your child doesn t want to spend time with you? ›

5 Things to Do with Kids When They Don't Want to Be with You
  1. Don't take it personally. ...
  2. Don't live on their level emotionally. ...
  3. Stick to common ground experiences that can bridge the gap. ...
  4. Try taking on the Galactic Overlord for once.

What is the 50 20 30 rule? ›

The rule states that you should spend up to 50% of your after-tax income on needs and obligations that you must-have or must-do. The remaining half should be split up between 20% savings and debt repayment and 30% to everything else that you might want.

How much of paycheck should be fun money? ›

So what's the most you should be spending on leisure activities and entertainment, or what you might call 'fun'? According to Corley, the magic number is 10 percent of your monthly net pay, or what you take home after taxes and other deductions.

How am I supposed to afford to live? ›

Spending around 30% of your income on rent is the golden rule when you're trying to figure out how much you can afford to pay. Spending 30% of your income on rent can help you reach a healthy balance between comfort and affordability. On a median income, 30% should get you an apartment you can truly call home.


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Name: Gov. Deandrea McKenzie

Birthday: 2001-01-17

Address: Suite 769 2454 Marsha Coves, Debbieton, MS 95002

Phone: +813077629322

Job: Real-Estate Executive

Hobby: Archery, Metal detecting, Kitesurfing, Genealogy, Kitesurfing, Calligraphy, Roller skating

Introduction: My name is Gov. Deandrea McKenzie, I am a spotless, clean, glamorous, sparkling, adventurous, nice, brainy person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.