5 Frugal (and Delicious) Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend

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Get to the Beach

There is nothing better than kicking off the summer with a visit to the beach.

Pack some snacks, cold refreshments and spend the day on the sand. This is the unofficial but always traditional way to start the summer.

Inexpensive Beach Snack Ideas:

  • Frozen Grapes, Dried Fruit, Cherries, Watermelon
  • Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
  • Tortilla or Pita Chips and Hummus, Chips, Crackers
  • Carrots and Celery with Ranch Sauce


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Find a Fair or Festival

Chances are high that your city or town is having a fair to commemorate our veterans. You can take the family out or go with a friend for great food, refreshing drinks and a fun atmosphere.

This is a great way to budget your spending, as most vendors will only take cash. Bring a set amount of money so you won't overspend.


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Visit a Landmark or Monument

Find a landmark or monument nearest you to visit for the day, as most are free.

Soak up the history and enjoy the weather as you navigate the site.

A very well-known monument is the Statue of Liberty, which is one of the oldest and most celebrated places in New York.

Take a look at the most popular landmarks and most visited monuments in America.