At Cheapism this week, we've been gearing up for the first day of summer, which falls on Monday, June 20. Find out where to celebrate the solstice in your state or try one of our ideas for summer kickoff activities. With Fourth of July just a couple of weeks away, we've got patriotic party foods to put on the menu, as well as some of the best places to see fireworks for free. Also on the blog this week: summer hair and skin care, unique farmers markets, mermaids, and more.
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Summer's light-filled days are fleeting, so make the most of the summer solstice with an outing to one of these 50 cheap destinations.
Celebrate Independence Day in any of these 13 cities with free activities and spectacular nighttime fireworks displays.
Try these patriotic salads, snacks, side dishes, and desserts for an easy and inexpensive Fourth of July gathering.
You don't have to buy expensive beauty products to get a healthy, glowing complexion. Treat skin right this summer with homemade cleansers, masks, and more.
With summer arriving June 20, here are 17 ways to start enjoying the season with next to no planning or spending.
There are vending machines all over the world selling weird and unexpected goods, from beer to books to baguettes.
Rome is brimming with free and cheap things to do. This list of 25 attractions and activities will keep visitors busy for days.
These fruits and vegetables are seasonal superfoods that are never more nutritious, more delicious, or cheaper than during the summer.
It's the time of year when farmers markets are brimming with fresh produce. Here's a guide to some of the best fresh fruit and vegetable markets in the U.S.
No matter what type of hair you have, there's a cheap hair gel, mousse, serum, spray, or cream that can fight frizz without the expense of salon products.
Every state has fascinating free or cheap attractions. These roadside oddities across America go well beyond "world's largest (fill in the blank)."
June is Pride Month, a time for LGBT people around the world to celebrate their identities and community. Here's how to participate without overspending.
Home-delivered meal kits are a time-saving convenience, but are services such as Blue Apron, Plated, and HelloFresh worth the price?
Mermaids are having a moment. Jump on the trend at festivals, parades, parks, plays, and sightseeing destinations, or bring a little magic home.