Summer break is about relaxing from school and enjoying the (hopefully) nice weather. Many college students find that they feel bored because they "have nothing to do" during the summer because they can't afford to go on big trips around the country or world. There are many affordable things that can be done during the summer months that don't require lots of travel or commitment.
1. Go see a movie
There are tons of movies that are released during the summer months and it is a great opportunity to take a break from being in the sun and heat and enjoy a new movie. A movie ticket itself doesn't cost that much money usually and instead of getting a soda and candy, just ask for an ice water which should be free.
2. Go to a park
Parks are a great place to go and bring a blanket and just hang out or read. If you have a hammock, it is also a great public place to hang your hammock.
3. Visit your local library
Libraries offer a large selection of books you can read in the comfort of air conditioning.
4. Go on a walk around your community
Walking is a great way to get exercise, and going around your community can help you notice things you may not see when you are driving around.
5. Go on a bike ride
If you own a bike, it is a great way to get around and explore places you can't get to in a car. It also doesn't need gas so you save money by not using your car.
6. Take pictures with your phone
No need for a fancy camera, you can take pictures on your phone of local buildings or of nature. It is a great way to see the world around you and if you have an Instagram account, you can post the pictures you take there.