Watcha doin’ this weekend? Truthfully, we probably don’t know, but it’s never too early to plan.
No money? No problem! Check out this list that Carrie & Aurora comprised just for you!
If you’re raking in the dough…
$40/Person: Zip Nac- If you’re looking for something exciting, Zip Nac is the place to go.
The tour is by reservation only, so be sure to call Tuesday-Friday 9-5 to make yours. They can be reached at 936-645-5094. Also, be sure to visit http://www.zipnac.com.
$40ish: Go to the Beach: The nearest oceanic beach is Bolivar Peninsula, which is about three hours from Nacogdoches. Galveston is also a popular choice and is about four hours away. You can save money by bringing food and drink, but if you decide to eat locally, be prepared to pay a pretty penny. Everything along the sea wall will be pretty pricey, including the burgers.
$40-$100: Rent a sweet ride- You have to be at least 21 to rent a car from Enterprise, and they prefer you to be 25 or older. But this will be cool if you wanna take a joy ride, see if you can rent a convertible, maybe an off-road vehicle. If you own an automobile, check with your current insurance carrier to see if they insure your rental; if they do, you’ll save $$$ on rental insurance.
$15: Liberty Bell- Located on Main Street, their appetizers start at $7, sandwiches/entrees range $8-15, and drinks reasonably priced. You must be at least 18 years old to enter without a parent, but their ratings are spectacular! If you’re planning on going this Saturday night, but sure to call ahead for a reservation. They tend to sell out when they have live performances (another reason why they’re our top pick).
$7.50-15/person: Movie- Carmike is a great choice for a movie because it’s local and easy on the wallet. But if you want something bigger and don’t mind traffic, they Cinemark in Lufkin is your pleasure. A movie can be a fun event for yourself or for a group. Don’t miss New Film Friday on our blog in two days!
Goin’ out on a dime…
$5/Person: Zoo- The Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin is perfect for a Saturday outing. It’s inexpensive, local, and lots of fun! It’s also a great way to work in some exercise. If you’re a Native Nacogdochian, you may prefer to graduate to the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler. The Caldwell Zoo is at least four miles of exhibits, and is $11.50 per person. Visit http://cityoflufkin.com/zoo and http://caldwellzoo.org to plan your trip.
$2/ Person: Planetarium- This is the best kept secret in Nacogdoches…or am I (Aurora) the only one who didn’t know? SFA’s had a planetarium since 1983 that can simulate the night sky of any Earth location of any date in the past for future. They regularly host events for the general public, so visit http://www.physics.sfasu.edu/planetarium/information.html for more information.
FREE: Arts in the Park- On April 23rd 5-7:00, check this for an evening in Festival Park with local talent in music, dance and theater. Free admission to the performance. Benefitting Temple Spray Park. Hosted by the Nacogdoches Parks Advocacy League.
For the home bodies…
$10-20: Bake a Pie- The price discrepancy is meant to be a realistic projection of how much you will spend on pie ingredients. Truthfully, it depends on the pie. Regardless, making a pie can be frickin’ hard…like a chocolate soufflé or a mille-feuilles. Our suggestion is to try something new. But there’s plenty of us that will be trying something new just to make homemade crust. No shame, just stretch those wings!
<$20: Scrapbook: If you’ve got some pictures, why not do something with them? You can purchase scrapbook supplies from Walmart or Hobby Lobby, or if you’ve got some old clothes, ribbon, and stickers, just do it yourself. It’s also great to insert old movie/concert tickets, keepsake jewelry, or other whatnots.
Surely you found something that appeals to you, regardless of your social or monetary situation. Feel free to leave your own suggestions in the comments!
❤ Carrie & Aurora