Root for the home team (in another city)
There’s nothing wrong with becoming a regular at your local sports venue -- until every vendor can recite your food and drink order by heart. Whether it’s a baseball series, tennis match, or pre-season football, mix up summer game night by grabbing your jersey and following your beloved hometown team to a nearby city. It will turn the usual hours-long outing into a 48-hour trip, and the spontaneous adventure doesn’t have to require major funds, either. Save dough on same-day tickets without sacrificing any amount of fun by cheering from the outfield or bleachers. Everyone knows some of the most die-hard fans sit in these areas, plus, you’ll have more money for a nicer hotel or exploring the sights, tastes, and sounds of a new city before and after every game -- even if you are rooting for the other team.