Are you a college student? Are you broke? Do you enjoy adventures?
Good, because so do I. I mean who wouldn’t want to go on an adventure for $20 or less? Between the stresses of friendships, work, school, relationships, and family, everyone deserves a break at least once a month.
- Carpool together! We ended up taking two vehicles because we had seven people going. That would’ve been an uncomfortable forty minute ride squished in one car, but very humorous. Cost: $5 or less (around $3) for gas money.
- Parking. There are various locations surrounding downtown Detroit to park. It could be fairly cheap if you are demanding and willing to arrive early in order to hunt down a location. Cost: If you find $10 parking lot/5 people = only $2 per person!
- Dinner! Personally, I recommend a local downtown restaurant. We decided upon PizzaPapalis which serves delicious Chicago Style deep dish and thin crust pizza along with a variety of other great selections! Between the 7 of us we only demolished one deep dish pizza which is $22.30 total and our appetizer was a traditional garden salad which for family size is only $8.95, with a pitcher of water to share. $22.30+$8.95 = $31.25 / 7 = around $5 plus $1-$2 tip from everyone. So that is $7 for dinner in downtown Detroit, what a bargain!
- Saving the best for last: the Ice Skating! At Campus Martius Park they will provide ice or hockey skates for a rental fee of only $3 and it costs $7 admission to use the rink. That’s only $10 to enjoy the beautiful winter season skating alongside the people you care about! Not to mention you get to snap a photo or just take in the beauty of a snowy winter wonderland.
$3 + $2 + $7 + $10 = Only $22!!
Ice skating in a beautiful city with friends you’ll have for the rest of your life = PRICELESS!