The Best Ways To Spend $250 In West Michigan
They say you should always have a rainy day fund set up in case you need money. But what would you do if you suddenly had $250 land in your lap?
Some of us would probably spend that "extra" cash in a somewhat responsible way by paying down a bill or putting it into savings. Let's skip that responsibility in this scenario, and instead talk about all of the fun things you could easily do with $250 here in west Michigan.
Get Season Tickets To See The Grand Rapids Griffins
Sure, you can go crazy and get amazing seats, a fancy dinner, and premium downtown parking for $250. But, with prices starting at $14 a game, you can actually afford to go to all 15 home games in an average season.
So, go ahead and set your entertainment schedule, and all you'd have to worry about is food/drinks and parking when you arrive to each game.
Rent A Jet Ski On Lake Michigan
Good Weather is coming soon, so why not make a plan to spend some time enjoying some of the best parts of Michigan: our waterways. While it's a little more expensive to rent a boat, you can afford two hours on a Jet Ski ($180). So go out there, and live your best life for a couple of hours, then you'll still have enough to get lunch afterwards.
Have Dinner At Bowdies
Sure, we all love to go out to a fancy meal when an anniversary or celebration comes around. But, wouldn't you love to flex on a regular night too? $250 will easily cover a nice dinner for you and a date, plus a few drinks. Just don't forget the tip, you can afford it.
Roll The Dice At Gun Lake Casino
Why not turn that $250 into more? Sure, there's no guarantee that you'll win big at the casino, but that doesn't mean you can't dream big and have a little fun for an evening.
Take A Helicopter Tour of Grand Rapids
You may not be aware of this service, but this breathtaking view of the city is something everyone of west Michigan should get to kick off their bucket list. They have several levels of packages, including one tour of downtown that gives you a glass of champagne to go along with your view for only $200.
Book An Airbnb On The Beach In New Buffalo
Sure you live nearby, but wouldn't it be nice to just wake up and walk out onto the beach? You can afford a lot of Airbnbs on Lake Michigan for less than $250, just don't forget that their listed prices don't include the cleaning fee.
You can check out this specific rental here.
You Could Eat 142 Pronto Pups
Speaking of the beach, one of the things that is a must in the summer is enjoying a Pronto Pup while you're on the beach in Grand Haven. And sure, you could just have two or three, but what fun is that? At $1.75 each (including tax) you're able to buy 142 Pronto Pups, so you might as well treat everyone at the beach.
We all love to dream about the things we would do with a windfall of money, but hopefully you find an idea here of what you can do with yours. Think of anything else that should have made the list? Let me know in the comments!