I was a victim of the no money syndrome for most of my life so I had to figure out what free things were out there. I found that when I did have money, the free things tend to be more fun. So, depending on where you live, I'm sure there will be a lot to do. I currently live in West Palm Beach, FL where there are 3 state parks within a half hour drive. You probably have quite a few where you are as well. Also, I would love to go hiking in the mountains so if you live in a mountainous area, that might just be perfect. Whatever you do, when it's family time make it outside. I guess I'm old school but I never really got into deep conversation with my mom or dad watching a movie at the movie theater. But, when you are out in the wilderness and there is nothing but you and your family, there is no way to explain how much you will get to know each other!