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Inexpensive Indulgences: Local Hangouts that Won’t Break the Bank

RWC Tutor Mattlyn Stricker compiled a list of a few local spots to check out this fall.

Hillcrest Farms-

Address: 6943 S Reed Ave, Reedley, CA 93654

Hillcrest Farms has something to do for everyone, they have $5 parking, Pictures with Santa, other cute photo spots, Picnic Area, $5 Steam Train Rides, and a multitude of food vendors on the weekend. It is fun on a budget for all ages, from college students to young kids. It opens after Thanksgiving.

Fresno State Bowling-

Address: 5280 N Jackson Ave, Fresno, CA 93740

You do not need to be/know a Fresno State student to go! Plus It is significantly cheaper than most bowling places in the area. They have $4 shoe rentals and $28 per hour for lane rental regardless of how many people you bring. You can play as many games as you want within that hour.


Address: 833 E Fern Ave, Fresno, CA 93728

Strummers is an all-ages club with awesome performances nearly every night of the week. (Plus Free Parking) Tickets are only usually $10 per person and they do all genres from Emo Night to Taylor Swift Night and everything in between.


Many Movie theaters in the area such as Maya Cinemas, Selma Cinemas, and Sierra Vista 16 provide students discounts on tickets along with discount nights, usually on Tuesdays and many afternoons. Additionally, many movie theaters have a lot of cool, fairly inexpensive food places you could check out nearby.

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