Beat the System: Cheap Memorial Day Plans

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It’s not too late to make plans for Memorial Day, and they certainly don’t have to cost a lot – or cost anything.

Our first tip is to look for local events. On Monday, admission to the Crocker Art Museum is free. (People are encouraged to donate baby items or make a monetary contribution to the Parent Education program of Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.) The museum will be free between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The museum will have musical performances, a free photo booth, family games, and a sample yoga class among other events between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The Sacramento County Fair is also Memorial Day Weekend. The cost for adults is $5 and kids get in free.

And don’t forget the Sacramento Music Festival, formerly known as the Jazz Jubilee.

If you want to go somewhere, try the beach, the river or the mountains. Make it a day trip instead of an overnight trip, because a tank of gas is almost always cheaper than a hotel room.

For an extended trip, don’t forget to check last-minute deals on travel websites.

Also, you could skip the trip, stay home and take advantage of Memorial Day sales.

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