This is the first in a series of “Bottom Lines” that compare the cost of popular family activities to less expensive outdoor options.
As you plan your summer fun, think about this:
A day outing at Six Flags, two adults/two children costs: $175*
(NOT including gas/toll, incidental purchases, and food)
Afternoon hike at a local park, two adults/two children costs: $20
(INCLUDES the cost of packed lunches and possible parking/park fees)
*source Six Flags website