Bored? Broke? Just tired of the same humdrum night out? Variety is the spice of life, and your life might just need a dash. Here are four reasons you should skip the nightclub and head to the local fishing pier this Saturday night.
Visiting the pier is cheap! In most harbor towns it costs little to no money to visit the local fishing pier. Many just ask for a simple donation. When you weigh the price against the cost of a night out, factoring in cover charges, drink minimums, and the rising cost of craft beer, it seems like a no-brainer. Parlay that saved money into some fancy cheese or a delectable bottle of wine.
A date on the fishing pier is undeniably romantic. The resonance of the tide, the salty sea air, the cry of the seagulls in the distance-hopefully the far, far distance-is a recipe for love. Pack that wine and fancy cheese into a stylish cooler or bag and make it a night your loved one won’t forget anytime soon. Keep that cheese away from those seagulls, though! That could be a recipe for disaster.
When it comes to nightlife options, visiting the pier is a unique one. How many times have you waited in line to get into that Downton Abbey themed nightclub only to get in and find that all the guys are dressed as Matthew Crawley? Time to break out of your rut. Bring the tunes out to the fishing pier and make your own dance club. Or avoid the club vibe altogether and fish! Fishing may not be everyone’s forte but how impressed would your friends or your date be if you caught your dinner for the evening?
Visiting the pier promotes a good cause. If there is a small admission fee, that money goes toward the ongoing maintenance and beautification of the pier and surrounding area. Even if there is no fee, just visiting the pier brings awareness to a part of town that would have perhaps gone otherwise unnoticed. Everyone is bound to notice your flair for social activism, and who doesn’t love a good cause?
So, whether you’re looking to save some money, plan an inventive date, experience a unique night on the town, or help the environment, a night on the pier is the perfect option. Seriously, though, watch out for those seagulls.