If you’re looking for activities to keep your family busy this summer, look no further! We’ve got a big list of summertime activities - everything from hitting up the $1 movies & free bowling for kids to checking out local parks! Keep checking back as we add more fun activities to the list! Also, make sure to check out our Summer tab up on our Navigation bar, where we’ll be adding new summer fun activities all summer long!
If you’re looking for activities specific to the Northwest, make sure to sign up for our email newsletter for information all about frugal fun in the Northwest. We also offer a free or frugal weekly events list on Friday mornings to give you tons of great ideas of what to do over the weekend or the next week around Puget Sound and Portland areas.
Don’t forget to check out our BIG list of staycation / vacation ideas for things to do in Seattle on a budget for the summer!
Frugal Summer Fun:
Summer Bucket List - contains free download of a blank Summer Bucket List sheet to use when creating your own family “Summer Bucket List”
Saving Money at the Pump - 5 Ways to Reduce your Gas Budget for Travel
Summer Boredom Busters - Paddle Ball & Ring Toss games in frugal fashion
Frugal Entertainment Options for Families:
Regal Entertainment Group - $1 Kids Movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings
Cinemark/ Century Theaters - $1 Kids movies or pre-pay 10 shows for $5
Kids Bowl Free Program - Sign up for each of your children to receive 2 FREE bowling games for every day of the summer
Kids Skate Free Program - Sign up for each of your children to receive 2 FREE Skating Passes a week for kids ages 12 & under
Great Wolf Lodge:
Pacific Science Center - Ways to save on admission, food, transportation & more.
Tillicum Village / Blake Island - Cruise & Salmon Bake on Blake Island (or you can cruise out to Blake Island)
Leavenworth, WA – ways to save on lodging, getting there, dining & frugal family activities in Leavenworth
Summer Adventure Park at Skibowl – Mt. Hood
Silverwood Theme Park - North Idaho. Ideas for budget lodging & ways to save on Silverwood admission tickets, food & more!
Tumwater Falls Park - Tumwater/Olympia, WA
Les Gove Playground & Spray Water Park - Auburn, WA
Visit Georgetown (Urban Outing in South Seattle) – Oxbow Park, Spray Park, Trailer Park Mall, Indoor Beach & Mor
Forest Park - Everett (Petting Farm, Waterpark, Hiking Trails and more!)
Lake Meridian - Kent, WA
Lake Goodwin - Stanwood, WA
Kelsey Creek Farm Tour - Bellevue, WA
Mt Rainier - Grove of the Patriarchs Trail, WA
Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA (this is our post about the Fall Colors, but it’s gorgeous during the summer too!)
Fort Flagler State Park - Jefferson County, WA
Winthrop, WA KOA Campground Review - Winthrop, Wa
Northwest Hotel Reviews:
The Vintage Park Hotel in downtown Seattle - Romantic getaway in Seattle
Residence Inn by Marriott in Seattle - great destination for families wanting to visit Seattle, but not be right in the middle of the downtown area
Hotel Monaco - Kid & Pet Friendly Hotel in the heart of downtown Portland
Keep checking back as we’ll be adding more summertime activities & park reviews all summer long!