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. Also, make sure to check out all of our Summer ideas, where we’ll be adding new fun activities all summer long!
We 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
Frugal Entertainment Options for Families:
Check out our Summer Fun Ideas page, to get information on free or affordable summer movie programs, kids bowl free, free summer kids, frugal activities for home and more!
Fee Free National & State Park Days:
- Free National Park Days
- Free Washington State Park days
- Free Camping in Oregon on State Park Days
- Free Fishing Days in June!
- Save on Hotels at Disneyland
- Save on Food at Disneyland
- Save on Tickets into Disneyland
- Save on Mementos and Spending at Disneyland
- Secrets and Tips for your Disneyland Trip
Great Wolf Lodge:
North of Seattle:
Activities around Blaine & Birch Bay – tips on what to see & do, places to eat & day trip ideas around Birch Bay & Blaine, as well as a review of Semiahmoo resort
Activities around Skagit County – a list of things to do & explore around Skagit County on a budget
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
Activities around Roslyn & Cle Elum & Suncadia area – tips on what to see & do in Roslyn & Cle Elum as well as places to eat & things to do around Suncadia
Portland Family Friendly Activities, Money saving tips & more – tips on visiting & saving at the Zoo, OMSI & more!
Family-friendly Restaurants around Portland – a list of some of our favorite restaurants to visit around downtown Portland
Portland Aerial Tram Ride – This is a fun, quick & frugal ride to give you some beautiful views of
Summer Adventure Park at Skibowl – fun for all ages at Mt. Hood in the summertime with batting cages, alpine slide, rock wall & more.
Silverwood Theme Park – North Idaho. Ideas for budget lodging & ways to save on Silverwood admission tickets, food & more!
Northwest Water Parks:
Find our Master List of NW Water Parks here. This list includes large destination water parks for Wa, Or and Id, as well as smaller budget friendly water parks!
Check out our Park Reviews Page, to find detailed information and photos for many NW Parks!
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: