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:
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!
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:
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
Resort at the Mountain, Mt Hood - Family-Friendly Resort on Mt Hood
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!