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Summer Fun on a Budget

Arizona Federal Staff

Looking for some fun things to do this summer, without blowing your budget? We’ve pulled together some tips to help you save and still have fun this summer!

Think ‘Staycation’
Instead of going out of town for vacation, consider booking a staycation. You’ll save money and travel time! During the hot summer, many Phoenix resorts offer deep discounts – and you get to enjoy fun amenities like water parks, miniature golf and Dive-in movies by the pool, for less!

Find deals and coupons
Before going out to eat or buying tickets to local attractions, search the internet or company’s website for coupons or special deals. Sites like Groupon and Living Social make it easy to find discounts on things to do in your area.

Visit museums for free
Check out the local museums for specials summer discounts. Many of Phoenix’s museums (like the Heard Museum and the Children’s Museum of Phoenix) offer free admission on select days of the week or month.

Save on movie tickets
Enjoy movies for less! Many theaters offer summer movie packages on weekdays and discounted ticket prices for matinees.

Visit the library
You’ll find free crafts for kids, story time, discussion groups and other fun ways to enjoy summer at no cost.

Go to a movie or concert in the park
Local malls, ballparks and recreation departments offer movies and concerts featuring local musicians.

Make your own water park
Got a grass lawn? Fill up some squirt bottles and water balloons, lay out the camping tarp, and get the hose ready for a homemade water day!