Fully updated for 2018
Are you ready? Here’s our South Sound Summer Guide! It’s all our most popular summer posts in one handy place! We’ll have it here on our home page for a bit, and then it will go up in our menu bar, where you’ll be able to drop down to select individual posts (handy if you like your fun in slightly smaller doses).
If you read us on your phone, you can expand the menu by clicking on that little square with the lines (Does that have a name? Does everyone know this but me?). As always, I’m also glad to help you find things. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or come holler at me on the Facebook page. Let’s have the Best Summer Ever!
For those of you who prefer your fun in smaller doses, don’t worry! I’ll continue to have new, daily posts all summer long. You can also check our calendar to see what’s coming up!
Score! Summer Deals and Freebies
From Burien all the way to Olympia, kids can bowl for FREE! We’ve got all the details and specific locations around the South Sound!
Check out the Regal Summer Movie Express $1 Kids Movies!
Got crafty campers? Michael’s stores offer their Camp Creativity classes for a very reasonable 5.00 (supplies included)!
Sign up for one of the many awesome summer reading programs around the South Sound. There are programs and prizes for all ages!
Play! Area Festivals and Fairs to Mark on Your Calendar
Take in a show!
Many South Sound city host FREE Summer concerts and shows for kids in the park throughout the summer. You won’t want to miss some of the big names like Recess Monkey and Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band.
See an Outdoor Movie! We’ve got a HUGE list of Outdoor Movies in the South Sound!
Try a new to you playground at one of our many options in our Best South Sound Playgrounds list.
Or maybe you’re up for a bigger outdoor adventure? Why not try
PS Can’t get enough of our hike posts? We have more in the menu bar under outdoor fun. Click on, “Hikes,” to see all of them!
or finding sea creatures revealed by low tides!
Speaking of beach exploration….Hit the beach at one of our favorite beaches for a whole day of fun!
Over the barnacles? Build a sand castle at a sandy beach!
Or Swim at the lake!
Too hot? Go relax in the shade! Check out our list of great South Sound parks with shade!
Need to get away? Go camping!
Take a roadtrip! Not sure where to go? We’ve got 15 great summer roadtrip ideas for you all within 3 hours of Tacoma!
Beat the Rainy Day Blues
Play at an indoor playground *Call and confirm hours first. Some change seasonally without updating their sites. We recommend getting the summer play pass from our friends at WiggleWorks. It’s a great deal, and they have air conditioning!!
Beat the Heat!
Make Your Bucket List! Ideas for still more South Sound Summer adventures….
Explore a park in a neighboring town
Take in a ballgame
Visit your farmer’s market
(Shameless plug….) Subscribe to our Weekend Sneak Peek and make sure every summer weekend includes something amazing!
While you’re toting your kiddos all over the South Sound, be sure to make your Swagger Wagon extra awesome with our Summer Vibes for Moms + Kids Rockin Playlist!
Don’t forget, I’ll have posts with ideas and activities just for the South Sound all summer long! Plus plenty of listings on our calendar.