Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It's HOT outside!

‘Beat the Heat’ Ideas:
Brandi Fenton Memorial Park/Splash Pad **FREE**

*please leave a comment if there are specific activities you have done and really reccommend. Or maybe other suggestions that aren't listed. I can't speak for everyone, but I appreciate ideas or suggestions before I spend the money or take the time to do something!


Anytime:


*Swimming- YMCA pool on Shannon Rd. $3/adults, $0.75/kids; Oro Valley Municipal Pool (at Kriegh Park- next to CDO High School) at 23 Calle Concordia $2/adults, $0.50/kids; ARC-Edith Ball Pool at Reid Park (next to the zoo entrance) $1.50/adults, $0.25/kids.
*Tohono Chul Park
*Pima Air and Space Museum and *”Bone Yard”
*Breakers Water Park
*Letterboxing- visit letterboxing.org to find local clues
*Scavenger Hunt Guides- activities to keep your children engaged while visiting local attractions. Visit aimforcollege.com for more info.
*Reid Park- Zoo: feed the giraffes, get some $1 menu lunch, cool off in the ‘Kenya Wet’ area; swim at the ARC pool (next to the zoo entrance), play at the park, waterfall and playgrounds, ride the train, feed the ducks or walk through the rose gardens.
*Funtasticks – East of the Tucson Mall, open most days 10am-midnight, costs vary
*International Wildlife Museum
*Tucson Botanical Gardens
*Libraries- all have some summer activities- see website (library.pima.gov) or pick-up a flyer at your local library. Events are free but most require reservations.
*Classes or summer camps available at: My Gym, Gymboree, Little Gym, KidzArt, L’il Chefs Academy, YMCA/Triangle Y, Int’l Wildlife Museum, *Desert Museum, Tucson Children’s Museum, Christian Youth Theater
Mornings:
Mom’s Morning at Breakers

*Brandi Fenton splash pad

*Desert Museum Old Tucson

*Pump It Up
*Bike rides hikes play at a park storytimes at the libraries or bookstores summer movies

Afternoons:


*Bowling at Bedroxx (open most days at 1pm, maybe earlier for the summer) Indoor food and play: Peter Piper Pizza, Monkey Business, Chuck E Cheese, Chik-fil-A, McDonalds, Burger King Play areas at Foothills and Tucson Malls Swimming at local parks and recreation pools or YMCA

Evenings:


*Traildust Town La Placita movies (see ‘Ongoing’) La Encantada Courtyard concert series and events Other ideas in ‘Ongoing’ section

Daytrips:


*Sabino Canyon- tram and trails Mt Lemmon- cooler weather, hiking, lakes, ski lift at Winterhaven, camping Ghost towns (google it and hit the road!)

*Ostrich Farm at Picacho Peak (Jun- Oct, Fri-Mon 9-5, $5 ages 6-adult) *Shamrock Farms- tour real dairy farm by tram, see website shamrockfarmstour.com
ENJOY!
and special thanks to Melanie for putting this list of ideas together! Thanks!

1 comment:

scott davidson said...

As an older art collector since my wife passed away, I must admit to being very partial to collecting nudes in art, as original paintings or as good prints, that I have displayed all over the house. (I like to see the surprised faces of my new visitors).
This one,
http://en.wahooart.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LHTDD, by Emile Munier, is hanging in one corner of my bedroom and was printed by wahooart.com, where I am a very good customer.