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How to Make the Most of the Dog Days of Summer

Now that the kids are either back in school or getting ready to head back to school, we are in what’s called the “Dog Days of Summer.” The weather is hot – almost unbearably so – and the days seem to be long and lazy. (Anyone who owns a dog knows what long, lazy days are like. 🙂 )

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So, whether you’ve got a few more weeks with your kids at home, or you’ve only got the weekends with them at home, I want to help you make the most of the dog days of summer. It’s time to make memories now that will last them forever. Here are my tips for ways to send Summer off with a bang:

  • Take a One-Tank Trip. Pull out a map and look at what’s around you. Check for unique museums, shopping, restaurants, or theme parks where you can spend the day with your kids. Even if you have to drive an hour or two, you’ll still have plenty of daylight hours to burn and spend with your kids. Want to spice the day up even more? Rent a convertible for your one tank trip. There are plenty of nice convertibles that comfortably seat kids, and they’ll love the experience.

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  • Use Your Go City Card. Smart Destinations offers a Go City Card for most cities in the USA. You can save up to 55% on attractions, and pay nothing at the gate. This is such a great way to get out there and do things with your kids. You can also find special promo codes to save even more when you use these Smart Destinations discounts.


  • Take a Hike. Hiking is such a fun way to spend time together as a family. Search your area and see what kind of trails you have nearby. Some may lead to waterfalls, others to spectacular views. Pack a sack lunch and and enjoy the beautiful scenery with the ones you love most. While you hike, it’s the perfect time to talk to your kids, learn about what’s been going on, and find out what they’re most excited (or nervous) about this year at school.

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  • Catch a Ball Game. No matter where you live, right now, it’s baseball season. Take your kids out and make it an experience they’ll never forget! Want to know the best part? PromosPro offers some super promo codes for some of your favorite major league teams like the St. Louis Cardinals, the Washington Nationals, and the Cincinnati Reds. Thanks to those discounts, you won’t have to spend a lot, but your kids will feel like a million bucks!

Those are just a few of the fun ways you can make the most of the dog days of summer and make some lasting memories with your kids. I’d love to hear which ones you will be using!