It’s summer in Arizona. To many of us, the first things that come to mind are the stifling desert heat and monsoon-season dust storms. But don’t let those setbacks allow you to miss out on AWEsome summer fun in the Valley.

My top three “summer must-dos”:

1. Lake getaway

If you’re like me and don’t have water toys waiting for you in the garage, take advantage of Groupon, LivingSocial and/or Deal Chicken deals on a full- or half-day boat rental. Or, simply pack a picnic, load up the kids and/or the dog, and enjoy splashing around!

2. Day trip to Sedona

Haven’t seen the sun bounce off the red rocks as it goes down for the evening? Then you haven’t seen some of the most beautiful scenery around! Splurge if you can, and stay a night to enjoy some amazing cuisine and the clear, star-filled sky!

Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.

3. Dinner and a movie…at the same time!

Places like iPic, Studio Movie Grill and others allow you to kick back, grab a bite and catch a flick. A treat for the whole family!


Get out and enjoy your AWEmazing Arizona summer!

Beth Ocker, Account Manager, a.k.a. Chair Chick!