Summer Deals and Steals: Tucson
The daily average high temperature in Tucson is 99-degrees Fahrenheit, making it challenging for individuals to enjoy the outdoors. The summer months combined with extreme temperatures drive snowbirds northward and push college students out of town, leaving a hole in the local economy. Local businesses are offering discounted rates to attract the brave who remain and combat the decrease in the number of customers.
- Tucson's most sought after golf courses from Ventana Canyon to Omni Tucson National are offering heavily discounted rates to attract residents. Check out teeoff.com or golfnow.com to book discounted rates, and also consider scheduling an early tee-time to avoid the peak heat of the day.
- Hotel rooms are usually a hot ticket item in Tucson, but during the summer locals can book affordable staycations at the Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort with rates as low as $110 a night or the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa has a ‘Stay and Play’ deal with 50% off your third night and a $50 resort credit. These hotels feature family-friendly pools, including a waterslide for both the young and young-at-heart.
- Local restaurants are also competing for your business and are offering fantastic happy-hour prices. Wildflower has half-off wine on Tuesday nights, while Sauce Pizza and Wine is running a $22 summer sampler. Many of Tucson’s restaurants have happy hour prices, for example, Tavolino Ristorante Italiano’s specials go from 3 pm to 6 pm daily.
Call your favorite spot ahead of time to see if any deals are working in your favor, and to confirm the best prices. While the summer is hot in Tucson, it does not have to burn a hole in your wallet.