Summer is such a great time for family! It's finally warm, and a lot of us are spending our days outside. Summer means ice cream, swimming, and all the play dates. It also means we have more time to fill during the day. Look no further! We have you covered! In our Ultimate Guide to Summer, find the best summer camps, swimming pools, movie days and more.

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Tips To Beat the Heat

When Summer temperatures reach into the hundreds, we look for all kinds of tips to beat the heat. Whether you want to find a pool or splash pad, or keep your littles inside, we’ve got you covered! Take a look at the tips in the posts below, and try out as many as you need. Stay cool, mamas!

Pools and Splash Pads

As temperatures rise and the end of the school year approaches, pools and splash pads will be making their debut, and just in time to cool us in the summer heat. Pack up the family and check out one of these fun pools or splash pads in the Albuquerque area.

Ice Cream and Frozen Treats

Whether it’s scooped, blended, frozen, or rolled, there is a size, shape, and flavor of ice cream perfect for everyone. Cool off and check out our complete list of all Albuquerque has to offer in the way of frozen treats.

Guide to Summer Camps

The countdown to summer break is on! We know finding camps to keep the kids busy and cared for is on the top of many families’ to-do list. We hope this Guide to Summer Camps helps you plan for a fun and memorable summer.

Guide to Summer Movies

Grabbing some popcorn, candy, and watching a movie is a family pastime we will never tire of. As summer rolls around, most theaters in Albuquerque have something to offer for kids to get out of the heat and into their favorite movies these next few months.

Summer Bucket List

School’s out, which means summer is in session! Hello, sunshine, warm weather, and laughter into the late evenings! I can already smell the BBQ and feel the cool pool splashes on my skin. This is a great time for families to plan time with each other.

Guide to Farmer's Markets

Check out our local Guide to Albuquerque Area Farmer's Markets and find your next adventure!

Guide to Parks

Because we’re raising littles, we all know the importance of parks. And finding a good park that fits your family is a parenting necessity. Luckily for us, Albuquerque is FULL of parks ready to become your new go-to hang spot.

Swim Lessons

Summer and the rising temperatures have arrived. If you are like us and only own an impulse-buy inflatable pool, visiting the local pool is sure to be part of your weekly routine.

Guide to Summer Concerts

Summer is for relaxing and taking a break during some of the year’s warmest months. The music scene in Albuquerque is sure to have something to accompany whatever adventures await.

Guide to New Mexico Travel

'Tis the season to take a road trip! New Mexico is truly one of the United States’ hidden gems. Go exploring with your family this summer without traveling too far from home and without breaking the bank. Experience all the beauty, history, and culture our great state has to offer.

Summer Reading Programs

There are many summer reading programs in the Albuquerque area that will reward our kids for a book well read. Check out this list of local summer reading programs to entice our kids to stop the summer slide and keep them busy for a hot minute.

Guide to Indoor Play in the Albuquerque Area

Indoor Play

When it’s way too hot, moms need indoor play options. Luckily, there are plenty of opportunities to get the wiggles out at indoor play areas around town.