Local Things To Do with Groupon

Hey Cuties,

The calendar has pressed the wrap it up button on summer and I’m both annoyed and a bit excited. School starts in exactly twelve days and the family and I are soaking up the last of summer with a bit of a staycation. stay·ca·tionˌ (noun) a vacation spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions. I would love to say we are sleeping in late but we’ve got to get back in school mode. That means early mornings and days of fun things to do. Maybe we can squeeze in afternoon naps. I’m sure we will be worn out from all of the fun.

 This is a sponsored post although all opinions are my own. You know we keep it real around here.

Babe and I have been tossing around several activities that we would like to do with the kids. We’ve obviously not told the kids because sanity; but going out as a family of four can be costly.  With fun comes food, so you know I have to have my #FatSnacks.  This is where Groupon comes into play, they have discounts for all of the things we’ve had in mind.

Activities to consider:

Zoo: I want to go and feed the animals so bad. This is clearly more about me then the kids. We’ve been a family of four for four years and we’ve yet to go to the zoo as a foursome. We’ve been with one kid; another kid has been on field trips but not the four of us.

Groupon Activities Zoo - Groupon Activities


Paint Pottery: Babe and I did this for a Valentine’s one year, like back in 2006. We still have our bowls we made. We had a great time, I’ve been back once with my son when he was little. Now that we have two kids I thought it would be a good time to visit again.

Groupon Pottery - Groupon Activities

Trampoline Place: We recently went to a trampoline place with twenty-one friends, I told you about it and had a blast.






Kid’s Museum:  We’ve been once and had a really good time. but Nori was much smaller. She is a bit older now and could really enjoy all the fun they have to offer.

Groupon Activities Museum - Groupon Activities

Kid’s Museum

Moon Bounce Spot: This is an oldie but goodie, we discovered this place when my son was little. He was invited to a birthday party and we’ve been fans ever since. When Nori turned two we had a birthday party for her at a local one. They are great for all ages; during the week they have drop in play times and that is where the real savings are.

Groupon Activities Moon Bounce - Groupon Activities

Moon Bounce fun

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What fun things are you doing before the end of summer? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.


Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Tiffani G

    Thoae are all cool activities for summer fun. I wish we had a moon bounce place around here! One thing I’m looking forward to on Groupon is admission to one of those escape rooms!

  2. Alli Smith

    I’m always excited when I get an email from Groupon. I love that it lists all the local things I can do while saving money at the same time.

  3. Stacie

    I love doing local activities and using Groupon. I always save so much money when I do.
    P.s. That box at the kids museum would scare me!

  4. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    Groupon is one of my fave ways to save some money. I’m always finding stuff on there that helps me save money! Whether it’s a product or a service, I always check Groupon first.

  5. Angelic Sinova

    I LOVE doing fun local things with Groupon. There’s always so many fun things to do around Chicago and with Groupon, I get to do so much while saving a few bucks here and there too.

  6. lisa

    I love Groupon. We’re a family of 5 so things can get expensive fast. Groupon makes doing fun things a little less expensive!

  7. Pam

    There are so many cool things to do that you can save money on using Groupon. Trampoline Parks are such a popular thing these days.

  8. Daria

    Groupon is a blessing and a curse! lol…. I’ve had to slow down with them but I love a discount and that’s what reels me in all the time. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Sarah

    Groupon really has nailed it with options for savings and deals to attend events. Love your list of items here, super large discounts too!

  10. Liz Mays

    Oh you found some really fun activities! I have to check Groupon to see if there is anything fun I can do this weekend.

  11. Jeanette

    I absolutely love Groupon. There’s so many great ideas that they have on there that I wouldn’t even of thought of to do.

  12. dee

    I always use groupon to see what deal I can get to enjoy things around time. I also use it for good get away deals that can help someone on a budget.

  13. Tanya

    I love Groupon! I love that you found things to do with your kids. Can I go to the children’s’ museum without kids??

  14. Nancy L.

    Look at all the fun activities you have right in your own city! I love Groupon and how it allows you to discover treasures in your own backyard at great prices! Awesome pics! 🙂

  15. Michelle

    Staycations and Groupon are great! There are so many things in our own backyards that people from faraway might know more about than we do. Saving money is always important especially when school is about to start. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

  16. CourtneyLynne

    Omg I just love groupon!!! I’m always finding killer deals on there site!

  17. Amanda Tempel

    I love checking out Groupon for local deals! I found this amazing glass blowing class, that I would have never found otherwise.

  18. Arnitris

    Wow! I have never considered Groupon for events. I will definitely have to look into this.

  19. Tia @ financiallyfitandfab

    I love paint pottery and haven’t been in forever! Groupon is a great choice when looking for weekend activities.

  20. Eva

    I haven’t done any activities with Groupon just yet, but I did get some headphones that I love! I’ll have to check them out for some outings. My kids love the trampoline place. I’ve never been.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Girl my kids love that place, they can have fun while I sit on the sideline or I can get in on the fun. We have several in our area.

  21. Kirstin N. Fuller (the travelin diva)

    The kids museum and the trampoline look like so much fun. Groupon is fabulous! I love their travel deals and the jewelry is fabulously priced! 🙂

  22. Kayvona

    I definitely need to check groupon to see what’s available for my area. With only a few weeks left of summer break I think it would be fun to do some cool things.

  23. Kim

    I use groupon for food. LOL It is horrible. I need to look into some activities to do around our neighborhood, but the food keeps calling.

  24. Michele d

    I love Groupon deals. You can always find savings on activities.

  25. Kiwi

    Groupon is still up and kicking. Thanks for the reminder again on how Groupon can help me save locally on new things to do because I kinda forgot.

  26. Christina Aliperti

    Groupon is the best. We save so much money using Groupon, I always check to see what savings are available.

  27. Sara

    I had no idea you could use groupon for so many experiences! Thanks for sharing this. I am going to save so much money while having FUN!

  28. rika

    I check Groupon deals almost everyday. A great way to save money on vacation, restaurants and more

  29. Jasmine Watts

    I love using groupon deals to save some money and you found some really fun activities! I need to check it out!!

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