Summer Deals and Steals: Phoenix
The daily average high temperature in Phoenix is 104-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.
- Phoenix’s most sought after golf courses from Troon North Golf Club to TPC Scottsdale 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 Phoenix, but during the summer locals can book affordable staycations at the Boulders Resort & Spa with rates as low as $100 a night per person, or the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia has a Fee-Free Summer Getaway. These hotels both feature relaxing pools and fantastic dining.
- Local restaurants are also competing for your business and are offering fantastic happy-hour prices. Southern Rail hosts social hour from 3-6 pm daily and drink specials beginning at 11 am on weekdays, while Sauce Pizza and Wine is running a $22 summer sampler. Many of Phoenix’s restaurants have happy hour prices, for example, The Vig’s happy hour specials go from 3 pm to 6 pm on weekdays.
Call your favorite spot ahead of time to see if any deals work in your favor, and to confirm the best prices. While the summer is hot in Phoenix, it does not have to burn a hole in your wallet.