Virginia Beach Family Vacation Blog & Daily Deals!

My Virginia Beach Family Vacation Blog is your source for daily deals and breaking news on travel and ticket discounts in Virginia Beach, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Washington, DC, and beyond.

I'll give you the latest deals-- from hotel stays for 1 cent per night, to free admission days at Virginia attractions-- as well as secrets for visiting the top spots for less.


My Virginia Beach Family Vacation Blog is your source for daily deals and breaking news on travel and ticket discounts in Virginia Beach, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Washington, DC, and beyond.

I'll give you the latest deals-- from hotel stays for 1 cent per night, to free admission days at Virginia attractions-- as well as secrets for visiting the top spots for less.

Check out my ticket deals at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Kings
Dominion, and Water Country USA!


Plus, I'll give you insider reviews of the best restaurants and free or cheap places to visit.

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Spring Events at Virginia Beach & Beyond

Spring Events at Virginia Beach & Beyond, from Monster Trucks to Pirate Parties, from Gospelfest to the Atlantic Coast Kite Festival, There's a Family Adventure for Everyone...

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Busch Garden Coupon Codes

Busch Garden Coupon Codes: Current Deals - Preschool Pass, 2-Park Fun Card, Bounce Ticket Deals, Teacher Discount, Fun Card discounts and more ways to save at the park.

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Find a Virginia Beach Campground

Best Virginia Beach Campground? Top Spots, Amenities, RV Parks, Marshmallow Roasts and Hayrides, Nearby Attractions and More...

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Free Busch Gardens Williamsburg ticket deal!

Are you 40? Born in 1975? Busch Gardens Williamsburg just announced an amazing deal in honor of their 40th anniversary: Get free admission to Busch Gardens March 27-29 if you were born in the year 1975 - it’s true!

Just go to the gate opening weekend and show some form of ID to prove that you were born in 1975.

If you weren't born in 1975, don't despair: I have some great discount deals that you can still take advantage of.

Air Travel Tips to Save You Money

Air Travel Tips - How I Saved $500 on Airfare, Cheap Fares, Best Travel Credit Cards, Airfare Alerts, Best Way to Sleep on Flights, Carry-On Rules, and More

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The ACM Reciprocal Program Lets You Visit Kids Museums for Free

The ACM Reciprocal Program - Get in Free to Dozens of Museums Nationwide!

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Latest Busch Gardens Coupons & News

Latest Busch Gardens Coupons, News, Deals & Discounts...Fun Card & FREE Preschool Pass, Quick Queue Ticket, and Ways to Save $$$ at the Park...

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2015 Kings Dominion Discounts

I've just posted four new types of discounts for Kings Dominion. These include a buy one day, get one day free ticket, and Early Savers ticket, and a season pass holder deal.

To my happy surprise, Kings Dominion has reinstated their Twilight Ticket option too for those who want to save by packing all their fun into one evening.

Of course, I'll also be posting promo codes and other deals as they become available, along with park hours and events, so click here to see what you need to know before the park opens March 29.

Virginia Historic Garden Week

Gardens lovers and Downtown Abbey wanna be's, now is the time to start planning for Virginia Historic Garden Week, April 18-25. It's your chance to pretend you're "to the manor born" as you tour breathtaking spring gardens throughout southeast Virginia.

Locations range from well-known James River Plantations like Shirley and Westover, to Alexandria's Gunston Hall and Mount Vernon.

For a detailed schedule of tour opportunities, click here.

Mount Vernon Events & Deals

In honor of my just-posted review of Mount Vernon, I thought I'd share a few upcoming events you may want to take advantage of at this amazing presidential estate:

- Cruise to Mount Vernon Deal - Cruise to Mount Vernon: Opening Weekend Special - March 13-15Spirit Cruises is offering a buy one, get one free offer. Get round-trip transportation from Washington, DC, a narrated riverfront tour, and admission to Mount Vernon. Use the promo code MVBOGO to redeem the offer.

- Tea with Lady Washington - Tea with Lady Washington - March 14 (2 pm) - Sample tea and light refreshments with "Lady Washington" as she shares memories with George. Tickets are $20 for youths and $30 for adults.

For details on these events, go to www.mountvernon.org.

And click here to learn how to plan a visit to other presidential homes in Virginia (including Monticello and Montpelier).

Virginia Beach Rental - Timeshare Tips BEFORE You Buy!

Virginia Beach Rental Timeshare Tips - Read BEFORE You Buy!

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Virginia Beach Vacation Rental and Timeshares

Top Virginia Beach Vacation Rental and Timeshares - Plus Timeshare Buying Tips, Cheap or Free Things to Do in Virginia Beach, and Ways to Save on Your Vacation...

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Busch Gardens Events

Busch Gardens Events for Williamsburg - 2015 Concerts, Food & Wine Festival, "Star Spangled Nights" Summer Fireworks, Christmas Town, Howl-O-Scream, Glory at the Gardens, and Other Events

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"Battle of Hampton Roads" March 7-8 at Mariners Museum

"Celebrate" may be the wrong word, but you can commemorate the epic Civil War "Battle of Hampton Roads" March 7-8 at the Mariners Museum in Newport News.

In recognition of the battle 153 years ago between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, the museum will offer live cannon firings, iron-casting demonstrations, a fire and ice performance, educational talks, and a visit with "Abe Lincoln." It's free with admission.

Also, don't miss their new "Coffee: The World in Your Cup" exhibit recently opened and provides a fascinating history of your cup of Joe, including the ocean's role in ensuring you get your caffeine in the morning.

For details on "Coffee" and the museum's new 3D movies, click here.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Limited Time Discounts

With an opening date of March 27 drawing nearer, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is rolling out the discounts. Once again, they'll be offering their Preschool Pass, which provides free admission to kids ages 5 and under at both Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA.

Also, if you buy your 2015 Fun Card by March 31, you'll get this amazing deal...

Share This Travel Site and Get a Free E-Book

Share this Travel Site and Get a Free E-Book Showing How You Can Make $1,000's Without Ever Leaving Your Home...

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Baltimore Travel Guide

Baltimore Travel Guide - The Best of Baltimore, Baltimore Aquarium, Walters Museum, Fort McHenry Reviews, Plus Cheap or Free Things to Do

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50% Off Norfolk's Nauticus - Limited Time

Now's a great time to enjoy some warm, indoor fun with a great limited-time discount at Nauticus. Pilot Online is offering 50% off adult tickets, so you'll pay just $8, instead of $16 per person.

You'll be able to defy the winter doldrums and bring the kids to enjoy touch tanks, interactive nautical exhibits, 3D movies, aquarium exhibits, and the massive Battleship Wisconsin to roam around.

Afterwards, be sure to allow time to explore the city of Norfolk, including fun (and free) attractions, beautiful art, and yummy but inexpensive places to eat, like Baker's Square and Doumar's Drive-In.

You'll find lots of Norfolk sights and fun here.

Winter Vacation Activities in Virginia

Winter Vacation Activities in Virginia - Winter Fun Ideas and Deals, From Indoor Waterparks to Cheap or Free Museums

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Best Way to See the Washington Monument

With today being the 130th anniversary of the dedication of the Washington Monument, it occurred to me to remind you of not only the easiest way to visit the Washington Monument, but also why this time of year is the cheapest time to visit Washington DC (although you might want to wait until the snow melts a bit).

In fact, I'd love to share how I planned a 3-day weekend in Washington DC for five people for less than $500, including lodging, food, and admission to attractions. Read all about it here, and learn the best way to visit the Washington Monument here.

Winter Whale Watching Deals in Virginia Beach...Here's How!

Winter Whale Watching Deals in Virginia Beach...Package Deals Including Hotel, Excursion, Virginia Aquarium & IMAX Tix and More.

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Last Day: 20% Off Groupon Local Deal

Today, Feb. 19, is the last day to take advantage of 20% off an local deal on Groupon. Use the promo code JOY20 to get the deal. (Maximum discount is $50.)

Here's a few deals to consider:

- 58% off an all-day paintball package at SplatBrothers Paintball Park
- 55% off Go Karts and LaserTag in Richmond
- 50% off a Hollywood Cemetery tour by Valentine Richmond History Center (I recommend this highly!)

To get these deals and use the JOY20 promo code, click here.

Free Washington DC Attractions!

Free Washington DC Attractions & Things to Do, Plus Discount Tickets, Hotel, and Travel Deals, and How to Plan a Weekend for 5 for $500 or less...

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Washington National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral: From Darth Vader to Moon Rocks, Why This National Icon is Worth the Admission - How to Visit & Park for Free, Plus Hours & Best Spots to Eat Nearby

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Richmond VA Sights - What to See & Do

Richmond VA - Top Museums, Free Art, Civil War, and More

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Recent Articles

  1. Spring Events at Virginia Beach & Beyond

    Mar 21, 15 05:54 PM

    Spring Events at Virginia Beach & Beyond, from Monster Trucks to Pirate Parties, from Gospelfest to the Atlantic Coast Kite Festival, There's a Family Adventure for Everyone...

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  2. Busch Garden Coupon Codes

    Mar 21, 15 05:35 PM

    Busch Garden Coupon Codes: Current Deals - Preschool Pass, 2-Park Fun Card, Bounce Ticket Deals, Teacher Discount, Fun Card discounts and more ways to save at the park.

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  3. Find a Virginia Beach Campground

    Mar 17, 15 08:24 PM

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Recent Articles

  1. Spring Events at Virginia Beach & Beyond

    Mar 21, 15 05:54 PM

    Spring Events at Virginia Beach & Beyond, from Monster Trucks to Pirate Parties, from Gospelfest to the Atlantic Coast Kite Festival, There's a Family Adventure for Everyone...

    Read More

  2. Busch Garden Coupon Codes

    Mar 21, 15 05:35 PM

    Busch Garden Coupon Codes: Current Deals - Preschool Pass, 2-Park Fun Card, Bounce Ticket Deals, Teacher Discount, Fun Card discounts and more ways to save at the park.

    Read More

  3. Find a Virginia Beach Campground

    Mar 17, 15 08:24 PM

    Best Virginia Beach Campground? Top Spots, Amenities, RV Parks, Marshmallow Roasts and Hayrides, Nearby Attractions and More...

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