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Cooped up at home today? Why not visit one of these WARM indoor entertainment spots today?
For more places to be entertained and stay warm today, go to my Attractions page.
I've got the first Kings Dominion promo code of the season, and it'll save you $25 off the regular ticket price. Plus, I've found a way for you to save even more-- up to $30 per ticket!
Nauticus is offering a "Two for $20" deal during March. All month, members of the military can bring themselves and a guest for $20.
In addition, Nauticus is offering a "Mascot Madness" day to welcome their new mascot, Salty the Sea Dog on Saturday, March 22. Anyone is welcome that day to join entertainment, food, prizes, breakfast, and admission to Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconcin for just $7 per person. You must RSVP to attend, so call (757) 664-1000 to register. For more on what you'll see at Nauticus, click here.
Now's the time to take advantage of late winter deals at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Choose from their Sweet Meal Deal, which includes an oceanfront room or ocean view suite, along with dinner for two at their award-winning Surf Club Ocean Grille (mention offer code PKG14S) and the "Romancing on the Atlantic" package includes a King room and complimentary champagne and chocolates (mention offer code PKG14).
For details or to book a room, call 877-999-3223 or For details, click here.
Enjoy great meals for less this week with Hampton Restaurant Week, March 2-9. You'll be able to enjoy two-course for $10 and three-course meals for $20 or $30 at top restaurants including Grandview Island Grill, Sarah's Irish Pub, Old Town Tavern, Regatta Grille, Stillwater Tavern, Musasi, The Grey Goose, Conch & Bucket, Hampton Taphouse, Marker 20, Venture Kitchen & Bar, The Cyprus Grille, and The Point at Phoebus.For details, click here.
With spring just around the corner, Williamsburg KOA has unveiled its 2014 camping deals, including free nights, a kids-stay-free for Father's Day special, Classic Cabin specials, and their ongoing discount for active military, law enforcement, and fire department personnel.
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Just 19 days until Busch Gardens Williamsburg opens, so here's five ways to save big at the park:
1) Get admission to both Busch Gardens AND Water Country USA for the price of one ticket
2) Save $3 off a Fun Card
3) Get a free preschool ticket
4) Save $20 off a single-day adult ticket
5) Get a free child ticket when you buy an adult ticket
Want to know how? I have all the answers right here...
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For a $12 per adult and $10 per child (ages 4-17) you'll enjoy the museum, plus special hands-on science activities, films, and demonstrations. No reservations are necessary. For details, call (757) 664-1000.
Winter is already the cheapest price of year to visit this attraction, but when you combine it with this 50% off deal, you get a kid's ticket for just $6 and an adult ticket for just $12. This gives you access to dozens of "Revolutionary City" historic sites, including two art museums, 15 historic trade shops, taverns, and more. Tickets must be used by March 16, and this deal expires in four days, so act fast.
To get the deal, click here and enter "Colonial Williamsburg" in the search box.
And for more money-saving deals in Williamsburg, including my secrets for seeing this attraction absolutely free, go to my Colonial Williamsburg page.
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Looking for a cheap weekend getaway? Winter is the cheapest time to visit Colonial Williamsburg, with single-day tickets just $25 per adult. Plus, you can take advantage of dirt cheap lodging deals and make a wonderful getaway out of it.
For example, HotelCoupons.com is advertising a special walk-in rate of just $39.95 at the nearby Country Inn and Suites-- it even includes breakfast! For details on this and other local hotel deals, click here. And to learn more ways to save on tickets, restaurants, and other attractions near Colonial Williamsburg, click here.
Luray Caverns discounts are few and far between, but I've found four ways you can save as much as 50% off tickets. And it's a perfect time to use that discount, since while it may be frigid outside, Luray Caverns -- most popular cavern in the eastern United States with nearly 1.25 miles of cave to tour -- is a steady 54 degrees year-round, making it the perfect spot to explore during this cold snap.
Click here to see my tips for saving up to 50% at Luray Caverns. And to keep the kiddies busy on cold days, be sure to check out their online kids activities (quizzes, coloring pages, word searches, cave science and classroom activities, and more) by clicking here.
This may be the best deal yet I've seen for Busch Gardens Williamsburg Fun Card lovers: Buy your 2014 Fun Card by March 31 and you'll get unlimited admission to both Busch Gardens Williamsburg AND Water Country USA. I can't think of a single deal they've ever offered that gave you unlimited admission to both parks for just $72!
Of course, there is a catch. Click here for details.
Looking for something to do President's Day weekend, Feb. 15-17? Here's a slew of special events and freebies being offered that weekend:
- Mount Vernon - George Washington's 282nd Birthday Celebration - costumed interpreters, wreath-laying ceremonies at his tomb, and free admission to his home and burial grounds.
- Fredericksburg - Hugh Mercer's Apothecary Shop - Enjoy 1/2 price admission on Monday, 2/17, to this fascinating and quirky site (don't miss the live leeches!).
- Fredericksburg - Rising Sun Tavern - Enjoy 1/2 price admission on Monday, 2/17.
- Fredericksburg - Mary Washington House - Enjoy 1/2 price admission on Monday, 2/17.
- Alexandria - Get free admission to these Old Town sites on 2/17:
- Carlyle House - 11 am to 4 pm
- Christ Church - 9 am to 4 pm
- Friendship Firehouse Museum - 10 am to 4 pm
- Gadsby's Tavern Museum - 11 am - 4 pm
- The Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum - 10 am - 4 pm
- Old Presbyterian Meeting House - 10 am - 4 pm
- Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum - 11 am - 4 pm
For more ways to save on museums and attractions, go to my Discount Travel Deals page.
The Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton is offering two "freebies" you'll want to take advantage of.
First, you've got just two days left to take advantage of their "kids free" deal for January. Tuesdays through Fridays, you'll get one free kid admission (ages 3-18) for every paid adult admission.
Also, now through Feb. 27, get two IMAX movies for the price of one ($10). You can choose from "Hubble 3D," "To the Arctic 3D," "Hidden Universe 3D," "Born to be Wild 3D," and "Flight of the Butterflies 3D."
Go to www.vasc.org for IMAX show times, and click here to see what else the Virginia Air & Space Center has to offer.
Ready to get really cold for a good cause? Don't miss the annual Virginia Beach Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 8. Sponsored by Virginia's Adventure Club East and the Special Olympics Virginia, this wild and wacky event (costumes range from pirates to wedding dresses!) has raised over $7 million for Special Olympics Virginia in recent years.,
To join nearly 3,500 brave individuals taking the plunge, click here for details.
Good news: Busch Gardens Williamsburg is once again offering a free Preschool Pass for kids ages 2 to 5 (kids under 2 are always free).
The Preschool Pass entitles a child to free admission all season (a $62 value). This year, the pass is even better, since it provides free admission to both Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA.
The catch? You must register your child (and by a certain date). Click here for the details and a link to reserve your Preschool Pass.