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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.

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

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Kings Dominion Easter Eggstravaganza April 14-16

Kings Dominion will offer its annual Easter Eggstravaganza event April 14-16 from noon to 5 pm.

Have your photo taken with Eggward the Easter Bunny and Snoopy the Easter Beagle, as well as take advantage of family-friendly crafts at the new attraction, Joe Cool's Pit Stop.

While you're there, check out three new family attractions in the Planet Snoopy part of the park, including Charlie Brown's Kite-Eating Tree, Sally's Sea Plane, and Peanuts 500 (where adults and kids can ride together in pint-sized race cars).

Here are Kings Dominion's hours for this weekend, and if you're looking for the cheapest way to get single-day tickets, check out these tips and promo codes.

2017 Tax Day Freebies

If stressing out over the upcoming Tax Day is getting you down, here are some Tax Day freebies which might make filing a little easier:

- Free Birthday Cake Cookie at Great American Cookies April 18 (no purchase necessary)
- Free curly fries at Arby's April 17 (no purchase necessary)
- Free small sandwich at Schlotzky's with purchase of 32 ounce drink and chips April 15
- Papa John's pizza deal now through April 18: Free large pizza (up to 3 toppings) plus a 2-liter bottle of a Pepsi product for $10.40. Must purchase online with the promo code TAXSPC.
- McDonald's freebie on April 15: Varies by location and may include BOGO Big Macs and Quarter Pounders with Cheese for 1 cent, 15 cents, or 25 cents, or free small French Fries.
- Pay no sales tax at Bravo's or Brio's April 18 when you mention "Tax-Free Tax Day" when ordering.
- Two free Classic Bites at Cinnabon on Tax Day.
- Half-price cheeseburger at Sonic's on April 18.
- Free Kona Shaved Ice on April 18

Keep in mind that April 15 falls on a weekend this year, meaning that the official filing day is April 18.

Free National Park Admission April 15-16 and 22-23

In honor of National Park Week, the National Parks Service is offering free admission to nearly 120 national parks which normally charge entrance fees on April 15-16 and April 22-23.

Parks in Virginia which will offer free admission those days include Shenandoah National Park, Yorktown Battlefield, Historic Jamestowne, and Assateague Island National Seashore.

For more information, and a list of parks which will be free those days, go to nps.gov.


Free Coffee at Wawa April 13

If you're looking for a free pick-me-up this week, stop by any Wawa location on April 13 and you can get a free coffee all day. If that's not enough, the deal is good on any size coffee, so you'll have no problem getting properly caffeinated for free.

Be sure to stay tuned to my blog and Twitter @vabeachfundeals for an upcoming post on what Tax Day Freebies you can expect this weekend and next week.

40% Off Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg

Save up to 40% off a visit to Williamsburg's Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg thanks to a new promo code.

The deal is good on two-night or more stays through June 6 when you book by April 11. Deal includes a stay in a suite, and waterpark passes for up to sixt. Prices start at $119.99 per night.

Here's the promo code, plus more ways to save money at the park.

13 Ways to Get Kings Dominion Tickets for as Little as $29.99

I love having options, so I was thrilled to realize I've found 13 different ways to get Kings Dominion tickets for as little as $29.99.

Whether it's one of five different promo codes, first responder and military discounts, or their Twilight Ticket deal, I'll show you how to save 50% or more off your tickets, plus info on parks hours, events, and ways to save even more money on your visit to the park.

Get Up to $30 Off with Groupon Code

If you're considering buying a Groupon deal, you might want to act fast. Ending tonight, the site is offering up to $30 off select deals when you use the code GET30.

Options you might want to consider using the deal on include the Lego BrickUniverse Fan event, Sesame Street Live, a Washington Nationals game, a dozen cupcakes at Frostings, or yep, a much-needed massage.

To get the deal, go to Groupon by midnight tonight.

Busch Garden Coupon Codes

Busch Garden Coupon Codes: 5 Current Deals & Promo Codes - 2-Park Summer Flex Deal, Free Preschool Pass, Teacher Discount, Fun Card discounts and more ways to save at the park.

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Free Mariners Museum Admission Plus Double Days

Now through April 30 at the Mariners Museum in Newport News, take advantage of Double Days. When you join or renew your membership you'll get double the number of guest passes, two lecture series tickets to share with friends, and double the savings (20% off) at the museum gift store.

Here's why membership at this nautical/history museum is worth it. For details on the Double Days deal, go to marinersmuseum.org.

Plus, if you want to check out the museum out at no cost, visit on April 8, Community Day, when admission is free all day.

Time Extended on 50% Off Busch Gardens Williamsburg Deal

They said it was only for two days, but Groupon's 50% off Busch Gardens Williamsburg deal has been extended.

(If the deal doesn't come up right away, just type in Busch Gardens Williamsburg in the search box.)

You'll pay just $40 per ticket by taking advantage of this deal. If you miss the deal, dont' worry. I also have some active promo codes which can save you $20 per ticket.For a very limited time (like, two days!) get 50% off a single-day ticket to Busch Gardens Williamsburgwhen you take advantage of this Groupon deal.

It's true: You'll pay just $40 per ticket by taking advantage of this deal. If you miss the deal, all is not lost. I also have some active promo codes to save you $20 per ticket.


PEEPS Day & Easter Bunny at Yankee Candle Williamsburg

Celebrate your favorite candy this Saturday (March 25) at PEEPS Day at Yankee Candle Williamsburg.

You'll get a free PEEPS candy from Mrs. Claus (first 50 guests) and more giveaways (while supplies last), get a PEEPS Yankee Candle ($15 with $30 purchase), and a free ticket with every purchase (good for a chance to win a $100 gift basket).

You can also participate in a PEEPS eating contest which could win you a free t-shirt and more. Registration for the contest is at 12:45.

March 25 is also the first day to enjoy visits and photo ops with the Easter Bunny from 11 am to 6 pm. He'll also be visiting March 26, April 1-2, and April 8-15, daily 11 am to 6 pm.

For more information, go to Yankee Candle.

Remember, if you're looking for a cheap family event, Yankee Candle Williamsburg is a great place to keep the kids entertained at little to no cost to you!

50% Off Busch Gardens Williamsburg - Two Days Only!

For a very limited time (like, two days!) get 50% off a single-day ticket to Busch Gardens Williamsburg when you take advantage of this Groupon deal.

(If the deal doesn't come up right away, just type in Busch Gardens Williamsburg in the search box.)

It's true: You'll pay just $40 per ticket by taking advantage of this deal. If you miss the deal, all is not lost. I also have some active promo codes which can save you $20 per ticket.For a very limited time (like, two days!) get 50% off a single-day ticket to Busch Gardens Williamsburgwhen you take advantage of this Groupon deal.

It's true: You'll pay just $40 per ticket by taking advantage of this deal. If you miss the deal, all is not lost. I also have some active promo codes to save you $20 per ticket.


Latest Busch Gardens Williamsburg Promo Codes & Deals

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg opens this weekend, but you don't have to wait until then to nab a great single-day ticket deal.

I've got two current promo codes which will save you $20 off admission, as well as info on their 2-Park Summer Flex Deal and Preschool Pass.


Busch Gardens Williamsburg News, Events and Deals

With just one week until Busch Gardens Williamsburg Opening Day, I've got a look at what's new at the park this year, including InvadR, new shows, and a new eatery.

Read about that-- and links to the latest promo codes to get discount tickets-- here.

You can also get the latest info on upcoming Busch Gardens Williamsburg events here.



Historic Garden Week in Virginia

Historic Garden Week in Virginia April 22-29 - Visit 250+ rarely-seen homes & gardens for a little American "Downtown Abbey."

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Monticello VA Tickets, Deals, and & Free Sights

Monticello VA admission, discount ticket deals, local resident deals, and the amazing exhibits you can see for free...

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Free Rita's Italian Ice and Free Papa Johns

To celebrate the first day of spring, Rita’s is giving customers a free Rita's Italian Ice on March 20 from noon to 9 pm at all participating locations. No purchase necessary.

Hopefully by then, any potential snow or sleet (which may or may not hit us, depending on the latest forecast) will be long gone by then and you'll be ready for a cold treat.

Now free pizza is always good, regardless of the weather, so here's a great offer. Now through April 4, Papa Johns is offering a free large pizza when you order $15 or more online and enter the code SWISH at checkout. You'll get 25 Papa Johns points to use later for a free pizza.

Plus, now through tomorrow (March 12) get 40% off all pizzas (at regular price) when you use the code 40PIZZA ($15 minimum order). Looks like you can combine the two offers and get three large pizzas for about $17.

I tried it myself for tonight (yum!) and it's a little tricky, so do this: On the site, first add the 40PIZZA code, then order two of the same pizza (I did pepperoni; more toppings/special pizzas will, of course, cost more). Then, enter SWISH in the promo code box and click apply. You'll get 25 Papa Johns points you can use for a free pizza on another day.

Thanks to Laura at a Frugal Chick for the heads-up on these deals!

Spring Events at Virginia Beach & Beyond

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

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Three Fun-Day-Out Itineraries in Norfolk

With temps getting warmer (okay, maybe not for this week), you may be looking for ways to get out of the house and have some fun without breaking the bank.

Norfolk, Virginia, has plenty to grab your attention without being hard on your wallet, from the Chrysler Museum (and its new exhibition, "The Paris of Toulouse-Latrec") to a mermaids scavenger hunt and fun eateries.

Mermaids on parade

Here's a guide to the Chrysler Museum, plus three fun itineraries, including the following:

- Cheap Family Day Out itinerary
- Romantic Day Out intinerary
- Norfolk for (Practically) Free Day Out intinerary



Busch Gardens Williamsburg Dining Deal

As you start planning for your first visit to Busch Gardens Williamsburg (Opening Day is March 25), hopefully, you've taken advantage of these ticket deals.

But don't forget about food. Why pay more for that when you don't have too? (Especially when food prices at the park aren't exactly cheap!)

If you want to save serious bucks on food at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, here are three ways to do it (no, fasting is not one of them!).

Busch Gardens Europe Guide

Busch Gardens Europe Tips - Busch Gardens Williamsburg Discount Tickets, Best Time to Visit, Best Shows, Where to Cool Off, and Why You Should Visit on a Rainy Day.

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Buy Busch Gardens Pass Get Water Country USA for Free

Only a few weeks to get two parks for the price of one by taking advantage of Busch Gardens Williamsburg's buy one part get one free deal.

Buy your Busch Gardens Fun Card (giving you unlimited admission all season long) by March 31 and you'll get unlimited admission all season to Water Country USA as well.

This is a limited time online deal. Wait until after March 31 and you'll pay an extra $25 for the same deal. Why wait?

Plus, take advantage of their Preschool Pass deal to get free admission for your 3-5 year old.

Not sure when Busch Gardens Williamsburg opens this season? Here's what you need to know.

Free Pancakes at IHOP March 7

In honor of National Pancake Day, IHOP is offering a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes from 7 am to 7 pm all day March 7. This is the 12th year the chain has offered the deal.

A short stack of pancakes is normally $4.79, but IHOP is hoping customers will donate the money instead to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Shriners Hospitals for Children. However, all donations are voluntary.



2017 Entertainment Books for $10 - Ends March 6!

Today and tomorrow only, get a 2017 Entertainment Book for just $10. That's an amazing deal considering the books started out at $35 and you'll still have 9 months left to enjoy deals ranging from free admission and BOGO restaurant discounts, to savings on rental cars and stores you already shop at.

Here are more reasons why you should really consider jumping on this amazing deal right now.

http://www.virginia-beach-family-fun.com/entertainment-book.html

6 Ways to Get Kings Dominion Tickets for Less

With only three weeks left until Kings Dominion opens on March 25, I've got six Kings Dominion tickets discounts and promo codes to save you money.

The deals will get you into the park for as little as $29.99 (plus taxes and fees), a far cry from the at-the-door price of $67.

I've also got details on the Kings Dominion season passes, include the Gold Pass, which pays for itself in just two visits.

Not sure when the park is open? I have 2017 operating dates and hours, everything you need in a way that's concise and easy to understand.

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  1. Kings Dominion Easter Eggstravaganza April 14-16

    Apr 13, 17 08:27 PM

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    Read More

  2. 2017 Tax Day Freebies

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  3. Free National Park Admission April 15-16 and 22-23

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