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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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Ready for the latest news, ticket deals, and travel and entertainment advice for southeast Virginia? Look below:

Don't Miss Norfolk Harborfest

Norfolk Harborfest Events - June 9-12 - Photos, Fireworks, & Fun! Here are the Hours, Bands, Ships Stats, and More for This Free Event!

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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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Busch Garden Coupon Codes

Busch Garden Coupon Codes: 8 Current Deals & Promo Codes - 2-Park Fun Card, 50% Off Deals, Bounce Ticket Deals, Teacher Discount, Fun Card discounts and more ways to save at the park.

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Limited Time 50% Off Kings Dominion

For just a few days you can buy single day tickets to Kings Dominion for 50% off! That's right-- you'll pay just $33 per ticket!

But act fast: The deal is only good for four days, and may end earlier if they are deluged with orders! Here's the link (if Kings Dominion doesn't come up right away, just type it in the Search box on Groupon).

If you miss this deal, I still have four active Kings Dominion promo codes you can use to save up to $30 off a single-day ticket.

These Kings Dominion promo codes can be used now to purchase your tickets for so much less.

Not sure when to go? My Hours and Operating Schedule makes planning your trip easy!

Paramounts Kings Dominion for as Little as $33!

Paramounts Kings Dominion - Get Tickets for as little as $33! Early Saver Deals, Promo Codes, Season Pass Deals, and Money-Saving Tips...

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Chipotle BOGO for Teachers May 3

Teachers, here is a deal for you: Chipotle is offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal for teachers, faculty, and staff on Tuesday, May 3, from 3 pm until closing. Just show your school ID when you order and you'll get BOGO on burritos, bowls, and salads. (Homeschoolers can benefit too with an homeschool ID card.) For more details, go to https://www.chipotle.com/teacherappreciation.

Free Summer Fun in Virginia!

Free Summer Fun Activities - Free Spring & Summer Events, Bowling, Reading Programs, Fireworks, $1 Movies, Free Fireworks, Concerts, Crafts...Things to Do for Free or Almost Free...

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Latest Kings Dominion Promo Codes

Planning a trip to Kings Dominion? Here's how to do it for less! I have four active Kings Dominion promo codes you can use to save up to $30 off a single-day ticket.

These Kings Dominion promo codes can be used now to purchase your tickets for so much less, leaving you with more money for park food and souvenirs.

Not sure when to go? My Hours and Operating Schedule makes planning your trip easy, plus you'll find info on park events like Joy Fest, Girls Scouts Days, and Military Days.

Busch Gardens Events

Busch Gardens Events for Williamsburg - 2016 Concerts, Food & Wine Festival, Summer Fireworks, Christmas Town, Howl-O-Scream, Glory at the Gardens, and Other Events

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Free Maymont 90th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate the 90th anniversary of Maymont with a special family event on Sunday, April 17 from noon to 5 pm.

You'll be able to experience carriage rides, mansion tours, costumed interpreters, a floral carriage parade, an antique automobile exhibition, 1920 jazz entertainment, and free family crafts and activities. Local food trucks will also be on hand if you want to grab a bite to eat.

For details, click here, or go to my Maymont page for photos and more about this amazing Gilded Era estate, as well as its possibly haunted sister estate, Swannanoa.

Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg 50% off Deal

Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg is offering up to 50% off suites when you book by April 4. Get rates on a family suite as low as $124.99 per night for a two-night stay now through June 9 when you book by Aprili 4 and use the promo code I have on my Great Wolf Lodge page.

The lowest prices are being offered on Sundays-Thursdays. Be sure to check out my tips for saving more at Great Wolf Lodge here.

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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Kings Dominion Delirium Video

Kings Dominion lovers may find themselves "deliriously" thrilled next Friday when the park officially opens for the season (Pass Member Preview Day was today).

But you don't have to wait until then to get a taste of their new ride "Delirium" thanks to this video the park recently published on Twitter:

Ready to fly? Make sure you do it for less by taking advantage of the 8 ways I've found for you to save $30 or more on tickets. Here's how.

Plus, you can find this year's Hours and Operating Schedule, as well as special events, on my Kings Dominion Hours Page.

Busch Gardens Announces New Viking Ride

Busch Gardens Williamsburg has just released a teaser video about a new ride for 2017. The all-wooden coaster, situated in Trapper's Village in New France, will hit top speeds of 48 mph, drop 74 feet, and feature 9 air-time hills. They haven't announced the name of the ride, but it will involve Vikings attacking the village. For more info, check out the park's new video.

And for currrent promo codes and deals for the 2016 season which just kicked off, go to my Busch Gardens Coupons page.

50% Off Busch Gardens Williamsburg Deal

With Busch Gardens Williamsburg's opening day coming up this Saturday, here's a great deal to get tickets for 50% off!

Groupon is offering a limited time deal good for 50% off tickets to Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Normally $77, you'll pay just $38.50 per ticket-- quite possibly the best deal you'll find for the season.

To get the link-- plus more ways to save on tickets, go to my Busch Gardens Coupons page.

2016 Kings Dominion Promo Codes - Save Up to $30

It's official: I have four active Kings Dominion promo codes just waiting for you to use to save up to $30 off a single-day ticket.

Just go to my Kings Dominion Ticket Deals page to get the codes you can use now to purchase your tickets for so much less!

Also note: I also have info on this year's Hours and Operating Schedule, as well as special events-- like Joy Fest, Girls Scouts Days, and Military Days. Check them out here.

Kings Dominion Events

Kings Dominion Events - 2016 Events including Kings Fest deals, Military Days, Breakfast w/ Snoopy, Halloween Haunt, Discount Tickets, and More...

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Spring Camping Freebies & Deals

Dreaming of a spring camping vacation? Check out these tips to save you money.

- Camp for free/cheap: freecampsites.net is a great site to find campsites which are free or cheap, such as sites in the Dismal Swamp near Chesapeake, a Cracker Barrel near Chester/Richmond, and the Elizabeth Furnace campsite near Luray Caverns.
- Fee free national parks: Visit national parks for free during National Park Week, April 16-24. Click here for details and other 2016 dates, and how to get 4th graders in for free all year.
- Spring camping specials in Williamsburg: Williamsburg KOA has some great deals coming up, including a Spring Deluxe Cabin Special for March through May, and their Anniversary Weekend April 22-24, which lets you save 40% on second and third nights. For details, click here.

Busch Gardens Virginia 2016 Admission Deals

Busch Gardens Virginia Admission Info -- 2016 Prices, Free Preschool Pass, Limited Time 2-Park Fun Card Deal, Promo Codes, Flex Deals, Park Hours

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Discount Tickets!

TOP Internet Source for Busch Gardens Williamsburg Discount Tickets! 2016 Fun Card and Free Preschool Pass, 2-Park Deal, Promo Codes, Coupons & Ways to Save on Your Visit

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Williamsburg Valentine's Elopement or Renewal Package

Colonial Gardens Bed & Breakfast in Williams is offering a Ruby Elopement or Renewal Package just perfect for Valentine's Day. It's available Feb. 13 and 14.

For $350, you'll receive an officiate to perform a civil or Christian ceremony, fresh flower bridal bouquet and boutonniere for the groom, 25 or more professional photographs on a CD, and a certificate suitable for framing. (If unmarried, you must bring a marriage license.)

No stay is required, but once you check out photos of the magnificent, antique-filled rooms on their website, trust me, you'll want to stay. Rooms start at $155 per night and include a fabulous, full breakfast, plus their convenient location makes them just a 5-10 minute drive from Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, and outlet shopping.

For details, click here.

Nauticus Admission for $7.57

Now through Feb. 18, locals with a 757 area code can visit Norfolk's Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin for just $7.57 per person, more than 50% off the regular admission price.

You have to show proof of residency to get the deal, but since the 757 area code covers a huge geographical area, you're probably covered if you live somewhere in the greater Hampton Roads/Williamsburg area.

For details, call 757-664-1000. And for more on what you'll see at Nauticus click here.

68% Off Berkeley Plantation Tour

To entice you to think of warmer days and family getaways, Groupon is offering a rock-bottom deal on admission to historic Berkeley Plantation. Just $14 gets you admission for four (yes, that's not a typo) to plantation, including a guided tour of the house and a self-guided tour of the gardens. Normally, you'd pay $44 for this!

The deal ends today (and a similar deal for two people already sold out), so act fast by going to Groupon. If the deal doesn't automatically come up, click on "Things to do."

Don't forget to check out my my James River Plantations page for tips on visiting these historic homes.

Best Places to Sled in Williamsburg and York Counties

If you're already planning on where to sled when Winter Storm Jonas finally dies down, the next question is "Where to sled?"

Williamsburgfamilies.com just posted a list of nearly a dozen sledding spots posted by locals for Williamsburg, York County, WJCC, and New Kent. You'll find the list here. Happy sledding!

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Vacation Rental Deal

Stuck at home in the snow dreaming of warmer days? Siebert Realty is offering a limited time 4-for-3 promotion on Virginia Beach and Sandbridge vacation rentals. Book a vacation rental for a date from now through May 20 and you'll get four nights for the price of three. Be sure to use the Promo Code 4for3 when placing your reservation.

After you have your money-saving reservation deal, find more ways to save on fun at Virginia Beach and beyond with my Cheap Family Vacation ideas.

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  2. Washington National Cathedral

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