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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.

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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Winter Events at Virginia Beach & Beyond

Winter Events at Virginia Beach & Beyond, from Holiday Lights on the Beach, to Whale Watching, to Virginia Beach Restaurant Week, to the Popular (and Frigid) Polar Plunge...

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Virginia Beach Restaurant Week!

Virginia Beach Restaurant Week - Jan 10-19 - Let's You Sample Two and Three Course Meals for As Little As $10!

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Christmas Town Hours & Tips

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens - 2014 Hours, Discounts, Ways to Save Money, What to See and What to Skip, Best Places to Take Photos

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Nauticus Two for $20 Deal

In the last month honoring its 20th year in existence, Nauticus is offering a two-for-$20 deal. You'll get two admissions for $20 (normally $32) during the month of December. This deal gives you all day to enjoy touch tanks, 3D movies, interactive nautical exhibits, aquarium exhibits, and the mighty Battleship Wisconsin.

Why not turn it into a day to sample all the city of Norfolk has to offer, including fun (and free) attractions, beautiful art, and fabulous but inexpensive places to eat (including one with delicious Nutella crepes and another whose owner claims to have invented the ice cream cone)?

To learn more, go to my Norfolk page.

Holiday Lights at the Beach

Holiday Lights at the Beach - See Dazzling Virginia Beach Boardwalk Nov. 21-Jan. 3 - $3 Off Coupon, Military Discount - See Surfing Santas in a Fanta-Sea of Lights...

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My Virginia Holiday Guide Will Make Your Season Bright!

My Virginia Holiday Guide is Packed With Lights, Christmas Town, Scuba Santas, Festivals, Top Itineraries, and More...

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Holiday Fun Flows With Fantastic December Events in Virginia

Holiday Fun With Fantastic December Events in Virginia - Christmas Town, Holiday Lights at the Beach, Parades, and More...

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BOGO Ice Skating in Williamsburg

If you like ice skating, here's a BOGO (buy one, get one free) deal for you in Williamsburg. Buy one admission to the Iceburg Skating Rink in Williamsburg and you'll get a second admission free. Or, you can purchase a season pass for $5 off. To get the coupon, go to Williamsburgfamilies.com.

Busch Gardens "Bright Friday" Deals

Now through Dec. 1, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is offering several "Bright Friday" deals to benefit you both now during Christmas Town and next spring. Take advantage of three current deals-- including $10 off Christmas Town tickets-- and two discounts for the spring 2015 season. For details, including current promo codes, go to my Christmas Town guide.

Holiday Light Shows & Happenings in Southeast Virginia

Looking for some holiday fun, such as holiday light shows, parades, and other seasonal happenings?

Check out my Holiday Lights guide for holiday events in November, as well as my Holiday Fun guide for holiday events in December. If you're looking for Christmas Town discounts, I have them here. Or, subscribe to my Virginia Beach Blog for daily deals and discounts on events in southeast Virginia.

$10 Off Christmas Town With This Promo Code

The best Christmas Town deal of the season may be over, but you can still get $10 off Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Christmas Town (open this weekend for its second weekend of the season) when you use the promo code you'll find here.

Best of all, the promo code is good for tickets every day of the Christmas Town season. For Christmas Town dates, hours, and tips to save money and make the best of your visit, click here.

To get the deal, go to the Busch Gardens Williamsburg site starting on Nov. 12.

Mount Vernon Holiday Candlelight Tours Begin

Join a beloved holiday tradition by taking a special Holiday Candlelight Tour at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Tours begin Nov. 28 and run through Christmas. In addition to touring the mansion, grounds, and their new (and fabulous) museum (where it "snows" during a movie about Washington at Valley Forge), you'll be able to join fireside caroling, hot cider and ginger cookies, and dancing, plus meet costumed interpreters, including “Mrs. Washington.”

Timed tickets for the tour (which runs from 5 pm to 8 pm nightly) are $22 for adults and $15 ages 11 and under. For details, click here.

Celebrate Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg!

Celebrate Christmas Town at Busch Gardens - Save $10 or More! Promo Codes, Bounce Ticket Deal, Dine w/ Santa, What to See and Skip, and More

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50% Off Nauticus Deal

PilotOnline is offering a 50% off Norfolk's Nauticus deal. You'll pay just $8 for admission (normally $16) all day to enjoy touch tanks, 3D movies, interactive nautical exhibits, aquarium exhibits, and of course, the Battleship Wisconsin. To get the deal, click here.

Busch Gardens Virginia 2014 Admission Deals

Busch Gardens Virginia Admission Info -- Save up to $30 on Tickets, Including Christmas Town; Current Promo Codes, Free Preschool Pass, Flex Deals, Park Hours

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Get $20 Off Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Busch Gardens Williamsburg just announced this amazing Christmas Town deal: Buy your single-day ticket during their special online sale Nov. 12-18 and you'll pay just $12. That's $20 less than the usual single-day ticket price.

Tickets are good for one of these dates: Nov. 21, 22, 23, or 30, Dec. 7, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22 or 30. Trust me-- you're not going to see a better offer than this all season!

To get the deal, go to the Busch Gardens Williamsburg site starting on Nov. 12.

For more Christmas Town deals, plus Christmas Town hours and more, click here.

More Veterans Day Freebies

I've found a few more freebies for Veteran's Day:

- AMF Bowling - on Nov. 11, veterans can buy one game, get one game free, plus get free popcorn all day. To get the deal, print this coupon.
- Mount Vernon - free admission on Nov. 11 for all veterans, active duty, and retired military. Veterans also get a 15% discount at their on-site restaurant.
- Free haircut for veterans at Great Clips - go to www.greatclips.com for details.

In case you missed them, here are the deals I posted yesterday:

All deals are for 11/11 unless otherwise noted. Deals vary quite a bit (some are for lunch, some require you to be in uniform, etc.) so check their websites first.

- Free Big-To-Do breakfast at Friendly's for veterans & military with ID
- Free meals or appetizers at Applebee's, Chili's, California Pizza Kitchen, Outback Steakhouse, Max and Erma's, Perkins, Red Robin, Red Lobster, Chick-fil-A's, and Denny's
- Free buffet at Golden Corral and Bonanza Steakhouse from 5 pm to 9 pm on Nov. 17
- Free lunch at TGI Fridays and Sizzler, or free sub at Subway
- Free pancakes at IHOP and Bob Evans
- Free tall drink at Starbucks and free coffee at Einstein Bagels
- Free donut and coffee at Krispy Kreme
- Free admission at Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield Nov. 11
- Free admission to over 100 National Parks Nov. 11
- Free admission to Colonial Williamsburg Nov. 11

It's late, but you may still be able to take advantage of this offer:

- Free B&B Stay: Military members and veterans can get a free night's stay at participating bed and breakfast locations on Nov. 11 through the B&B's for Vets program. See the "Free B&B Stay for Veterans" post on my Daily Deals blog.

For more military deals, see my Military Discounts page.

Veterans Day Freebies

Here are some great Veterans Day deals for active or retired military and veterans. All deals are for 11/11 unless otherwise noted. Deals vary quite a bit (some are for lunch, some require you to be in uniform, etc.) so check their websites first.

- Free Big-To-Do breakfast at Friendly's for veterans & military with ID
- Free meals or appetizers at Applebee's, Chili's, California Pizza Kitchen, Outback Steakhouse, Max and Erma's, Perkins, Red Robin, Red Lobster, Chick-fil-A's, and Denny's
- Free buffet at Golden Corral and Bonanza Steakhouse from 5 pm to 9 pm on Nov. 17
- Free lunch at TGI Fridays and Sizzler, or free sub at Subway
- Free pancakes at IHOP and Bob Evans
- Free tall drink at Starbucks and free coffee at Einstein Bagels
- Free donut and coffee at Krispy Kreme
- Free admission at Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield Nov. 11
- Free admission to over 100 National Parks Nov. 11
- Free admission to Colonial Williamsburg Nov. 11

It's late, but you may still be able to take advantage of this offer:

- Free B&B Stay: Military members and veterans can get a free night's stay at participating bed and breakfast locations on Nov. 11 through the B&B's for Vets program. See the "Free B&B Stay for Veterans" post on my Daily Deals blog.

For more military deals, see my Military Discounts page.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg - Here's How to Save Money!

Save on Busch Gardens Williamsburg! Discount Ticket Secrets for 2014, $5 Off Christmas Town Discounts + Christmas Town Hours, Verbolten & Mach Tower Videos, Hours, Events & Inside Tips...

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Busch Gardens Christmas Town Discounts

Busch Gardens' Christmas Town starts in less than three weeks, but it's not too late to grab tickets for $5 off the regular price. Check out my dedicated Christmas Town pages to learn how to get this deal, Christmas Town Fun Cards, and more.

Free B&B Stay for Veterans on Veteran’s Day

Military members and veterans can get a free night's stay at participating bed and breakfast locations on Nov. 10 and 11 through the B&B's for Vets program. Reservations fill up quickly, so this is one to act on fast.

For details, go to Betterwaytostay.com. And for more military deals, go to my Military Discounts page.

Halloween Freebies & Deals

Here are some Halloween freebies available on Friday, October 31:

- Free Halloween donut when you wear a costume at participating Krispy Kreme locations.
- 50 cent corn dogs all day at Sonics (at some locations, kids also get a free can of soda and candy)
- Pay $1 at Wendy's for a coupon book good for 10 kids' size Frosties (coupons are good through Feb. 2014)
- Pay $1 for McDonald's Halloween Treats books, good for 12 free menu items including ice cream cones, apple slices, and more.
- IHOP is offering its "Scary Face" pancakes to kids ages 12 and under for free on Halloween at participating locations. The deal is available from 7 am to 10 pm.
- Get a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos for $3 when you come in costume to participating Chipotle locations between 4 pm and closing on Oct. 31.
- Kids eat free at Outback Steakhouse and Olive Garden with purchase of an adult entree
- Free kids entree at Bob Evans on Friday when you present a coupon you can download from their website.
- Free Halloween screensavers and printables from the FreeSite

Fall Fun in Virginia

Fall Fun in Virginia - Howl-O-Scream & Halloween Haunt Discount Tickets, Fall Foliage Guide & Itineraries, Corn Mazes & Pumpkin Patches, Free Museum & Parks Days

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Up to 71% off Washington DC Museums

If you're like me, and you've always had a hankering to visit some of few Washington DC museums which aren't free, here's your chance.

Groupon is offering 45% off tickets to the International Spy Museum which features spy gadgets and memorabilia and the special exhibit "Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains." Instead of paying $21.95 for adults, you'll pay just $12.

They are also offering 45% of admission to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, as well as 71% off the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

For details, go to Groupon and type the museum you want to visit in the search bar. Just remember to act fast, as Groupon deals don't last for ever!

Virginia Beach Rental Deals for October

If you can swing it fall is a fabulous time to save up 30% or more on a relaxing beach rental in Virginia Beach and Sandbridge, thanks to deals at Siebert Realty.

Click here to see the deals, including their 4 nights for the price of 3 deal for October.

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