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Adventure City is Big Fun for Little Kids

Adventure City Southern California Amusement Park

Recently my family decided to visit a unique amusement park in Southern California – Adventure City. Despite having lived in SoCal for my entire life, I had never heard of this pint-sized amusement park (not even when it was called Hobby City). In a nutshell, it’s a great park for younger children with eleven rides for tots to choose from, along with attractions like puppet shows, a rock climbing wall and a small petting zoo! Admission is only $14.95 per person and parking is free. You can also download a $2 coupon from the Anaheim Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau website. If you would like to read more about our visit to Adventure City, read my post at our other blog The Charmed Mom!

LivingSocial Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas Deal: $158 for Two Nights + Extras

Need a stay-cation? How about a quick getaway to Sin City? With this Living Social deal you can stay at the Hard Rock Hotel starting at $158.

  • Stay in a Casino Tower king room for two, Sundays through Thursdays for $158 or Fridays and Saturdays for $298 OR
  • Upgrade to a two-night stay in a celebrity suite for two, Sundays through Thursdays for $538, or Fridays and Saturdays for $678
  • Daily access to the upscale and bejeweled Vanity nightclub or a $40 food-and-beverage credit during weekday stays
  • All packages include daily access to Reliquary Spa and a complimentary bottle of alcohol from the Hard Rock Store

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Carnival Cruise Lines West Coast Residents Sale

Carnival Cruise Lines is offering exclusive discounts on select Mexican Riviera sailings to people on the West Coast. For example, if you live in California you can book an interior cabin for their April 15th sailing for only $419 (excluding tips, port charges, tax and fuel surcharge). A great way to get away!

Do you love to cruise? Leave us a comment and let us know you’re favorite cruise destination. I’ve been on the Mexican Riviera cruise so many times I don’t even get off the boat. And I still love it.

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Southwest Airlines Discount Groupon – LAX to Vegas – $30 for $10

Fly without struggle with this Groupon Getaways deal: for $10, you get $30 toward one Southwest Airlines Wanna Get Away roundtrip flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. Wanna Get Away fares start at $59 (one-way) and are available online only (additional taxes, fees, and exclusions apply). Check Southwest’s low-fare calendar for the latest flights and fares.

See the deal page for details, rules and restrictions.

San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park Discount: Kids Free In October

Taking an entire family of four (or five) out to an amusement park can be difficult to do nowadays (actually, any day)! However, this month you might want to check out this great promotion from the San Diego Zoo. All kids ages 3-11 can enter the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Safari Park for free! There’s no catch, no Groupon or daily deal. Just show up and they get in free. They’ve got lots of fun activities for kids on the weekend – plenty of interactive adventures for your children to participate in.

Wouldn’t that be a great reason to head down to San Diego for a mini-vacation?

Catalina Island – Parasail Catalina Deal: Tandem Parasailing $75 – 50% Off

Earlier we told you about a great deal on parasailing for one on Catalina Island. Now, if you have a significant other or a brave buddy, Groupon has a hot deal on tandem parasailing with Parasail Catalina for just $75.00. Based in Avalon,Parasail Catalina’s staff lift patrons into the air for a floating adventure 1,200 feet above scenic Catalina Island. Strap into tandem parachutes on the boat’s flight deck, staying dry as they ascend to the sky.

Saving in So Cal also told you how to get an absolutely free trip to Catalina Island. Missed it? Click here for details!

When was the last time you went to Catalina? Did you play mini-golf or see the buffalo? Maybe this time you should try the new zipline!

San Gabriel Valley One-Way or Roundtrip Ride for up to Two to LAX in a Lincoln Town Car $69 – 55% Off

Would you like to take a Lincoln Town Car to LAX on your next trip instead of that stinky shuttle bus? Groupon has a deal from RGW Limousine Services, servicing customers in Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre, La Cañada Flintridge, Altadena, Arcadia, and Temple City. Choose between the following options:

  • For $69, you get a one-way ride for up to two people to LAX in a Lincoln Town Car (up to a $155.25 value, including a 15% gratuity).
  • For $135, you get a roundtrip ride for up to two people to and from LAX in a Lincoln Town Car (up to a $310.50 value, including a 15% gratuity).

This deal is good through today only. Expires Sep 25, 2012. Limit 1/person, may buy 1 addl as a gift. Limit 1/visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subj to avail. Not valid if used services in past 60 days. Valid only within listed service areas. See deal page for additional rules and restrictions.

San Diego Coastline Whale Watch and Sunset Cruise $14 – 55% Off

For $14, you get a sunset cruise with San Diego Whale Watch (up to a $31 total value). San Diego Whale Watch organizes sunset cruises on the Privateer, a 149-passenger boat boasting spacious outdoor decks and an interior viewing area. After departing from Mission Bay, the approximately 90-minute excursion totes passengers along San Diego’s immaculate coastline stretching across white-sand beaches offset by the skyscrapers of downtown. While there is no guarantee of seeing a whale, cruise goers can stand out on the deck to search for dolphins and sea lions and take in the fading western sky.

Deal ends in just over one day. Expires in 1 year. Subject to availability and weather. Reservations required. Not valid towards the purchase of alcohol. See deal page for details.

So. Lake Tahoe California Cheap Getaway 2 Nights, 2 Adults, 2 Kids+Wine $109 – 61% Off

Want to get away for a quick vacation with the kids without breaking the bank? Groupon has this amazingly cheap getaway deal at the 968 Park Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, California, for the next eight hours (and counting):

  • For $109, a two-night weekday stay for two adults and up to two kids in a Deluxe room through December 23
  • Or, for $159, a two-night weekday stay for two adults and up to two kids in a Deluxe room, valid January 2, 2012–March 31, 2012
  • Or, for $249, a two-night weekend stay for two adults and up to two kids in a Deluxe room, valid January 2, 2012–March 31, 2012
  • All packages include a bottle of wine

Hotel amenities include:

  • Private cabanas
  • Indoor hot tub and sauna
  • Massage-therapy spa
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • 42-inch plasma Panasonic HDTV
  • Organic bath products
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Free business center

Almost 700 cheap getaways have been purchased already – so get yours a.s.a.p!  See the deal page for additional rules and restrictions. Have fun in South Lake Tahoe!

Free Trip To Catalina Island & Parasailing For Two

Are you one of the many people who take their birthday off from work? Perhaps this year you’ll want to celebrate on Catalina Island. Catalina Express is offering a free ride to Catalina now through April 30, 2012. To take advantage of this fun offer, you must pre-register here, and Catalina Express will send you a free birthday pass with a special code. Then, simply go online or call to make your reservation.

What are you going to do once you get to Catalina, you say? Parasail, of course! Groupon has a hot deal on parasailing for two with Island Water Charters for just $65.00. Based in Avalon, Island Water Charters will have you floating 600 feet in the air giving you spectacular views of Catalina Island. Purchase this deal within the next 32 hours (and counting) and your vouchers won’t expire until May 31, 2012.

When was the last time you went to Catalina? Did you play mini-golf or see the buffalo? Maybe this time you should try the new zipline!