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There is definitely no shortage of things to do for an Orange County staycation. There are tons of attractions, which of course include the Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm theme parks. Orange County is also well situated for a staycation day trip as well. It's right in the middle of Southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego. Follow along for tips on what to do and where to go on your Orange County staycation. This includes finding the best deals, discounts, and coupons for area attractions and day trip destinations that are either within 100 miles or just a short 2 hour drive down the road.

Are you planning a day trip to Hollywood or anywhere in the Los Angeles area? If you are then just check out Los Angeles Staycations first for the latest tips, coupons, and other discounts that you can use on your staycation day trip.

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2014 Knott’s Berry Bloom

2014 April 2
Orange County Staycation

Spring does not begin at Knott’s Berry Farm without the annual Knott’s Berry Bloom event. For 2014 the dates are from April 12th through the 27th. It is fun for the whole family and features larger than life décor, interactive live entertainment, the inaugural Boysenberry Festival in Ghost Town, the Peanuts Party in the Park event, the Bloomination Dance Party, and of course the Easter Beagle’s Enormous Egg Hunt where kids can hunt for prize eggs. On top of all of that there’s access to all of the other rides and games at Knott’s Berry Farm. If you haven’t made plans for a spring event yet then you’ll want to make sure that you set aside some time for the Knott’s Berry Bloom event. You’ll need tickets for the event so before you go, here are some tips and suggestions on how you can save a little extra money off the total cost of your admission there.

Get Over $25 Off Your Admission to Knott’s Berry Bloom

Tips & Coupons

  1. If you are in the military then you can just show your military ID at the gate and save $4 off the cost of your admission to Knott’s Berry Bloom.
  2. If you are a member of AAA then you can just show your AAA membership card and you can save 30% off your general admission ticket.
  3. Check out local ticket discounters like Goldstar where you can save up to 50% off your admission to Knott’s Berry Bloom for a limited time.
  4. You will also want to make sure that you follow them on Facebook and Twitter as they have been running promotions and ticket giveaways for this event.

Now if you are visiting at any other time of the year then be sure to check out the Knott’s Berry Farm coupons first to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible on your visit to the fun theme park.

Catalina Island Package

2014 March 26
Orange County Staycation

Visiting Catalina Island is always a nice respite. It’s close enough for a day trip yet far enough away for an escape. To get the most out of your visit though, you need to make an overnight trip out of it. There are several ones to choose from but if you want value then check out the Catalina Island Package with accommodations at the Best Western. The package includes ferry transportation aboard the Catalina Express which takes just 90 minutes from port to port. On your voyage you can enjoy the ocean breeze from the upper deck or cool off inside and enjoy a snack, a refreshing soda, or even a cocktail. By the time you get there you will be so relaxed that Orange County will feel like thousands of miles away.

Get Discounted Room Rates & Tickets to Catalina Island

Note, the Best Western is in Dana Point, which is right near the departure dock. They offer complimentary breakfast, pool, fitness center, and high speed internet. This is one of the best values for your Catalina Island getaway. Of course if you want to stay on Catalina Island you can also book at a discounted rate HERE. Finally, don’t forget to check out all of the events and activities on Catalina Island before you make your reservations. There is almost always something going on there so it is good to try an plan your visit around these events. A good place to start here is with the Catalina Chamber of Commerce.

If you just need ferry transportation to and from Catalina Island then be sure to check out the Catalina Express coupons or the Catalina Flyer coupons to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible on your ferry tickets. You can end up saving hundreds of dollars as a family or group.

2014 Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

2014 March 10

Every year the Renaissance Pleasure Faire brings together a fantastic gathering of Renaissance enthusiasts. This year the Renaissance Pleasure Faire kicks off on April 5th and runs all the way through May 18th (weekends) at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area. Hundreds of artisans will be on hand as well as live Renaissance entertainment, games, rides, and food. Kids are invited to participate in RenQuest, a fun and interactive Renaissance adventure. Tickets are on sale right now but before you get your tickets, here are some tips and suggestions on how you can get some additional savings. This includes a listing of the latest known coupons, promotions, and more.

Get 50% Off Tickets to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Tips & Coupons

  1. Purchase your tickets to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in advance and save $2 off the cost of each ticket. The early bird tickets save you $8 off your admission.
  2. When you are buying your tickets online be sure to check for promo codes. You should notice a promo code box at the bottom left of the checkout page. Just enter your coupon in there and then click apply code. You should then see your discount appear to the right.
  3. Keep an eye on the daily deal / coupon sites like Amazon Local where you can sometimes save as much as 50% off the cost of your admission to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire.
  4. Get the season pass to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire and get unlimited admissions. It pays for itself in just 5 visits (3 weekends)
  5. If you have kids in scouts then visit on the third weekend of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire for discounted admission. This is also military appreciation weekend.
  6. Get together a group of 15 or more people and everyone in the group saves up to 38% off their admission.
  7. If you want to make a weekend event out of it then check with their hotel partners like the DoubleTree and Courtyard by Marriott as they offer packages for discount room rates and tickets to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire.
  8. Be sure to sign up for the email newsletter or follow the Renaissance Pleasure Faire on Facebook for the latest news, updates and promotions.

Broadway Tonight at the La Mirada Theatre

2014 January 30
Orange County Staycation

The Young Americans are coming to the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts for a one day and one night only performance of Broadway Tonight. This is an event that you won’t want to miss if you love Broadway Musicals. The Young Americans feature a 125 member cast of the best singing high school graduates in the world with over 100 international performances each season. You’ll hear songs from Matilda, Mowtown, Annie, Wicked, and more. They will perform on Saturday February 22nd at 2pm and then again at 8pm. Tickets are on sale right now and you’ll have to get them before they disappear. Before you get your tickets though, there are a few ways that you can actually save a little extra money on your admission.

Get 45% Off Your Tickets for the Broadway Tonight at the La Mirada Theatre

Children are welcomed for this event and you do get a little bit of a discount on your child’s tickets. You get $5 off each child’s ticket for the Broadway Tonight show. You can also check to see if there are any discount codes available. At last check there does not appear to be any available but you can always check with the ticket box office to see if they will offer any discount codes. Of course if you already have a subscription to the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts then you will get a special discount on your tickets for the Broadway Tonight show.

Finally, if you want to see another performance at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts at any other date then you will want to at least check out the La Mirada Theater coupons to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible on your admissions to any of the performances there.

PBR Anaheim 2014

2014 January 2
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Orange County Staycation

The professional bull riders are coming back to the Honda Center of Anaheim for their annual Liftmaster Chute Out event. Last year’s winner was Shane Proctor and this year’s event is sure to bring in plenty of challengers for the event, which takes place the weekend of February 7th through the 9th. Tickets can be purchased right now and that is actually the best way to save on your admission. Just check out the tips and suggestions which are outlined below. This includes a listing of all of the latest known coupons for the PBR event at the Honda Center of Anaheim which should help you to save even more money.

Get Over 40% Off Tickets to PBR Anaheim

Tips & Coupons

  1. If you are purchasing your PBR Anaheim tickets online through the normal purchase process then be sure to look for offer codes. You should notice a link for offer codes at the top of the ticket selection page. Click the link and enter the coupon in the offer code box. Click apply and you should then see the discount appear on the next page.
  2. If you are a US Bank customer then you can purchase your tickets through the fan club and actually get a 10% discount on the purchase of your tickets.
  3. Check the ticket marketplaces like Vivid Seats where you can actually purchase some tickets for as little as $20 each. On top of that they will sometimes offer their own coupons (especially for repeat customers) which you can apply towards your purchase of your PBR tickets at the Honda Center of Anaheim.

Now if you are wanting to catch the professional bull riders at another event then be sure to check out the PBR coupons first to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible on your ticket purchase.

2013 CHILL at Queen Mary

2013 December 16
Orange County Staycation

If you want something unique to do this winter then check out CHILL at the Queen Mary, Southern Cal’s only frozen holiday adventure. The giant dome is transformed into a giant frozen igloo called the Ice Kingdom. CHILL features ice tubing, an outdoor ice skating rink, the World’s Largest Snowman Bouncy, the World’s Largest Rocking Horse, a giant snow globe, live music, and plenty more holiday themed entertainment. CHILL is open all the way through January 5th. Tickets are on sale right now but before you purchase your tickets, be sure to read over the tips and suggestions on how to get the most savings possible for your visit.

Get 50% Off CHILL at Queen Mary

Tips & Coupons

  1. If you purchase your tickets for the CHILL experience online you will automatically save $5 off the walk up ticket price.
  2. Also, when purchasing your tickets online, be sure to check for promo codes. You should notice a promo code box at the bottom left of the checkout page. Enter your coupon for CHILL here and then click apply code. You should then see your discount appear to the right. You can try the promo code CHEER to unlock the latest discount
  3. Enjoy ice skating? Get the CHILL season pass for ice skating and enjoy unlimited access to the outdoor ice skating rink.
  4. If you get together a group of at least 8 or more people you can save at least $3 off the cost of your CHILL experience.
  5. Take a staycation and spend the night aboard the Queen Mary too! Discount packages are available for CHILL and a room aboard the Queen Mary. Just enter the promotion code CHILL when booking your room to unlock the latest discount packages.

Now if you are visiting the Queen Mary at any other time be sure to check out the Queen Mary coupons first to make sure that you maximize your savings opportunity for your staycation.

2013 Pirates Take Christmas Dinner Show

2013 December 9
Orange County Staycation

Take a pirate adventure this holiday season with the “Pirates Take Christmas Dinner” dinner show at the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure theatre in Buena Park. As you enjoy your Christmas dinner you will be entertained with a show of wicked pirates featuring swashbuckling swordplay and dynamic duels. This Christmas show runs nightly all the way until December 31st and tickets are on sale right now. Get them early though so that you can reserve your seat in front of the live action. It’s a fun Christmas show that the whole family can enjoy.

Get 50% Off Tickets for the Pirates Take Christmas Dinner Show

Want to book your tickets over the phone? Well be sure to mention the code “JOLLY-WEB” to get the latest discount for the Pirates Take Christmas dinner show. Of course if you book your tickets online and use the code “5HOLIDAY13″ you will get an automatic $5 off each ticket to the show. Finally, if you have a December birthday then you can see the Pirates Take Christmas dinner show for free when you purchase another adult ticket and use the code “BD2013″ when checking out.

These are all of the known ways that you can save money on your admission to the Pirates Take Christmas dinner show. Now if you miss out on this show but still want to see one of the other fantastic shows then be sure to check out the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure coupons first before you purchase your tickets. You will find the latest money saving tips and coupons that you can apply towards your next ticket purchase.

Note: They do have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you find out that you cannot make the show then you will need to cancel at least 24 hours in advance in order to get a full refund on your dinner show tickets.

2013 Knotts Merry Farm

2013 November 21
Orange County Staycation

knotts-merry-farmEvery winter the Knott’s Berry Farm theme park in Buena Park transforms into what they call the Knott’s Merry Farm wonderland. Attractions there include the Ice Show, Tree Lighting, Santa, and More. And of course all of the other rides and attractions are there as well. If you have not already done so, go ahead and make plans for a visit to the Knott’s Merry Farm for great family entertainment. Before you go though, take just a moment to read over the tips and suggestions that have been outlined below to help you save even more money on your visit to Knott’s Merry Farm. This also includes all of the latest coupons that are available for additional discounts on your admission to Knott’s Merry Farm.

Get 50% Off Tickets to Knott’s Merry Farm

Tips & Coupons

  1. Always check to see if there are any promo codes available for the Knott’s Merry Farm. You should see the promo code box at the top right of the ticket purchase page. Click the link and enter the coupon there. Then just click go to get your discounted tickets for Knott’s Merry Farm. Try the promo code MATTEL for 20% off your tickets.
  2. Get the Knott’s Family Pack which can actually save you up to $84 off the total cost of admission to Knott’s Merry Farm. The Family Pack includes 3 adult and 2 junior admission tickets. It is valid for unlimited access to all the general admission areas of the park.
  3. If you are a AAA member you can show your AAA membership card and actually save up to 30% off the total cost of your admission to Knott’s Merry Farm.
  4. If you are in the military you will most certainly want to participate in their military tribute days, which run through January 5th. You get free admission for yourself and discounted admission for the rest of your family.

Note: For additional savings on your regular admission outside of Knott’s Merry Farm you will most certainly want to check out the available Knott’s Berry Farm coupons which can help you to save hundreds of dollars on your next visit to the theme park.

2013 Knotts Scary Farm

2013 October 25
Orange County Staycation

knotts-scary-farmEvery year the Halloween Haunt at Knott’s Berry Farm (otherwise known as Knott’s Scary Farm) gets bigger and bigger and 2013 is definitely not bucking that trend. In fact, it’s easily considered the biggest and most popular Halloween attraction in the nation. Now in case you did not know, admission to the Knott’s Scary Farm event is separate from admission to Knott’s Berry Farm. You will need to purchase a ticket specifically for Knott’s Scary Farm. Before you get your tickets though, be sure to check out the tips which have been outlined below for you. These should help you to save a little extra money off your admission for the 2013 event. Also listed below are the latest coupons known for the 2013 Knott’s Scary Farm which should help you to save even more money off the total cost of your admission.

Get up to 40% Off Admission to Knott’s Scary Farm

Tips & Coupons

  1. If you are already a season ticket holder of Knott’s Berry Farm you can actually purchase discounted tickets to Knott’s Scary Farm. For 2013 you can save up to $30 off the cost of your admission to Knott’s Scary Farm.
  2. If you purchase your tickets online before the opening weekend you can save up to $24 on your admission. Also, the earlier you go the less expensive the tickets are. The most expensive tickets for Knott’s Scary Farm are of course closer to Halloween.
  3. Check with local ticket discounter Goldstar. In previous years they have offered savings of up to 40% off admission to Knott’s Scary Farm as well as discounts for other events at Knott’s Berry Farm.
  4. Stop by the local Burger King in the area. At last check they have coupons for Knott’s Scary Farm. Also, in the past there have been Knott’s Scary Farm coupons at Carl’s Jr though at last check they are not offering any this year.
  5. Get the pre-scare boo-fet plus early admission to Knott’s Scary Farm and you can save $5 off your total cost versus paying for each individually.
  6. Check out TRAPPED: THE NEW EXPERIMENT. Get together a group of up to 6 people and you will receive a discount on your admission.
  7. Now if you are just wanting to visit Knott’s Berry Farm or the Soak City water park you can also get your tickets HERE and save $25 off the gate price.

Additional Information

If you have little kids then bring them early for Camp Spooky. This is a fun, kid friendly Halloween event that’s just for kids. The Knott’s Berry Farm offers coupons for the Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt for companies that have 100 or more employees. The Knott’s Scary Farm coupons can save businesses as much as $24 per ticket. Just check out the Joe Cool Club for further details. Visiting the Knott’s Berry Farm outside of the Halloween Haunt? Be sure to check out the Knott’s Berry Farm coupons before you plan your visit and you can save on the cost of your general admission tickets to the theme park.

San Juan Capistrano Tasting Tour

2013 October 9
Orange County Staycation

flavors-of-san-juan-capistranoHow about a cultural and gastronomic activity for your Orange County staycation? Explore South Orange County while you take the Flavors of San Juan Capistrano tasting tour. You will be led by a knowledgeable guide as he or she takes you through the historical areas while providing insightful historical information. And of course there will be some fantastic stops along the way where you can taste the Flavors of San Juan Capistrano. The tour starts either late morning or early afternoon and typically lasts between three and four hours. You will sample five to six restaurants along the way.

Get your tickets through local ticket discounter Goldstar and you will save 50% off your ticket for the Flavors of San Juan Capistrano tour. This historical and food tasting tour is great for both tourists and locals and you will also get a chance to meet a lot of like minded people on your tour as well.