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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.

The Latest Staycation Ideas

  1. Merlin’s Magic Dinner Show
  2. Knott’s Soak City Orange County
  3. Sunset Gondola
  4. K1 Speed Anaheim
  5. Orange County Museum of Art
  6. Southern California Gray Line
  7. Medieval Times Buena Park
  8. Funtopia Santa Ana
  9. Segerstrom Center
  10. Boomers Irvine

2014 Knott’s Scary Farm Coupons

2014 September 19
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Each year the biggest Halloween event in the country is the Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween event at Knott’s Berry Farm. In 2014 the dates for the Knott’s Scary Farm event are from September 25th through November 1st. This year hours are extended even longer. During the week the event is open from 7pm to 1am and on the weekends the event is open until 2am. You’ll find mazes, fright zones, and horror shows just to name a few. Also back this year is Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. The price of admission to Knott’s Scary Farm does vary depending on the day so you will need to check their calendar to see what the different admission costs are. A general rule of thumb is if you purchase your tickets well in advance you can get the best overall discount. Before you get your tickets though, here are some tips and suggestions on how you can get even more savings on your admission to the Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween event.

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

Tips & Coupons

  1. You can purchase your tickets through the Coupon Guide and save up $26 off the cost of each Knott’s Scary Farm ticket.
  2. Visit Knott’s Scary Farm during the week as the cost of admission is less than it is on the weekend.
  3. If you are a season pass holder then be sure to attend the preview event on Wednesday, August 6, at 7 PM.
  4. Also, if you are a season pass holder you can get a special discount on all your 2014 Knott’s Scary Farm tickets.
  5. Skip the line and get the Fright Lane pass. It gets you front-of-line access to all mazes and unlocks terrors in exclusive scenes within select mazes.
  6. Check with the nearby Burger King restaurants. Each year they offer coupons that you can use for some extra savings on your admission to the Knott’s Scary Farm.

Now if you just want to visit the normal theme park then be sure to check out the Knott’s Berry Farm coupons first to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible.

Dana Wharf Live Music Harbor Cruise

2014 July 14
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A fun activity to do on your staycation that is not overly expensive is to take a harbor cruise. The Dana Wharf Live Music Harbor Cruise runs all summer long and offers live music while you take in the beautiful sunset over the Pacific. As soon as you set foot on the boat you will be greeted with a glass of Dana Pride Punch. On the cruise you will also have access to a cash bar and snacks. In total the cruise lasts for about 90 minutes. All in all this is a great way to bring a close to a wonderful summer day. Now you will probably want to make your reservations ahead of time in order to insure that there is room available.

Get 45% Off Tickets for the Dana Wharf Live Music Harbor Cruise

There are a few other ways that you can save a little extra money too. Check the Cal Adventures publication. It has a few coupons for area activities and at last check they had a coupon good for $5 off the Dana Wharf Live Music Harbor Cruise. You just have to fill out a little form in order to get the discount. Another place to check for coupons is the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau. They will occasionally have coupons for various cruises operated by Dana Wharf. You do not have to register or anything to get their coupons. You can print them directly from your computer or you can stop by a visitor’s center to pick up your coupon there.

Now Dana Wharf offers a lot of other cruises and adventures. If you want to make your reservations for a different cruise or adventure then be sure to check out the Dana Wharf coupons first to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible.

Catalina Flyer & Discovery Tour Combo

2014 June 18
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A day trip to Catalina Island is always worth it because of the shear beauty of the island. You can easily spend the day shopping or relaxing but if you want a little more adventure then you might want to sign up for one of the Discovery Tours. They offer both land and sea adventures including glass bottom boat tours, scenic tours, walking tours, and cruises. An adventure awaits for everyone. Now if you are interested in one of these tours and want to get the most value out of your day trip there then get the Catalina Flyer and Discovery Tour Combo.

Get an Additional $2 off the Catalina Flyer & Discovery Tour Combo

Your Catalina Flyer & Discovery Tour combination ticket includes a round-trip passage from the Balboa Pavilion to Catalina Island aboard the Catalina Flyer. In addition to that you will also get a ticket for one of the Glass- bottom boat tours as well as your choice of either the Avalon scenic tour, Casino walking tour or Seal Rocks cruise (May-October). Each of the tours last approximately 1 hour. Also, the Catalina Flyer departs from the Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach at 9:00 am and arrives at Catalina Island at 10:30 am and then departs from Catalina Island at 4:30pm and arrives at the Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach at 5:45 pm. Just make sure that you are there at least 15 minutes early. This makes for a full day of fun where you do not have to worry anything but having fun on your adventure at Catalina Island.

Now if you just need transportation service (or want to plan your own adventure) and still want to save money then be sure to check out the Catalina Flyer coupons ahead of time to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible on your ticket purchases.