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

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Coupons

2014 October 30
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The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights has been one of the most popular Christmas time activities in Orange County (and also a top 10 Christmas time event in the country). This parade has been a tradition for the past 100 plus years. Now there are hundreds of boats involved as well as many of the multi million dollar homes along the way. This year the parade is from December 4th through January 4th. The Newport Beach Boat Parade is from 9 pm to midnight each night but activities start as early as 5 pm each evening of the parade. It’s a can’t miss event and the best way to see it is from the water. There are several options for this so just check around with operators like Newport Landing Cruises for ticket packages to see this great Christmas time event.

Get 25% Off Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Cruise

If you want to take a cruise to see the light displays then you can choose from three different time slots. These cruises typically run from 5:30 pm, 7:15 pm, and 8:30 pm. Each cruise typically takes just over an hour. Don’t stop there though. There are also plenty of places along the way that are open to the public (or for a small admission fee) where you can view the parade from land as the boats pass by. Many of them include fun activities while you wait like a visit with Santa. Just check around to see what is available.

There are a lot of other cruises offered as well outside of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. If you are interest in taking another one of these cruises then be sure to check out the Newport Landing coupons first to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible on your cruise tickets.

2014 Knott’s Scary Farm Coupons

2014 October 17
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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

Get $26 Off Each Ticket for Knott’s Scary Farm

Tips & Coupons

  1. Visit Knott’s Scary Farm during the week as the cost of admission is less than it is on the weekend.
  2. If you are a season pass holder then be sure to attend the preview event on Wednesday, August 6, at 7 PM.
  3. Also, if you are a season pass holder you can get a special discount on all your 2014 Knott’s Scary Farm tickets.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

2014 VamPirate’s Dinner Adventure

2014 October 7
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Arrr you ready for an exciting pirate adventure? This is a uniquely themed Halloween version of the incredibly popular Pirate’s Dinner Adventure at Buena Park. They invite you to dress up in your favorite pirate or sea wench costume and join everyone for the VamPirate’s Dinner Adventure Halloween voyage. There’s contests, prizes, and more to go along with your four course meal. Tickets do sell out for this special dinner show so if you do wish to attend you will need to make your plans ahead of time in order to insure your spot. The show is performed each evening through November 2nd with two performance times on Saturdays and Sundays.

Get 50% Off Tickets to the VamPirate’s Dinner Adventure

Now if you want to book your tickets directly through the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure box office then you will need to purchase your tickets over the phone. Just be sure to mention the code 14SSS to get a special discount on the purchase of your tickets. Of course you can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter because they will sometimes post special coupon codes for you to use when placing your reservation. A discount is offered for children under the age of 12. There are discounts offered for groups of 10 or more people. You just need to make your reservations well in advance in order to get the group discount rate. Finally, you may want to check out the daily deal / coupon sites like Groupon where you can sometimes save as much as 50% off the cost of your ticket for the VamPirate’s Dinner Adventure.

Planning on attending a regular show? If you are then be sure to check out the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure coupons first to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible on the purchase of your dinner show tickets.