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Need a vacation? There is so much to do in the San Diego area that we sometimes forget that it is even there. With the high cost of travel these days it makes sense to give your own backyard  a look. Next time you are planning a vacation, think about a San Diego Staycation. These are vacations that only require a short drive and can be all accomplished as a day trip. We will help you plan it all out as well as even provide a few tips that we know of that could save you even more money. You will also find some suggestions here for short over night trips as well because sometimes it's just nice to stay somewhere where you are waited on and don't have to worry about anything. You'll still save some money too!

The Latest Staycation Ideas

  1. San Diego Fly Rides
  2. Mad House Comedy Club
  3. San Diego Model Railroad Museum
  4. Haunted San Diego Ghost Tours
  5. Flightline Safari
  6. FUNBelievable
  7. San Diego Bike and Kayak Tours
  8. Wheel Fun Rentals
  9. Museum of Making Music
  10. Living Coast Discovery Center

King Tut Exhibit Coupon

2014 October 16
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See the breathtaking re-creation of King Tut’s empire. The King Tut Exhibit is on display at the San Diego Natural History Museum (the NAT) through April 26th. You’ll get to see over 1,000 expertly crafted reproductions of treasures discovered in King Tut’s tomb. Everything is laid out to represent the exact moment of the discovery of these artifacts. Just keep in mind that you do need to pay a separate admission for this exhibit. That also means that your annual membership will not gain you admission to this special exhibit. You do, however, get a discount on your King Tut Exhibit ticket as a member of the San Diego Natural History Museum. If you have a membership you can save as much as $12 on your ticket for the exhibit.

Get General Admission + The Discovery of King Tut Exhibit Tickets

There are a couple of other ways to save on the cost of your admission to this special exhibit. If you are a senior then be sure to mention this and you will automatically save as much as $3 off the cost of your admission there. There are also discounts for the military and for students. Just show your military ID or student ID and you can save as much as $6 off the cost of your ticket for the King Tut Exhibit. There’s also a special coupon being offered for the entire month of October. Until the end of the month, children 12 years and under will get a discounted rate of $10 to see the special exhibition The Discovery of King Tut or get free general admission to San Diego Natural History Museum with the purchase of an adult adult ticket.

Now if you are planning a visit at any other time then be sure to check out the San Diego Natural History Museum coupons first to make sure that you get the most savings possible on your admission.

Kidvasion Staycation San Diego

2014 October 3
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Got kids? If you do and live in the San Diego area then make sure that you take the time to plan a family staycation this month. For the entire month many of the area businesses are offer free admission or free passes for all kids. (with a paying adult) This year there are more than 30 different museums in the San Diego area that offer free admission for kids. Participating museums include the USS Midway Museum, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Botanic Garden, San Diego Air & Space Museum, and Museum of Making Music among others. Check with the San Diego Tourism Authority for a coupon to gain free admission to these museums.

Get a Free Child Ticket to Legoland California

Amtrak also offers a great deal for the Kidvasion Staycation month. With the purchase of an adult ticket, all kids get a free ticket to ride on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner. This is good for travel to and from Oceanside, Old Town San Diego and San Diego Downtown station to places including San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange County and all of the points in-between.

Other attractions included in this promotion include the San Diego Zoo, SEAL Tours, rides on the Bahia Belle, Sail San Diego, and more. Finally, there are over 100 different restaurants, hotels, and resorts that offer something for kids all month long. Free stays, meals, and more. The bottom line is the month of October is a perfect time to plan a San Diego staycation with your family.

Now if you miss out on these deals then don’t worry because many of them continue to offer some sort of a discount offer throughout the year. Just do a quick search for the latest discounts and coupons to use on your visit to any of these popular San Diego area attractions.

The Real Pirates Exhibit at The NAT

2014 July 18

Take a trip back in time to the year 1717 for the Real Pirates Exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum. See the valuable cargo that was transported across the Atlantic. There’s also the feature film: Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship. This exhibit will be at The NAT until September 1st. Admission is not included with a general admission ticket. You will need to purchase The Real Pirates Exhibit ticket in order to get access. Of course the Real Pirates Exhibit ticket will get you access to the rest of the NAT. Here are a few ways that you can save some extra money off the cost of your admission there.

Get Both the General Admission + Real Pirates Exhibit Ticket

For starters, if you are a senior you can save $3 off the cost of your admission. Just mention this when you arrive at the ticket window at the NAT. If you are in the military then just show your military ID and you can save $6 off the cost of your admission. Students can also receive the same $6 off discount on admission. All you need to do is show a valid student ID. Kids ages 3-12 get $8 off the adult ticket price and youths ages 13-17 get $7 off the adult ticket price.

The NAT offers a discount on tickets for the Pirates Exhibit for members as well. All members of the NAT get $10 off the regular admission price. They also offer a BP Explorers discount but you will need to check with them to see what the latest discount is for the BP Explorers. Finally, the NAT offers a group discount for groups of 10 or more people.

Now if you just want to visit the regular exhibits at the NAT then be sure to check out the San Diego Natural History Museum coupons first to make sure that you get the most savings possible on your visit.