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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. Flightline Safari
  2. FUNBelievable
  3. San Diego Bike and Kayak Tours
  4. Wheel Fun Rentals
  5. Museum of Making Music
  6. Living Coast Discovery Center
  7. Carlsbad Lagoon
  8. San Diego Natural History Museum
  9. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
  10. Miramar Speed Circuit

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.

The Backstage Pass to the San Diego Zoo

2014 June 26

Enjoy an experience of a lifetime by going behind the scenes at the San Diego Zoo. The Backstage Pass takes you on a 1-1/2 hour tour behind the scenes where you will be treated like a VIP. You will get to up close and personal to the stars of the shows. In addition to that, professional photographers will snap photos along the way to document the whole event. It’s perfect for all ages 5 and older and backstage tours are offered daily.

Get an Additional $3 Off the Backstage Pass to the San Diego Zoo

Note, a separate ticket is required for your admission to the zoo. That means that you will need a general admission ticket plus your Backstage Pass for this experience. The price is the same for both kids and adults. This is an all weather event. Also, if you need to cancel then you will need to notify them at least 5 days in advance in order to get your refund. They do allow you to change your reservation time as well. Just keep in mind that the San Diego Zoo does charge a fee for both changes and cancellations.

There are other combo ticket options available but there are currently no combo ticket options available which would include general admission and your Backstage Pass. There are, however, exclusive coupons that are sometimes offered for members. In this case they will send out special promo codes that members can enter at checkout to get a special discount. As a member you can sometimes save as much as $10 on the Backstage Pass to the San Diego Zoo. Now if you want to just visit the San Diego Zoo then be sure to check out the San Diego Zoo coupons first to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible for your visit.

Coronado Kayak Tour

2014 March 21

The San Diego Bay certainly offers a plethora of activities for all ages and skill levels. One of the more popular activities is to take a kayak tour on the bay such as one that is offered by the San Diego Bike & Kayak Tours company. They will take you on a leisurely tour on the bay while giving you a guided tour past stops like Petco Park, the Embarcadero, the USS Midway, Naval Station North Island, the Silver Strand, the San Diego Convention Center, the Coronado Bridge, and Glorietta Bay. Along the way your guide will provide you insightful information. It’s great for both local and tourists! Tours include your kayak rental, paddles, life vests, and a paddle lesson. Each kayak tour lasts about two hours.

Get Over 50% Off the Coronado Kayak Tour

Now if you book your tour online and miss out on the deal here then be sure to check for voucher codes. On the booking page you should notice a button that asks if you have a voucher. Click that link and then enter your coupon in the box that pops up. Once you click redeem you should then see the discount appear on the order page. The price of your tour should be automatically discounted.

The tour company offers a lot of other tours as well including the Kayak La Jolla, Kayak & Snorkel, Sunset Kayak Tour, Half Day Combo, Kayak Coronado, and the Fireworks Kayak. You can make your reservations by phone, online, or in person. If you want to save money on any of these other tours offered by the San Diego Bike & Kayak Tours company then be sure to first check out the San Diego Bike & Kayak Tours coupons to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible on your fun.