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4/13/2017 Daily Getaways Busch Gardens and Sea World Tickets.

If you have never heard of Daily Getaways they are daily deals offered over a couple of weeks each year during the spring by the US Travel Association.  Some daily deals are great and some are not of any interest to me.  If you are planning on visiting Busch Gardens or Sea World you might be very interested in today’s deal.

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Busch Gardens:

  • Available: Today at 1:00 PM ET
  • Price: $45
  • Estimated Value: $103
  • 1393 Available

Description

What You Receive: One (1) single-day admission ticket via email.Dates of Travel: Anytime before May 19, 2018.Max. Quantity per Purchase: Six (6).


Families of all ages can connect with new experiences and each other at Busch Gardens. Experience a combination of thrilling coasters, naturally beautiful and immersive environments, and up-close animal encounters.

Each eTicket(s) purchased is valid for:

  • One (1) single-day admission for an adult or child to your choice of either Busch Gardens, Florida or Busch Gardens, Virginia.
  • Expires May 19, 2018.
  • Valid only during regular operating hours.
  • eTicket(s) will be sent via email within 5-7 business days of purchase. Print your eTicket(s) and proceed to the front gate entrance for admission.
  • Not valid for separate-ticketed events, such as Howl-O-Scream and Christmas Town.

For further details, please refer to the “Redemption” and “Terms & Conditions” tabs.

Purchase here at 1pm Eastern time: https://dailygetaways.ustravel.org/OfferDetails.aspx?pid=20fa23e0-f5ab-4cbd-bf51-02593af3238b

 

Sea World:

  • Available: Today at 1:00 PM ET
  • Price: $50
  • Estimated Value: $100
  • 2362 Available
  • Description

What You Receive: One (1) single-day admission ticket via email. Dates of Travel: Anytime before May 19, 2018.Max. Quantity per Purchase: Six (6).


SeaWorld® offers unique and inspiring entertainment for families of all ages. Experience immersive animal interactions, awe-inspiring shows, and thrilling rides that let you feel the force and power of the sea.

Each eTicket purchased is valid for:

  • One (1) single-day admission for an adult or child to your choice of either:

SeaWorld® Orlando,
SeaWorld® San Diego or
SeaWorld® San Antonio.

  • Expires May 19, 2018.
  • eTicket(s) will be sent via email within 5-7 business days of purchase. Print your eTicket(s) and proceed to the front gate entrance for admission.

 

If you are interested here is the link to purchase Sea World tickets at 1pm Eastern: https://dailygetaways.ustravel.org/OfferDetails.aspx?pid=2342247b-1892-4881-ac3f-b2e213f15482

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Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Summer Offer

Awaken Summer and Relax with a Special Offer

20% Off

This summer, guests of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel can visit the Walt Disney World Resort and Awaken Summer with all new experiences across all four Disney Theme Parks and still relax with the hotel’s Awaken and Relax offer.

Through August 25, guests who book with rate code AWAKEN can receive room rates starting as low as $165 per night as well as 20 percent off services at the luxurious Mandara Spa, offering vacationers a getaway with both convenient access to visit all four of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks and the ultimate way to rejuvenate.

To book this offer, call 1-800-227-1500 and mention rate code AWAKEN.

More information here: http://www.swandolphin.com/offers

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IHG Waterpark Hotels

Many of us did the IHG mail in points promotion that was offered this winter.  Looking to burn up some of those 50,000+ points I went looking for IHG waterpark hotel options.

In Florida:

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orlando – Orange Lake Resort   35,000 points per night or $146 a night. Boasts a lazy river in the twelve acre waterpark and nine restaurants.  https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnclubvacations/hotels/us/en/kissimmee/discv/hoteldetail

In Minnesota:

Holiday Inn Express Brainerd/ Baxter has the connecting Three Bear Waterpark. $225 a night with access to the waterpark. https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/baxter/bwxbb/hoteldetail

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Tasty Disney Vacation Package

Enjoy a FREE meal at a quick-service location per person, per night when you buy a non-discounted 4-night/5-day room and theme park ticket package at a Disney Value Resort hotel.
Offer valid for arrivals most nights May 29 through June 30, 2016 and July 5 through August 13, 2016. Book now through February 29, 2016.
 

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Tickets are valid for one theme park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. All Guests in the same room must be on the same package. Check availability for packages with other lengths of stay.

To book by phone, call (407) 939-7943† to speak with a vacation planning expert or call your travel agent.

Important Details

  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Offer excludes campsites and Disney’s Art of Animation – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms.
  • Excludes alcoholic beverages and gratuities.
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available.
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Christmas Trip Recap

This is simply a rollup of our trip….

Two tickets on Southwest paid with cash and 1 ticket with points.  We booked these is early September to avoid high prices.

Two nights at the Radisson Resort at the Port free on points.

Three nights at the Radisson Oceanfront hotel, two on points and 1 on cash AAA discount.

The rental car was through the mousesavers discount and the lowest I could get was a little over $200.

Hands down our largest expense on the trip was dinner each night.  With two seafood lovers in the family the nightly bill usually topped $50+.  I need to increase my food budget for future trips now that Daughter is older and not stuck on Mac-n-cheese.

You cannot put a price on spending a week together in the warmth relaxing.  I think we did alright on expenses like paying for fishing, a Christmas light festival and mini golf during the week.  I would have liked more Groupons for dinner but I was unable to find any for local seafood restaurants.

We are tossing around where to go next winter.  Husband wants to go back to Texas, I want a new state and Daughter wants to eat rock shrimp.  Might not be lucky enough to go at Christmas again, that did not go over well with a few people. Husband wants to go over his birthday instead. Next time I guess I would do it in reverse and be in the very touristy area of Cocoa Beach on Christmas day.  Toss up between waking up on the ocean or having breakfast options outside the hotel.

 

 

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Florida Seafood Restaurant Cocoa Beach

After the prior nights raves about rock shrimp we set out to find them one more time before we left Florida for the snow.  Florida Seafood Restaurant showed them on their menu.  We made time to have a nice seafood lunch before finishing our drive to Orlando.

Florida Seafood Cocoa Beach

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The interior is very entertaining.  We saw fish wearing Santa hats, and tiki faces.

Florida Seafood

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We were quickly seated as it was a little past one.  We asked the server for the rock shrimp appetizer to be told they did not have any…  (Big sigh!) They had Sweet Georgia’s instead.  The family went with the suggestion but Daughter will tell you they are NOT the same.  They offer the butter melted over a warmer which is a nice touch at the table.

Florida Seafood Sweet Georgia Shrimp

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Husband ordered some fried seafood, Daughter had Alfredo and I had the burger.

Florida Seafood Cocoa Beach

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Florida Seafood Cocoa Beach

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The service was good, the food was good and we would be willing to go back if they had rock shrimp.  I think next time we will call ahead to avoid disappointment.

More information: http://www.floridas-seafood.com/index.php

Florida’s Seafood Bar & Grill
480 West Cocoa Beach Cswy. (520)
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931
(321) 784-0892

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Cocoa Beach Pier

We had a bit of a hard time finding this place.  Its more in a residential area than I expected.  We have the past couple of times talking about visiting the pier but never got around to it.  The Saturday morning we were headed back to Orlando was perfect, almost 80 and sunny.  Great time to hit the beach for a little.

Cocoa Beach Pier

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Husband likes to see what people are fishing for and catching.  They do offer fishing from the end of the pier.  A fishing license is not required to fish from the Cocoa Beach Pier

  • Hours: Open daily at 7 AM
  • $7 fishing fee if you bring your own equipment
  • $5 fishing fee for seniors, ages 55 & older, and ages 12 & under
  • $15 fishing rod rental fee (includes bait). A $20 deposit is required.
  • $2 spectator fee (required to access Mai Tai Bar)
  • $5 frozen bait – shrimp, squid, mullet & clams
  • Fishing Passes: 1 Week ($20), 1 Month ($30), 3 Month ($75), 6 Month ($125), 1 Year ($200)

There are a couple of tourist stores, and some restaurants on the pier.  We paid $2 each to visit the fishing end of the pier.  There is also a little bar out there and some benches.  Parking ranges from $5-8.

Cocoa Beach Pier

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There were a lot of surfers out here around the pier.  Someone had set up a stand near the pier renting boards for $20.  Daughter was not happy that we were not staying long enough to surf, it was one of the better days for waves.

More information here: http://www.cocoabeachpier.com/

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Ron Jon Surf Shop

Stopping at the Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach has become a tradition.  This year was no exception, in fact we stopped there twice this time.  The first trip I grabbed a t-shirt and a cool stocking stuffer for husband.  I gave it to him on Christmas Eve and he wanted to grab one for our friend who was house sitting.  Hence the 2nd stop on the way back to Orlando.

Parking can be a pain here, people often park and walk the block to the beach.  Usually we have better luck in the larger lot near the bus parking.  I will admit when we want to quick spend 15 minutes checking out the waves we have left our car in the lot after making a purchase.

Ron Jon Cocoa Beach

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This is the flagship location and its open 24 hours a day.  On Christmas this place was open!  Across the street is a little rental shop for chairs, boards and the like.  Here is more rental info: http://www.ronjonsurfshop.com/location/beach-rentals-cocoa-beach.aspx

Ron Jon Cocoa Beach

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Sometimes upstairs they have some items on discount.  We always head up there for the juniors section for Daughter.  She likes the souvenir shirt that does not make her look like a tourist, like Roxy items.

More information can be found here: http://www.ronjonsurfshop.com/location/detail.aspx?LocationId=7

4151 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach FL, 32931

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The Dinosaur Store in Cocoa Beach

IF you have anyone in your family into dinos you need to check out this store. (Or anyone into fossils, rocks, or insects.) We first heard about this place in the hotel brochure rack.  We figured IF we had time on the way back to Orlando we would swing in and check it out.

Cocoa Beach Dino Store

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We easily found the store on the edge of Cocoa Beach.  Upon entering you can see how this place resembles a museum or someones collection. They have a little bit of everything in here!

Cocoa Beach Dino Store

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I loved looking at the Amber and the butterflies.

Cocoa Beach Dino Store

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If you have the time swing in and poke around!

More information here: http://www.dinosaurstore.com/dinosaur%20store%20home%20page.htm

50 W. Cocoa Beach Cswy. Cocoa Beach, FL  32931
321.783.7300
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Free Amusement with a Shovel

While walking on the beach in front of our hotel one morning we found a little green shovel.  On the way back it was still sitting in the sand by itself so we let Daughter pick it up for use.

What could a teenager possibly need a toy shovel for?  Digging out crabs of course!

Crab digging

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The night before was very cool, we had on jeans and sweatshirts on the beach. So the little crabs were not running around at night.  Husband and Daughter found the holes and wanted to see how deep the crabs would dig.  Turns out the answer is they will dig pretty deep!

Crab digging

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And the crabs were none too happy about having their afternoon disrupted!

 

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