If you are still looking for summer vacation ideas, check out this list of nationwide attractions– AND DISCOUNT PRICING– to help you plan an even better vacation and save a bit of money too!
NEW YORK CITY:
CLASSIC HARBOR LINE CRUISE
Family Friendly Boat Tours of Manhattan Dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders of New York City, Classic Harbor Line hopes for the privilege of escorting you on a relaxing, inspiring and breathtaking sightseeing cruise through the waters we proudly call home. The classic yachts – the Schooner Adirondack & Adirondack III and the Schooner America 2.0 (sailboats), and the Luxury Yacht Manhattan (motorized yacht) are reminiscent of the classic boats that cruised New York Harbor a hundred years ago.
My Readers receive 15% off each ticket purchased at www.sail-nyc.com using ONLINE promo code Mom2015 – Valid for any Day Sail, Sunset Sail, City Lights Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack, Schooner America 2.0 OR any Cruise aboard the 1920’s style motor yacht: Yacht Manhattan!
THE RIDE uses New York City and its renowned landmarks as the backdrop for a theatrical event that blurs the boundary between tour and performance. The city becomes a stage, and soon you can’t tell where the street ends and the show begins!
THE RIDE gives you a front-row seat to the streets of New York City in a multi-million dollar motor coach that comes equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual technology, including 40 plasma screen TVs and over 3000 LED lights. Enjoy the performance from the comfort of one-of-a-kind stadium seating and huge panoramic windows.
While navigating a 4.2-mile midtown path, our performers and native New Yorkers alike become performers for THE RIDE, showing guests an entirely new side of New York City they can’t see anywhere else.
Whether you’re new to the city or a long-time native, you’ll find something to enjoy.
Get On, and Experience the Ride.
$50 OFF Your Next Party with THE RIDE!
– See more at: www.experiencetheride.com
FRANKENMUTH, MI: BAVARIAN INN LODGE and RESTAURANT
The Bavarian Inn Lodge, nestled along the Cass River in one of Michigan’s top tourist destinations – Frankenmuth – is one of the state’s largest Indoor Water Park Hotels. The Lodge has 360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool and family suites, an adult-only pool, two gift shops, two lounges and two restaurants — all under one roof. The Lodge’s expansive 35,000 square feet Family Fun Center houses two dramatic waterslides, three pools and two whirlpools, over 150 video and redemption games, a two-story children’s play village and Willy’s Kingdom indoor mini-golf course. Guests can also enjoy live, year-round, nightly entertainment and test their own musical skills during weekend family karaoke shows. In 29 years of business, the Bavarian Inn Lodge has been an important destination for travelers, evidenced by the 1.25 million room-nights that have been booked there since its opening, along with its top rating on TripAdvisor.
$35 off at the Bavarian Inn Lodge Code #1239JD (855) 421-1366
CONCORD, CA: WATER WORLD
About Waterworld California
Thank you for planning your visit to Waterworld California, Northern California’s Biggest & Best Water Park Experience. The Park is located less than 30 minutes east of San Francisco in the East Bay city of Concord. The 30-acre water park is home to more than 35 world-class attractions, including heart-pounding waterslides, the region’s largest wave pool, Northern California’s longest lazy river and whimsical water adventures for kids of all ages. Private poolside cabanas are also available for daily rental, making Waterworld California the perfect family vacation destination that’s affordable and close to home!
NEW! – Break Point Plunge
The World’s steepest body slide, Break Point Plunge takes brave riders to a towering height of more than six-stories. Once they reach the top, they enjoy a breathtaking view of the Park before stepping into an enclosed launch capsule where the countdown begins for what will happen next. Within seconds, the floor below drops out, sending riders through a heart-pounding 270-foot long looping adventure before reaching the runout below!
Special Discount for my readers!
Tickets include admission to Waterworld California and are good for any public operating day during the 2015 season.
Use Promo Code: 20FamilyFun
Discount: Save $13 on single-day General Admission, now through September 27, 2015
* Regular price: $35.99
* Discounted price: $22.99
Find further information about Waterworld California at www.WaterworldCalifornia.com
WELLFORD, SC: HOLLYWILD ANIMAL PARK
Hollywild Animal Park, set in rural Upstate SC is a gem among parks and zoos – it’s a combination of both! The natural pathways and open spaces with plenty of picnic areas make it a great place to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of life and explore: the laughter of your children, time together, and the great outdoors. But there’s more – more than 500 animals native to countries around the globe make their home at Hollywild.
In the walking area of the park, you are close to all kinds of animals from the curious camels and humorous bears (who can be seen playing on the park’s webcam www.hollywild.org Eyes on Hollywild) to the majestic great cats (lions, tigers, leopards, and cougars), striking baboons and ambassador wolves. Petting areas are intentionally placed throughout the park. Children wanting to pet the “kitty” may need to be redirected if that “kitty” happens to be a 500 pound Siberian Tiger, but just a few feet away you find a petting area where donkeys, alpaca, goats, and even pigs can be found ready for some attention. Free roaming birds like the brilliant peacocks, guineas, and exotic chickens show their colors throughout the grounds adding another element of fun to your visit. A bit of learning is tucked into a Hollywild visit too, with the aid of signage and the Creature Feature programs in the park’s amphitheater. Both showcase details about the featured animals and give you the inside scoop on their unique adaptations and behaviors. There just aren’t many places where you learn a little then spread out a picnic blanket beside a waterfall in view of a rare white lion, one of the newest additions to the Hollywild family. His inspiring story and Hollywild’s partnership in an international effort to conserve the rare white subspecies make it easy to see why this place is a treasure on so many levels.
Included in your admission is the Safari Bus Ride you won’t want to miss. Converted old-style school buses take you and yours on a journey you’ll not soon forget – on the ride you meet all kinds of herbivores: emu, donkeys, water buffalo, bison, watusi, and zebras who come to the bus for snack time. You just can’t see the foot-long tongue of a watusi up-close from anywhere – but you can at Hollwyild! From the bus, catch a glimpse of “Tank” the park’s rare white rhino and star of many television commercials. In fact, that’s where the park’s name originated – through the movie industry. Hollywild has a 40+ year history – starting from a modest private backyard collection of animals to the nearly 100 acre public access park it is today. It grew as a result of Hollywood movie makers calling founder David Meeks and asking to film his animals. The funds raised by those efforts built the park to be the great resource it is today. Walking through the park you can see the star signs indicating the movies that Hollywild animals have appeared in during the park’s history.
The park converted to a non-profit organization more than 15 years ago so that it would be run by a board of directors who could see to it that the park lives on as a great resource for generations to come. Many animals have been born here or brought here as rescues and some as ‘retirees’ from circus acts. Each has a special story worth hearing. Though staff recommend at least 2 hours for a visit during Park Season, others recommend just planning to spend the whole day as you can ride the bus as many times as you like and just relax enjoying the nature abundant around you. Picnics are welcome or you can purchase light concessions on-site. The park’s website www.hollywild.org has links to places to stay, eat, and play nearby making it easy to plan a weekend getaway to the Upstate area convenient to I-85 and I-26.
Free Child’s Admission with purchase of an Adult Admission
TEMPE, AZ: SEA LIFE
Discover SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium! With an amazing 360 degree ocean tunnel and more than 5,000 sea creatures including sharks, rays and seahorses, the aquarium is the perfect stop for family fun.
New for 2015, dive in to summer camp at SEA LIFE Arizona: June 15 – June 19, June 22 – June 26, July 6 – July 10.
Discover amazing ocean creatures, enjoy hands-on activities and participate in exclusive experiences. SEA LIFE Adventure Camp is for kids age 7 to 12 years old and is $200 plus tax per Camper. Each 1-week session is Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 3:30pm. Select which session works best for you and enjoy 5 days of fun ocean-themed activities!
World Oceans Day
This World Oceans Day SEA LIFE Arizona will be taking part in the #BetterBagChallange. On June 8th, guests can bring in plastic bags, sign the #BetterBagChallange Pledge, and receive an amazing reusable tote. This will be a great way to help our oceans and receive something special for it.
Octonauts Training Academy
Sound the Octo-Alert! This June 8th- 21st SEA LIFE Arizona welcomes Captain Barnacles and Peso from the hit animated TV show, The Octonauts. Participate in the Octonauts Training Academy and learn what it takes to become a member of the crew. As cadets, they’ll master the specialties of their favorite characters across 6 fun zones, meet Captain Barnacles and Peso in person* and then be rewarded for completing their training with a very special Octonauts certificate!
For more information please visit visitsealife.com/Arizona/Octonauts
My Readers Save $3 off Child Admission and $5 off Adult Admission! – Save $3 off Children’s Admission and $5 off Adult Admission at SEA LIFE Arizona. Valid for up to 6 discounts per coupon. Offer cannot be applied to pre-purchased or online tickets. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Additional restrictions may apply. The right of final interpretation resides with SEA LIFE Arizona. CODE: 1305
KANSAS CITY, MO: LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER
Explore LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City, the ultimate indoor playground for kids ages 3-10 who are the biggest fans of LEGO! LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City is one of Kansas City’s best attractions for kids! Reach out and touch the stars in our 4D cinema, build the fastest car in Build & Test, save the princess at Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, or have the ultimate LEGO birthday party. Plan your family visit and jump into the biggest box of LEGO bricks!
NEW FOR 2015: Come and visit our LEGO Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope Miniland Model Display – Now Open!
As part of the new intergalactic exhibit, guests can help the Rebel Alliance destroy the Galactic Empire’s powerful Death Star, experience the epic duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, watch in awe as the Millennium Falcon rises from the deserts of Tatooine, discover the bustling city of Mos Eisley, and take in the busy cantina where the band plays its familiar tune and dangerous characters lurk in dark corners.
My Readers Save $3 off Legoland Discovery Center! – Use this coupon to receive $3 off full priced admission at Legoland Discovery Center.
DICKSON, TN: DICKSON RODEO DAYS
Saddle up for family fun at the 27th annual Dickson Stampede Days Rodeo, June 19 – 20 in Dickson, Tennessee. There’s hometown, professional rodeo from bronc riding to roping and bull riding. Two pro events are exclusively for women, plus there are two youth events for both boys and girls. You’ll see Rodeo Clown of the Year Dusty Myers, world champion cowboy Josh Crager, a wild-west rodeo opening and much more. Ride the mechanical bull and visit the western shopping mall. One dollar per ticket goes to Fight DMD, to help find a cure for the 100% fatal Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Save $2 on Kids Gen. Admission Tickets – This coupon is good for $2 off children’s General Admission tickets when purchasing a regular priced adult General Admission ticket for the 27th annual Dickson Stampede Days Rodeo, June 19 and 20, 2015 at 8 p.m. at the Dickson County Fairgrounds, Dickson, Tenn. (This coupon good a discount on up to four children’s tickets when accompanying a paying adult.)
BOERNE, TX: CASCADE CAVERNS
See Texas Downunder! Cascade Caverns has been declared a Texas Historical Site for its combination of history, geology & archaeological significance. Your guided 45 minute to one hour tour takes you through corridor after corridor of timeless beauty. The tour leaves continuously throughout the day but check seasonal schedules for specific times during the year. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a camera!
The cavern is a cool, living cavern with millions of glistening drops of pure water reluctantly falling on spectacular rock formations, a comfortable 64 degrees year round. Bring your picnic to enjoy on our 105 acre park before or after your tour. There are nature trails and a playground to explore as well as our unique gift shop.
Cascade Caverns is a fun and educational experience for adults, teens, and kids.
We also have the ideal setup for parties, rallies, musical events, or corporate retreats. Give us a call to see what we can do for you.
Save $1 Off Child OR $2 OFF Adult Admission OR $5 Off Camping at Cascade Caverns – Present this coupon and receive $1 Off Child OR $2 OFF Adult Admission OR $5 Off Camping at Cascade Caverns. One coupon per family visit – not valid with other offers. Code: SanAntonioKidsGuide.com