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Los Angeles is an enormous city. Of course living in the area you know that. Now if you are looking to take a vacation, yet want to do it on a much smaller budget, this is the perfect opportunity to take a Los Angeles Staycation. What is this? These are little mini vacations that involve short drives for day trips or over night trips. There is actually quite a bit to do in the area that you may have forgotten about. You can still have a lot of fun and relax while not spending so much money. Sometimes because you live right there in a city like Los Angeles, you forget or are blind to what is right in your own back yard. Follow along and we will help you plan your next Los Angeles Staycation. All while saving you even more money at the same time!

Now if you are planning a day trip to Anaheim or anywhere in Orange County you can just hop on over to Orange County Staycations to check out the latest tips, coupons, and other discounts that you can use on your staycation day trip.

The Latest Staycation Ideas

  1. Madame Tussauds Hollywood
  2. Ahmanson Theatre
  3. Queen Mary
  4. La Mirada Theatre
  5. Descanso Gardens
  6. El Capitan Theatre
  7. Hurricane Harbor
  8. Karmel Shuttle
  9. Southern California Gray Line
  10. Golf N’ Stuff Norwalk

2014 Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

2014 September 29
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One of the most popular attractions in Long Beach is the Queen Mary Ship and one of the most popular events there is the Dark Harbor Halloween Event. This annual event attracts thousands of visitors each year and this year features a whole new spectacle of attractions. New this year are two mazes as well as a Voodoo Village. Tickets for Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor start at just $20 but there are also plenty of other add on features such as the Fast Fright and VIP Passes. You can even bundle hotel packages with your tickets to the event if you dare. They do sell pretty quick so you may want to go ahead and get your tickets ahead of time. They can be purchased online as well as at the gate.

Get 50% Off Tickets to Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

The event is open each weekend of October and runs through November 2nd. There are some Thursdays and one Wednesday when the event is open to the public. Visit on the opening weekend or during the week and you can save on your admission. At last check you can save $5 off the cost of your admission this way. Tickets can also be purchased online and if you do so then be sure to check for promo codes. There is a promo code box at the bottom left of the checkout page. Just enter your coupon in this box and click apply code. You should then see your discount appear to the right. Try the promo code QMSCARE for a special discount on opening night. Finally, try checking with the daily deal / coupon sites like Livingsocial where you can often save as much as 50% off your admission to the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Halloween event.

Now if you are visiting at another time then be sure to check out the Queen Mary coupons first to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible for your visit.

2014 Los Angeles RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns

2014 September 18
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Take a visit over to the Descanso Gardens and see over 5,000 hand-carved Jack O’Lanterns. The RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns is a family friendly Halloween extravaganza that is great fun for all ages. Dozens of very talented artists participate in this event, carving out some of the most amazing pumpkin sculptures. You’ll see everything from sports figures and celebrities to dinosaurs and a whole lot more. Now you’ll need tickets to get into this event, which you can purchase online or at the Descanso Gardens ticket office. The event is already selling out for certain dates and time slots so you will need to go ahead and check to see what is available on the ticket purchase page.

Get up to 50% Off Admission to the Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns

If you miss out on the ticket deal then don’t worry. There are a few other ways that you can save a little extra money on your admission to the Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns event at Descanso Gardens. For starters, be sure to check for promo codes. You should notice a promo code box at the top of the checkout page. Just enter your coupon here and then click apply and you should see the discount below. Some of the area businesses give out promo codes. You can also enter your email address for their newsletter or follow the RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns on Facebook for the latest news, updates, and sometimes promo codes.

Also, if you are a member of Descanso Gardens you can get tickets for just $15. Group discounts are available for groups of 15 or more people. You just have to make your reservations at least 24 hours in advance. Finally, be sure to check out the daily deal / coupon sites like Groupon, Livingsocial, or Amazon local where you can, for a limited time, save 50% off your admission to the Los Angeles RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns event.

Visiting just the gardens? Be sure to check out the Descanso Gardens coupons first to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible for your visit.

Knott’s Halloween Haunt Coupons 2014

2014 September 15
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The Knott’s Berry Farm theme park is home to the Halloween Haunt, which one of the largest Halloween events in the world. This event, which is also referred to as the Knott’s Scary Farm, begins September 25th and runs through November 1st. The attractions change each year and the 2014 attractions feature Black Magic, Dominion of the Damned, Forevermore, Pinocchio Unstrung, Special Ops: Infected, The Gunslingers Grave, The Witches Keep Me In The Calico Mine Ride, Toothfairy, Trapped: Lock and Key, Trick or Treat, and Voodoo. In addition to that there’s the Halloween shows, experiences, scare zones, and of course all of the other rides at the Knott’s Berry Farm theme park. You’ll need a separate ticket for this event though. A standard general admission ticket or season pass will not work for this event.

Get up to $26 on Tickets to Knott’s Halloween Haunt

There are a few other ways that you can save on your admission to the Knott’s Halloween Haunt. If you are a student or are employed by any of the colleges or universities in the Los Angles area then be sure to check to see if you can get a discount on your tickets. Schools like Loyola Marymount University LA and the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science offer these discounts if you purchase your tickets through them. Additionally, you can check with many of the Burger Kings throughout Los Angeles as many of them have coupons for this Halloween event. No purchase is necessary. You just have to go inside and ask about the coupons. They will have a promo code on them that you can enter online for your discount or you can bring them with you to the gate for your discount.

Now there are plenty of other ways to save on general admission as well. If you are visiting at any other time then be sure to check out the Knott’s Berry Farm coupons first to make sure that you get the most savings possible.