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The Tampa Bay area offers a lot to see and do so there is plenty to choose from when making staycation plans. It sometimes does not seem so obvious if you live in the area. So instead of taking a vacation this time why not take a staycation instead. You'll save a bundle and have fun too. Just follow along as we highlight some of the things you could do on your staycation as well as offer tips on how to get even more savings like with combo packages, best times to go, and even coupons for additional discounts on your admission. Your staycation does not have to be restricted to the Tampa Bay area either. You will also find suggestions on day trips that are within a two hour drive or roughly about 100 miles from Tampa.

The Latest Staycation Ideas

  1. Morean Arts Center
  2. American Victory Ship
  3. Mixon Fruit Farms
  4. Pirate Ship at John’s Pass
  5. Armed Forces History Museum
  6. Airheads Tampa
  7. Grand Prix Tampa
  8. Glazer Children’s Museum
  9. Speed Boat Adventures Tampa
  10. Sunken Gardens

2014 Busch Gardens Tampa Howl-O-Scream

2014 October 26
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In the Tampa area there’s over 300 acres of sinister scares nearby. Each year the Busch Gardens Tampa theme park turns into what’s called the Howl-O-Scream. This event features new and horrifying haunted houses as well as sinister surprises around every corner. This evil overflows to the streets where hundreds of creatures roam. In addition to this, you’ll also get a chance to scream on all of the heart pounding rides in the park. It’s only open select nights leading up to the Halloween weekend. The last night of the event is November 1st. You’ll need a separate ticket for this event though. Just keep in mind that ticket prices do vary depending on the day of the week. Gates open at 7:30 pm and the park stays open as late as 1 am.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online. If you go ahead and purchase your tickets ahead of time though you can save both time and money. Before you order your tickets online though, be sure to check for promo codes. You should notice a place to enter your promo code at the top of the check out page. So how do you get these promo codes? Well a lot of the area businesses offer promo codes for the Busch Gardens Tampa Howl-O-Scream event. Some places to check for promo codes include your local Publix Supermarket, AAA office, Taco Bell, and Applebee’s Restaurants, Walgreens, Circle-K gas stations, and on some Coca-Cola / Fanta products. Finally, there’s a 4 pack ticket offer. Just grab 4 of your friends / family for a discount admission to Howl-O-Scream.

Visiting the theme park at another time of the year? Be sure to check out the Busch Gardens Tampa coupons first to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible on your admission to the park.


2014 Brickworld LEGO Expo

2014 October 13
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Gather the whole family for a lot of LEGO fun at the Brickworld LEGO Expo. This one weekend event will be held at the Florida State Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th. Explore more than 40,000 square feet of LEGO madness! See spectacular creations all built from LEGO bricks by local LEGO engineers. Additionally there are interactive activities, such as the LEGO and DUPLO play brick areas, seek and finds, and even fighting robots. Of course there is also plenty of shopping there as well. Get your favorite LEGO sets, minifigures, and LEGO accessories from the exhibiting LEGO vendors. General admission is $11 per person (admission is free for kids 3 years and under) but if you plan ahead, there are a few ways that you can save a little extra money off the total cost of your admission to the Brickworld LEGO Expo.

Get 20% Off Admission to the 2014 Brickworld LEGO Expo

Now you can purchase your tickets ahead of time and if you do that you can save $1 off the cost of each general admission ticket. Just keep in mind that you need a ticket for each day of the event. There are discounts available for military and first responders. Just show your ID and you will automatically get $3 off the cost of your admission to the Brickworld LEGO Expo. Also, if you do purchase your tickets online then be sure to check for coupon codes. You should notice a coupon code box at the bottom right of the checkout page. Just enter your coupon here and then click apply and you should see your discount appear right above. Try entering FCBKT14 into the coupon code box to receive $1.50 off the cost of each general admission ticket for the Brickworld LEGO Expo. This coupon code came from their Facebook page. You can also try the coupon code FFF14 for the same $1.50 discount.

MythBusters Exhibit at MOSI

2014 February 26
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Mythbusters, The Explosive Exhibition is coming to MOSI. This special exhibit mixes scientific method with gleeful curiosity. Each of the exhibits uses interactive technology that allows you to explore the world of science the MythBusters way. The exhibit is only here until May 8th though and if you want to see it you will need a separate ticket. Before you get your tickets though, here are some tips and suggestions on how you can save a little extra money off the total cost of your admission there. This includes all of the latest coupons that you could use to save even more money on your admission to the special exhibit.

Get 48% Off Your Admission to Mythbusters, The Explosive Exhibition at MOSI

Tips & Coupons

  1. Check with the Florida Attractions Association. They offer a few coupons for area attractions and at last check they had a coupon good for $3 off your combo tickets for Mythbusters, The Explosive Exhibition at MOSI.
  2. Become a member of MOSI and you will get one free ticket for Mythbusters, The Explosive Exhibition.
  3. If you are a senior then be sure to mention this and you can save $3 off your combo ticket for MOSI and Mythbusters, The Explosive Exhibition.
  4. Kids 12 and under get $5 off the adult admission price for the exhibit.
  5. Keep an eye on the daily deal / coupon sites like Groupon where you can sometimes save as much as 50% off your admission to MOSI and the special exhibitions there.
  6. Be sure to follow MOSI on Facebook and Twitter as they will keep you informed of the latest news (like getting to meet Kari) as well as discount savings opportunities on tickets.

Planning a visit for another time? Be sure to check out the MOSI coupons first before you make your visit to insure that you get the most savings possible on your tickets.