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There really is a lot to see an do in Atlanta. Living in the metropolitan area you might sometimes forget what all is there in regards to vacation ideas. Now with the much higher cost of travel it might be worth looking into. You can still have a ton of fun and save quite a bit of money in the process too. Keep reading here and you'll get some tips to help you on your Atlanta Staycation planning. You'll get some ideas on things you can do as well as tips on how to save even more money on your staycation. This is all stuff that you can do within a short drive for either a day trip or an overnight trip. Sometimes it is nice to be waited on, even if the place is just a little ways from your home.

The Latest Staycation Ideas

  1. ZipNTime
  2. Daredevil Ziplines
  3. High Museum of Art
  4. Smith-Gilbert Gardens
  5. Southeastern Railway Museum
  6. North Georgia Zoo
  7. Medieval Times Atlanta
  8. City Segway Tours Atlanta
  9. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  10. Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta

Atlanta Food Festival 2014

2014 June 25
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The 2014 Atlanta Food Festival will be held at Jim Miller Park on Saturday, July 5th and Sunday, July 6th from 12pm to 8pm. The experience will feature a variety of dishes from the Atlanta metro area. It’s a great event for all ages too. There’s a kid’s fun zone that features inflatables, slides, rock climbing walls, bungee jumping, and more. Finally, there’s arts and crafts booths as well. Now there is a small admission fee as well as fees for the kids activities. You can purchase your tickets ahead of time through their online site or at the gate.

Get 50% Off Admission + Unlimited Wristband for the 2014 Atlanta Food Festival

There are discounts offered for youth tickets (ages 14 – 17). You can purchase ride / food tickets in bundles of 25, 50, or 75. The more tickets you buy the less it costs per ticket. For kids 13 years and under you can get the unlimited admission to the kids play area. This gives them unlimited access to the bouncy houses, rock wall, and inflatables.

Now if you are buying your tickets online then be sure to check for promotional codes. You should notice a promotional code link at the bottom right of the checkout page. Just click that and then enter your coupon in that box. Click apply and you should then see the discount appear right above. Finally, you may want to keep an eye on Livingsocial as well. They will sometimes offer limited time only deals where you can save as much as 50% off the cost of your admission to the 2014 Atlanta Food Festival.

Note: you can also enter yourself in a contest to win free tickets to the Atlanta Food Festival. You can check out the contest details on their Facebook page and then enter yourself in the contest on the page. There is no purchase necessary.

Dinosaur Train Live at the Cobb Energy Centre

2014 February 19
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Gather up the whole family and head on over to the Cobb Energy Centre this weekend for the one of a kind dinosaur themed show called Dinosaur Train Live. See your favorite characters like Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don and all of their prehistoric buddies sing, dance, and play. The kids will be up and dancing in the aisles. This is just a one day event though. There are two performances on February 22nd. One is at 1pm and the other is at 4pm. Tickets are still available but if you want to save a little money on your admission then keep reading below. These tips and suggestions should help you to save a little extra money off the total cost of your admissions.

Get 40% Off Your Admission to Dinosaur Train Live at the Cobb Energy Centre

Tips & Coupons

  1. You can also buy your tickets online and if you do then be sure to check for offer codes. You should notice an offer code box at the top of the ticket selection page. Just enter your coupon in that box and then click apply and you should see the discount reflected in the ticket price.
  2. If you have a family of four then either ask about the family 4 pack deal or when you purchase online just select the family 4 pack from the drop down menu. This gets you a discount rate on your admissions for the whole family.
  3. Be sure to follow the Dinosaur Train Live on Facebook and Twitter as well (part of PBS Kids) and they will keep you informed of all of the latest news and promotions.

The easiest way to get there is by MARTA. Just check out the route 12 schedule which runs from Midtown Station (N4) to the Cumberland Transfer Center. If you do drive there then there is a $6 self parking fee / $10 valet parking fee.

2014 Big Apple Circus at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

2014 February 6

The Big Apple Circus is here right now with live performances each day under the Big Top at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta. The show is titled Luminocity and it takes on the personas of Manhattan’s various characters. Acts this year include the high flying double trapeze, a food cart vendor juggler, a teeterboard with acrobats flying through the air, and a variety of other acts that are unique to the Big Apple. Tickets are still on sale right now but they are selling out. Before you get your tickets though, here are some tips and suggestions on how you can get a little savings off the total cost of your admission to the Big Apple Circus Luminocity show under the Big Top at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta.

Get 40% Off Your Admission to the 2014 Big Apple Circus Show in Alpharetta

Tips & Coupons

  1. Now if you purchase your tickets online through the Big Apple Circus then check for promotional codes. There is a promotional code box at the top left of the checkout page. Just enter your coupon here and then just click go and you should see the discount appear to the right.
  2. Try entering PEACHED into the promotional code box. This should give you $10 off your tickets for the Big Apple Circus show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta.
  3. Keep an eye on the daily deal / coupon sites like Livingsocial where you can save as much as 42% off the face value of your tickets for the Alpharetta Big Apple Circus show.
  4. If you are a member of the Working Advantage in the Atlanta area you can buy your Big Apple Circus tickets through the organization and save about $10 off each ticket.
  5. Check the coupon mailers like Valpak as they too have a $10 off coupon for the Big Apple Circus show in Alpharetta.
  6. You can also check out the ticket marketplaces like ScoreBig where you can sometimes save as much as 60% off the face value of your tickets for the Big Apple Circus show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.
  7. Purchase your Big Apple Circus tickets through the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau and you can also save about $10 per ticket.

Now if you want to see another Big Apple Circus show or see the same show at another venue then be sure to check out the Big Apple Circus coupons first before you purchase your tickets to make sure that you get the most savings possible on your ticket purchase.

Professional Bull Riders at the Gwinnett Center

2014 January 15
by atlanta

This weekend the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) are coming back to the Gwinnett Center in Duluth. The event kicks off with some fantastic pyrotechnics. Following the excitement will be a display of 35 of the top bull riders in the world. Watch them as they compete against the fiercest bulls in the world in a no holds barred, white knuckle, heart pounding arena. The competition is going to be on January 18th and 19th only. Tickets are still on sale and you can order them online or at the ticket box office. Before you get your tickets though, here are some tips and suggestions on how to get the best deal on your tickets to see the Professional Bull Riders.

Get 40% Off the Cost of your PBR Tickets for the Gwinnett Center

Now you can also buy your tickets online through the Gwinnett Center and if you do you’ll want to make sure that you check to see if there are any promotional codes available. A lot of time the event sponsors will send out special promotional codes that you can actually use on your ticket purchase to get a little extra savings. Just lick the promotional link and then enter the coupon in the promotional code box and then click proceed. Your ticket discount should then appear on the following page.

Of course you can also check out the ticket marketplaces like Vivid Seats where you can often find PBR tickets for well below the face value. You can sometimes find savings of up to 60% off the normal price of the tickets. Finally, if you want to see the Professional Bull Riders at another venue then be sure to check out the PBR coupons first to make sure that you get the most savings possible on your tickets for the bull riding event.

 

2014 Georgia Spartan Sprint

2013 December 28
by atlanta

The Georgia Spartan Sprint is coming back to the Atlanta area and the 2014 edition of the Spartan Sprint will be held at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers on March 8th and 9th. In total, the obstacle race is about 4 miles in length that will test both your skill and endurance. Race as a team and get through the obstacle course together. Now you need to register well in advance because the available slots do fill up quickly. Ready to register? Before you do, here are some tips on how to save a little extra money off the cost of your registration for the Georgia Spartan Sprint. This includes a listing of all of the available coupons for the Georgia Spartan Sprint which should get you a little extra savings.

Get 55% Off Registration Fees for the Georgia Spartan Race

Tips & Coupons

  1. If you are registering for the Georgia Spartan Sprint online then be sure to check for coupon codes. You should notice a coupon code box on the final page of checkout. Enter the coupon here and then just click apply and you should see the discount appear to the right.
  2. Enter the code SPRINT15 to receive $15 off the cost of your registration for the Georgia Spartan Sprint.
  3. Keep an eye on the daily deal / coupon sites like Groupon and Livingsocial where you can save 50% or more off the cost of your registration fees for the Georgia Spartan Spring.
  4. If you are a full time student, just mention this when registering and you will automatically save $10 off the cost of your registration.
  5. If you are an active, retired, veteran, or reserve military or law enforcement, fire rescue, or first responder and are verified through GovX then sign in and you will get $30 off the cost of your registration for the Georgia Spartan Race.
  6. If you have not already done so, go ahead and register for the Spartan Race email newsletter and they will send you a coupon that will take $10 off your next registration fee.

Now if you want to participate in another Spartan Sprint then go ahead and check out the Spartan Sprint coupons first to make sure that you get the absolute most saving possible on all your registrations.

Ocoee River Whitewater Rafting

2013 December 19
by atlanta

Just outside of Chattanooga runs the Ocoee River, which is known for its whitewater rafting. This is a staycation adventure that is fantastic fun for all ages, families, and groups. For whitewater rafting there are three different choices to choose from. Adventures Unlimited offers white water rafting trips for the upper Ocoee River, Middle Ocoee River, and the Full Ocoee River. You will need to make reservations ahead of time but before you make any reservations for your next whitewater rafting trip, take a moment to go over the tips which are listed below. They should help you to save a little extra money off your total cost of the trip. And in addition to that you should also find a listing of the latest coupons for Ocoee River whitewater rafting discounts listed below as well for even more savings.

Tips & Coupons

  1. Check out the daily deal / coupon sites like Groupon where you can save up to 50% off your whitewater rafting adventures, with Adventures Unlimited of Ocoee.
  2. If you are flexible with your staycation plans then choose a day of the week other than Saturday. Most of the Ocoee River whitewater rafting companies charge more for tours on Saturdays than the other days of the week. Typically Sundays are the cheapest days fo the week for whitewater rafting tours.
  3. You can also save by taking a Ocoee River whitewater rafting trip early in the season. The best deals are before Memorial Day weekend.
  4. Going whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River is always more fun as a group. It is also cheaper this way. If you can book your trip as a group you can save a little extra bit of money per person.
  5. Always check out the Facebook and Twitter pages of each of the Ocoee River whitewater rafting outfitters. Many of them offer promotions and even exclusive coupons through their social media pages.
  6. Whitewater rafting trips often fill up fast. Many of the outfitters have online booking. This can save both time and money as some of the outfitters offer specials just for online reservations.
  7. Finally, you can also check out the coupon books in the area. Just about all of the coupon books have coupons for Ocoee whitewater rafting trips through various outfitters including Adventures Unlimited.

2013 Stone Mountain Christmas

2013 December 13
by atlanta

stone-mountain-christmasThere are a lot of Christmas time celebrations through the Atlanta area but one of the top, must see attractions has to be the Stone Mountain Christmas celebration at Stone Mountain Park. This is an annual tradition and for 2013 it features attractions like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Forever Christmas, Holly Jolly Cabaret, Toyrific!,  A Crossroads Christmas Carol, the Singalong Train, The Polar Express 4-D Experience, the Snow Angel Snowfall and Fireworks Finale, and more. Tickets are on sale right now for this event that runs all the way through January 1st. Before you get your tickets though, be sure to read over the money saving tips below, which include all of the latest available coupons.

Get up to $4 Off + Additional 5% Off Tickets to Stone Mountain Christmas with code ATSM5

Tips & Coupons

  1. Buying your Stone Mountain Christmas tickets online. Just check for promo codes first. There is a promo code box at the top right of the checkout page. Enter the coupon here and then click apply. You will see the discount appear right below. Get $7 off each ticket with promo code SMP1.
  2. If you are a Gas South customer you can get 25% off your tickets for the Stone Mountain Christmas when you purchase your tickets through Gas South.
  3. If you are a customer of the Georgia Farm Bureau then use the promo code GFBSMP to get $8.95 off each ticket for Stone Mountain Christmas.
  4. Get the Snow Mountain & Christmas Combo Pass which gets you admission to Stone Mountain Christmas as well as Snow Mountain, saving you $10 per combo ticket.
  5. You can also get the Christmas Family Value Pass which saves you 30% off your admission. It includes the Adventure Pass, Meal, and Unlimited Drink Refills!
  6. Of course if you go ahead and get a Mountain Membership then you will get admission to the Stone Mountain Christmas. It pays for itself in just over 2 visits.

Now if you are visiting Stone Mountain Park at any other time of the year then you can check out the Stone Mountain Park coupons before you purchase your tickets to make sure that you take full advantage of all of the other discount opportunities as well

2013 Candlelight Christmas Evenings at Biltmore

2013 December 13
by atlanta

Every year the Biltmore puts on a fantastic display of lights for their Candlelight Christmas Evenings. During these holiday evenings candles and fireplaces are lit to provide a warm glow, accenting the many holiday decorations. The Biltmore literally sparkles on these evenings. From Atlanta it is just over a three hour drive so you can do the trip in one evening or you can make an overnight trip out of it and truly enjoy the whole experience. Tickets can be purchased starting October 31st. Just use promo code 200 when purchasing your tickets to get the lowest list price. That’s not all though. There are more ways that you can save a little extra money off the total cost of your admission to the 2013 Candlelight Christmas Evenings at the Biltmore. Below are the best ways to save on your admission as well as the latest known coupons for additional savings on your admission to the Biltmore for the Candlelight Christmas Evenings.

Get $15 Off Tickets to the Candlelight Christmas Evenings at the Biltmore

Tips & Coupons

  1. If you purchase your tickets online then be sure to check for promo codes. There is a promo code box at the top right of the checkout page. Enter the coupon in that box and then click apply. The discount will then be show in the ticket price below.
  2. Purchase your tickets online ahead of time and you can save as much as $15 off the cost of each ticket for the 2013 Candlelight Christmas Evenings at the Biltmore. Also, if you visit Sunday through Thursday you can save an additional $10 off the cost of your ticket.
  3. Make a two day trip out of it and if you pay the regular price for admission you can get the second day’s admission for the Biltmore for just $10.
  4. If you are a senior then be sure to mention this and you will get a $15 off discount on your admission to the Candlelight Christmas Evenings as well.
  5. Check with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce or the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau. They often run promotions for events like the Candlelight Christmas Evenings at the Biltmore which include discounts on lodging and tickets to the Biltmore.
  6. If you are a member of AAA then check with your local AAA office. They often sell discounted tickets to the special events at the Biltmore Estate.

Note: Kids 9 years and under get free admission to the Candlelight Christmas Evenings at the Biltmore. Also, the dates for the Candlelight Christmas Evenings are from November 9th through January 4th. Now if you are planning any other trip to the Biltmore then you will want to check out the Biltmore Estate coupons first before you purchase your tickets so that you can get the biggest savings possible for your trip.

2013 Medieval Times New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Atlanta Castle

2013 December 11
by atlanta

Take an Atlanta staycation and bring in the new year Medieval style! The Medieval Times is putting on a fantastic new year’s eve celebration that features pre-show hors d’oeuvres, a four course banquet Medieval banquet style meal, and more. An while you are enjoying your meal you will be entertained with a presentation of Medieval games and swordsmanship. Following your dinner and entertainment will be a Medieval dance party with a live DJ, champagne toast, and more to bring in the new year. Tickets are on sale right now so you will want to go ahead and reserve your spot since seating is limited for this popular event. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the Museum of Torture while you are there (if you dare).

Get up to 40% Off Tickets to the Medieval Times New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

Keep in mind that you need a special ticket for the Medieval Times New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Atlanta Castle. Tickets are a little more than the regular admission price. If your child is 3 years old or under he or she can sit in an adult’s lap for free. Finally, if you are planning a visit at any other time of the year, be sure to check out the Medieval Times Atlanta coupons first before you make any staycation plans or purchase your tickets so that you can get the most savings possible for your visit.

 

2013 Garden Lights Holiday Nights

2013 December 2

garden-lights-holiday-nightsIf you have not already done so you need to go ahead and make your arrangements to see the Garden Lights Holiday Nights event at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This is an annual event at the garden and 2013 (the third annual) features one of the most spectacular light displays int eh Atlanta area. The event goes on until January 4th and you will need to purchase tickets specifically for the Garden Lights Holiday Nights event. You can purchase your tickets online (recommended) or at the gate. Of course before you purchase your tickets you can check out the tips and suggestions below on how you can get the most amount of savings for your visit. This also includes all of the latest known coupons for the Garden Lights Holiday Nights event as well for even more savings.

Tips & Coupons

  1. If you have a Garden Membership you can save $3 per ticket for the event. You can also go ahead and purchase an annual Garden Membership and get your $3 discount right away.
  2. Visit the Garden Lights Holiday Nights event during the off peak nights (during the week) and you will save an additional $3 off the regular ticket price.
  3. If you are purchasing your Garden Lights Holiday Nights tickets online then be sure to check for promo codes. You should notice a promo code box at the bottom left of the checkout page. Enter the coupon in that box and then click confirm. You should see the discount appear in the ticket price total.
  4. Keep an eye on the daily deal / coupon sites like Groupon. They have recently posted a deal where you can save as much as 50% off your admission. Of course these are limited time only discounts.

Note for those coming in from outside of the city. You can see the Garden Lights in style and stay at the W Hotel Atlanta-Midtown. Book the exclusive package through the Atlanta Botanical Garden and get discount hotel accommodations, complimentary valet parking, and two VIP tickets to the Garden Lights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Also, if you visiting at another time, be sure to check out the Atlanta Botanical Garden coupons which can help you to save a little extra money on your admission all year long.