Where do Floridians go on vacation? According to the AAA Consumer Pulse Survey, conducted online among residents living in Florida Oct. 10–30, 2017, a
surprising number of them spend their leisure time right in their own state, enjoying the same theme parks the rest of us flock to. If you’re a resident, local theme parks bend over backwards to lure you in with special deals and deep discounts just for in-state families. Here are three of the best deals for early 2018, available through AAA to its members. The good news is even if you miss these specific deals, the theme parks themselves also offer their own special rates for Florida residents.
Good through June 20, 2018, Florida residents can enjoy a Discover Disney three- and four-day ticket promotion. The special is priced $157.99–215.25, a savings of up to $41 off the gate price for the same tickets. The park also offers one-day and annual passes for residents on its website.
Through a special promotion this winter, Florida residents receive three months free on the Two- and Three-Park Preferred and Power Annual Passes. Prices range $309.99–433.99 and are valid through April 24, 2018. Or buy a four-day pass at the theme park for less than $42 a day, through June 3, and the tickets don’t have to be used consecutively.
A 12-month Brick Pass for $99 offers unlimited access to LEGOLAND Florida Park for a whole year.
To purchase discounted theme park and attraction tickets from AAA, members can visit AAA.com/fun, a local AAA office or call 855 222 3864. If you’re driving, you can map your route via AAA, research gas prices, scout out discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android.
Continuing our story from yesterday (if you missed it, click here), here’s part two on how to make the most of your weekend pioneering, with a closer look at our itinerary for Saturday:
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Chances are you know South Beach or have heard about the southernmost section of Miami Beach — 23rd Street to South Pointe Park. It’s the historic Art Deco district with stunning white and pastel buildings lining Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue and beyond.
Tucked into the central coast of California is a trail of history waiting to be found by your kids. The Highway 1 Discovery Route through San Luis Obispo County snakes along the winnowy Pacific Coast Highway, CA-1, between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The more than 100 miles of mostly protected coastline begins after a four-hour drive from San Francisco at Ragged Point, or about three hours from Los Angeles at Nipomo. The trail features 10 cities, connected by cliffs, carved by a moody ocean, and a slower pace of life. There are plenty of reasons to stop and walk into the past, preserved by those whose hearts still live there. Nature lovers will linger on the many trails to hike and picnic areas. We drove from Los Angeles with two 9-year-old boys to explore this part of the state.
Raising a budding Julia Child or Jacques Pépin? Or just looking for a more interactive family activity? Register your family (or kids) for a cooking class at the Culinary Institute of America.