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Trying to plan a vacation on a budget? Why not plan a staycation in Miami instead? There's plenty to do and see, even if you have lived in South Florida for your entire life. You can sometimes forget what all is here in Miami. Keep reading an follow along for the latest tips and suggestions for planning your next Miami staycation.You will get find tips on things to do and ways to save even more money with discount options, coupons, and more. And everything suggested is within a couple hours (or approximately 100 miles) by car from the center of Miami. And if you want a little more out of your staycation, you can just as easily turn it into an overnight or weekend trip without much added cost!

The Latest Staycation Ideas

  1. Naples Botanical Garden
  2. Barbie Dream House Experience Sawgrass
  3. Water Taxi Miami
  4. Coral Castle
  5. Miami Science Museum
  6. City Sightseeing Bus Miami
  7. Miami Children’s Museum
  8. Everglades Alligator Farm
  9. Morikami Museum
  10. Naples Zoo

2014 Coconut Grove Seafood Festival

2014 October 3

For fresh seafood, live music, and family fun go ahead and mark the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival on your calendar. Performers include Bahama Joe, Y5, Fourth Dimension, and Jimmy Stowe and the Stowe Aways. There’s also plenty of food, shopping, and more. This years event will be held at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove on October 19th. Gates open at 11 am and the festival goes on until sundown. Now you can purchase your tickets online or at the gate. Of course if you purchase your tickets ahead of time you’ll have the opportunity to save even more money.

Get 40% Off Tickets for the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival

Buy your tickets before October 18th and you can save $5 off the cost of each ticket as part of the pre sale promotion. You can buy these pre-sale tickets online or over the phone. If you are purchasing your tickets online then be sure to first check for promotional codes. You should notice a promotional code link at the bottom right of the checkout. Just click on that link and enter your coupon into the box. Once you click apply you should see your discount appear above.

Before you purchase your tickets online though, be sure to check with the daily deal / coupon sites like Groupon and Livingsocial. They often run promotions where you can save as much as 50% off select ticket packages for the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival.

** Kids 12 years and under get free admission to the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival **

2014 Terror in the Jungle

2014 September 27

There are a lot of different Halloween events to choose from in the Miami area but one of the most unique events is the Terror in the Jungle event at Jungle Island. From October 2nd to November 1st the Jungle Island park completely transforms into one of the most terrifying jungles in the world. Lurking in the jungles are mutated creatures and zombie-like Aztec Indians. See if you can make it through the 5 acres of terror. If you want to visit, keep in mind that you need a separate ticket to this event. Tickets for the Terror in the Jungle can be purchased online or at the gate.

Get up to 44% Off Admission to the Terror in the Jungle

Now you can save time and money by purchasing your tickets online. If you do so then be sure to check for promotional codes. You should notice a promotional code button on the right hand side of the checkout page after you make your date and time selection. Just click that and then enter your coupon in the box. Your discount should then appear in the order total. You can follow Jungle Island on Facebook and Twitter because they will sometimes publish their own coupons on their social media pages.

Many of the attractions in the Miami area offer special discounts for teachers. Jungle Island usually offers some sort of a discount on admission for teachers but this is usually for the general admission ticket. It’s still worth checking into though for the Terror in the Jungle Halloween event. If you are visiting Jungle Island at any other time then you may want to first check out the Jungle Island coupons. This way you will be sure to get the most savings possible on your general admission ticket for Jungle Island.

$5 Admission to Zoo Miami

2014 June 30

For this week only everyone is invited to the 5th annual hot summer special. Starting July 2nd and continuing through July 6th (10 am to 4 pm) all families are invited to visit Zoo Miami for just $5 admission each. This event is sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. That’s not all either. Not only do you get a fantastically low price on admission to Zoo Miami but they are also offering a lot of great giveaways. You can enter to win a brand new 2015 Ford Fusion as well as family giveaways from Walmart and Greyhound. There really are a lot of great things offered and it will be a great time for the entire family to enjoy.

Save time by going ahead and purchasing your tickets online through the Zoo Miami website. When you click purchase tickets you can just scroll to the bottom of the ticket list. That is where you will find the option for the $5 admission tickets. All you have to do is select the day that you wish to visit the zoo. Keep in mind that the price for an adult ticket and a child’s ticket is the same, but still need to select the number of adults and children in your party. The reason is to make sure that your children get all of the freebies that they can get. Finally, children 2 years and younger get free admission to the zoo so you don’t need to select a ticket in this case.

Visiting Zoo Miami at another time? If you are then be sure to check out the Zoo Miami coupons before you purchase your tickets to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible on your admission to the zoo. This includes the latest tips, discounts, deals, and of course coupons for Zoo Miami.