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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!

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Bubble Palooza 2015

2014 December 22

There are a lot of different races out there now but there are none that are as unique as Bubble Palooza. It’s a combination of a Spanish Tomato Toss, Big Bird’s Bath Tub, and a box of Lucky Charms all in one! The total length of the course is three miles but along the way you will be doused with a cornucopia of colorful bubbles. A lot of runners actually put rubber bands around their shirt to create a tie-die effect. At the end of the race you will come out looking like a rainbow. Bubble Palooza will be held on Saturday, April 18th. Check in starts at 8:30 and the race officially starts at 10 am, in intervals. You will need to register beforehand though. You can register on the day of the race but it is much more expensive to do so on the day of the race.

Get 56% Off Registration Fees for Bubble Palooza Miami

As mentioned, the earlier you register the more money you save. If you register before February 16th you can save $10 off the walk up registration price. If you register before March 18th you can save $5 off the cost of your registration fees. They are also asking for volunteers and if you do volunteer you can run for free at Bubble Palooza. Now if you decide to register online then be sure to check for promo codes. You should notice a promo code box at the top of the registration page. Just enter your coupon here and click apply. You should then notice your discount appear right below. Try entering FBPROMO into the promo code box for $20 off your registration fees. It is unknown how long this promo code is good for though. This promo code was taken from their Facebook page so you can always check there for more promo codes.


"A Not So Silent Night": Christmas Reading and Comedy

at Temple Torah of West Boynton Beach, Boynton Beach
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 25
FULL PRICE: $49.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $24.50

Spend Christmas Day at Temple Torah in West Boynton Beach with an entertaining show featuring a dramatic candlelight reading of "A Christmas Carol", not to mention some Borscht Belt humor from Philade... [more+]

Spend Christmas Day at Temple Torah in West Boynton Beach with an entertaining show featuring a dramatic candlelight reading of "A Christmas Carol", not to mention some Borscht Belt humor from Philadelphia comedian Ben Kurland. Charles Dickens, the esteemed author who crafted arguably the most popular holiday classic of all time, was also famed for giving solo readings of his own work. Now Randolph Del Lago, the artistic director of The Delray Beach Playhouse, takes on the task of portraying the world-famous writer, as he spins the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who learns the true meaning of Christmas with the help of some supernatural guidance. A veteran stand-up, Kurland's sharp brand of observational humor has been honed from years on the circuit, as well as appearances on Comedy Central, A&E, HBO and on several trips overseas entertaining the troops. [less-]

Weekly Stand-Up Showcase Hosted by Ray Combs: Florida Comedy Club

at Florida Comedy Club at Champps Americana , Fort Lauderdale
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 26
Sat, January 03
Sat, January 10
+ 13 more dates
Fri, December 26
Sat, January 03
Sat, January 10
Fri, January 16
Sat, January 17
Fri, January 23
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FULL PRICE: $15.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $7.50

Every Friday night, producer and owner Ray Combs hosts a jam-packed evening of stand-up inside the Champps Americana Sports Bar. A mix of fresh local talent and rising headliners from Los Angeles, New... [more+]

Every Friday night, producer and owner Ray Combs hosts a jam-packed evening of stand-up inside the Champps Americana Sports Bar. A mix of fresh local talent and rising headliners from Los Angeles, New York City and nearly everywhere in between, each week brings new faces, new material and new chances to discover tomorrow's next top comedy stars. So settle in and enjoy a night of hilarious stand-up comedy from artists honing their acts. [less-]

Enjoy a Meal and Holiday Hit "Winter Wonderettes"

at Coral Springs Center for the Arts - Comedy Club, Coral Springs
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 26
Sat, December 27
FULL PRICE: $59.00
OFFER PRICE: $32.00

This engaging sequel to Roger Bean's hit musical comedy "The Marvelous Wonderettes" picks up the action on Christmas 1968 -- a few months after the singing ladies' 10-year high-school reunion. The ann... [more+]

This engaging sequel to Roger Bean's hit musical comedy "The Marvelous Wonderettes" picks up the action on Christmas 1968 -- a few months after the singing ladies' 10-year high-school reunion. The annual Harper's Hardware holiday party is in danger of going up the chimney in smoke after Santa goes missing. Can the signature four-part harmony of Missy, Suzy, Betty Jean, and Cindy Lou save the day? Featuring'60s versions of holiday classics such as "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town," "Jingle Bell Rock," "Run, Rudolph, Run," and "Winter Wonderland," this energetic holiday show is guaranteed to delight. Enjoy an included holiday dinner or brunch by Doris' Market while you enjoy the show. [less-]

Celebrate Jewish Celebrities in Musical Revue "Stars of David"

at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 27
FULL PRICE: $45.00
OFFER PRICE: $22.50

"Stars of David" is a funny and captivating new musical revue based on the bestselling book by author Abigail Pogrebin ("Showstopper", "One and the Same"). The production celebrates the lives of your ... [more+]

"Stars of David" is a funny and captivating new musical revue based on the bestselling book by author Abigail Pogrebin ("Showstopper", "One and the Same"). The production celebrates the lives of your favorite Jewish stars and public figures. Original songs that are both humorous and human shed light on the likes of Gloria Steinem, Andy Cohen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Norman Lear, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and many others, with original music by Broadway's finest composers and lyricists. It's enjoyable and engaging entertainment, whether you're Jewish or not. [less-]

Bobby Lee: "MADtv" Star at the Fort Lauderdale Improv

at Fort Lauderdale Improv, Fort Lauderdale
OFFER DATES:
Mon, December 29
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $5.00

Bobby Lee -- best known as a cast member on FOX's "MADtv" from 2001 to 2009, as well as NBC's "Animal Practice" -- headlines the Improv. He's appeared on "The Tonight Show", "Mind of Mencia", "Curb Yo... [more+]

Bobby Lee -- best known as a cast member on FOX's "MADtv" from 2001 to 2009, as well as NBC's "Animal Practice" -- headlines the Improv. He's appeared on "The Tonight Show", "Mind of Mencia", "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Chelsea Lately", and in the movies "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle", "Pineapple Express" and "The Dictator". On "MADtv", Lee was known for characters such as the incompetent translator Bae Sung and the Average Asian, as well as his impression of Kim Jong-il. [less-]

Tubing For All Confidence Levels at Miami Beach Marina

at Miami Beach Marina - Pier J, Miami Beach
OFFER DATES:
Thu, January 01
FULL PRICE: $50.00
OFFER PRICE: $25.00

Get out for a day on the water and participate in one of the easiest and most fun of all the watersports. Tubing is accessible to all ages and skill levels, and the experience can be as gentle or as e... [more+]

Get out for a day on the water and participate in one of the easiest and most fun of all the watersports. Tubing is accessible to all ages and skill levels, and the experience can be as gentle or as exciting as you desire. During your 15-minute tubing session, your boat driver will tailor the experience to your wishes, giving you a gentle glide across the wake or an adrenaline-filled white-knuckle ride. You'll learn basic hand signals that will enable you to communicate with the driver, to slow down or speed up, so your ride is exactly the way you want. When you get back on the boat, you'll have plenty of stories to tell about your triumphs and wipeouts on the water. [less-]

Star Island Boat Tour and Tubing Session on Biscayne Bay

at Miami Beach Marina - Pier J, Miami Beach
OFFER DATES:
Thu, January 01
FULL PRICE: $69.00
OFFER PRICE: $35.00

Enjoy a 30-minute outing on the beautiful Biscayne Bay, including a boat tour of Star Island and a tubing session on the water. From out on the bay, you'll get the best views of the downtown Miami sky... [more+]

Enjoy a 30-minute outing on the beautiful Biscayne Bay, including a boat tour of Star Island and a tubing session on the water. From out on the bay, you'll get the best views of the downtown Miami skyline, Miami Beach and Millionaires' Row. You'll also get a chance to try out tubing, an easy and fun water sport that's accessible to all ages and skill levels. Your boat driver will tailor the experience to your wishes, giving you a gentle glide across the wake or an adrenaline-filled white-knuckle ride. [less-]

Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: See Miami's Famous Landmarks at Your Own Pace

at City Sightseeing Bus, Miami
OFFER DATES:
Thu, January 01
FULL PRICE: $26.00 - $35.00
OFFER PRICE: $13.00 - $17.50

See everything Miami has to offer and do it your way on the South Beach Road Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour. You can start the tour at any of the bus's stops, at any time you want. While you're on the bus, ... [more+]

See everything Miami has to offer and do it your way on the South Beach Road Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour. You can start the tour at any of the bus's stops, at any time you want. While you're on the bus, you'll experience breathtaking views of the city from the upper deck platform as you ride on the McArthur Causeway over Biscayne Bay. When you get to a stop you want to explore, just hop off and take your time, boarding the bus again whenever you're ready. The tour stops at Miami Beach hotspot Ocean Drive, the Art Deco district and other iconic locations in South Beach as well as lots of great shopping destinations. [less-]

Star Island Boat Tour, Plus Snorkeling, Paddle Board & Tubing

at Miami Beach Marina - Pier J, Miami Beach
OFFER DATES:
Thu, January 01
FULL PRICE: $159.00
OFFER PRICE: $80.00

Enjoy a two-hour outing on the beautiful Biscayne Bay, including a boat tour of Star Island plus a fun watersports session on the water with snorkeling, paddle board and tubing. From out on the bay, y... [more+]

Enjoy a two-hour outing on the beautiful Biscayne Bay, including a boat tour of Star Island plus a fun watersports session on the water with snorkeling, paddle board and tubing. From out on the bay, you'll get the best views of the downtown Miami skyline, Miami Beach and Millionaire's Row. You'll also get a chance to try out fun and easy water sports like paddle board and tubing, and explore the beautiful underwater world of the bay with some snorkeling. [less-]

International Gem and Jewelry Show at War Memorial Auditorium

at War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 02
Sat, January 03
Sun, January 04
FULL PRICE: $8.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP

This is the most dazzling display of gems, jewelry, beads, accessories and minerals you'll ever see under one roof. Since the 1960s, the International Gem and Jewelry Show has been bringing a fantasti... [more+]

This is the most dazzling display of gems, jewelry, beads, accessories and minerals you'll ever see under one roof. Since the 1960s, the International Gem and Jewelry Show has been bringing a fantastic selection of jewelry at the lowest prices to locations across the country. You can expect to find colored gemstones, exquisite fine jewelry, gold and silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets, beads and crystals, ethnic jewelry, classic pearls, vintage estate jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands, designer watches and one-of-a-kind seasonal pieces. With a varied selection and special show pricing direct from worldwide designers and manufacturers, this show is perfect for gem enthusiasts, jewelry lovers and anyone looking for unique new accessories at a great price. [less-]

Hypnotism, Comedy & Motivational Speaking With Rich Guzzi

at Palm Beach Improv, West Palm Beach
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 02
Fri, January 02
Sat, January 03
+ 1 more dates
Fri, January 02
Fri, January 02
Sat, January 03
Sat, January 03
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FULL PRICE: $17.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $5.00

Part hypnotherapist, part comedian and part motivational speaker, Rich Guzzi offers a show unlike anyone else on the comedy circuit. Guzzi's background as a stand-up comic comes through in every aspec... [more+]

Part hypnotherapist, part comedian and part motivational speaker, Rich Guzzi offers a show unlike anyone else on the comedy circuit. Guzzi's background as a stand-up comic comes through in every aspect of his act, providing big laughs throughout the evening. And things really heat up when he invites audience members on stage to participate in the hypnotism segment. Depending on your mood, you can choose one of his hilariously risqué shows or stick with something tamer. (Just check the "wild level" noted alongside the show time.) Guzzi rounds out all of his shows with his serious -- but still funny -- beliefs about how hypnotism can benefit a person's life. [less-]

Art, Live Music & Delicious Food: Coral Gables Festival of the Arts

at Downtown Coral Gables, Coral Gables
OFFER DATES:
Sun, January 04
Sat, January 24
Sun, January 25
FULL PRICE: $10.00 - $95.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $47.50

From artwork, sculpture, live music, delicious food and beyond, the two-day Coral Gables Festival of the Arts combines the best of visual, culinary, audible and performance arts from across South Flor... [more+]

From artwork, sculpture, live music, delicious food and beyond, the two-day Coral Gables Festival of the Arts combines the best of visual, culinary, audible and performance arts from across South Florida and the U.S. With more than 100 visual artists presenting their talents in categories such as oil, water color, clay and bronze, you'll have plenty to peruse at the juried visual art show, and whenever you need a break, local vendors will be on hand with tasty eats, beer, wine and other spirits. There will be music and other performances throughout the day, and you'll have the chance to bid on your favorite artworks at the Exhibitors Art Auction. A portion of the proceeds goes to Coral Gables Firefighters Benevolent Association. [less-]

Amaluna: "Cirque du Soleil"'s Epic Love Story

at Grand Chapiteau at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens
OFFER DATES:
Wed, January 07
Thu, January 08
Fri, January 09
+ 23 more dates
Wed, January 07
Thu, January 08
Fri, January 09
Fri, January 09
Sat, January 10
Sat, January 10
Sun, January 11
Sun, January 11
Tue, January 13
Wed, January 14
Thu, January 15
Thu, January 15
Fri, January 16
Fri, January 16
Sat, January 17
Sat, January 17
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Sun, January 18
Wed, January 21
Thu, January 22
Fri, January 23
Fri, January 23
Sat, January 24
Sat, January 24
Sun, January 25
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FULL PRICE: $55.00 - $100.00
OFFER PRICE: $55.00 - $95.00

Experience an amazing night of high-flying feats and stunning imagery from "Cirque du Soleil". This magical romance, inspired by Shakespeare's "The Tempest", takes you to a mysterious island where god... [more+]

Experience an amazing night of high-flying feats and stunning imagery from "Cirque du Soleil". This magical romance, inspired by Shakespeare's "The Tempest", takes you to a mysterious island where goddesses walk the land and the rhythm of life is ruled by the cycles of the moon. The daughter of Queen Prospera is undergoing the rituals of her coming-of-age ceremony when a group of young men caught up in a storm become stranded on the island. Prospera's daughter falls in love with one of the brave sailors but the two lovers must overcome many trials and setbacks before finding peace together. As the story unfolds, the dazzling arts of "Cirque du Soleil" illustrate the tale. The island world of Amaluna bursts to life with jugglers, aerial performers, dancers, unicyclists and much more. This offer gets you great discounts on tickets purchased in groups of 2 to 8. [less-]

Delicious Comedy "Fully Committed" Details Rush for Reservation

at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 09
Sun, January 11
Thu, January 15
+ 5 more dates
Fri, January 09
Sun, January 11
Thu, January 15
Thu, January 22
Fri, January 23
Thu, January 29
Fri, January 30
Sun, February 01
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FULL PRICE: $45.00
OFFER PRICE: $15.00 - $25.00

When it comes to the hottest new restaurant in Manhattan, some diners will do anything to get a seat. In "Fully Committed", desperate diners -- all played by John Manzelli -- resort to threats, bribes... [more+]

When it comes to the hottest new restaurant in Manhattan, some diners will do anything to get a seat. In "Fully Committed", desperate diners -- all played by John Manzelli -- resort to threats, bribes, name-dropping and downright begging to nab that all-important reservation. Restaurant-speak for "no tables available," "Fully Committed" is a tour-de-force showcase for Manzelli as the high-strung maître d' and 39 (!) other characters in a show "The New York Times" calls "immensely entertaining." Arrive one hour early and enjoy drinks and a modern menu of tapas-style plates. [less-]

"Inherit the Wind": A Riveting Courtroom Drama

at Soref Hall, Plantation
OFFER DATES:
Sat, January 10
Sat, January 10
Sun, January 11
+ 5 more dates
Sat, January 10
Sat, January 10
Sun, January 11
Sat, January 17
Sat, January 17
Sun, January 18
Sat, January 24
Sat, January 24
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FULL PRICE: $30.00
OFFER PRICE: $9.00 - $15.00

A pair of legal giants go head-to-head in "Inherit the Wind", a gripping courtroom drama inspired by the historic Scopes "monkey trial." Now, Down in Front Theater Company brings to life this masterpi... [more+]

A pair of legal giants go head-to-head in "Inherit the Wind", a gripping courtroom drama inspired by the historic Scopes "monkey trial." Now, Down in Front Theater Company brings to life this masterpiece of American theater. The story focuses on a small-town school science teacher who's put on trial for teaching evolution, and the subsequent courtroom clash between friends and rival attorneys Drummond and Brady, standing in for the real trial's William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow. The play first hit the stage in 1955, but the passionately argued issues of science vs. faith are still amazingly timely. "Inherit the Wind" has been adapted into several films, including the acclaimed 1960 version directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Spencer Tracy, Fredric March and Gene Kelly. [less-]

Greedy Siblings' Dreams Dashed in "Little Piggies"

at Empire Stage, Ft Lauderdale
OFFER DATES:
Sun, January 11
Fri, January 16
Sat, January 17
+ 1 more dates
Sun, January 11
Fri, January 16
Sat, January 17
Sun, January 18
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FULL PRICE: $25.00
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Greed -- when taken to the ridiculous -- can be funny, at least that's what local playwright Todd Caster was banking on when he penned "Little Piggies", an original comedy about the lengths to which p... [more+]

Greed -- when taken to the ridiculous -- can be funny, at least that's what local playwright Todd Caster was banking on when he penned "Little Piggies", an original comedy about the lengths to which people will go to get the cash. Rich Uncle Alex's nieces and nephews are expecting to inherit all of his money. But when they throw him a birthday party, a mysterious stranger shows up and crushes all of their dreams. Watch as these siblings prove money is thicker than blood. [less-]

David Cassidy ("I Think I Love You") Performs Live

at JAZZIZ Nightlife, Boca Raton
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 16
FULL PRICE: $35.00 - $85.00
OFFER PRICE: $17.50 - $42.50

David Cassidy catapulted to fame in the 1970s as the teen heartthrob and star of the hit TV show "The Partridge Family," and has been melting hearts for more than four decades as a successful recordin... [more+]

David Cassidy catapulted to fame in the 1970s as the teen heartthrob and star of the hit TV show "The Partridge Family," and has been melting hearts for more than four decades as a successful recording artist, performer/producer (Vegas' "EFX"), and contestant on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice". His Partridge Family singles include "Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted," "I Woke Up In Love This Morning," "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," and, of course, "I Think I Love You." As a solo artist, he scored hits with "Cherish," "Could It Be Forever," "How Can I Be Sure," "Rock Me Baby," and "Lyin' to Myself." Don't miss him when he hits the stage live in Boca Raton. [less-]

British Pianist Nick van Bloss: Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann

at The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Aventura
OFFER DATES:
Sun, January 18
FULL PRICE: $30.00
OFFER PRICE: $15.00

Returning to the intimately staged Miami International Piano Festival series after an acclaimed 2014 performance, British pianist Nick van Bloss tackles some of the most technically challenging and em... [more+]

Returning to the intimately staged Miami International Piano Festival series after an acclaimed 2014 performance, British pianist Nick van Bloss tackles some of the most technically challenging and emotionally revealing works in the classical canon. van Bloss, who has Tourette's Syndrome, is known for both his struggles and his triumphs over the condition, as explored in both a BBC documentary and a 2007 book by Oliver Sacks. This concert is set to open with Haydn's Sonata in F Major, followed by Beethoven's tempestuous Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, otherwise known as "Appassionata". Considering his own personal history, van Bloss has chosen a fitting finale in Robert Schumann's "Kreisleriana", inspired by the "mad poet" character created by E.T.A. Hoffmann of "Nutcracker" fame. This magnificent work, said to be one of Schumann's own favorites, explores the composer's inner push and pull between what's believed to be his manic and depressive sides. van Bloss' prior Miami concert was recorded for a future disc, and was described in the "Herald" as "scintillating ... memorable" and "a vast musical journey assayed with imagination and depth of feeling." You're invited to stay for an artist's reception following the show. [less-]

Jazz Singer Diane Schuur Performs Live on Piano

at JAZZIZ Nightlife, Boca Raton
OFFER DATES:
Tue, January 20
Tue, January 20
FULL PRICE: $35.00 - $65.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $32.50

Although she was blinded at birth in a hospital accident, it didn't stop Diane Schuur from becoming a musical prodigy. She scored her first gig at the age of 10 in a Holiday Inn and went on to have he... [more+]

Although she was blinded at birth in a hospital accident, it didn't stop Diane Schuur from becoming a musical prodigy. She scored her first gig at the age of 10 in a Holiday Inn and went on to have her breakout moment at the 1979 Monterey Jazz Festival, singing "Amazing Grace." In the years since, she has performed at the White House, won two Grammys and collaborated with music legends like Barry Manilow, Ray Charles and B.B. King. Regarded by many as the quintessential jazz singer, Schuur walks the line between traditional and contemporary jazz in her shows, often throwing in some pop songs as well. She'll also perform a few tunes from her latest recording, an homage to two of her mentors: Frank Sinatra and Stan Getz. [less-]

Average White Band: Scottish Funk Pioneers

at JAZZIZ Nightlife, Boca Raton
OFFER DATES:
Wed, January 21
Thu, January 22
FULL PRICE: $60.00 - $150.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $75.00

Widely regarded as one of the funkiest funk bands in the history of funk, Average White Band (known to fans as AWB) has been a musical mainstay since they were first founded in Dundee, Scotland more t... [more+]

Widely regarded as one of the funkiest funk bands in the history of funk, Average White Band (known to fans as AWB) has been a musical mainstay since they were first founded in Dundee, Scotland more than 40 years ago. Though perhaps best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit "Pick Up the Pieces," the band's influence has only grown as acts like the Beastie Boys, TLC, Nas and A Tribe Called Quest have sampled their soulful (and undeniably funky) beats. With multiple Grammy Award nominations and several Gold albums to their misleading name, come see for yourself why this band is anything but average. [less-]