Today’s Daily Getaways are discounted Busch Gardens.
If you’re new to Daily Getaways, think of this as “Vacations For Real People” (or vacations for normal people). It’s no secret that I love showing my family the world. I took my wife and daughter to Paris a few years ago for Valentine’s Day on a long weekend, but we’re just as likely to pile into the car and drive up to HersheyPark. We prefer to travel to places like Italy and Greece to explore the culture, but those trips aren’t accessible to everyone.
Even though I preach the strategy of earning miles to just about everyone I meet (sorry, for those of you tired of hearing me babble on), most folks aren’t trying to fly First Class in an apartment to the Middle East. Or pop over to Sydney for a long weekend. We decided to head down to the Fort Myers area in Florida last year for spring break and were surprised to find at least a dozen of our friends from Virginia had chosen the same destination as us.
Some drove, some flew, none of them stayed at a St. Regis, Ritz or Four Seasons. For that group, which are the normal folks, Daily Getaways can represent a significant value. Not all deals will, but there are still plenty of savings to be had.
Today’s Daily Getaways deals are discounted tickets for Busch Gardens in Williamsburg and Tampa.
This is one of only two successful Daily Getaways I’ve taken part in. I used two browsers and purchased tickets in both my wife’s name and mine so I could get enough before the deal quickly sold out.
For a one-day Busch Gardens trip, this is a great deal. $45 for a one-day pass versus $89 for Tampa and $80 for Williamsburg if you buy from the Busch Gardens website. It’s important to note that if you’re going for 2 days or more, it’s likely cheaper to buy a season pass from Busch Gardens.
Even though there are a lot of these passes available, this one sells out almost immediately every year. So, be ready a few minutes before 1pm EDT. I’ll do my best to send an update on Twitter.