Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Another Day, Another Groupon: Red and White Fleet, San Francisco

View of San Francisco from the Bay.
So, I opened up the Groupon page today and what did I see? Another discount deal on a San Francisco attraction. Today, the Groupon is for 50% off a 60-minute bay cruise for two on  the Red and White Fleet, departing from Fisherman's Wharf. Whenever I go someplace near the water, I love to go for a boat tour and have done this several times in San Francisco. You typically get close up views of the Golden Gate Bridge and fantastic views of San Francisco. Getting out on the water gives you a unique perspective of the city and it's geography. I highly recommend taking advantage of this Groupon if you plan to be in San Francisco anytime in the next year. The deal doesn't expire until September 24, 2012!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Get Your Groupon...I Did: Ripley's Believe It of Not!

One of the new things I'll be seeing on this trip to California will be the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum and Mirror Maze at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, courtesy of my Groupon purchase. I've walked by this museum numerous times while in San Francisco, but have never gone in. Now, with this great deal available from Groupon,, how could I resist? I couldn't. I love bargains, and half price tickets for something to do on vacation is even better. For $11 you can get one combo ticket to the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum and  Mirror Maze, combo purchase for two is $20, and a combo pack for four is only $38. These are all over 50% off savings...and even if you don't want to go to the Mirror Maze, the $11 purchase price for a ticket to the museum is still a deal as regular adult admission is $19.99. The Groupon is only good through December 22, so you'll need to go in the next several months...not a problem for me. I was never really sure if I wanted to go to this cheesy tourist attraction, but at the reduced rates, I couldn't resist checking it out. I'll report on my visit, so check back in two weeks for details.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Less Than Two Weeks to Go

Vacation is on in less than two weeks and I couldn't be more excited. It's been a little under two years since I've been to California, so it's definitely time. I'm looking forward to visiting some familiar places (Monterey, for one) and hoping to explore some unfamiliar locations, as well. I'm in the process of finalizing some plans and researching a few locations, so we'll see where we end up. Some of the time will be spent with the BF's family and some time will be spent on our own. Nine more days to go...guess I better get packing!

Spa Week

Spa Week's Fall 2011 Event, presented by CAREFREE® is a nationwide event taking place from October 10 - 16, but there are a lot of participating spas in California. I always think it's nice if you can combine a spa treatment with vacation, but even if you aren't on vacation, it's a great deal to take advantage of the $50 spa treatments during Spa Week. You can purchase Spa Week gift cards in advance online. Spa Week launched this past Monday, so book your appointments now...especially if you're going to be on vacation the week of Spa Week. You wouldn't want to miss out on a little pampering and relaxation!