Explore Los Angeles with Go City Explorer Passes

Post written in collaboration with Go City! All opinions are my own. If you’re planning to stay local for the holidays, GO CITY passes are the way to go for your next staycation! Select from a list of local attractions and save up to 50% on ticket prices! We’re always looking to save when we visit attractions, because when the savings add up, we can do more with our budget. Go City passes are offered around the world at 17 major cities and offers many different packages to chose from. Most recently my family and I were offered Go Los Angeles Explorer Passes to experience for ourselves. We were able … READ MORE >>

Chinese Lantern Festival Returns to Pomona Fairplex This Holiday + Ticket Giveaway!

This November, the Chinese Lantern Festival returns for the holiday season to the Pomona Fairplex with its brand-new illuminated production themed “Blooming Seasons”.  Bigger and brighter stunning lanterns, up to 30 feet high, include an 85-foot-wide lantern arch, 100-yard-long breathtaking Ceramic Chinese Dragon, along with ridable “mythical creatures” children’s rides — all  on display from the Glade to Lagoon at Fairplex Pomona from Thursday, November 21 – Sunday, January 5, 2020. “New for this year, guests will experience a unique light display inspired by nature,” says George Zhao, producer of the Chinese Lantern Festival. “Guests will journey deep into a vast wonderland from exotic flowers, trees, plants, insects, mammals to … READ MORE >>

CircusTrix OC is now DEFY! + Stocking Stuffer Giveaway!

Written in collaboration with DEFY Extreme Air Sports. All opinions are our own. CircusTrix is now called DEFY! They’re known as the largest operator of extreme indoor recreation parks in the world and has over 300 parks worldwide. We have one right here in Orange County which opened up about a year ago. Your friends and family will have a blast as they run through DEFY’s enclosed 50,000 square-foot facility in Mission Viejo! Wall Climbing, a Ninja Obstacle Course, Extreme Dodgeball, Trapeze, Aerial Silks, and AirDunk are just to name a few! Do you have kids that need to burn off energy during the holidays? DEFY is now offering holiday stocking … READ MORE >>

Aquarium Pacific: Next Autism Families Night 11/10

The Aquarium of the Pacific has a special evening planned exclusively for families with children or adults with autism. The entire Aquarium, except Lorikeet Forest, will stay open until 9:00 pm. This will be an evening when guests can enjoy the tranquility of their exhibits and meet 11,000 animals from the world’s largest ocean. You’ll want to also check out the all new Pacific Visions. Admissions are $7 per person. Members and children under 3 are free. (The Aquarium closes to the public at 6:00 p.m.) Autism Families NightSunday, November 10, 2019 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Admission: $7.00 Tickets will go on sale by November 1st. See event link for … READ MORE >>

Aquarium of the Pacific Upcoming Festivals + Ticket Giveaways!

The Aquarium of the Pacific is celebrating their 18th annual Autumn Festival November 16th and 17th. Enjoy the richness of Asian arts, food, and cultures of Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines. Immerse yourself in a weekend of diverse learning opportunities and family entertainment, including taiko drumming, acrobats and lion dancers, martial arts demonstrations, origami demonstrations, and much more. Guests of all ages will enjoy cultural storytelling and an array of children’s crafts. Artisans will feature traditional wares for purchase. Heritage Award: Wendy Fujihara Anderson Award Ceremony is on Saturday, November 16 at 1:40 p.m. Wendy Fujihara Anderson is being honored by the Aquarium for her many years of leadership … READ MORE >>

Knott’s Spooky Farm – Daytime, Non-Scary, Family-Friendly FUN!

Written in collaboration with Knott’s Berry Farm. While young children under 13 are not recommended for the frightful nights of Knott’s Scary Farm, they can still enjoy all the season has to offer in a daytime, family-friendly, non-scary version designed just for them on weekends in October as well as Halloween Day at Knott’s Spooky Farm! There are plenty of interactive spooky fun throughout the park including a newly expanded Trick-or-Treating experience in Ghost Town, new shows, pumpkin decorating, and costume contests with the Peanuts gang. It is included with regular park admissions so you’ll also have access to all the rides. Trick-or-Treating Kids ages 3 -11 can participate in … READ MORE >>

SCARIUM OF THE PACIFIC + Ticket Giveaway!

Do you love Halloween and the Aquarium of the Pacific? Well, here’s another family-friendly Halloween event that you will enjoy. SCARIUM OF THE PACIFIC is an annual event where children can dress up and enter a costume contest, enjoy face painting and magic shows, watch underwater pumpkin carving, listen to spooky storytelling, work on themed crafts, enter a creepy coloring contest while learning about the ocean! This year, the whole family can discover the eerie creatures lurking in the depths while enjoying Halloween activities on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. I’m posting a coupon below good for child admissions and a … READ MORE >>

BOO at the Zoo (Santa Ana Zoo) Ticket Giveaway!

If you’re looking for a family-friendly Halloween event this year that’s not super scary, Friends of Santa Ana Zoo are hosting their 29th annual BOO AT THE ZOO located at the Santa Ana Zoo, “Home of the 50 Monkeys”! It is one of Orange County’s longest-running Halloween events, providing a fun, safe, and family-friendly event for trick-or-treaters and children of all ages. We went a few years with other family members, and we loved it! The event takes place from 5:30 PM to 8 PM on these four dates: Saturday, October 19; Sunday, October 20; Saturday, October 26; and Sunday, October 27, rain or shine. Guests will have the opportunity … READ MORE >>