Wednesday, June 14, 2017

4th Grader Free National Parks Pass

If you are going to have a 4th Grader in August, check out this deal on a free National Park pass.

We did this when my son was a 4th grader & it was really easy & saved us some money.

Put In Bay Deal

If you are considering a trip to Put In Bay, check out this deal on WKYC.

Put-in-Bay Getaway Package, includes:
  • One $56 voucher for Miller Ferry - Valid for (4) Adult Round Trip Put-in-Bay Ferry Tickets
  • One $20 voucher for Boathouse Cart & Bike Rental - Valid towards a full day of golf cart rental
    • Valid Sunday – Friday only
    • Must be 21 years or older with a valid driver's license
    • Not valid on the following days, any Saturday, 07/04 or 09/03
  • One $25 Voucher to Pasquale’s Cafe/Chicken Patio - Valid at either Pasquale's Cafe or Chicken Patio
  • One Voucher for Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals - $30 certificate Valid for a 1-hour double kayak rental; Or value increases to $40 if used towards a Boat Tour for 4 people
    • Valid Sunday - Friday
    • Boat Tour requires a minimum of 4 passengers
    • Must be 18 years or older with a valid driver's license to sign rental agreement; Children under 16 are allowed on kayaks, but must be accompanied by an adult
    • Valid only at South Bass Island State Park location
    • Advance reservations for boat tours recommended. Please email
  • One $60 Voucher for Perry's Cave Family Fun Center - Valid for 2 Adult Combo Tickets and 2 kids combo tickets
    • Combo tickets are good for 3 of the following 5 attractions: Perry's Cave, Butterfly House, War of 18 Holes Mini Golf, Fort Amaz'n, or Rock Climbing Wall
  • One Voucher for Boardwalk Water Taxi/F.T. Stone Labs – Valid for either 4 Roundtrip Admissions on Boardwalk Water Taxi to Gibraltar ($24 value) PLUS a tour of Gibraltar Island for 4 people ($40 value) OR can be used for 4 admissions to go to the top of South Bass Island Lighthouse ($12 value)
    • Tour of Gibraltar Island valid on Wednesdays, 6/21/17-8/9/17, 11am – 1pm
    • Pick up water taxi at Boardwalk Restaurant Harbor at 10:45am Wednesday only
    • Tour of South Bass Island Lighthouse valid on Mondays and Tuesdays: 6/19/17-8/8/17, 11am – 5pm
  • One Voucher for Del Sol - Valid for 1 Free Color Changing T-shirt (up to a $29 value)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Kids Under 12 Ride Cleveland RTA Free

Go RTA” summer fun program allows up to three children 12 and under to ride RTA free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult, age 18 or older. Up to three children may ride with each adult.

The promotion runs between Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, August 6.

RTA is working with a host of partners, sponsors and venues to provide awareness of the many family-friendly opportunities, and to help them get there in the most fun, convenient and affordable way possible. Showing your RTA fare card or mobile ticket provides discounts at many restaurants and venues in the area.

Ohio One-Tank Trips

These are some of our family favorite one-tank trips from northeast Ohio for young kids (2-12 probably).  If you are on Pinterest, click out my links on the bottom left side of my blog.  If you have a zoo and/or science center membership (*), you can do these trips very reasonably.  You don't have travel far and spend a lot of money to make memories with your families.

Here's a link to cheap/free activities in our area.

  • Zoo* - Very nice zoo
  • Science Center* - Imagination Station - one of our favorite science centers
  • Sauder Village - kids are free on Sun
Erie - It's about 1/2 way between where I live & Niagara Falls.  Twice we have stopped here & spent a night to 2 on the way home from the Falls.
  • Splash Lagoon - Friendly indoor water park for young kids, can ride double on some of the slides
  • Waldameer - Memorial Day-Labor Day - great amusement park for young kids (under 12 probably).  Usually doesn't have long lines.  It's free to get into the amusement park which is great if you don't want to ride the rides but the rest of the family does.  All day wristbands not that expensive.  Also has a fun big water park.  We can easily spend a day at each park.
  • Zoo*
  • Presque Isle - nice beaches
  • Science Center - Carnegie* - very nice for variety of ages
  • Children's Museum* - nice for young kids
  • Zoo*
  • Aviary* - within walking distance of Children's Museum (save on parking)
  • Inclines
  • Kennywood - I have heard good things about this amusement park south of Pittsburgh
  • Natural History Museum* - park once & go to art museum & botanical garden
  • Art Museum - free
  • Botanical Garden 
  • Great Lakes Science Center*
  • Zoo*
  • Aquarium
  • COSI*
  • Zoo*
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery* - on science center & zoo memberships
  • Air Force Museum - free
  • Young's Dairy
  • Zoo* - one of our favorites
  • Aquarium
  • EnterTRAINment Center - for kids that like trains
  • Creation Museum & Ark
  • Trammel Fossil Park - dig for your own fossils in nature for free
I'd love to know some of your favorite destinations.