Family Vacation Savings, Theme Park Passes, Free Gas Cards

Williamsburg theme park passes and hotel discount package, free Orlando and San Francisco hotel gas card offers, Bahamas Wyndham Nassau resort discount.

Williamsburg’s Busch Gardens and Water Country USA Discovery Ticket

Through Sept. 7, purchase a seven-day pass for unlimited access to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, both in Williamsburg, Virg. Passes cost $79.95 for visitors ages 3 and up and are valid for seven consecutive days. Compare to $96.90 for adults and $82.90 for children for single-day tickets at each venue, which usually cost $56.95 for adults and $49.95 for children ages 3-6 at Busch Gardens, and $39.95 for adults and $32.95 for children at Water Country USA.

Family-friendly attractions at Busch Gardens include the Budweiser Clydesdales and the Griffon—a twisting roller coaster that sends riders toward the earth at 70 mph from a height of 205 feet. At Water Country USA, kids can check out the Hubba-Hubba Highway, a winding river ride and the park’s largest attraction. Purchase the pass online at or call 800-343-7946. Allow six to eight days for tickets to arrive by mail.

Family Value Package in Colonial Williamsburg

The Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites, next to the Colonial Williamsburg’s Visitor Center, is offering a family value package for stays completed by Aug. 28. The package is priced from $600 and includes four nights’ accommodation; daily Continental breakfast; passes to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, Revolutionary City and three indoor museums; free parking; and a $200 resort credit, which can be applied to meals, spa services, golf and other recreational activities. Check in on Sunday or Monday to take advantage of this offer, as it’s not available on weekends. Book the package online at

“Gas Daze” Promo from Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Universal Orlando

Take a family vacation for two nights at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Orlando and receive a $20 gas card. The hotel’s Gas “Daze” promotion includes one gas card for each reservation booked through Sept. 27.

Accommodations include free transportation and proximity to Orlando theme parks Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld and Wet ‘N Wild, free Internet access, and a free stay and free meals for kids who share a room with a paying adult. Visit or call 800-327-1364 to book your stay.

Fourth Night Free at the Bahama’s Wyndham Nassau Resort

Get a free night’s accommodation on your next Bahamas family vacation. Through the end of the year, the Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino will give you a fourth night free when your family stays for three nights. Your family will also receive milk and cookies, plus a bucket of sweet treats! Rates start at $229 per night. Take advantage of 10 specialty restaurants, a show at the Rainforest Theatre or a swim on the resort’s private beach. Book your Bahamas vacation online at or call 877-999-3233.

San Francisco’s Hotel Griffon Gas & Go Getaway Package

San Francisco’s Hotel Griffon is offering a free gas card package for weekend visitors through Sept. 1. Upon checking in for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday stay, you’ll receive a $20 gas card. The package starts at $156 per night and also includes an expanded continental breakfast, daily newspapers and deluxe rooms, which feature flat screen televisions and window seats. An additional assist to customers—all year, the hotel is offering complimentary valet parking for families who drive hybrid cars. Make reservations by calling 800-321-2201 or at

Destinations: Orlando, Williamsburg, Bahamas, San Francisco

Themes: Amusement Parks, Family Travel, Historical Vacations