Sunday, September 14, 2014

BooMont Park Fall Festival and Haunt + Giveaway (local)

It's that time of the year...the 2nd annual BooMont Park Fall Festival and Haunt. The event that transforms Belmont Park into a Halloween themed beachfront amusement park for those of all ages. Spend the day at BooMont Park in Mission Beach for a festive day. BooMont park is for family and children of all ages. Starting October 3rd and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October, you and your family can celebrate this family friendly fun. Enjoy free admission and free parking. FREE trick or treating every Friday from 6:30pm-7:30pm and Saturdays/Sundays at 1:30pm-2:30pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm.

There will be a pumpkin patch, trick or treating and many attractions. 
Visit for a FREE Boomont Manor haunted house coupon with the purchase of an Unlimited Ride or Unlimited Attraction Wristband.

To ensure everyone gets in on the fun here in San Diego. I welcome you to enter my giveaway for a Family 4-pack of tickets good for either Saturday, October 11 or Sunday, October 12. Giveway will begin September 15 and end October 3rd. Winners will be chosen by random. Winner will be chosen on October 5th. 

To enter this giveaway, please comment below: What is your favorite part of FALL? 

Good luck and hope to see you at BooMont Park!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Create a custom photo book

I am always taking photos of my family and friends. Why take photos if they are just going to sit in a box or stay on the hard-drive of your computer? Why not create a professional photo book with a single click using's One-Click Photo Book? Select photos of any size from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, or your computer and they will instantly suggest a clean, professional layout that you can further customize.

Take your favorite photos and create a special book to display your photos. Use in your home or give as a gift. Photo books are also great for creating a memory of that special vacation or other memorable occasions.

Deal: Use this link for 51% off a 20-page 11.5"x8" Hardcover Photo Book From

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Southern California Family Fun! Interactive Pirates Dinner Adventure

WORLD'S MOST UNIQUE & INTERACTIVE DINNER SHOW Two-hour live performance featuring an astonishing display of special-effects wizardry, aerial artistry, swashbuckling swordplay and dynamic duels.

Four-course feast fit for a pirate king includes Preshow Appetizers, Vegetable Soup or Fresh Garden Salad, Roasted Half Chicken or BBQ Beef Kabobs, Buttery Mashed Potatoes or Caribbean Rice and Fudge Brownie a la mode. Vegetarian and kids meals are available. The meal also includes unlimited soft drinks and complimentary coffee.

More than 150 guests have the chance to play an actual role in each show.

Conveniently located off the 5 and 91 freeways in the heart of the Buena Park Entertainment Zone just 10 minutes away from the Disneyland Resort and 15 minutes from John Wayne Airport with domestic/international service.

Complimentary on-site bus, car and handicapped parking.

Fully-enclosed, air-conditioned venue offers two full bars, gift and photo souvenir shops.

Received Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor (December 2013).

Guests from all over the world are accommodated by a multilingual staff with exceptional customer service.

Come Live the Pirate's Life at Pirate's Dinner Adventure California

My Readers Save $25 off Adult and $15 off Child admission
$25 off Adult and $15 off Child admission over the phone and mention code "USFAM" at time of purchase. Reservations required. Share this exclusive coupon to Pirate's Dinner Adventure! 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Gilroy Gardens - Northern California

Play, learn and grow at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park! Ideal for both families and garden lovers, Gilroy Gardens features over 40 rides, attractions and majestic gardens, plus the world famous Circus Trees! Coming summer of 2014, a Water Oasis will emerge. This half acre water attraction features three unique play elements: Water Journey, Lagoon and Splash Pad. Get soaked by giant flowers, pump and direct the flow of water, slide into a lagoon or just sit in an adirondack chair and sip lemonade.

Whatever you's A Cool Way to Play!

My readers can save $20 OFF M-F or $15 Off Sat-Sun General Admission to Gilroy Gardens with this exclusive coupon

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Beat the Heat in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known to be a "playground for adults"...but there are also things for kids and families. A water park is the perfect spot for kids and families. Both tourists and locals can beat the heat at Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas. It's the perfect Summer vacation spot. 
One of the world's most iconic water park brands, Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas is Nevada's premier water park and a top Las Vegas family destination with more than 25 slides and attractions for thrill seekers and families to create lasting memories. For the daring, the park features the new Tornado, the world's leading funnel slide catapulting riders to a zero gravity experience; the extreme Rattler, a North American first, and Constrictor, featuring some of the tightest turns; and other fast, steep and twisting slides. For families and those desiring a more relaxing experience, there's Paradise Falls, the interactive children's area with kid friendly slides, a giant dumping bucket and warmer water; Colorado Cooler lazy river; and Red Rock Bay wave pool. Great amenities include shaded areas, private cabanas and misting.
Get your discount: Save $5 at use code "USFAM5" here.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

San Diego International Boat Show is coming to town!

Southern California’s Premier Boating Event Kicks Off 

Summer June 19-22, 2014

Whether you're in a the market for a new boat or personal watercraft or you just want to take advantage of the fun and exciting San Diego International Boat Show has to offer you'll find it all here. You can also win tickets to the show for a family of (4). What are you waiting for? 
2014 Progressive Insurance San Diego International Boat Show highlights:
Take exercise to the water at Try It Cove: Sponsored by The Waterman’s Depot, Try It Cove challenges attendees to find out firsthand why paddle sports are all the rage with a variety of free opportunities to get on the water, including Stand Up Paddling (SUP), kayaking and more. Visitors are encouraged to bring their bathing suits; life jackets and changing room are provided.
Learn to SCUBA: At the ‘Be a Diver Pool,’ dive into an underwater world in the comfort of a heated pool. Anyone ages 10 and older can learn how to scuba dive with a certified instructor – all one needs is a swimsuit to participate. The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) provides scuba gear, changing rooms and hair dryers. Participants can also get a photo taken underwater as a fun keepsake. 
Free sailing lesson aboard the Sailing Simulator, featured at the America’s Cup: Experience how a sailboat reacts to wind and waves, and learn how to use the tiller with the help of an ASA certified instructor. Designed and built by a nuclear physicist, the sailing simulator recreates the actual movement of a boat under sail so participants can get a feel for the water, without getting wet. It's a unique training platform for sailors of all ages. 
Tastes & sounds of summer: Visit the new floating Tiki Bar by Fiddler’s Green, Anchors & Ales Beer Garden or popular food trucks, plus a BBQ hosted by the Rotary Club La Mesa to enjoy libations and local cuisine favorites while listening to island/boat music from a steel drum band. 
Climb aboard a Vietnam War boat: Presented by the San Diego Maritime Museum, visitors can board and tour one of the historic PCF 816 Swift Boats used during the Vietnam War, used to disrupt seaborne supplies from getting to the enemy, as well as to provide gunfire support and troop evacuation. All boat show attendees that board the vessel will receive a free ticket to visit the “San Salvador” courtesy of the San Diego Maritime Museum. 
Nautical Activities for the Kids: While mom and dad are shopping for the new family boat, little skippers can enjoy the Kids’ Zone, drawing their favorite nautical picture to take home as a souvenir, enjoy activities at Try It Cove and play bag “bait” toss at the Progressive Insurance booth for prizes. 
DIY clinics for the hand’s on boater: Back again this year is the Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center, a garage-like setting, to learn how to keep that boat in tip-top shape. Check the website for registration details and seminar schedules.
Discover Boating’s Hands-On Skills Training power boating and sailing lessons feature 60-to 90- minute on-water skills-building clinics, with instruction on a variety power boating and sailing topics**. And for a more in-depth experience, there are several advanced 3 ½-hour, underway courses scheduled, including an Introduction to Cruising Catamarans. 
Dozens of complimentary seminars are held daily on the shore featuring a new series on exploring south of the border, blue water cruising, intro to sailing and more.
**Advance registration for on-water clinics is highly recommended; fee for each on-water Discover Boating clinic includes complimentary boat show admission for the day; participants must be at least 18 years of age.
Complete details about the boat show can be found at
Show Details: When: Thursday through Sunday, June 19-22, 2014 Thursday, June 19 and Friday, June 20– Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 21–10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 22– 10a.m. to 6p.m.
Where:Harbor Island 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Admission: $12 – Adults (16 years & older) FREE – Children (15 years & under) and FREE with proper ID – Active military personnel, Fire and Police
More information about the show can be found here at:

To enter the giveaway, please comment what you're most excited for at the SD International Boat Show. Tell me if you're in the market for a boat or peresonal watercraft or just want to enjoy the event.  

Monday, May 19, 2014

Summer Harlem Globetrotters Basketball Clinics

If you have a basketball fan in your home or you just love the Harlem Globetrotters, this is for you! My sons both participated last year in a clinic and had a blast. Check out my post last year here

Save $10 Off 2014 Harlem Globetrotters Summer Skills Clinics with code: USFAMILY If you like the Globetrotters, you'll love their Summer Basketball Clinics. Inspired by their show, these two-hour clinics for kids aged 6-12 are taught by actual Globetrotter players and jam packed with games, tricks and moves. Kids at the Harlem Globetrotters Summer Basketball Clinics will:

Spend two fun-filled hours with their friends being coached by two Globetrotter stars. 

Learn more than just Xs and Os as the Globetrotters emphasize how to be a good teammate on and off the court.

Leave with an official certificate, personalized Globetrotter nickname and ticket voucher to the Globetrotters 2015 North American Tour valued at $40.

Have an autograph and photograph session at the end of the clinic.
Spaces are strictly limited so register your 6-12 year old today! Register through this link and save with our exclusive US Family Guide. Automatically save $10 OFF Harlem Globetrotters Summer Skills Clinics with promo code USFAMILY via

For those in the San Diego area, here is the list of clinics:
San Diego, CA
6348 College Grove Way #109 San Diego, CA 92115
6/17 to 6/20

San Diego, CA
7715 Balboa Ave San Diego, CA 92111
6/21 to 6/24

Santee, CA
9906 Mission Gorge Road Santee, CA 92071
6/26 to 6/28

Hope your kids can experience the fun!!!