LA County Fair and $1 opening weekend specials.

The LA County Fair is opening its doors this weekend. That is only three days away! . This year the fair will be open from September 4th to October 3rd. If you didn’t have the opportunity to catch the Orange County fair, you definitely want to pay a visit. Make sure to take advantage of the fair’s opening weekend (Sat Sep 4th to Mon Sep 6th) $1 special promotions. Admission will be $1 from 10 am to 1pm. Drinks will be $1 from 1pm to 4 pm. Carnival rides, select food and beverages in the carnival area will be $1 from 4pm to 7pm. To learn more about the fair and other promotions head here.

Kids Free at the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park in October

                                         *photo courtesy of the San Diego Zoo

I know it’s a little early, but I wanted to make sure to post with plenty of time. Plan accordingly to make sure to save a date for some time in October.

The San Diego Zoo and San Diego Wild Animal Park will be offering free admission to kids 11 and under during the entire month of October. In my opinion it is one of the absolute best times to visit. The weather is cooler and the crowds are much lighter than in the summer. To learn more about the free admission head over here. Make sure to take advantage of this Great deal!

Lost Isle Adventures in Morro Bay

I consider myself a little savvy when it comes to local travel and adventuring. I like to think that I have a natural instinct for discovering new adventures or places of interest that are fun and are either free or inexpensive.

So, if you also have an innate sense of exploration and a knack for discovering affordable and enjoyable adventures, traveling to nearby places is not the only option, you can travel to places like Hawaii which offers an abundance of exciting possibilities to satisfy your adventurous spirit.

With LYA Hawaii as your guide, you can uncover hidden gems, like the secluded beaches of Lanikai and the awe-inspiring volcanic landscapes of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, all without breaking the bank. Imagine traversing the iconic Road to Hana, where every twist and turn reveals cascading waterfalls and lush jungles, offering a true taste of paradise. With your natural curiosity and LYA Hawaii as your companion, you’re bound to uncover the essence of these beautiful islands, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Moreover, you wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to experience a memorable dinner cruise in Hawaii, where you can savor the delicious local cuisine while sailing along the stunning coastline, surrounded by the mesmerizing beauty of the Pacific Ocean. With your travel-savvy and adventurous nature, Hawaii is sure to captivate your heart and offer unforgettable moments to cherish.

As for our road trip earlier this month, I was on a quest to find  fun and inexpensive things to do with my family in the Central Coast. One of my absolutely favorite places in California is hands down Morro Bay. It’s hard not to fall in love with this quaint coastal town. The people are friendly, the scenery breathtaking and there are many fun and inexpensive outings to partake in.

One of our favorite experiences in Morro Bay was our nautical adventures aboard a very cute tiki boat. Lost Isle Adventures is a must on your next visit. I was looking for something to do with the kiddos and found an ad for this fun little cruise and we just had to check it out.

We were impressed from the very start! First off, the prices are very reasonable. The one hour tour is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under and kiddos 3 and under are free. We spent $25 for what turned out to be a private tour of Morro Bay! You can also find a $2 off coupon in most of the local magazines/newspapers

Our guide was friendly and made the kiddos feel so special. He provided us with binoculars and off we went on our adventure at sea. Our first few minutes were spent admiring Morro Rock and coasting near the big fishing boats. here are some of the Top ly fishing reels that one can watch to know more about it in detail. We loved learning about the types of fish that are caught and how the fishermen live. We then headed along the estuary to the sea otter sanctuary. This was the definite highlight of the excursion. We were able to enjoy watching about a half dozen sea otters play and eat in their protected zone. We were also able to watch dozens of seals frolicking in the water.

Next on our tour was a stop at Sandles Cove, a sand-spit that is perfect place to explore. Here you can pack a picnic and be dropped off with the family for a fun adventure. You can explore the area and be picked up in an hour or two. We finished up the tour of the bay with a close up look of the marina and of course Morro Rock.  The kiddos were able to explore the captains treasure chest and take home a souvenir. The kiddos had a blast and I can’t wait to experience it again on our next trip.

Our family had a great time and I know your family will too!


Tours leave hourly starting at 11 AM – 6 PM every day. Sunset Tours  are at 7:00 pm Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. You can bring your drinks & a meal on board for a special treat. 
Lost Isle Adventures is found  at Giovanni’s Fish Market in the  Embarcadero. You can learn more about the tours here or by calling   (805) 440-8170 or (928) 254-1089