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Brand New Disney Discount: Save up to 30% this summer

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

30% summer 2015 Disney Discount Two Sisters Travel

This will be the coolest summer ever at Walt Disney World, and for a limited time save up to 30% on your room at select resort hotels.

From “Frozen” Summer Fun LIVE and Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® to new restaurants and shopping at Downtown Disney® and thrills and chills at four theme parks and two water parks, there’s something cool happening all summer long during “Coolest Summer Ever” at Walt Disney World Resort.

Package with tickets & dining to make the most of the magic!! But don’t wait availability for this promotion is limited. Get a no-obligation quote now or call 843-284-3241, and start planning your summer getaway!

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Sandals Resorts Caribbean Night Coming to Savannah, March 19

Monday, March 9th, 2015

 Sandals Resorts Caribbean Night Coming to SavannahNeed an escape to a tropical paradise? Maybe an anniversary getaway??

The gals from Two Sisters Travel will host a FREE Sandals Resorts Caribbean Night event in Savannah on Thursday, March 19th 7pm at Hampton Inn Savannah South (just off I-95, exit 94).

Make it a date night, and join Two Sisters Travel for complimentary beer, wine, & appetizers, while a representative from Sandals Resorts shares tons of Caribbean destination inspiration & info that you won’t find anywhere online. Not to mention exclusive deals just for attending, including up to $1,000 air credits, up to 65% off rooms, & a $250 spa credit offer!!

 Sandals Resorts Caribbean Night Coming to SavannahSandals Resorts are adults-only, luxury all-inclusive resorts and perfect for a romantic getaway without the kiddos. You’ll enjoy exotic rooms with private pools, butler service, and captivating views.

If you’d prefer to take the kids along, Sandals offers Beaches Resorts. These are luxury all-inclusive resorts that were designed with families in mind, featuring large rooms, waterparks, and children’s programming including nanny services. Beaches also is home to your kid’s favorite Sesame Street characters!

The event is always a lot of fun and it’s limited to just 20 couples, so register now or call 843-284-3241. If you’re unable to attend in-person, but still want to take advantage of the deals you register for our virtual event!!

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Daytrips/Weekend Getaways: Things to do in Beaufort, SC with kids

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Hunting Island South Carolina Beaufort SCSouthernMamas.com regularly spotlights our favorite nearby daytrip spots to visit with kids outside of Savannah.

One of our favorite family daytrips from Savannah is Beaufort, S.C.

Things to do with kids in Beaufort, S.C. include:

Shark Tooth Fairy Shark Tooth Hunts
Go to a shark tooth hunt in Port Royal with Beaufort’s famed Shark Tooth Fairy. Friend him on Facebook here to  stay updated on when the next public beach shark tooth hunt for kids will happen. Details here. 

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The Kazoo Factory museum tours
See how kazoos are made at this museum featured on National Public Radio show All Things Considered. Read the story here.  The museum tours show how kazoos are assembled, imprinted, packaged and shipped worldwide. Kids can also make their own kazoos to take home.
Admission fees:
No charge to browse the museum.
Guided tours: $5 per person.
Children 3 and younger are free.
12 John Galt Road
Beaufort, SC 29906
(843) 982-6387
www.kazoofactory.com

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Spanish Moss Trail
Bike this 12-foot wide, 5-mile paved pedestrian trail through neighborhoods, marshes and more. When completed, the trail will be 13.6 miles.
Free.
Parking trail head
Depot Road
Beaufort, SC 29902.
www.spanishmosstrail.com

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Parris Island Marine Graduation
Graduation ceremonies are open to the public and typically held certain Friday mornings throughout the year. For the exact dates of specific graduation ceremonies, click here for the 2015 schedule.
The ceremony begins at 9 AM and typically lasts about an hour.
To enter Parris Island, you’ll need to have a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and valid registration.
Free
283 Blvd De France
Parris Island, SC 29905
843-228-3650
http://www.mcrdpi.marines.mil/

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Hunting Island State Park and Lighthouse
For an admission of $2, visitors can climb the 167 steps and walk around the observation deck. Children must be 44” tall to climb the lighthouse, which is subject to close for repairs without notice.
2555 Sea Island PKWY
Hunting Island, SC 29920
(843) 838-2011
Admission Fees:
Adults: $5
SC Seniors: $3.25
Children 6-15: $3
Children 5 and younger are free
www.southcarolinaparks.com/huntingisland/

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Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Playground
Enjoy shaded play areas, restrooms, a grassy area for picnicking. Kids can watch fishermen showing their skills on the dock in front of the playground.
Free
1010 Bay Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
www.beaufort-sc.com/waterfront-park.html
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Pigeon Point Park playground
Includes fun playgroup equipment including a merry-go-around; restrooms; picnic tables; water fountains large oak trees that provide shade.
Pigeon Point Road
Beaufort, SC 29902
www.beaufort-sc.com/pigeon-point-park.html 

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Hwy. 21 Drive-In
End the day by taking  the kids to an old-fashioned drive in.
55 Parker Dr.
Beaufort, SC 29906
(843) 846-4500
Call the theater for ticket prices
http://hwy21drivein.com/

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For more kid-friendly daytrips/weekend getaways from Savannah, click here. 

Daytrip/Weekend Getaways: 5 Must Do’s with Kids in Columbia, SC

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Spring means time for exploring on daytrips or weekend getaways. We’ll start regularly spotlighting our favorite nearby daytrip spots to visit with kids outside of Savannah.

This week’s pick: Columbia, SC because one of our favorite museums – EdVenture – is free for Bank of America cardholders this weekend of March 7 & 8 (and the first full weekend of each month).

Columbia works best as a weekend getaway (meaning an overnight stay) versus a daytrip. While driving back and forth there in one day is doable – it is a lot easier to find an affordable motel and make a weekend of it.

Weekend Getaway to Columbia SCEdVenture Children’s Museum
Home of EDDIE®, the world’s largest child. Also The South’s Largest Children’s Museum
Bank of America “Museums on Us” Weekend
If you are a Bank of America cardholder, enjoy free admission to EdVenture, on the first full weekend of every month!
Saturday, March 7 , 2015 – Sunday, March 8 , 2015

Museum Hours & Admission
Tues.- Sat.: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.
We are closed Easter Sunday
Children and Adults: $11.50
Seniors: (age 62+) $10.50
Military: (with ID) $10.50
Groups: (15+ w/RSVP) $8.50
Members: Free
Children under one: Free
More details here.

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Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Home to more than 2,000 animal. For an extra fee, kids can feed the girafees, lorikeets, ride the endangered species carousel, ride the spots & stripes train or conquer a rock wall or the 4-story vertical ropes challenge. There’s also a zip line canopy tour that includes seven zip lines ranging in length from 200 to 1,000 feet.
Admission
Adults (13 and up) — $13.95
Children (ages 2–12) — $11.50
Children (younger than 2) — FREE
Military (with military ID) — $12.95
Senior Citizens (ages 62 and up) — $12.95
Unlimited Daily Rides and Attractions Wristband** — $20.00 **Admission, Sky-High Safari and zip line are not included with purchase.*
Details here.

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Congaree National Park
No entrance or tour fees
Activities include hiking, primitive camping, bird watching canoeing & kayaking, Ranger guided interpretive walks and canoe tours, nature study, and environmental education programs.
Schedule of park events here. 
803-776-4396

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Carolina Children’s Garden
a two-acre green oasis and teaching garden located in northeast Columbia on the Clemson University/Sandhill extension campus. The garden has twelve theme gardens where children explore, play, and learn in a natural environment of birds and butterflies along with storybook characters like Winnie the Pooh and Peter Rabbit; The Three Bears Garden, Old McDonald’s Farm, McGregor’s Carrot Patch, and an Alphabet garden displaying plants that start with each letter of the alphabet.
Hours of operation here.

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Saluda Shoals Park
A 400-acre riverfront park with educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities. Fishing, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, bird watching, nature hiking and more! Both paved and unpaved paths are available for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Also: geocaching, obstacle courses, bird walks, flower safaris
icrc.net
5605 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC | 803-731-5208
Details here. 

For more kid-friendly daytrips/weekend getaways from Savannah, click here. 

Time to Plan Fall Disney Vacations, Booking Dining Reservations Now

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Fall 2015 Disney Deals Savannah

Fall is a great time to visit Walt Disney World. Lower crowds, cooler temperatures, and lots of exciting special events! The Epcot Food & Wine Festival is an adult favorite, and children of all ages will love Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. This is hands-down the best time to see Disney villains!

If you’re considering a Disney vacation this fall, now is the time to start planning. Two Sisters Travel is already booking dining reservations for September dates! Secure a package now with a $200 deposit, and you’ll have plenty of time to make payments. Don’t worry… you can still take advantage of any future discounts or deals with Two Sisters Travel promo watch service.

Let’s start your Disney countdown! Get a free no-obligation vacation quote online or call 843-284-3241.

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Daytrip/Weekend Getaways: 6 Must-Do’s on Jekyll Island, Ga

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Jekyll Island Savannah

One of our favorite family daytrips from Savannah or weekend getaway spots is Jekyll Island, Ga. 

Rent bikes and pedal the more than 20 miles of flat trails on Jekyll & stop at some of these 6 must-visit spots: (Bike rentals next to the miniature-golf course).

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Meet Sea Turtle Patients Jekyll Island Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Visit the state’s only rescue & rehabilitation facility to learn about the endangered sea turtles that visit our coast. Meet some of the turtle patients in the center’s hospital & learn their stories that brought them there.
During the nesting months of summer (June and July), the center leads nightly turtle walks.  After the turtles hatch in August, the center offers hatchling walks at dawn.
www.georgiaseaturtlecenter.org or (912) 635-4444

Driftwood beach Jekyll Island Driftwood Beach
A beach teeming with sea-washed trees on the northeast tip of Jekyll that are not only majestic but also fun to climb on. Accessible from the bike paths. FREE.*

4-H Tidelands Nature Center
Guided kayak tours, nature walks, hands-on marine science adventures, and live coastal animal exhibits. The center’s reasonably priced family programs include seining—a naturalist casts a net in the water & talks about all the sea creatures uncovered ($5 per person, free for kids 3 and younger).
www.tidelands4h.org or (912) 635-5032.

Jekyll Island Club Daytrips from Savannah Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Founded in 1887 by the Rockefellers, Pulitzers & Astors, this Landmark Historic District still boasts an elegant spirit as when Victorian-era millionaires once wintered here. In addition to the hotel and hotel bar/restaurant, there’s bookstore, croquet on the hotel lawn & an ice cream shop.
www.jekyllclub.com or (912) 635-2600

Summer Waves Water Park
Waterslides, wave pool and floating the lazy river. There’s a special pool for toddlers.
Opens for the Summer 2015 season on May 2 2015.
www.jekyllisland.com/summer-waves

Horton Pond Jekyll Island Horton Pond
Check out the new observation deck @ Jekyll Island’s Horton Pond Conservation Project – located on the northern end of Jekyll Island across from Villas by the Sea. When the weather warms up, visitors can enjoy seeing alligators & turtles basking on the new reptile basking platform in the center of the pond. A small island provides a habitat for nesting wading birds. The .7-mile Tupelo nature trail loop will soon be complemented with plant-identification plaques. Passing near freshwater wetlands, the path leads to the only stand of black tupelo trees on Jekyll, as well as water oak, pond pine & wild blueberries. FREE.*

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*Jekyll Island Access (Fee):
Vehicle entry to Jekyll Island requires a valid parking pass which must be purchased at the Pay-In-The-Lane System or the Guest Information Center upon arrival on the island.  This pass allows you access to many of the island’s public outdoor areas, including picnic areas, beach parking and access points, playgrounds, soccer complex, National Historic Landmark District, fishing piers and marinas, bicycle and nature trails, and more. Multi-day passes and an annual park decal are also available for your convenience.  Bicycles and pedestrians can enter at NO charge.www.jekyllisland.com
Information is subject to change without notice.
One Day Parking Pass: $6* (tax included). Valid for 24 hours (*Parking ticket has barcode that can be scanned at pay-in-the-lane system for re-entry)
Weekly Parking Pass: $28 (Valid for seven-days)
Oversized Vehicles (over 8 feet tall): $10* (daily rate)
*Oversized vehicles are only eligible for daily or annual decals.

For more kid-friendly daytrips/weekend getaways from Savannah, click here. 

FREE Disney Vacation Planning Help

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Free Disney Travel Planning Two Sisters Travel If you’ve considered (or booked) a Walt Disney World vacation, you know how many options are available and how overwhelming the planning process can be. Get FREE personalized, vacation planning help when you book your package with Two Sisters Travel.

Two Sisters Travel will handle all of the details, taking the stress out of a magical Disney vacation, and all within your budget. Two Sisters Travel will add value to your vacation by managing dining & FastPass reservations, and creating a personalized itinerary.

Get a no-obligation quote now & take advantage of up to 25% off your Walt Disney World resort stay this Spring & early Summer. Sign up for Two Sisters Travel eZine to get the latest Disney news & special travel deals delivered to your inbox.

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Royal Caribbean cruise deals

Monday, February 16th, 2015

 Cruise deals Savannah No matter your idea of fun, from thrilling to relaxing, from family-entertainment to an adults-only escape, a Royal Caribbean cruise has it! This is truly a vacation that everyone can enjoy.

And for a very limited time, take advantage of some amazing deals on select Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Europe, & Australia cruises.

Buy One Guest, Get 50% Off Second Guest OR free beverage package for two

Up to $200 onboard ship credit

Reserve starting as low as $100 per person.

There are even a few last minute cruise deals sailing from Tampa, Port Canaveral,& Fort Lauderdale. Rates as low as $554 per person for an Ocean View cabin on a 4-Night Western Caribbean cruise.

Hurry, book your Royal Caribbean Cruise Vacation before these deals are gone! Contact Tara McCoy for your no-obligation vacation quote or details.

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Shark Tooth & Fossil Hunt free for ages 12 & younger with Beaufort’s Shark Tooth Fairy, Port Royal, S.C.

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Shark Tooth Hunt Beaufort SC Shark Tooth Fairy

All kids growing up in the Savannah/Lowcountry area need to experience at least one shark tooth & fossil hunt with Beaufort’s famed Shark Tooth Fairy in Port Poyal, near Beaufort, S.C.

The Shark Tooth Fairy, Mike Harris, regularly invites kids to come to The Sands beach in Port Royal to look for shark teeth, Megalodon teeth and other fossilized finds. These kid-friendly hunts are held every couple of months throughout the year.

The next shark tooth & fossil hunt is 11 AM Saturday, Feb. 21 2015 @ Sands Beach in Port Royal

29 Sands Beach Rd, Port Royal, South Carolina 29935

FREE for kids 12 & younger. $5 for adults.

Details here. 

The Shark Tooth Fairy  spreads out over 100 pounds of shark teeth over the beach before kids arrive. Info on The Sands in Port Royal, S.C. near Beaufort here.

Read about The Shark Tooth Fairy & the public shark-tooth beach hunts by clicking here.

These beach hunts typically happen rain or shine. But stay updated about this Feb. 21 2015 hunt & other future ones by ‘liking” the Shark Tooth Fairy & his pup Captain Morgan on Facebook here. 

(Make a day of it and pair your visit with a trip to the lighthouse at Hunting Island near Beaufort.  Info on Hunting Islandhere.)

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR FREEBIES PAGE HERE. 

Save Up to 30% at Disney, Plus Get An Extra Day FREE

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Disney Deals Spring Summer 2015Is a vacation to see Mickey Mouse part of your plans for 2015? Save up to 30% on your room at select Walt Disney World resort hotels this spring and early summer.

And when you upgrade to a room and ticket package with a minimum 4-day park tickets, you’ll get an extra day at the parks for FREE!

A family of four can enjoy a 6-day package at Pop Century with a Disney Dining Plan for less than $110 per person, per day.

These discounts are available for most stays March 2-June 15, 2015. Availability for this promotion is limited, and rooms will sell out fast.

Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel today. Get a quick, no-obligation vacation quote online or call us at 843-284-3241 for details, and let’s start planning your magical Disney vacation! 

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FROZEN Coming to Disney Cruise Line

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Frozen comes to Disney Cruise Lines For anyone that loves the hit movie FROZEN (isn’t that everyone?) there’s exciting news coming from Disney Cruise Line. This summer Anna, Elsa, & Olaf will be sailing on all four Disney Cruise Line ships and bringing with them BRAND NEW experiences for the whole family.

Highlights include: 

A Day of Frozen Fun & Deck Party: On select Disney Magic and Disney Wonder sailings the ship will be transformed into a winter wonderland, and deck party to celebrate the fun

New Production Number in Disney Dreams: Aboard the Disney Magic our friends from Frozen will make their stage debut at sea singing popular songs from the hit movie

Magical Meet & Greets: Olaf will be joining Anna & Elsa for photos & autographs

Adventures Ashore in Norway: New port adventures are available to immerse you into the land that inspired Arendelle

Olaf’s Summertime Freeze on Castaway Cay: Cool down at Olaf’s Summertime Freeze bar on non-alcoholic specialty frozen drinks

Make your plans now to experience the Land of Frozen onboard Disney Cruise Line this summer!! And don’t forget, you can still book now and pay only half of your deposit.

Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel today. Get a quick, no-obligation cruise quote or call us at 843-284-3241 for details, and let’s start planning your magical Disney cruise vacation.

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Limited Time Offer – Half Off Disney Cruise Deposit

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

disney deals savannah

Experience the magic of a Disney Cruise, and for a limited time your deposit is half off!! For a limited time, book any 2015 sailing and pay only half of your deposit at time of booking.

Disney Cruise Line offers a unique vacation experience that blends entertainment and adventure with comfort and convenience. There is something for everyone on a Disney cruise: relaxing “me” time for the adults, imaginative fun for the kids and exciting family time for all. Every voyage features the world-class hospitality that only Disney can provide, and of course, all of your favorite characters.

Make 2015 THE year to spend more quality time with the ones you love.

Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel for a Disney Cruise quote and set sail on a magical voyage you and your loved ones will treasure forever.

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Sledding, snow balls & more @ Snow Days 2015, Madrac Farms in Rincon

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Snow Day Sledding Savannah 2015 Madrac Farms

Snow sledding. Making snow angels & snow balls. Warming up with campfires & s’mores. Plus, a visit with the Snow Queen. All that plus farm animals, hay rides & bouncy houses at Snow Days 2015 @ Madrac Farms in Rincon.  We can’t wait!

Snow sledding Savannah Madrac Farms SNOW DAYS 2015 @ Madrac Farms in Effingham County
Saturday, January 31 & Saturday, February 7
Noon – 8 p.m.
$12 per person

ON FEB 7:  Get frozen with Snow Queen from 2-4 PM & 5-7 PM .

Mittens/gloves required.

Snow Days Hours

Saturday, January 31
Noon – 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 7
Noon – 8 p.m.

For directions & frequently asked questions about snow days including what to wear & what your admission fee includes by clicking here. 

Admission

General Admission $12
ages 3-59
Senior Discount $10
60 and over
Military Discount $10
(valid I.D. required)
All members of military family pay only $10 admission
Family Pack of 4 – $44
(No family with 4 members or more will pay more than $44 for the entire family – immediate members only)
FREE for ages 2 & younger

Snow Sledding

Madrac Farms added more sleds and an additional Bunny Slide for the little kids. Try the 14′ slide for faster sledding, or head over to the bunny slide for a calm ride down the snow.

Bouncy Houses

Two bouncy houses are on property at every event, zoned for specific ages, so no unfortunate accidents happen. Just enough fun to get your little ones worn out before bedtime.

Farm Animals

Come on out and feed the goats, chickens, and a pot belly pig Hazel while here. Animal feed is just 50 cents and located at the far end of the property in the goat barn.

Camp Fires

Warm up with one of the many camp fire sites we have around the farm. Roast marshmallows and hotdogs or make S’Mores with the family.

Hay Rides

No farm visit is complete without a hay ride. Bundle up next to your loved ones for a brisk 10-minute ride through the Georgia woods, where visitors frequently see deer, hawks, racoons, and foxes.

Free Snow

Free-standing snow will be on the ground also for you to make a snow angel or get into a snow ball fight with your friends. And don’t worry, someone is monitoring the area in case things get out of hand.

For more information, directions & frequently asked questions, click here. 

Madrac Farms, 580 Ralph Rahn Rd. Rincon, GA 31326 On Facebook here , On twitter here. (912) 704-7651, email melissa@madracfarms.comwww.madracfarms.com, Madrac Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Favorite Daytrips/Weekend Getaways from Savannah

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Here are our favorite picks for nearby spots outside of Savannah that are well worth the trip (FOR MORE DAYTRIPS, VISIT OUR PINTEREST BEST DAYTRIPS BOARD HERE. ):

PLEASE CALL AHEAD BEFORE MAKING THE TREK TO CONFIRM PLACES ARE OPEN

(To find out Savannah kid-friendly activities, visit our Events Calendar here)

Georgia Buffalo Ranch in Townsend, Ga. near Darien is open to the public. Bring the kids out to the Georgia Buffalo Ranch to take a ranch tour, feed the buffalo or visit the Trading Post, meet Belle the Donkey & her buddy Donkey. Tours & visits by appointment.  Georgia Buffalo Ranch, 11495 US Hwy 17, Townsend, Ga 31331 tel: (855) 242-2833 email GeorgiaBuffalo@gmail.com , www.GeorgiaBuffalo.com

Ride the St. Mary’s Express train in St. Mary’s, Ga. Immerse yourself in history, fun and adventure as you travel the rails from Historic St. Marys, Georgia, through scenic woodlands and marshlands. Your 1 hour and 15 minute excursion brings you face to face with yesteryear, nature and some great entertainment. Whether you’re riding on the open-air rail cars or experiencing an authentic locomotive or caboose ride, you never know what you’ll encounter along the way. Details here.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Is., Ga (closed Mondays ). Hours, admission rates, directions and more details here. BE SURE TO VISIT DRIFTWOOD BEACH on Jekyll, Is. while there.

South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston Harbor , S.C. . Hours, daily events, admission rates & specials here. .

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, Charleston, S.C. Hours, exhibits, admission rates & more details here.

Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston, S.C. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.

Museum of Science & History (MOSH) & The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Jacksonville, Fla.. Hours, daily Planetarium shows, upcoming special events, admission specials & more details here.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Fla.. Hours, January discounts, admission rates & more details here.

Lawton Stables & Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head. Is. S.C. Lawton Stables: (open everyday except Christmas) Lawton’s free animal farm includes goats, sheep, pot-bellied pigs, ponies, cows, a deer named Callie and a Clydesdale named Harley (who loves visitors bearing carrots and apples). Pony rides and horseback riding available for a fee. Details here. Pair your visit to Lawton with a visit to The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum or Harbour Town.

Sea Pines Forest Preservenature trails, ponds, fishing, wildflower field during spring, Native American Shell Ring. Details here.

Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Is.
70 Honey Horn Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Educational natural history and animal programs at a venue that includes salt marsh board walks, open fields, gardens, trails and a 1200 square foot butterfly habitat that is home to some 13 species of native butterflies to the Lowcountry.
More info here.

The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is., S.C.. Details here.

Gregg Russell Playground in Harbour Town, Hilton Head Is.
The Gregg Russell Playground at Harbour Town is one of the top playgrounds in our area. Fenced, somewhat shaded playground that includes a treehouse; swings; numerous slides; lots of climbing bars, jungle gym bars, monkey bars. Just outside the fenced-playground is a water fountain; picnic tables; bathrooms; and plenty of spots for lunch, drinks or coffee and of course, the famous Harbour Town lighthouse which is open to climb for a fee plus $5 Sea Pines gate fee. Harbour Town, Hilton Head, SC 29928
FREEBIE: During summer & some spring months, catch the red Sea Pines Trolley at Harbour Town to ride around Sea Pines for free. Click here for the Sea Pines Trolley schedule & route.

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Columbia, S.C. Hours & admission rates here. .

EdVenture Children’s Museum, Columbia, S.C. Hours & admission rates here.

Bike the Spanish Moss Trail in Beaufort, S.C., a 3.3 mile, 12-foot wide, paved, pedestrian trail open for the enjoyment of bikers, runners, walkers, fishers, and nature enthusiasts of all stages of life. When completed, the 13.6 mile Trail will connect neighborhoods, parks, water and marsh views, nature preserves, cultural features, historic sites and businesses for recreation, transportation and conservation purposes. More info here. Pair you visit with another one of our Beaufort spots below.

Take the kids to an old-fashioned drive-in: Hwy. 21 Drive In in Beaufort, S.C. For directions or to see what’s playing, click here or follow the Drive In on Facebook here. Hwy 21 Drive In, 55 Parker Dr, Beaufort, 29906, tel (843) 846-4500, Email hwy21drivein@embarqmail.com

The Kazoo Factory museum tours, Beaufort, S.C. Hours & admission rates here. Pair your visit with a trip to the lighthouse at Hunting Island State Park. Details here.

BEAUFORT PLAYGROUNDS. While in Beaufort, S.C. check out these two fun playgrounds:
*Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Playground, Playground with hardwood mulch, restrooms a stage for performances, a pavilion for displays and a grassed amphitheater for picnicking, frisbee or simple relaxing. Kids can watch fishermen showing their skills on the dock in front of the playground 1010 Bay Street, Beaufort, S.C. 29902
*Pigeon Point Park playground Age appropriate playground equipment that includes merry-go-around, restrooms, picnic tables, water fountains, large oak trees that provide shade. Pigeon Point Road Beaufort, SC 29902

Hunting Island State Park, S.C.  The historic lighthouse at Hunting Island State Park is the only publicly accessible lighthouse in South Carolina. For an admission of $2, visitors can climb the 167 steps & walk around the observation deck for a lofty view of the barrier island and surrounding seascape.  CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 44″ TALL TO CLIMB THE LIGHTHOUSE. Details here.

FREE! The Parris Island Museum – located on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina – features thousands of artifacts, images, and other materials that illustrate the history of Port Royal and Parris Island, from early Native American inhabitants of Port Royal to the modern Marines. On display are artifacts depicting Port Royal’s important military role from the American Revolution to the Civil War, along with development of the island into a Marine Corps installation after the Spanish-American War through the present. Alongside Marine Corps history, there are exhibits devoted to the Charlesfort-Santa Elena National Historic Landmark, site of French and Spanish colonies on Parris Island between 1562 and 1587.
Open daily to the public from 10am-4:30pm, and 8am – 4:30pm on Family and Graduation Days. Holiday closures include New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Admission is free. For more information, click here or call 843.228.2951.

FREEBIE: Parris Island Marine graduation ceremonies are open the public, usually held outside on certain Fridays throughout the year.  Call 843.228.2951 for more information.

Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga. More info here.

Sapelo Island, Ga. & Reynolds Mansion. More info here.

Lighthouse on St. Simons, Is. Ga. More info here.

Wildlife Programs @ The Center for Wildlife Education & the Lamar Q. Ball Raptor Center at Georgia Southern University Campus, Statesboro. Details here.

Planetarium | Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga.
Monthly public events on exciting astronomy topics and full-dome presentations scheduled each year with telescopic observing outdoors, weather permitting. Details here.

Georgia Southern Museum, Statesboro, Ga.
Permanent exhibits include a 78-million year old, 26-foot long, fossil skeleton of the eel-like predator called the mosasaur. Admission to The Georgia Southern Museum is $2 per person. There is no charge for children ages three and under. The Museum is free to all students and members. Everyone is welcome to visit  on Free Museum Saturdays, hosted on the last Saturday of each month.

Billy’s Island & Okefenokee Swamp Tour, Fargo, Ga.
Stephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo, GA
Tour of historic Billy’s Island. This island was home to Native Americans, pioneers, and lumbermen for thousands of years. We will take a boat out to the island and hike the short trail, about 3/4 of a mile, and view some of the relics left from times past. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Save Up to 30% at Disney, Plus Get An Extra Day FREE

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Disney Spring 2015 Deals

Is a vacation to see Mickey Mouse part of your plans for 2015? Save up to 30% on your room at select Walt Disney World resort hotels this spring and early summer.

And when you upgrade to a room and ticket package with a minimum 4-day park tickets, you’ll get an extra day at the parks for FREE!

A family of four can enjoy a 6-day package at Pop Century with a Disney Dining Plan for less than $110 per person, per day.

These discounts are available for most stays March 2-June 15, 2015. Availability for this promotion is limited, and rooms will sell out fast.

Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel today. Get a quick, no-obligation vacation quote online or call us at 843-284-3241 for details, and let’s start planning your magical Disney vacation! 

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Free admission April 4 & 5 & 1st full wknd of each mth @ EdVenture Children’s Museum & other nearby museums

Monday, December 29th, 2014

The weekend of April 4 & 5 2015 means free weekend access to some of nearby museums through Bank of America’s Museums on Us program. Free admission is for the adult cardholder only. Regular admission applies to children and additional guests.

Free Bank of America Museum on Us 2015 dates are April 4 & 5; May 2 & 3; June 6 & 7; July 4 & 5; Aug. 1 & 2; Sept. 5 & 6; Oct. 3 & 4; Nov. 7 & 8; Dec. 5 & 6.

Nearby participating museums include:

EdVenture Children’s Museum

EdVenture Childrens Museum in Columbia, S.C.
211 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

See our list of Things To Do in Columbia, SC With Kids by clicking here. 

Atlanta History Center
High Museum of Art in Atlanta
Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville

The Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville (MOSH), Fla.
Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Fla

Who is eligible?

To qualify for Museums on Us, you must be a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card customer. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain one free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission.

When is it available?

With qualifying identification, customers can enjoy free admission on the first full weekend of every month.

For a full list of participating museums, please visit the Museums on Us site.