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Doing some holiday shopping? Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up and, while there are plenty of retail items you can save on, you can also save on annual passes, upcoming events, and even vacations. There are several places in and around Tampa Bay that are offering special discounts for Florida residents during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

It’s the perfect opportunity to check out of that theme park you’ve been wanting to try or fun getaway you’ve been wanting to take. It’s also a great way to give someone else the gift of experience.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite offers for you and your significant other to take advantage of this holiday season. Be sure to keep an eye on the discount dates, as some of these deals are only available for a limited time. Keep checking back as new offers are added. Happy shopping!

 

Black Friday Deals for Theme Parks

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has a Black Friday sale going on right now. You can save up to 60% on tickets, Fun Cards, and annual passes.

  • Single-day tickets start at $77.99 or you can grab a Black Friday Bundle for $145.99 that includes a single-day ticket, All-Day Dining, and Quick Queue Unlimited to skip the lines all day throughout your visit.
  • You can grab a Fun Card for $98.99 or $120.99 including Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island.
  • Enjoy one visit to Sea World Orland and one visit to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with a combo ticket for $97.99.
  • Grab an Annual Pass for a limited discounted rate starting at $13.25 per month.

Head over to Adventure Island to grab their Black Friday deals:

  • Single-day tickets for $47.99.
  • Single-day ticket + All-Day Dining for $72.99.

Both a 2024 Fun Card and Annual Passes grant access to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s extensive portfolio of thrilling rides, including the new Serengeti Flyer.

Additionally, any park admission provides access to an extensive list of exciting seasonal events, such as the 2024 Food and Wine Festival, where guests will indulge in the event’s vibrant culinary offering as well as enjoying some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.

Image credit: Adventure Island via Twitter

SeaWorld Orlando

Sea World Orlando is offering discounts of up to 60% for its biggest sale of the year during a Black Friday sale! A Fun Card is $99.99 for just Sea World or you can add Aquatica for $145.99 total. Grab a Sea World and Aquatica Two-Park ticket for $81.99 or include All-Day Dining for $136.99 total.

Discovery Cove Orlando 

Guests can save 50% on reservations now through Dec. 31, 2024 – but must be booked by November 24, 2023. Guests can choose from a Day Resort admission or the Signature Dolphin Swim package, which includes all the amenities and experiences of a Day Resort including freshly prepared meals, snacks and beverages, snorkeling among thousands of tropical fish and rays, hand-feeding exotic birds and more – plus an intimate encounter with a bottlenose dolphin.

Guests can also save 30% on selected upgraded experiences to enhance their day:

  • Day Beds: Lounge in luxury, day beds seat two adults comfortably and offer a covered setting with plush chaise lounges overlooking the park’s tropical landscaping and pristine beaches.
  • Private Cabanas: Seat 6-8 guests in a secluded setting. They include tables and chairs, chaise lounges, a private locker, unlimited snacks and beverages, fresh towels, eco-friendly sunscreen, and more.
  • SeaVenture: is an underwater walking tour that allows guests to come face-to-fin with tropical fish and velvety rays in The Grand Reef.
  • Animal Trek: takes places in a lush, private oasis where guests encounter a variety of bird species and animal ambassadors such as an anteater, armadillo, kinkajou or sloth.

Black Friday Deals for Getaways

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo

Westgate is having a limited time Black Friday sale where you can save up to 50% off nightly rates off their properties, including Westgate River Ranch & Rodeo, about 2.5 hours east from Tampa. To book, visit their site.

Related: Dude Ranch Glamping in Florida at Westgate River Ranch & Rodeo

Margaritaville at Sea

The Jimmy Buffett-inspired Margaritaville at Sea is holding an exclusive Black Friday sale through Sunday, November 19 providing access to the best availability and best rates on every sailing date through 2024*.

Bargain hunters will have the chance to secure sailings starting at $89 per person with kids sailing free, as well as receive up to 30% off packages. Margaritaville at Sea is the only cruise line operating 3-day / 2-night cruises sailing from the Port of Palm Beach in Florida to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.

Reunion Resort 

Located in a sprawling 2,300-acre luxury complex just minutes from the top theme parks of Central Florida, Reunion Resort & Golf Club features oversized accommodations ranging from multi-room villas to private three- to 15-bedroom vacation homes, as well as endless amenities for the most discerning traveler. From November 13 to Tuesday, November 30, you can enjoy 20% off 1 and 2 bedroom villas, 30% off 3-bedroom villas, and 20% off select luxury homes (blackout dates may apply).

Widely recognized as a top golf destination, Reunion is the only location in the world featuring three signature championship golf courses designed by golfing legends Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus. Amenities at the resort include casual and fine dining venues, five hydro-grid clay tennis courts, six pickleball courts, 18-hole mini-golf course, footgolf, community pools, fitness center and a five-acre water park.

Black Friday Deals for Upcoming Events

Pirate Water Taxi

Save 50% off annual memberships for a limited time! Members can purchase an additional all-day pass for a guest and receive 20% off per ticket (valid for up to 3 guests per membership per day). Members also get unlimited rides aboard regularly scheduled River Route and Island Loops, discounts on holiday and special event cruises, and more! Memberships purchased during the Black Friday sale will be effective from December 26, 2023-December 25, 2024.

Extraordinary Video Game Concert at the Straz

May 11, 2024
Straz Center
The highly acclaimed video game music concert “Heroes: A Video Game Symphony” will be performed at the Straz Center. The once-in-a-lifetime experience will feature music and visuals from many of the world’s most iconic video games, as well as new pieces that will highlight music from games such as Diablo, Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, and Assassins Creed, as well as a new arrangement for World of Warcraft. Tickets will go on sale on Cyper Monday, November 27, at 12:00pm.

StarLite Cruises

StarLite Cruises certificates make for the perfect gift for everyone on your list! StarLite Cruises has been serving locals and visitors in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area a unique experience for the best value for over 35 years. Gift an evening on the water for two, inclusive of a 3 hour cruise, 3 course meal service, entertainment, taxes & gratuities for only $99.00! This discounted price will start on Black Friday and end on Cyber Monday, but StarLite Cruises will be offering special holiday pricing all the way through Christmas Day. Certificates are immediately emailed for quick & easy gift giving.Starlite Cruise

Gasparilla Pirate Fest Accessories

January 27, 2024

2023 Info TBD

Save 50% on Gasparilla-branded Bourbon and Bowties jewelry. Locally owned Bourbon and Bowties are the perfect accessory for Tampa’s famed Gasparilla season. No code necessary.

Monster Jam

February 10-11, 2024
Raymond James Stadium
SAVE UP TO 35%
Unlock with code: 2J3GGL

Enter code before selecting seat(s) to see if offer applies. Savings offer will vary based on performance and seat location. Savings offer is not available on all seats.

Limit one (1) offer code per transaction. No double discounts. Must be redeemed at time of ticket purchase. Redeem offer online only. Other restrictions and exclusions may apply. Offer expires 11:59 p.m. local time on December 3, 2023

Image Credit: Feld Entertainment

 

Ongoing Florida Resident Deals to Take Advantage Of:

Tampa Bay CityPASS

CityPASS is a ticket experience you can purchase online to enjoy multiple attractions across Tampa Bay. Here’s how it works: Tampa residents can purchase mobile or printable tickets and begin using the pass right away, or within one year of the purchase date. Once you begin to use your CityPass, it’s good for a 9-day period. Each pass includes admission to five popular local attractions, including Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, ZooTampa at Lowry Park, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, MOSI, and more! CityPASS is $139 per adult.

Tampa Museum of Art

Perched right along the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk lies the Tampa Museum of Art. Known for its exhibits and collections, this is a gorgeous local museum that all residents must visit at least once! And, it offers plenty of deals for college students and Florida Educators alike. Regular admission is $15/adult, but if you’re military or a Florida educator, enjoy 50% off admission. And, if you’re a college student, your admission is FREE with proof of ID.

Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Also located along the Riverwalk is the Straz Center – home to stunning performances, bands, musicals, and more. Similar to the Tampa Museum of Art, the Straz offers an Educator Discount. If you’re a teacher or staff member from any local Tampa Bay area county, you can receive up to 50% off of two tickets for pre-selected shows! All you have to do is show your school system ID or pay stub.

All Tampa Bay area county educators are welcome and even homeschool teachers are eligible for this discount. Be sure to check the discounts page to see which shows are eligible.

Image credit: The Straz Center

Staycations

Sailport Waterfront Suites

You don’t have to travel too far to find a bite of paradise. Located right on Rocky Point, Sailport Waterfront Suites boasts stunning views and great Florida Resident Deals! They have several special deals, including military and AAA.

Hilton Tampa Downtown

Seeing a show at The Straz or want to head out for a night of bar hopping in SOHO? Make it a weekend staycation and check in to the Hilton Tampa Downtown. Discounts range from 17% off to double points, military rates, and upgrades.

Tradewinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach

Tradewinds offers several discounts for Florida residents. Buy one night, get one 50% off when you stay Sunday-Thursday. Their Turkey & Tan Lines Package includes 20% off two nights, a Thanksgiving buffet, and activities all weekend long. Get 20-25% off when you stay five nights or more, or pay in advance and get 20% off their best available rates.

Image credit: Tradewinds Island Resorts

Sirata St. Pete Beach

Cross the bridge and make your way to Sirata St. Pete Beach. Now, you can enjoy their newly renovated guest rooms and enjoy their Florida Resident deal. Prepare to relax and save 10% off room rates just for living in Florida.

The Beachcomber St. Pete Beach

Head down the beach and check into The Beachcomber. This stunning resort offers the perfect escape from all of life’s woes with gorgeous views of the Gulf and all the sunshine your body can take. Now, Florida Residents can getaway to The Beachcomber for 10% off regular room and suite rates and a $25 Jimmy B’s credit. Please note that black-out dates and restrictions may apply, and proof of FL residency might be required upon check-in.

The Hotel Zamora

Also located on St. Pete Beach is the beautiful Hotel Zamora. And, luckily for us Florida Residents, we can reap the benefits of this stunning hotel at a discounted rate! Florida and Georgia Residents can save up to 15% off room rates and an additional $25 on food and beverage too. All you have to do is show proof of Florida residency and voila.

The Don Cesar

Check-in at The Don Cesar and save! Now, FL/GA residents can save up to 15% off room rates with a bonus $25 resort credit at this iconic pink beachfront resort. Proof of residency is required so be sure to have your IDs ready and enjoy all that The Don has to offer!

Image credit: The Don Cesar

Belleview Inn

Head over to the Belleview Inn and check-in for a bit of history at this gorgeous, newly renovated resort. Florida Residents can now enjoy exclusive savings up to 25%! Not valid on holiday weekends.

Sandpearl Resort

Head over to Clearwater Beach and enjoy the Sandpearl Resort. The resort’s Good Neighbor Discount is an attempt to pay it forward for Florida residents. Enjoy up to 25% off and take a little time to de-stress. You deserve it!

Opal Sands Resort

Also located on Clearwater Beach, head over to Opal Sands Resort and enjoy up to 25% off your stay thanks to the resort’s awesome deal for Florida Residents! A valid state ID is required at check-in.

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

Our final Florida resident staycation deal comes from Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach. Florida and Georgia residents can now get the fourth night free when you stay three nights plus a $50 resort credit.

Their Brews and Views Package includes a 6-pack of 3 Daughters local craft beer, $10 gift certificate and complimentary tasting at 3 Daughters Brewing Clearwater Beach, and a limited edition koozie.

Spa Deals

Spa Sudeva

Head over to Spa Sudeva for a day full of relaxation and for an escape from the troubles of reality. While this spa doesn’t offer a special Florida resident deal, they do offer a discount for Florida Military Members as well as Florida Educators – score! All you have to do is bring proof, mention your occupation, and save $15 on any treatment.

Caribbean Mystique Spa

Similar to Spa Sudeva, Florida military members, police, fire/rescue, teachers, and medical professionals can save at Caribbean Mystique Spa. Bring proof of work and receive your Appreciation Perks Package. For a limited time, you can receive a free complimentary aromatherapy service.

Enjoy even more Florida fun…

Let’s not forget about all the fun in Orlando just down the road. Explore these Florida Resident Discounts in Orlando.

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