Low Tide: June 2015 Santa Cruz and Monterey, CA


Summer is Here! It has been so long since I posted, it got over whelming with children and work but I be posting the best deals and summer adventures for the Monterey Bay Area.

Ready for a Low Tide Adventure in June?

June 6th -0.8 @ 8:15am
June 7th -0.6 @ 9:04am
June 8th -0.2 @ 9:55am
June 9th 0.1 @ 10:47am
June 10th 0.5 @ 11:41am
June 11th 0.9 @12:34pm
June 18th -1.0 @ 6:48am
June 19th -0.7 @ 7:29am
June 20th -0.4 @ 8:09 am
June 21st 0.0 @ 8:50am
June 22nd 0.4 @ 9:31am
June 23rd 0.8 @ 10:14am
June 24th 1.2 @ 10:57am

The smaller or more negative the tide the lower the tide (more tide pools). For max tide pool times always try and arrive BEFORE the time stated, as that is peak low tide and will start coming in a minute after the time stated for each day


Free Childs Legoland Ticket inside Lego book- Costco deal

There is a Free Child’s Ticket with the purchase of an Adult ticket inside the Lego book above. I just ran across this deal yesterday while at Costco.
This ticket is good through Dec, 2015!!! Wow

Gilroy Gardens FREE Ticket on Bring a Friend FREE Days + Gilroy Garden Deal

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Don’t Miss ‘Bring a Friend FREE Days’ at Gilroy Gardens if you have a Premium Membership. Dates you can receive a FREE Gilroy Gardens Ticket w/ every person having a Premium Membership are below. Don’t have a Premium Membership? You can still buy and use the same day + get a FREE ticket

  • July 21-27
  • Aug 11-17
  • Nov 1-2

I have been taking my kids to Gilroy Gardens for 10 years (previously named Bonfonte Gardens). I will show you how to go to Gilroy Gardens (now with NEW water Park: Water Oasis) for $10.62 per visit!!! A Premium Membership is $84.99 which includes FREE Parking ($10 Value per visit). In my opinion here is how you get the best deal for your dime for a family of 4 (though you can work it for whatever number you need).

For a Family of 4 Scenario

Buy (2) Premium Memberships– $84.99 ($169.98)
Plan to go 4 times ONLY during ‘Bring a Friend FREE Days’
(2 memberships + 2 people going FREE = 4 people total)
16 visits total or $10.62 per visit per person + FREE Parking!!

Santa Cruz, CA Deals on a Dime for Kids 7/21-7/26

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Santa Cruz, CA week of July 21-26 Deals on a Dime for Kids

Monday 7/21

Tuesday 7/22

Wednesday 7/23

Thursday 7/24

Friday 7/25

Saturday 7/26

Save 50% off Admission to Santa Clara County Fair July 31-Aug 3

Up to 50% Off Alameda County FairHeading to the Santa Clara, CA fair this summer? Right now on Groupon you can save over 50% on fair admission, demolition derby, and wine tasting. Remember that children under 4 yr are FREE

  • $8 for two adult tickets (up to $16 value)
  • $16 for four adult tickets (up to $32 value)
  • $12 for two adult tickets and two children’s tickets (up to $26 value)
  • $16 for one ticket to the demolition derby and fair (up to $33 value)
  • $11 for one ticket to the wine tasting and fair (up to $23 value)

Santa Cruz Deals on a Dime for Kids for the week 7/14-7/19


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Santa Cruz, CA week of July 14-19 Deals on a Dime for Kids

Monday 7/14

Tuesday 7/15

Wednesday 7/16

Thursday 7/17

Friday 7/18

Saturday 7/19

  • Low tide @ 10:47 am Tide: 1.5
  • Beverly’s Fabric FREE Kid’s Craft (1-3pm) for ages 6-12 yr
  • Wacky Carnival Fun in Laurel Park FREE (1-3) games, face painting, spin art, popcorn , 20 ft inflatable slide at the Louden Nelson Community Center (301 Center St, Santa Cruz)
  • Environment Science Workshop– FREE 11am-4pm Watsonville unique award-winning program for students to engage in hands-on science concepts and gain an appreciation for how materials can be re-used in creative and exciting ways

Save 40% on Admission and Lunch at Aqua Adventure Water Park, Fremont CA

Aqua Adventure Water ParkBeat the Heat this summer and save some cash at Aqua Adventure Water Park, Fremont, CA. You can choose between 2 options on Groupon:

  • $31 for admission and lunch for two ($55.54 value)
  • $62 for admission and lunch for four ($111.08 value)

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