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Argh! 3 ways to plan a fun, pirate-themed fall vacation

August 20th, 2013
Ocean view from the dining room Pirate Cove. Courtesy photo.

Ocean view from the dining room Pirate Cove. Courtesy photo.

The pirate room at Legoland.

The pirate room at Legoland.

By Aimee Heckel

You don’t have to have a young kid to plan a pirate-themed vacation. But on the off chance that you are a parent, you know that this vacation angle is pure gold. In a treasure chest. Argh.

Pirates are adventurous and quirky and worldly — all characteristics that can make up a remarkable fall vacation. Here are some of our favorite pirate-themed vacation ideas.

Stay at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Check out the free “Sirens of TI” shows and watch live pirate sea battles, complete with singing, dancing and fireworks, every 90 minutes. And although it’s not specifically pirate-y, you don’t want to miss the “Mystere by Cirque du Soleil” show, which has been voted the best show eight times. Tickets start at $60.

Save money on your Treasure Island stay by checking out these Treasure Island online coupons. For example, save up to 50 percent off and get a buy-one-get-one-free show and dining. AAA members get 10 percent off conventional room rates, too.

For a more subtle pirate angle, visit the Pirate Cove Hotel in Costa Rica. This small hotel, made up of 10 cabins sprinkled within the rain forest on the Osa Peninsula, is truly a hidden treasure. Experience untouched nature on a deserted beach. Best of all, through Nov. 30, you can book rooms for just $105 per night, including breakfast and taxes.

Traveling with little ones? The pirate room in Legoland California Resort Hotel is so awesome that it’s almost ridiculous. Rooms include a queen bed for adults and a separate sleeping area (including their own TV) for up to three kids. Bonus: As a guest a the Legoland hotel, you also get entry to select rides before the Legoland park actually opens. (We know how much you all love to wait in amusement park lines.)

Looking to save more money on your next vacation, whether it’s to Vegas or Costa Rica? Check out these travel coupons. Pairing coupons with Cash Back with ShopAtHome.com will save you even more money, so pay special attention to businesses that offer Cash Back. For example, Travelocity offers up to 10 percent Cash Back, which can equal pretty significant savings when you’re planning an already-expensive vacation.

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Aimee's passion for storytelling has brought her around the world as a journalist, writing award-winning news articles about Haiti and Uganda. Aimee studied international journalism at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and she majored in journalism and German at Colorado State University. When she's not writing stories for a Colorado newspaper, she travels and volunteers for Think Humanity, her family's nonprofit that helps refugees and disadvantaged people in Africa. She's also a mom, a wife and a furious bargain-hunter. Reach out to her at AimeeHeckel.com, find her travel board on Pinterest, follow her on Twitter, or ping her on Google+.

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