Savvy Los Angeles: things to do
In the Los Angeles area, you never find a shortage of fun things to do. The question is, how do you choose? Here are my top recommendations for things to do in L.A. Some have multiple ways to save. Follow the links for info on special offers and reviews to help you make plans to go out smarter in SoCal.

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Check out these events and activities featured on Savvy SoCal pages, all with special offers and promotions. Follow the links to find out how to take advantage of these offers, and get a few savvy tips for enjoying each experience.

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The Queen Mary Discount The Queen Mary | Long Beach - Queen Mary 4th of July 2015 Ticket Deal. The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California offers a few ways to save throughout the year, including the coupon below for one free child admission with adult ticket. As other offers for The Queen Mary come and go, you’ll find them added here, including discount tickets for upcoming […]
OC Fair Discount Tickets OC Fair Event Deals - The theme of the OC Fair (July 17 – August 16, 2015) is “One Big Party.” And big is right — more than 1.3 million people will show up to enjoy the OC summer fun, which includes 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, competitions, rodeos, concerts, action sports and more. You’re going, right? Here’s what you need to […]
Matilda Discount Matilda the Musical - Matilda the Musical Discount Tickets: 2 ways to save. Time magazine calls Matilda the No. 1 show of the year. Matilda the Musical tickets are the hottest seats on Broadway. Still, we looked and found a few good deals on tickets for the New York show at Shubert Theatre in New York City. The show is […]
Cruise Deals Orange County CA Best Cruises for SoCal Seafarers - Cruise Deals: Newport Beach, Dana Wharf, Marina Del Rey. Southern California cruises are fun any time of year, and any time of day, whether you opt for a brunch, twilight, or evening cruise. When’s the last time you went whale watching? Blue whale season starts in May and runs through November. If you’re looking for something […]
Into The Woods Tickets Into The Woods - Into The Woods, Fractured Fairytale Fun. If you love fairytales with a twist, like I do, you’ll be happy to hear that Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into The Woods (from the book by James Lapine) is making the rounds to theaters in several savvy cities, and a few even have ticket deals available from popular deal sources. Scroll […]
El Capitan Theater Ticket Deal El Capitan Theatre Movie Deals - If you’re in LA and take your kids to the movies a lot, you’ll love this ticket offer for movies at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA. You can save a few bucks on tickets and save time by ordering tickets in advance online. Right now tickets are available for the movie listed below. No coupon […]
AmericaFest 4th of July LA LOS ANGELES 4th of July 2015: Fireworks, Parades, Celebrations - Here are the updated things to do for Fourth of July 2015 in the Los Angeles area, including fireworks, parades, and celebrations. Popular picks include AmericaFest 4th of July at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, the Huntington Beach 4th of July Celebration (three days), and the Long Beach Kid’s Bicycle Parade. Note: I post these as a courtesy only. Make […]
Orange County Fireworks ORANGE COUNTY 4th of July 2015: Fireworks, Parades, Celebrations - Orange County in Southern California offers a small but spectacular array of activities for 4th of July 2015, including fireworks, parades, and celebrations. Orange County Independence Day Anaheim: The 2015 OC Block Party — July 4, 2015, from 3pm to 11pm at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. FIREWORKS Spectacular show at 9:45 pm. The event features food vendors, live performances and art […]
Long Beach Aquarium Aquarium of the Pacific - 8 ways to save on Aquarium of the Pacific Tickets from 50% off. Need a new reason to visit the Aquarium in Long Beach? I’ll give you a few. The first male harbor seal pup born at the Aquarium of the Pacific recently joined the rest of the seals and sea lions in the Seal and Sea […]
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway coupon Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Coupon Code — Best Discount Now. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is a great way to enjoy a spectacular view and get out of the sweltering heat on the valley floor during the summer, or to go play in the snow in the winter. The Tramway is only a couple of hours […]

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All-American 4th of July | Long Beach

1435187724-4th_of_July_Queen_Mary_ticketsjpgp1.jpegCelebrate an All-American 4th of July Aboard the Queen Mary Discount tickets for All-American 4th of July at Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA, are available now with this special offer. Party in every decade from the early 1900s to now at the Queen Mary’s incredible 4th of July party, packed with activities that celebrate all-American fun in every […]

“Singin’ in the Rain” | Long Beach

1431372604-SinginRain_ticketsjpgp1.jpegSingin’ in the Rain: Musical Theatre West Brings the Classic to Life on Stage Discount tickets for Singin’ in the Rain at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB in Long Beach, CA, are available now with this special offer.

“Avenue Q” | Los Angeles

1424290209-avenueQ_ticketsjpgp1.jpegAvenue Q: The Tony-Winning Adult Puppet Musical Discount tickets for Avenue Q at Cupcake Theater in Los Angeles, CA, are available now with this special offer. The massively popular adult puppet musical Avenue Q comes to Hollywood’s Cupcake Theater. Full of humor and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic […]

“Bad Jews” | Los Angeles

1435347553-badjews-tickets1jpgp1.jpegBad Jews: A Fiercely Funny Family Feud Discount tickets for Bad Jews at Geffen Playhouse – Gil Cates Theater in Los Angeles, CA, are available now with this special offer. Daphna Feygenbaum considers herself a “real Jew” — the most devout in her family — while her cousin Liam is a self-described “bad Jew,” complete with a shiksa girlfriend. […]

“BalletNow” | Los Angeles

1416597863-music-center-ticketsjpgp1.jpegBalletNow: Superstars From Europe and Latin America Discount tickets for BalletNow at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA, are available now with this special offer. A pair of American Ballet Theatre superstars, Roberto Bolle and Herman Cornejo have teamed up as guest artistic directors for the premiere of a three-performance program, BalletNow, featuring classic solos and pas de […]

“1776” | Santa Monica

1434986973-1776_ticketsjpgp1.jpeg1776: Screening of the Historical Musical With Director Peter H. Hunt Discount tickets for 1776 at Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, CA, are available now with this special offer. The founding fathers are back and coming to the big screen for your favorite historical musical. Inspired by the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, 1776 presents an entertaining and fascinating retelling […]

“Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Celebration” | Santa Monica

1434764741-4513990-WILLIE_NELSONS_4TH_OF_JULY_CELEBRATION_ticketsjpgp1.jpegRarely Screened Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Celebration at The Aero Discount tickets for Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Celebration at Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, CA, are available now with this special offer. Outlaw-country icon Willie Nelson commemorates every July 4th by gathering a group of musical greats for a live show. At his 1974 Independence Day concert, […]

Victor Hugo’s “Les Misérables” | Los Angeles

1435268713-Victor_Hugos_Les_Miserables_ticketsjpgp1.jpegLes Misérables: New Adaptation Sets Victor Hugo’s Tale in Jazz-Age Paris Discount tickets for Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables at Studio/Stage Theater in Los Angeles, CA, are available now with this special offer. You may have caught the movie, or watched the musical, or even (gulp!) read the 1,504-page novel, but until you’ve seen Jonathan Holloway’s inventive stage adaptation, you […]

“Assassins” | Los Angeles

1433285167-Assassins_ticketsjpgp1.jpegAssassins: Sondheim’s Killer Musical Comedy Discount tickets for Assassins at Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles, CA, are available now with this special offer. Maybe the most controversial musical ever written, Assassins shoots to thrill and rarely misses. The great genius of contemporary musical theater, creator of Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Company, Stephen Sondheim leads audiences on a […]

“Bent” | Los Angeles

1435279908-4518601-bent_ticketsjpgp1.jpegBent — Acclaimed Drama About Gay Persecution in Nazi Germany Discount tickets for Bent at Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, CA, are available now with this special offer. In 1934 Berlin, two men are thrown on a train to Dachau as part of the Gestapo’s plan to cleanse the city of “perverts.” One vehemently denies his lover to […]

“Boyle Heights & The San Gabriel Valley: The Hidden Histories of L.A.’s Melting Pot” | Los Angeles

boyle-gabjpgp1.jpegThe Hidden Histories of L.A.’s Melting Pot Bus Tour of Boyle Heights & San Gabriel Valley Discount tickets for Boyle Heights & The San Gabriel Valley: The Hidden Histories of L.A.’s Melting Pot at Esotouric Bus, at The Daily Dose in Los Angeles, CA, are available now with this special offer.

Splash Kingdom Waterpark | Redlands

1402326959-Splash_Kingdom_060614ajpgp1.jpegRide the World’s Tallest Enclosed Slide at Splash Kingdom Waterpark Discount tickets for Splash Kingdom Waterpark at Splash Kingdom Waterpark in Redlands, CA, are available now with this special offer. Make a big-time splash this summer with a visit to Splash Kingdom Waterpark. The largest water park in the Inland Empire, the Egyptian-themed Splash Kingdom boasts the world’s tallest […]

“Matilda the Musical” | Los Angeles

1416877044-Matilda_Goldstar_920x520jpegp1.jpegBroadway’s Matilda the Musical: U.S. Tour Starts at the Ahmanson Discount tickets for Matilda the Musical at Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, are available now with this special offer. From the brilliantly creative mind behind Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox comes the Tony Award-winning Matilda the Musical. Named Time […]

Idina Menzel | Hollywood

1417049146-idinamenzel_tickets2jpgp1.jpegIdina Menzel (Frozen, Glee, Wicked) in Concert Discount tickets for Idina Menzel at Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA, are available now with this special offer. Broadway star Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent) has become a household name after hitting TV and film screens as mom to Lea Michele’s character on Glee and as Elsa in Frozen, not to mention her […]

“UnCabaret” | Los Angeles

1414194211-uncaberet-ticketsjpgp1.jpegUnCabaret: The Alt-Comedy Show That Started It All Discount tickets for UnCabaret at Au Lac in Los Angeles, CA, are available now with this special offer. UnCabaret, the long-running alternative comedy night that helped launch the careers of Margaret Cho, Janeane Garofalo and Patton Oswalt among many others, continues to bring the funny to vegan restaurant Au Lac in […]

“Cabaret Awesome” | Los Angeles

1426606734-CabaretAwesome_ticketsjpgp1.jpegCabaret Awesome: A Steampunk-Powered Variety Show Discount tickets for Cabaret Awesome at Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Angeles, CA, are available now with this special offer. Cabaret Awesome brings the steamier side of Steampunk to Los Feliz’s Rockwell Table & Stage. Ringleaders Joey Bybee and Lee Huff are out to entice, titillate and crack you up with this […]

Eat See Hear Beverly Hills | Beverly Hills

1427826178-Eat-See-Hear-Beverly-Hills-ticketsjpgp1.jpegMovies, Live Music & Food Trucks at Eat See Hear Beverly Hills Discount tickets for Eat See Hear Beverly Hills at La Cienega Park in Beverly Hills, CA, are available now with this special offer. Eat See Hear Movies is rolling out the largest outdoor movie screen west of the Mississippi at La Cienega Park in Beverly Hills for […]

Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys | Los Angeles

janetklein-020714jpgp1.jpegJanet Klein and Her Parlor Boys Play ’20s and ’30s Jazz Discount tickets for Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys at Steve Allen Theater in Los Angeles, CA, are available now with this special offer. Experience an evening of vintage entertainment featuring a variety of songs from the 1920s and ’30s. The tunes run the gamut from bawdy to […]

“Red, White & Everything Else” | Los Angeles

1422377007-red_white_and_everything_else_ticketsjpgp1.jpegSketch Comedy Red, White & Everything Else Pokes Fun at America Discount tickets for Red, White & Everything Else at Second City Studio Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, are available now with this special offer. America — land of the mostly free and home of the sometimes brave. In Red, White & Everything Else, the sketch comedy masterminds of […]

Barenaked Ladies | Los Angeles

1427841467-barenakedladies_ticketsjpgp1.jpegBarenaked Ladies at the Greek Discount tickets for Barenaked Ladies at Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, are available now with this special offer. “It’s been … ” three years since multiplatinum-selling Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies first took their rollicking roadshow Last Summer on Earth on tour, packing more than 30 arenas and amphitheaters with near sold-out crowds. They […]

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