For $666, You Can Spend Halloween Eve in a Recreated Alcatraz Jail Cell 

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Looking for hair-raising Halloween plans? If dungeon-themed haunted houses aren’t scary enough for you, a tourist attraction in San Francisco is offering visitors the chance to spend the night in a simulation of the city’s infamous Alcatraz prison, according to Money.

Located on Fisherman’s Wharf, the San Francisco Dungeon recreates local history and legends using sets, special effects, and actors. Now, locals and visitors alike can pay $666 to reserve a private overnight stay in the Dungeon’s "Ghosts of Alcatraz Suite"—a reconstructed jail cell that accommodates up to four people—on October 30 and October 31.

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Courtesy of Booking.com

The cell includes four twin beds, pajamas, midnight snacks, and a spooky bedtime story from a “dungeon resident.” Breakfast is also provided the next morning, along with a goody bag.

This isn’t the first macabre experience offered by The San Francisco Dungeon: As Eater San Francisco reports, the group also launched a pop-up “rat café” in 2017. A parody of cat cafes, the rodent-themed eatery allowed patrons to play with rats in a basement, following a light meal of coffee, tea, and pastries.

Sleepover reservations for the Ghosts of Alcatraz suite will be accepted starting Friday, October 13, at 10:13 a.m. EST. They’re available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so book your stay early through Booking.com if you’re curious about what it would be like to spend a night locked up in the Big House.

[h/t Money]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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The 10 Most Visited National Parks in 2019

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Josiah Weiss, Unsplash

The U.S. National Park System comprises more than 400 sites, 62 of which are national parks. Within the parks, visitors can explore forests, deserts, volcanoes, and more. But even with the diversity the National Park System has to offer, many visitors find themselves going to the same iconic parks year after year. To see the most-visited national parks in 2019, check out the list below.

This list comes from recreational visitation data gathered by the National Park Service. It doesn't include national monuments, parkways, or similar units—just the sites with the official "national park" designation.

The Great Smoky Mountains tops the list with roughly 12.5 million visits last year. Stretching across five counties in North Carolina and Tennessee, it's less than a day's drive away for one-third of the U.S. population. The accessibility plus the free admission and gorgeous mountain scenery help make it the country's most popular national park.

It's followed by Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park, which saw 5.97 million visits in 2019 to witness its world-famous views. Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park takes third place with 4.7 million visits, and Utah's Zion National Park takes fourth with 4.5 million. Read on for the full top 10.

The National Park Service was established just over a century ago, and it's amassed a fascinating history. Here are some more facts about the United States's national parks.

  1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  2. Grand Canyon National Park
  3. Rocky Mountain National Park
  4. Zion National Park
  5. Yosemite National Park
  6. Yellowstone National Park
  7. Acadia National Park
  8. Grand Teton National Park
  9. Olympic National Park
  10. Glacier National Park