Art Lover’s Guide to San Francisco

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Even before the turn of the 20th century, San Francisco was making a name for itself in the art world. The California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute) was first established in 1871, followed shortly after by the de Young Museum in 1894—though its been rebuilt twice since then. By the 1940's and 50's, San Francisco had established itself as an artist's haven, attracting painters, poets, and cutting-edge creators of all mediums. Today, San Francisco boasts an array of art museums as unique as the Bay area itself. Asian Art Museum Whereas most art museums in the U.S. pride themselves on American or European art, The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco has a niche of its own, focusing in works from the Asian masters. The Asian Art Museum has one of the largest … [Read more...]

Best New York Art Museums

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If you’re out and about in the great NYC area, you have the luxury of checking out two of the country’s finest art museums. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is right on 53rd street in mid-town Manhattan, and boasts some of the world’s finest examples of modernist art. It holds over 3,000 books, features works by over 70,000 artists, and presents art in many mediums, including architecture, paintings, design, sculpture and more. It also has a famous restaurant on the inside called The Modern. If you’re in the mid-town Manhattan area, MoMA is a perfect destination for you and your family. Another famous art museum in NYC is the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Known as The Met, this museum is the largest of its kind in the U.S.A. It’s located right along Central Park, and in … [Read more...]

Learn how to use Go Select App and Why You Need It

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  Check out this awesome infographic that breaks down everything you need to know about Go Select Passes App! Scan the QR code at the bottom to get the app from the iTunes store!     … [Read more...]

Top Three U.S. Cities for Tourism

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San Francisco Voted America’s top city in numerous surveys, the colorful and cosmopolitan city of San Francisco invariably charms its visitors.  View one of the country’s top ten construction marvels, the 1.7 mile long Golden Gate Bridge, which is an unforgettable icon to drive, walk or cycle across.  Contemplate your next movie in Golden Gate Park; within its thousand-plus acres lies a wonderful collection of gardens, lakes, and walking paths, including the Japanese Tea Garden, originally part of the 1894 World’s Fair Exhibit.  For a unique tour of the city, consider a historic ride on the cable cars, via the California Street line, which runs along the Financial District, through Chinatown, and over Nob Hill.   New York Likely the most visited city in the … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World, LEGOLAND California, and Universal Studios Hollywood

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The largest, most-attended recreational complex in the world and home to some of the most iconic landmarks and imagery on the planet, Walt Disney World, is an American pastime.  Located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, approximately 21 miles southwest of Orlando, Florida, the resort covers an area of 47 square miles and includes four theme parks, two water parks, twenty three on-site themed resort hotels (excluding eight more that are on-site, but not owned by the Walt Disney Company), a campground, two spas and physical fitness centers, five golf courses, and other recreational venues and entertainment.         LEGOLAND California is one of San Diego’s premier attractions. As you might expect from a Southern California amusement park, this place … [Read more...]

Things to do in Boston

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Boston is a city rich with culture and class.  The opportunities for an enriching experience are boundless with the area’s vast amount of sightseeing activities, family tours, and decadent eateries. But how can you decide which of the many things to do in Boston you want to add to your list? Check out these popular recommendations from our travel team. The Boston Museum of Science features a variety of exhibits, shows, events and activities, even a revolving schedule of IMAX films.  With over five hundred exhibits to take in, it’s difficult to find a dull moment.  You don’t have to be science-minded, just open-minded to enjoy this venerable over-175-year-old interactive institution where the eye-catching exhibits – from the musical piano steps and sensational kinetic … [Read more...]

Ripley’s Believe it or Not in NYC

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Ripley’s Believe it or Not NYC Odditorium is New York City’s must-see attraction in the Times Square District of Manhattan.  The Odditorium is a museum like nothing you’ve ever experienced!  Venture off the scenic New York streets and take in a world celebrating odd, weird, and outlandish attractions.  Ripley’s is a self-guided tour that’s guaranteed to shock and astound as you come face-to-face and interact with unusual relics and rare treasures from around the globe.  For over 40 years, Robert Ripley, who has been dubbed the real-life Indiana Jones, has traveled the world to collect for us the unbelievable, inexplicable, and the one-of-a-kind.  His vastly amusing finds are on display in the exhibits for everyone to see, hear and touch! Ripley’s Odditorium offers the … [Read more...]

Zoo Miami

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Zoo Miami, established in 1948, is one of the first free-range zoos, and is rapidly becoming one of the best in the nation.  Its climate allows it to keep a wide variety of animals from Asia, Australia and Africa like no other zoo in the country.  It has an area of 740 acres to house all of the wildlife that inhabit it, which is 586.2% larger than the national average for zoo size.  Inside Zoo Miami, there are over 2,000 animals, and 500 different species.  840,878 visitors are attracted to the zoo each year, which is significantly more than average for all zoos.  This epic wildlife showcase, one of the best Miami attractions, is typically open from 10am to 5pm every day, and is operational year-round.   Amazon and Beyond, one of Zoo Miami's newest exhibits, opened December … [Read more...]

Boston Museum of Science

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The Boston Museum of Science features a variety of exhibits, shows, events and activities—even a revolving schedule of IMAX films.  With over five hundred exhibits to take in, it’s difficult to find a dull moment.  You don’t have to be science-minded, just open-minded to enjoy this venerable over-175-year-old interactive institution featuring eye-catching exhibits from the musical piano steps and sensational kinetic sculptures to the stunning Omni Theater. The ample food court even affords a first-rate view of the Charles River.     The Museum began as the Boston Society of Natural History in 1830, founded by a collection of men who wished to share scientific interests. In essence, the museum began as a place where these men could store and display the … [Read more...]

Top Ten U.S. Cities for Traveling

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The U.S. is a large mixing pot full of culture and vast amounts of excitement.  With so much ground to cover, it's difficult to pick one spot suitable for traveling to, so we've narrowed it down to the top ten.     Chicago Chicago is a bustling city filled with beautiful structures and rich attractions.  For fans of great architecture, you'll enjoy the Sears Tower (now called Willis Tower), which was formerly the tallest tower in the world, as well as the Chicago River, which is bordered with remarkable sky scrapers.  A sightseeing boat trip around the river is a great way to view the many historical structures the city has to offer.  Chicago is also known for being at the forefront of public art, for instance, a popular attraction has always been the Cloud … [Read more...]