Travel Blog Posts by Evan Bleier

San Diego Labor Day 2014 Attractions

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It’s tough to think about, but the end of summer is coming up. Don’t worry, it’s not like it is right around the corner or anything, but make no mistake, it is on the horizon. That said, it doesn’t have to be a bad thing because the end of the summer means Labor Day is approaching! If you are going to be in San Diego for the holiday, there are tons of fun events going on in addition to all of the usual San Diego Attractions that are generally taking place. Starting on August 29 and continuing all the way through Labor Day until September 1, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Competition and 3D Art Explosion is hitting the beach for some fun in the sun. The event, which is taking place at the B Street Cruise Ship Terminal Pier welcomes hundreds of thousands each year. Watch as sand sculptors strut their stuff and build some of the most sensational sand sculptures you’ll ever lay eyes … [Read more...]

Cheap San Francisco Attractions Tickets

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San Francisco is known as one of the most enlightened and enthralling cities in the U.S., but it’s also known as one of the most expensive. That said, there are always ways to save money no matter where you go. Here are a few suggestions for things in the city that can help you save a buck – or two – and some ideas about places to get Go San Francisco Card Attractions Discount Tickets. Although other chains may come to mind on 7/11, fast-food restaurant Chick-fil-A is attempting to corner the holiday market on July eleventh by celebrating Cow Appreciation Day. On 7/11, customers who come to Bay Area Chick-fil-A restaurants while dressed up like a cow will be awarded a free meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. (For costume ideas, think black-and-white spots, cow bells and furry ears.) If you can’t get a full get-up together, throw on a partial outfit and receive a free … [Read more...]

Oahu July 4th 2014 Attractions

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Independence Day is celebrated in the fiftieth U.S. state, Hawaii, the same way it is on the mainland and there are certainly a number of Oahu July 4th 2014 Attractions that will be open for business in about a week’s time. The Go Oahu Card Attractions Pass will get you into some of the fun, but there are a number of alternate things that you may want to consider doing if you will be in Oahu on July 4th. For a family-friendly Independence Day celebration, head to the Turtle Bay Resort for a day of prize giveaways, live music and fireworks. There will be a number of different food booths at the event and groups like Cultural Nation, Crimson Apple and Kapena are all scheduled to perform before the fireworks at 8:30 p.m. Best of all, the event is free and open to the public. Another event that is connected to the resort is the Da Hui Paddle Race. The 36th edition of the race is … [Read more...]

Oahu Summer Discounts

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Oahu is full of exciting events throughout the year, but the summer may be the best time of all to visit. The third largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to some of the biggest summer discounts in the entire state. In addition to the savings that are offered by the Go Oahu Card Attractions Pass, there are a few other ways to save cash during a visit to Hawaii. Instead of spending money on taxis or renting an expensive car, get around in Oahu on the aptly named public transportation system, TheBus. Fares are just $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for kids. If you are going to be staying for an extended period, four-day and monthly passes are available. Use TheBus to get as close as you can to wherever you want to go and then walk the rest of the way. It’s a great way to get exercise and get a look at the local landscape up close. Use the Go Oahu Card Attractions Pass to visit … [Read more...]

Cheap San Diego Attractions Tickets

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How do you make a trip to the most scenic city in Southern California even better? By loading up on San Diego Attractions Discount Tickets of course! If you want to get some exercise and take in a show while you are visiting San Diego, you can kill two birds with one stone (and save money while doing it) by going to a Who Dunnit? Gaslamp Quarter Murder Mystery Adventure at Dick's Last Resort. A scavenger hunt-style adventure, the Gaslamp Quarter mystery challenges attendees to collect clues and evidences to prove the guilt or innocence of their host, Dick. Interested parties can save 10 percent off of tickets! A hot deal that is distinctly American, the beer, burgers and baseball package from the Omni San Diego Hotel combines some of the quintessential elements of summer. The packages comes complete with one-night deluxe accommodations for two at the Omni, general admission … [Read more...]

Cheap New York Attractions Tickets

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The prospect of going on a summertime trip to New York City can seem like a daunting one. Finding somewhere to stay can be difficult, getting around is almost always an adventure (at least a small one) and almost everything in NYC costs a little bit more than it does in other places – or does it? There are plenty of  New York Explorer Pass attractions discount tickets available in the City That Never Sleeps - you just have to know where to look. If you want to get into a Carnegie Hall concert for the cost of two Subway sandwiches, grab a $10 partial-view ticket and see a show at the iconic venue’s Isaac Stern Auditorium. Same-day tickets go on sale at the box office beginning at noon and there is a two-ticket limit per person. Students and seniors also qualify for $10 tickets providing they have valid photo ID. Box office sales are cash only. To combine some sight-seeing … [Read more...]

Oahu Summer Events 2014

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Although you can save time waiting in lines and up to 55 percent on admission to all the top Oahu attractions and tours when you buy a Go Oahu Card by Smart Destinations, there are also plenty of other Oahu summer events that the card doesn’t cover. Consider checking out some of these interesting Oahu Attractions this summer during your trip to Hawaii, in addition to the sights that are covered with the Go Oahu Card. On Independence Day this year, galleries and other arts venues will be opening their doors for an evening of culture during the The ARTS at Marks event. The event will give guests the chance to follow a map as they make their way to all of the galleries in the area to see artist receptions, hear live music and sample refreshments. The event is free and will also be held on the first Fridays of August and September as well. About a week after the event on July 4, … [Read more...]

Miami Summer Discounts

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The Go Miami Card Attractions Pass will get you into some of the top places in SouthBeach and beyond, but there are certainly other ways to have a fun and affordable time in Miami. There are lots of available Miami summer discounts that you may want to take advantage of in 2014. Coming up on Thursday, July 19, Sonic will be offering up half-price shakes in honor of the summer solstice. If it’s hot enough, start off the day with a fresh banana shake, have a peanut butter & jelly shake for lunch and enjoy a new chocolate-covered jalapeño shake for dinner. You can also get 50 percent off Sonic shakes after 8 p.m. every day. On the third Friday of every month this summer, Big Night in Little Haiti takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The free event offers attendees the opportunity to enjoy music, art and food while spending a night celebrating the culture of Haiti. Parking at Big … [Read more...]

San Francisco Summer Discounts

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There are certainly ways to save cash no matter where you are visiting, even the City by the Bay. With the Go San Francisco Card Attractions Pass, you’ll save up to 55 percent on admission to 31 of the best attractions that the city has to offer. The pass, which starts at $57.99, allows you to customize your trip for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days and there’s even a week-long pass option. There are also other great San Francisco Summer Discounts that are available now that the weather has started to get hot. For a gratifying experience in the great outdoors, head to Golden GatePark any Saturday this summer for a free yoga session as part of the Purusha Seva Project. The meditative and rejuvenating sessions are held ever Saturday morning at 11 a.m. near the Big Rec Baseball Field which is across from the main entrance to the Botanical Garden. Children, dogs and, of course, yoga mats are all … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Summer Events 2014

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If you are heading out to the GoldenState this summer, there certainly won’t be a shortage of things to do. There are spectacular happenings throughout California throughout the year, but the list of 2014 Los Angeles Summer Events is impressive all on its own. With a Go Los Angeles Card from Smart Destinations, you’ll be able to see all of the best Los Angeles Attractions for one discounted price. Save 55% off gate prices as you visit as many of the 37 included attractions as you want to over the course of two weeks. On June 21 and 22 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, some of the most lovable characters of all time will be putting on a live show designed to teach one of the most important skills in life in Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend. In the show, Big Bird, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and the rest of the Sesame Street gang help Grover form a friendship … [Read more...]