New Years Eve San Francisco

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Ring in the New Year the ultimate way in the City by the Bay! San Francisco offers a bevy of options to celebrate the coming of 2014 in style. There’s something for everyone! ‘Tis the Season for Science | California Academy of Sciences Celebrate the winter season in style at the California Academy of Sciences! With a full roster of holiday activities, meet Santa Claude (the alligator santa), learn about African penguins, explore the adaptations that equip reindeer with their amazing migration abilities, enjoy a holiday performance by the Creative Arts Charter School, and so much more! It’s an enjoyable and educational way to spend your last day of 2013. And the best part? Admission is included with your Go San Francisco Card! New Year’s Eve Celebration | Six Flags … [Read more...]

Miami New Years Eve

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Ring in the New Year in one of the most hip, vibrant cities in the US! Miami packs the heat with dozens of appealing New Years Eve festivities to welcome 2014. Fill your day with exhilarating attractions, and cap of 2013 with a vivacious celebration – achievable on any budget! For the Day: Spend the day discovering Miami. With the Go Miami Card, you can visit any of the 35 included attractions at one low price. Fill your day with a visit to the Miami Seaquarium, take a spectacular tour of “Millionaire’s Row’ and Miami’s most notable landmarks on the Island Queen Cruise, get wild with the world’s rarest and most incredible animals at Zoo Miami, and so much more! Jungle Island is hosting a special ‘Winter Wonder Island’ holiday-themed set of events for the entire … [Read more...]

‘Tis the Season at California Academy of Sciences

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The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco is equipped with all the makings for a most festive winter season celebration at 'Tis the Season for Science! An educational and exhilarating experience for the whole family, and included in your Go San Francisco card, a visit to this 412,000 square foot green museum is a must-see! Interactive Reindeer Discovery Explore the extraordinary traits that enable reindeer to stay warm and survive in harsh conditions, observe their behavioral patterns for finding food, attracting mates, and traveling father each year than any other land mammal. You’ll have the opportunity to feel the unique insulating properties of reindeer fur, see the world through a reindeers eyes in an ultraviolet light simulator, control the growth of reindeer antlers, … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles

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The celebration of the New Year’s arrival is an opportunity for many of us to reinvent ourselves, to finish off the year in the most memorable way possible, and to do so in the good company of our beloved friends in family. Los Angeles nightlife sparkles this night, with nearly every bar and club hosting exclusive festivities to properly ring in 2014. So how do you discover the experience that suits your style? Urge to Splurge If New Year’s Eve is the night each year you devote to experiencing life’s luxuries, you’ve come to the right city! Los Angeles is teeming with hot night spots to kick off 2014 with all the grandeur you envision. Tickets typically land in the $50-100 range per person, which usually includes appetizers, a toast, live music, welcome rink, and many other … [Read more...]

Top San Francisco Holiday Attractions

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Cross over the Golden Gate Bridge into a world of holiday cheer! The City by the Bay is equipped for the holiday – featuring a bounty of attractions, festivities, and dazzling displays. Wondering where to find the holiday hot spots this season? Six Flags Holiday in the Park Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s magical winter wonderland awaits! You’ll experience holiday thrills, delicious treats, and spectacular entertainment. Take a relaxing stroll through the sweet canopy of larger than life candy canes, lollipops, and other sugary treats. Witness the comedic rants of of E. Ben Geezer Puppet Show as he taunts and teases spectators and ridicules the holiday festivities. Visit the cookie decorating room, experience the 65-foot tree lighting ceremony (hosted nightly), and end your day … [Read more...]

Top San Diego Holiday Attractions

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Heading to San Diego for the holiday season? The city is teeming with holiday cheer, bustling with a wintery charm unique to this warm weather haven. The city and its many attractions are getting into the holiday spirit – stringing lights on their palm trees and inviting the familiar sounds of timeless carols. With your Go San Diego Card, you can visit all the top attractions this holiday season for one low price – saving you up to 55% off combined admission prices! Or check out our special San Diego Holiday Attractions pass to save 29% on the San Diego Zoo, Fleet Science Center, Air and Space Museum and Natural History Museum! So where should you go to bask in the ultimate display of merriment and cheer? Knott’s Berry Merry Farm Knott’s Berry Farm converts into a wintery … [Read more...]

Top Oahu Holiday Attractions

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Can you think of a more appealing setting for a winter getaway than the lush islands of Hawaii? Oahu invites you to explore, discover, and embrace the Polynesian paradise this holiday season! Enjoy the sensational sunny weather, a variety of holiday celebrations, and dozens of unique attractions. The island of Oahu is known as “The Gathering Place”, making it the perfect location for bringing friends and family together to create unforgettable holiday memories! Vans Triple Crown of Surfing North Shore Hawaii | Nov 12-Dec 20 Surf culture in Hawaii is deeply ingrained within its history and its present. The first known occurrences of surfing are connected to ancient Hawaii traditions, where the sea had a perceived persona, which could reflect emotions. This reverence for the ocean … [Read more...]

Travel Gift Cyber Monday Sale

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It’s back! It’s that time of year that us savvy online shoppers anticipate most – Cyber Monday! With the holidays fast-approaching, it’s time to get in the spirit of giving while getting great deals! Whether your loved one is a globe-trotting aficionado or of the staycation variety, Smart Destinations offers attraction passes that provide dazzling new discoveries in some of America's most beloved cities - Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Oahu, Orlando, and Miami! So which product is right for your loved one? The Package Deal: Is the person you’re gifting an art enthusiast? A history buff? An adrenaline junkie? With the SmartDestinations Go Select Packages, you can find a set of attractions that can appeal to the travel style of your loved … [Read more...]

Travel Gift Black Friday Sale

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As a passionate traveler, I know that some of the most inspiring and memorable moments in my life were born from exploring a new place. Whether it comes from visiting a nearby museum, getting your adrenaline pumping on thrill rides, learning about the fascinating foundations on historical tours, or just taking in the culture and beauty of a far-away city – these new discoveries illuminate our minds and stand out in our memories.  This holiday season, give the gift that never stops giving. Film & TV Fanatics: While New York and Boston have plenty of TV and Movie Site Tours to offer, the true heart of the entertainment industry lies in the south of California – Los Angeles! With a booming film and television industry, any film and TV fanatic will be dazzled by the iconic sites … [Read more...]

Orlando Holiday Lights

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A warm-weather winter may seem unconventional to some, but it is certainly not overrated. Image you and your family enjoying the holidays among palm trees and swimming pools, visiting the top attractions in sunny style – sans the heavy winter jacket! Orlando offers a bounty of mesmerizing holiday light displays to provide you with all the seasonal charm, without the seasonal weather. So where should you go to experience the optimal holiday lights? SeaWorld To see a real dazzling display this holiday, head over to SeaWorld Orlando! You’ll see soaring fountains, twinkling lights, and festive fireworks choreographed to the tune of some of your favorite holiday songs. The park offers a bevy of seasonal performances: O Wondrous Night – the story of Christmas told with over 30 … [Read more...]