Travel Blog Posts by Katie Sagal

san francisco explorer pass

Introducing the San Francisco Explorer Pass

Smart Destinations is always looking for ways to make your travel experience better. That’s why we’re debuting the brand new San Francisco Explorer Pass®, the flexible multi-attraction pass that makes the most of your budget for short vacations. Visitors can choose any… [Read More]

Miami Harbor at night

3 Miami Tourist Traps to Avoid

Taking a vacation to sunny South Beach, but unsure about how to spend your time? While there are tons of great attractions to keep the whole family busy, there are also a number of Miami tourist traps you may want to avoid…. [Read More]

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5 Los Angeles Tourist Traps & Things to Do Instead

Los Angeles is the jewel of the West Coast. Home of Hollywood and the stars, and host to an array of entertainment destinations, there’s so much to see and do in this sunny city. However, there are plenty of Los Angeles attractions… [Read More]

NYC Souvenirs

Best New York City Souvenirs

Looking for that perfect memento from your trip to the Big Apple, but uncertain what to take home and what to avoid? We know it can be tough to find the diamond in the rough when it comes to shopping for New… [Read More]

Oahu surfing

Oahu Surfing Season: Big Waves on the North Shore

A fan of wild and wonderful waves? A surf savant? There’s no better place to observe (or participate in!) world-class surfing than Oahu’s North Shore. Long considered a mecca for professional surfers from around the globe, this seven-mile stretch of Hawaiian beach… [Read More]

whale watch

Humpback Whale Season Begins

We’re just coming into the beginning of winter now, and that means one major thing for animal lovers in Hawaii – the start of Humpback Whale Season. These majestic creatures roam the waters around the Hawaiian Islands between December and April of… [Read More]

San Diego attractions

California Tower in Balboa Park Reopens!

As 2015 begins, Balboa Park visitors will have something extra special to look forward to. After nearly 80 years of being closed to the public, the famed California Tower in Balboa Park will reopen on January 1st! This beautiful San Diego attraction… [Read More]

Orlando New Year's Eve

New Year’s Things to do in Orlando

Looking to ring in the new year someplace special? Why not consider spending the last moments of 2014 in sunny Orlando, Florida? With plenty of exciting and unique ways to celebrate the last holiday of the year, Orlando is a great family-friendly… [Read More]

Miami attractions

New Year’s Things to do in Miami

Spend this New Year’s Eve in sunny South Beach for one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life. This celebrity hot spot is brimming with parties, nightclubs, festivals, and other exciting Miami attractions to help you ring in the new year…. [Read More]

MIAMI ATTRACTIONS

New Year’s Things to do in Chicago

Spending the last moments of 2014 in the Windy City? We hope you’ve got your travel arranged, hotel all set, and plans finalized. But just in case you don’t, here are a few of our favorite Chicago New Year’s Eve events to… [Read More]