Chicago Holiday Attractions 2014

Chicago winter attractions

Chicago is an enchanting city in the wintertime. From the gorgeous lights and lush decorations festooning the window fronts along the Magnificent Mile to the majestic Christmas Tree in Daley Plaza, the festive holiday spirit is everywhere! If you’re looking to explore some top holiday attractions in Chicago this year, we’ve got a great selection of activities and attractions that fit the bill. Plus, you can save on all your Chicago attraction visits with one of Smart Destinations’ award-winning multi-attraction passes. Interested in some traditional winter fun? Why not go for a … [Read more...]

Boston Holiday Attractions 2014

Christmas Tree

Don’t be scared away by lower temperatures – Boston is a beautiful city in the wintertime. Charming historic architecture, beautiful holiday displays, and festive events and activities throughout the season make Beantown a wonderful tourist destination in the winter months. Especially around Christmastime, you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of quality Boston attractions that will make your winter vacation something truly special. Plus, you’ll save on travel, lodging, and other expenses when you travel in the off-season. Looking to get into the holiday spirit? Check out one of Boston’s … [Read more...]

Pearl Harbor Day 2014

Oahu Attractions

Looking for historic Oahu attractions? Well if you’re a history buff, you’re in luck! This year is the 73rd anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, that infamous day in 1941 when the bombing of the US Naval Base in Hawaii incited the US’s involvement in World War II. Today, the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites are the ideal place to both commemorate this tragic event and celebrate the legacy of those brave men and women who contributed to the American war effort. First up is the USS Arizona Memorial – the most visited attraction in all of Oahu! This memorial honors the 1,177 crewmen who … [Read more...]

New York Holiday Attractions 2014

New York Attractions

Spending some time in the Big Apple this winter? Check out a few of our recommendations for things to do this season in NYC. These New York Winter Attractions are some of the most popular sites in the entire city, and they’re guaranteed to make your visit a successful one. These attractions are especially geared towards first-time visitors, although a seasoned vet will certainly enjoy them as well! We especially recommend winter travel to New York for those of you looking to get a great deal on airfare and hotel costs – it’s definitely the quietest season for tourism. You’ll find … [Read more...]

Smart Destinations’ Black Friday/Cyber Monday Travel Sale 2014

Smart Destinations

This year, Smart Destinations’ Black Friday / Cyber Monday Travel Sale is bigger than ever! To celebrate Thanksgiving and the kickoff of the 2014 Holiday Shopping season, we’re offering great discounts on our top products and special deals. For a limited time, you can even save an additional 15% off select cards when you purchase before 12/1/14. Visit www.smartdestinations.com for more information. Looking to pick up some attraction passes for yourself? Check out an all-inclusive multi-attraction pass like the Go San Diego Card, which provides admission to all 45 included attractions … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving in San Francisco 2014

Thanksgiving

Looking for some things to do on Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving weekend in San Francisco? We’ve got a few great San Francisco attraction tips that will keep you sane and keep the family busy. While several restaurants will be offering up sumptuous Thanksgiving feasts to their guests, our suggestions are designed to provide maximum fun for you and your guests without interfering with the traditional meal at home. Take a Tour If your guests are from out of town, then one of the best ways for them to explore your home city is with a quality tour. A popular tour for out-of-towners is the … [Read more...]

Miami Attraction Tips

Miami attractions

Sunny South Beach is the perfect vacation destination practically any time of the year: white sandy beaches, cool blue waters, and all the shopping, dining, and attractions you can think of are right at your finger tips in Miami.  But did you know that Miami is also known as an artistic hub? There are numerous artsy Miami attractions that draw visitors looking for something more than sand and sun, looking for a taste of the contemporary and classic artistic culture that this coastal city can provide. So why not pull together a customizable Miami Pass and check out a few artistic … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving in Boston 2014

Plimoth Plantation

Spending Thanksgiving in Beantown? While we’re sure you’ve already got plans for the big meal itself, there’s plenty to do the rest of the holiday weekend that’s sure to delight family and friends (besides Black Friday shopping, that is). Check out a few of our suggestions for the top Boston attractions to enjoy on Thanksgiving weekend, and let us know what you think! Visit Historic Plimoth Plantation Get in the holiday spirit with a visit to Plimoth Plantation, a recreated seventeenth-century village that showcases authentic Native American and early Colonial settlements. Engage … [Read more...]

San Diego Attraction Tips

San Diego Pass

Spending some time in sunny San Diego this fall? You’re in luck! This is one of the best times of the year to explore all of the great San Diego attractions without waiting in long summer lines or dealing with crowds. You’ll find it a lot easier to see big-name attractions like the San Diego Zoo or the many museums in Balboa Park when you’re not waiting 2 hours in line just to see the Giant Pandas! Of course, you’ll probably want to save time and money on your next San Diego vacation, and we’ve got you covered. Pick up a fully customizable San Diego Pass and save 20% on all your … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving in Chicago 2014

Chicago Attractions

There’s no better way to celebrate Thanksgiving in Chicago than with a morning spent at the annual McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Conveniently scheduled to end at 11 am, it’s the perfect way to start off your Thanksgiving Day without interfering with your dinner plans. This year’s parade promises to be better than ever, with more floats, more balloons, more exciting performances and events, and even more fun for the kids. It’s been a top Chicago attraction for the last several years and it’s a definite must-see for visitors. The 2014 McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade … [Read more...]