Metropolitan Museum of Art Spring Exhibits 2014

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Spring is a beautiful time to be in New York: the snows melt, the flowers begin to bloom, and Central Park is bustling with people once again. Of course, some of the best things in New York this spring are found indoors, especially if you’re an art lover – like new seasonal exhibits at some of the best art museums in the country! Here’s a sneak preview of some of the new and upcoming exhibits at the world-famous Metropolitan Museum of Art and its sister institution, the Cloisters Museum. You can even pick up a New York City attractions pass for special insider benefits when you visit these museums, like skip the line privileges! Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris Now - May 4, 2014 For those of you interested in the early years of photography and/or the history of 19th century Paris, Charles Marville’s collection is a must-see exhibit. While his career included work … [Read more...]

Chicago Winter Events

Chicago Museum Campus

You may have heard that Chicago has seen some record-low temperatures this winter – brr!! But don’t let this cold weather dissuade you from visiting our favorite Windy City this year: there are plenty of Chicago Winter Events and Attractions to keep you warm. Create a customized winter-friendly GO Select Chicago Pass to save big on your favorites! Since you’ll want to maximize your time indoors during the winter in Chicago, we recommend events like special exhibits and traveling performances. Museums and galleries often have themed exhibits in the winter, corresponding to something seasonal or historical. For example, the “1893 World’s Fair” exhibit at The Field Museum has been a huge hit since it opened earlier last fall. It’s a fascinating exploration of artifacts and the role they’ve played in Chicago history since the famous World’s Fair.  Conveniently for the … [Read more...]

The Oscars 2014

Top Los Angeles Attractions

It’s almost spring, and that means one thing to the Hollywood elite and cinephiles alike – Oscar Season! Formally known as the Academy Awards, but popularly called “The Oscars” after the statuette given to each award recipient, this event is among the top Los Angeles attractions each year. This year’s Academy Awards ceremony will be held on March 2, 2014, at the popular Dolby Theatre (which you can visit and tour with your Go Los Angeles Card – just not while they’re using it for the awards!). As always, the Oscars promise to be an exciting evening of dance, song, and of course, theatrics! Some of 2013’s best films, musical scores, and performers have been nominated for this year’s awards, including “American Hustle,” “Gravity,” “Philomena,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” for Best Film; Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christian Bale, and Leonardo DiCaprio for Best … [Read more...]

San Diego Zoo Coupons

Best San Diego Zoo Coupons

Everyone loves a visit to the country’s favorite zoo! Beloved by children and adults alike, the San Diego Zoo is a highlight of any great Southern California vacation. But what happens when you don’t get to see all your favorite animals in one visit? (Trust me, it’s likely to happen in a zoo this big.) Admissions costs add up, and you don’t want to miss out on an opportunity to fully explore the San Diego Zoo just because of ticket prices! So take advantage of a few of these top San Diego Zoo Coupons to save big on your visit to San Diego’s most popular attraction. Traveling with a family full of animal lovers? Check out the Go San Diego Card, an all-inclusive multi-day pass that allows you to visit the San Diego Zoo on every day the card is active. Meet the Zoo’s beloved family of Giant Pandas, get up close and personal with some of the rarest and most beautiful birds of … [Read more...]

Top Chicago Winter Attractions

Chicago Winter Attractions

Chicago’s a beautiful city year-round, but it can feel a little intimidating to visit in the winter with its reputation for chilly temperatures. Fortunately, there are plenty of seasonally-appropriate (and winter-friendly!) Chicago attractions to visit on your next trip the windy city. Plot a few winter attractions into your itinerary and you’re guaranteed to have a great time. If you’re traveling with kids, you can’t miss out on a visit to a museum or two. The Museum of Science and Industry is always a big hit with the whole family, and younger kids will love the Chicago Children’s Museum. If you’re looking to include a few educational options, a visit to the Museum Campus is also a good idea when visiting Chicago in the winter. The Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and Shedd Aquarium are some of the most popular and highly regarded attractions in the city –and they’re … [Read more...]

Last Minute Travel Gifts

Last Minute Travel Gifts

So we’re midway through December and you still haven’t found that perfect travel gift for your adventurous friend or loved one? Not to worry! Smart Destinations has plenty of options for your last-minute travel gift ideas. From all-inclusive attraction passes to themed packages, you’ll find a travel gift for every taste this holiday season. Send your loved ones to Chicago for a long weekend with the gift of a 3-day Go Chicago Card. They’ll be able to visit top attractions like the Willis Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, and The Field Museum, skip the line at some of the busiest attractions (like Shedd Aquarium!), and get extra discounts at many shopping and dining locations. Or, pick up a bunch of 7-Day Go Los Angeles Cards and take your whole family on the Hollywood vacation of their dreams! Kids will love fun attractions and thrills like Universal Studios Hollywood, a … [Read more...]

Chicago New Year’s Eve 2013

Chicago New Year's Eve

Spending some time in the Windy City this December and looking for some festive NYE Chicago attractions to visit this December 31? Check out our list of ways to celebrate this New Year’s Eve Chicago style. From family-friendly to adults-only, and everything in between, this list has a few suggestions to suit all styles. Attend a festive concert! You’ll find plenty of exciting musical acts to choose from if you’d like to spend the last hours of 2013 listening to some great tunes with friends. From the hugely popular German artist Zedd, to indie favorites like Motion City Soundtrack and Lucky Boys Confusion, there’s a performance going on this December 31st to make every musical taste happy. The Chicago House of Blues in particular offers a number of special performances – including turn of the century favorite Jimmy Eat World! Take in the first fireworks of 2014! … [Read more...]

Top Miami Holiday Attractions

Miami holiday attractions

While you may think of Miami only as a place for fun in the sun, South Beach has plenty of holiday spirit to go around. If you’re going to be spending any time this holiday season in South Florida, you might want to check out one or more of these festive Miami holiday attractions! For starters, if you’re looking for a weekend itinerary but don’t know where to start, pick up a Miami Holiday Attractions Pass. This specially-themed Go Select package combines two of our favorite attractions – the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and Zoo Miami – into one easy to use pass. Both attractions are open year round, but they do some really fun stuff for the holidays! On December 18th and 20th, visitors can experience “Holiday Evenings at the Vizcaya,” a chance to tour the period Christmas decorations while enjoying some traditional holiday music. Zoo Miami is hosting “Zoo Lights” … [Read more...]

Art Basel Miami Winter 2013

Art Basel Miami

While Miami is perhaps best known for its white beaches and warm tides, there are even more beautiful sights to behold on this South Beach city with this month’s Art Basel Miami. One of the premier artistic Miami attractions of the entire year, Art Basel Miami Beach is a traveling arts extravaganza that spans multiple galleries, genres, and periods in a dazzling display of modern and contemporary art. Art Basel Miami Beach will be held from December 5-8, 2013, during which Miami embraces its artistic heritage with an impressive variety of world-class art exhibits, installations, and performances. Hosted by various museums and galleries across the city, you’ll find paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, films, and more presented by the world’s premier international artists. You can even find landscape art at Collins Park and SoundScape Park! From its art-deco roots … [Read more...]

Smart Destinations’ GO Holiday Deals Countdown

Last Minute Travel Gifts

Smart Destinations is launching an exciting new holiday sales campaign for the 2013 holiday season – GO Holiday Deals! Beginning today through December 25, 2013, Smart Destinations will be offering a series of exclusive 48-hour flash sales on their top travel gifts and products to help holiday shoppers save. You can find deals on everything from free express shipping to extra savings on Go City Cards, with fun surprise deals in between. These special sales make your holiday shopping easier and more fun! Our GO Holiday Deals will be available in the form of an exclusive promo code that’s good for 48 hours only. You can find the codes on the Smart Destinations Facebook page or through the GO Holiday Deals site. Each promo code contains a different sale opportunity for our customers, including savings like discounts on Go Select Packages and Passes, various free shipping options, and … [Read more...]