Halloween in New York City 2014

Orlando Attractions

Thinking about spending October 31st in the Big Apple? Well, you’re in luck, because we’ve got a whole bunch of festive New York attractions for you to check out this October. This yeah Halloween even falls on a Friday, so it’s perfectly timed to create an entire weekend of spooky family fun! Greenwich Village Halloween Parade Held on Friday, October 31st, this popular local parade draws millions of local spectators each year. You’ll find thousands of costumed performers, hundreds of floats, dozens of bands, and many other exciting musical acts. One of the coolest things about this parade is its signature puppets – giant, larger-than-life rod puppets that evoke a Carnivalesque atmosphere. Many locals even participate in the parade, so it’s a really authentic NYC Halloween experience. Halloween at the American Museum of Natural History Each year, the American Museum of … [Read more...]

San Francisco Fall Attractions

San Francisco Fall Attractions

The San Francisco Bay Area is like a whole new world in the fall, with the natural world flourishing in shades of red, orange, and yellow and the breeze on San Francisco Bay drifting towards a chill wind. (Filled with sequoias and redwoods, Muir Woods retains its lofty green.) From cruises and bike rides to museums and art galleries, there are so many fantastic San Francisco attractions to choose from that the challenge isn’t finding something to do, it’s deciding what you have time to do! To help you out a little, here’s our perfect fall itinerary for a Bay Area vacation. While San Francisco is never very warm, autumn strikes a nice balance between the cool breezes of summer and the chill of true winter. If you’re going to be picking up a San Francisco bike tour, be sure to dress in layers – you’ll likely be chilly when you start but the ride will warm you up quite a bit. … [Read more...]

Chicago Fall Attractions

Chicago Attractions

Autumn is a wonderful time to visit the Windy City. The long lines of the summer have died down, and the cool air is a refreshing change from the humidity and heat of the last few months. But there are so many things to see and do in Chicago during the fall that it can be hard to pick just a few attractions to visit or museums to explore. So why not check out our perfect fall itinerary? Filled with top Chicago attractions and handy insider tips, this guide is sure to be of use. Enjoy the great outdoors before the chill of winter sets in. Chicago in the fall is perfect for invigorating walks and refreshing bike rides! Pick up a bike rental from Navy Pier and enjoy a leisurely waterfront ride. Or, hop aboard the ever-popular Architecture Cruise before the famed Chicago River gets a bit too cold to harbor visitors. Be sure to wear at least a medium-weight jacket and bring a scarf and … [Read more...]

Boston Fall Attractions

Boston Attractions

New England shines in autumn. It’s the time of year when you’ll see some of the most stunning fall foliage, breathe in the fresh scent of crisp days, and marvel at the bright blue skies. Boston has tons of autumnal charm this time of year, and there are so many great seasonal things to see and do. From apple picking in Concord to artifact hunting at the Museum of Fine Arts, check out our perfect fall itinerary in Boston. Get out and about! Boston does get quite chilly in the winter, but October can be a pleasant time of year with moderately cool temperatures and often very clear days. Bundle up for a nice ride with a Boston Bike Rental, or enjoy this historic city on foot with the Freedom Trail Tour. Be sure to soak up the beautiful fall ambiance of the bustling Boston Common and the changing flora of the Boston Public Garden. You can even go apple picking at one of the local … [Read more...]

New York City Fall Attractions

New York attractions

Fall is a lovely time in New York City. There are so many exciting developments to look forward to, both new and seasonal.  The first bit of chill to the air, the warm scents of pumpkin and spice, and the return of scarves and boots. The beginning of school, the start of the Knicks’ season, new special exhibit cycles at the museums, and so much more.  So, if you’re lucky enough to find yourself in NYC this autumn, be sure to check out a few of our top New York attractions for fall. Start by exploring nature. The Top of the Rock and the Empire State Building both provide excellent vantage points from which to survey the lovely cityscape. Scope out the fall festivities going on in Rockefeller Plaza, then head to Central Park to stroll through the lush autumn foliage and watch the ducks on The Pond. Pick up a New York City Bike Rental to explore on your own, or consider taking a … [Read more...]

Visit SeaWorld Orlando with Smart Destinations!

SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando is everyone’s favorite sea life park. With everything from awe-inspiring animal performances and informative exhibits to thrilling theme-park rides, SeaWorld is a must-visit Orlando attraction. Of course, SeaWorld is more than just an entertainment destination, it’s a leader in conservation and rehabilitation efforts for marine animals from around the world. With more than 50 years of responding to wildlife crises big and small, SeaWorld Orlando has been able to save the lives of thousands of injured or endangered creatures, including sea turtles, manatees, and many marine birds. With a visit to SeaWorld you’re not only given the opportunity to learn about these animal rescue efforts, but you’re actually contributing to the resources that allow SeaWorld Orlando to successfully rehabilitate so many creatures. Today SeaWorld visitors can enjoy everything the … [Read more...]

Discount Miami Duck Tours

Miami Attractions

Looking for a unique and authentic way to explore sunny South Beach? Take the whole family on a Miami Land and Sea Pirate Adventure Duck Tour! These Miami Duck Tours feature all the best architectural, cultural, and natural landmarks of the area, and also include special extras like TV and movie sets! Of course, the best part is the tour boat itself. You’ve probably heard of Duck Tours before, but Pirate Duck Tours are a whole new fun thing. They can drive on land and sail the seas much faster than conventional Duck Boats, all with the added benefit of being narrated by pirates and mermaids! These expert tour guides will regale you with stories and important facts about all the sites on the tour and can tell you more practically anything in Miami. It’s definitely a top Miami attraction with first-time visitors to South Beach. Drive by beaches, palm trees, and tropical waters … [Read more...]

Tips for Visiting Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios

Universal Studios Hollywood is a must-see attraction in Los Angeles. A favorite of movie buffs and pop culture fans from around the work, Universal combines the best park of a theme park, a historical attraction, and a working movie studio into one fantastic experience. Here are a few insider tips for visiting Universal Studios from our destination experts – we hope they’ll make your next visit to this top Los Angeles attraction a fantastic one! Start with the Tour Begin with 45-minute tram tour through one of most famous working studios in Hollywood. Jimmy Fallon (SNL alumnus and new host of “The Tonight Show!”) will be your video guide through Universal Studios, highlighting the exciting bits of movie magic along the tour. Highlights include the site of the plane crash from the movie “War of the Worlds,” a block of Wisteria Lane from ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” … [Read more...]

Orlando Vacation Tips

Orlando Vacation Tips

Orlando has long been the place where special family vacations happen. Filled with great family-favorite attractions like SeaWorld Orlando, LEGOLAND Florida, The Kennedy Space Center, WonderWorks, and more, Central Florida has so much to offer kids of all ages that it’s hard to decide what to do during your vacation. Of course, big-name attractions like theme parks often come with a hefty price tag, meaning that you’re likely to start crossing things off the list on the basis of price alone if you’re paying gate price for these attractions. Fortunately, with an Orlando Attractions Pass, you don’t have to worry about exceeding your budget or missing out on the stuff the kids really want to see. Choose from more than 30 top attractions and explore for 2, 3, 5, or 7 days over a two week period. There’s no need for either/or choices, and no paper tickets to keep track of.  … [Read more...]

Inaugural Chicago Fire Festival Coming this October

Chicago Fire Festival

Coming this October, the latest and greatest Chicago attraction is the Chicago Fire Festival (no, it has nothing to do with the MLS team). Designed as a testament to Chicago’s growth, resiliency, and cultural diversity in the 140+ years since the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, this brand new festival is going to really knock your socks off. From exciting fire sculptures to themed entertainment and kids’ activities, the Chicago Fire Festival has got it all. The Chicago Fire Festival will be held on Saturday, October 4th on the Chicago Riverwalk. The culmination of a series of neighborhood summer festivals, this event is going to be the icing on the cake. From performances and exhibitions by hundreds of entertainers (my favorite is the Steampunk-themed boat) to the eclectic and family-friendship River Bazaar (filled with local artisans, food, and drink), it’s an entire day of … [Read more...]