Germaine’s Luau: A Hawaiian Tradition

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As the sun sets over Oahu’s Leeward Coast, a slight breeze ripples through palms silhouetted against the ocean. When you hear the sounding of the conch shell, you’ll find yourself in the midst of a native Hawaiian festival – where food, music, dance, and drink cultivate a feeling of ohana (family) you can’t get anywhere else. What is this majestic place? Welcome to Germaine’s Luau, a Hawaiian institution that has been bringing native island culture to visitors for more than 40 years. With your Go Oahu Card attractions pass in your pocket, you’ll be greeted with a traditional shell lei and an enthusiastic “aloha” from your hosts. Germaine’s Luau has been featured on television shows like ABC’s Good Morning America and has been called the best luau in America. … [Read more...]

Cheap Chicago Attractions Tickets

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Whether it’s the summertime glimmer of Lake Michigan or the exciting urban playground atmosphere that draws you to Chicago, you’re in for a vacation as dynamic and spirited as the city itself. Beautiful urban green spaces collide with cutting-edge architectural feats to create a landscape wherein its only natural that art, creativity, and community will bloom. Though a city this magnificent may sound expensive, most travelers find Chicago to be much more affordable than cities like New York. After all, Chicago’s is famous for its working class history—in general, it’s remained quite unpretentious for its size and success. With Chicago attraction discount tickets, you’ll be able to visit all the must-see attractions for first-time (or second or third-time) … [Read more...]

Summer Sensations at the Boston Museum of Science

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There’s a lot happening this summer at the Boston Museum of Science. As usual, the museum curators have stepped up their game for the summer months, bringing you an array of exhibits, events, and shows for a summer filled with exploration and imagination. Your kids’ favorite exhibition this season might seem a bit more crass than you’d expect from the Museum, but it’s guaranteed to capture your attention and provide a deeply educational and fascinating look at the human body. GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body – inspired by the Penguin Group book hit book Grossology – opened May 25th at the MoS and runs through September 1. In this exhibit, children (and their families, too!) will learn about the weirdest and most obnoxious body functions through displays … [Read more...]

Boston July 4th 2014 Attractions

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Looking for a fun, family-friendly way to celebrate the Fourth of July? Boston is New England’s prime destination for Independence Day festivities. This only makes sense—Boston is, after all, the cradle of the American Revolution! Because the Fourth conveniently falls on a Friday this year, many are looking forward to a long summer weekend. What a perfect opportunity to spend some time in Beantown while partaking in some of the many Independence Day activities Boston boasts. Make sure to use a Go Boston Card attractions pass to save money on the most historic Boston attractions.   Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade Boston’s most well-known 4th of July celebration, the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, gets better every year. The world famous Boston Pops Orchestra … [Read more...]

Chicago July 4th 2014 Attractions

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With the Fourth of July falling conveniently on a Friday this year, you have the perfect opportunity to spend a long weekend in Chicago – a city known for its festive summer celebrations. Extravagant fireworks displays and music festivals are the hallmark activities, and you’ll find plenty to do in any of Chicago’s many diverse neighborhoods. Take a look at some of the most popular upcoming events for the Fourth! By far the most popular fireworks attraction is the Navy Pier display, hosted by the Illinois Lottery. The explosive event is more elaborate than the weekly summer presentations, so you’re in for a treat even if you’ve been lucky enough to catch them on another night over the summer. Head to the Pier or Millennium Park for the best views – but be warned the crowds … [Read more...]

Los Angeles July 4th 2014 Attractions

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No matter where you go or what you do in Los Angeles, the Fourth of July is guaranteed to be fun, festive, and busy, busy, busy. However, to ensure the holiday is one that you’ll enjoy to the fullest, it’s good to know what’s going on and where you’ll get the best deals while having the most enjoyable time. One of the most famous Fourth of July attractions in Los Angeles is the annual July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl. This year’s performance features Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers with Edie Brickell. You’ll also see the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West. While the show takes place three nights in a row – on July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th – tickets are bound to become scarce, so you’ll want to get them … [Read more...]

Orlando July 4th 2014 Attractions

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While it may seem early to be planning for the Fourth of July, Independence Day in the US is only a month away. Orlando, Florida is one of the most exciting places to be when the day arrives, as celebrations are plentiful and the spirit is jovial. From theme park extravaganzas to gazing at fireworks displays with your family, the mood is festive. Some of the most well-known Orlando attractions for the Fourth include Red Hot & Boom in Altamonte Springs, the raucous celebrations at Disney World, and the fireworks in downtown Orlando. Red Hot & Boom! is the most popular fireworks festival in the area, and it rocks central Florida annually on July 3rd—because Floridians need two days to celebrate. The event takes place in Crane’s Roost Park and features live music from … [Read more...]

San Francisco Summer Events 2014

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Summer is the season for street festivals in San Francisco, which means that visitors to the Bay Area are in for a taste of the city’s charming eccentricities. In addition to the many cultural and “just for fun” celebrations that flow into the streets, San Francisco attractions play host to numerous outdoor activities and indoor exhibitions. Summer is a great time to visit because the weather is actually cooler than in many parts of the country—while still warm enough to enjoy the beautiful landscape of Northern California.   Notable Festivals Get your summer started this June on Saturday June 7th with the Union Street Festival, the first street fest of the season, in its 38th year. The free festival is one of the largest arts festivals in the country, and this year’s … [Read more...]

Best US Cities for Summer Vacations

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With June quickly approaching and the temperatures warming across the States, there’s no denying that soon summer will be upon us. If you have school-aged children, the exact start-date of summer as you know it probably coincides with the last day of school (a beautiful and terrifying day). You may suddenly be wondering just what to do with your family this summer. It’s the season for family vacations, but where to? Our favorite destinations for the summer of 2014 offer the perfect combination of outdoor recreation, cultural attractions, high-quality entertainment, and even a bit of education. Sound expensive? Don’t worry; we also have US attraction discounts to keep your wallet as satisfied as you are. If you’re on the West Coast or have always wanted to go, San Diego and … [Read more...]

US Summer Attraction Discounts

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If you’re a budget sightseer like I am, you’re probably looking for the best deals when it comes to travel—whether it’s local or long distance. Often times, travelers only pay attention to finding the best deals on accommodations and transportation, forgetting about the costs accrued through actually doing things and enjoying the adventure. This doesn’t have to be the case. It’s easy to get the best attraction discounts when you know where to look. No matter where you are in the country, city attractions passes will conveniently save you money on admission prices. Keep reading to discover my favorite attractions in the Northeast, Midwest, West Coast, and Florida. The Northeast As a New Englander, I know there’s no better time to enjoy the Northeast United States than … [Read more...]