Best Cities for Group Travel Deals

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Traveling with a big group can be a lot of fun—of course, it can also be a lot of work. You have to decide where you’re going, choose attractions that all members of your party will enjoy, make sure it’s affordable for everyone, and hope for convenience when it comes to ticketing and admission. However, before you start to panic and throw the whole idea out the window, take a look at the stress-free group travel deals Smart Destinations can help you arrange. Whether you’re planning a field trip, a company outing, or a vacation for your extended family, we offer two great group travel deals for your party of 15 or more.

Your first option is to go with the Go City Cards. These are “all-access” passes to the city—one for everyone in your party. The great thing about this option, in addition to savings of up to 55% off gate prices, is that if offers the ultimate in flexibility. You can stay together as one big group or split up as many ways as you like! Just choose how many days you’ll be traveling and once your pass is activated you’ll have access to all the included attractions for the allotted number of days. Each members gets a free guide book, and for added convenience you’ll be allowed to skip the line at many top attractions. Free shipping is also included so that the passes and guide books are delivered conveniently at no extra cost to you.

If you’re looking for more customized group travel deals, you may want to go with your second option, Go Select Passes. The cool thing about the Go Select Pass is that you get to build your own itinerary, and you’ll still save money on admission. It’s also great for long trips or “staycations” because the pass is valid for a full 30 days after it’s activated. For the ultimate convenience, Go Select Passes can be printed at home or simply displayed on your mobile phone for instant delivery.

After you pick the best deal for your group, the only question is where to go! Our group travel deals are offered in all nine of our top destinations: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Oahu, Orlando, Dan Diego, and San Francisco. Take a sneak peak at a few of the best cities for group travel below.

Boston Group Travel Attractions

Hop on a Boston Duck Tour for a fun adventure by land and by water!

Hop on a Boston Duck Tour for a fun adventure by land and by water!

Ah, Boston. There’s nowhere like Beantown for fun group travel—if you don’t believe it, just take a look at all the tourists riding around on trolley tours or Boston Duck Tours holding their cameras ready. Boston is good for groups because there’s so much to do in such a relatively small area. You can split up without getting too far apart, or stay together and still manage to see almost everything. The variety of attractions will satisfy everyone: Take history buffs on the Walk Into History Freedom Trail Tour, delight sports fans with a Fenway Park Tour, bring the art-lovers on an adventure through the Museum of Fine Arts, and drop the innovators off at the Boston Museum of Science or the MIT Museum.

Chicago Group Travel Attractions

While not as quaint and cozy as Boston, Chicago’s amazing architecture, vast skyscape, and diverse artistic and cultural scene make it a prime destination. Add in multiple world-class museums in convenient locations and you’ve got a city that lends itself wonderfully to group travel. A stop at Museum Campus is definitely a “must-do,” where your group can explore the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum, and the Shedd Aquarium. Then, everyone will want in on the fun at Navy Pier, the city’s “lakefront playground,” featuring rides, games, restaurants, live entertainment, and much more.

San Diego Group Travel Attractions

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Tigers are among the many exotic species at the San Diego Zoo.

Sunny San Diego is always a favorite for group trips. Nothing puts you in the mood for travel and relaxation like the near-perfect San Diego weather and sandy beaches. The San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park are both great attractions for groups. Each group member can wander at his or her own speed, whether that means dilly-dallying the beloved Giant Pandas habitat or speeding up past the creepy crawlies. Balboa Park, where the Zoo is located, is also a great place to have a group picnic, and there plenty of other attractions in the park and nearby, like the Natural History Museum, the Air and Space Museum, and the San Diego Museum of Man. When you’ve had your fill of museums, head to PETCO Park for a behind-the-scenes tour or a Padres’ game.

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