Boston Vacation Tips

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Whether you are planning to come to Boston in order to soak up some history, look at a college, take in a Red Sox game or just have a good old-fashioned visit in one America’s greatest cities, there are certainly a few Boston Vacation Tips that might make your trip a little bit easier. The first one of those is purchasing a Boston Attractions Pass in order to get free admission to 51 Boston different attractions for one low price, but the advice certainly doesn’t stop there. Long thought of as an “early city,” Boston actually extended the subway system’s hours earlier this month and now offers service between 12:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Although not everyone will necessarily be excited about this development, riders and visitors to the city have embraced the new hours and the program’s “Use it or lose it” mantra is certainly being taken to … [Read more...]

New England Aquarium Tourism

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In a town that is full of top attractions and exciting destinations, the New England Aquarium is truly a “must-see” spot in Boston. For nearly 50 years, the New England Aquarium has been of the most popular places for people to go whether they are visiting the Hub for a day, a weekend or even just a couple of hours. The aquarium’s unique combination of education, entertainment and fun annually draws about 1.3 million visitors each year – you could be next! Even if you’ve been fortunate enough to explore the New England Aquarium in the past, it’s well-worth another trip because its centerpiece exhibit, the Giant Ocean Tank, has undergone a massive renovation that has brought more aquatic animals into the tank than ever before. In addition to the New England Aquarium, Boston Attractions like the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Boston Children's Museum and Boston Bike … [Read more...]

Discount Red Sox Tickets

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It’s the second week of April, the snow is gone for good (hopefully) and that means that baseball season will be going on for the six months or so for most teams and for a little bit longer for the skilled squads that end up in the playoffs. One of the preseason favorites to end up in the postseason is last year’s defending World Championship team – the Boston Red Sox. The Sox may have not started out so hot this season (they were 4-5 as of April 10), but all of the teams in their ultra-competitive division, the AL East, have started off in relatively the same fashion and it figures to be a race that may go all the way until the last weeks, or even days, of the season. If you’d like a chance to be part of the race this season, consider purchasing Discount Red Sox Tickets to go along with your Go Boston Card from Smart Destinations! As part of a special promotion for … [Read more...]

2014 Boston Marathon Tourism

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In its 118th year, the Boston Marathon is back with more tenacity than ever before. On Monday, April 21st, the community of Boston will come together to prove their strength and rally behind the incredible 36,000 athletes who will give their all to make it to the finish of the 26.2-mile legendary Boston course. Whether you’re participating as a runner, a runner’s family member, a Bostonian, or a spectator from across the globe, you’re part of the strength, determination, community, and shared conviction that make the Marathon such an important event. For Spectators: The Quick Facts This year’s marathon is anticipated to draw more spectators than ever before—perhaps over one million. Many of the quintessential Marathon traditions remain unchanged, while new safety measures and alerts provide improved security and peace of mind.   The Course As always, runners will … [Read more...]

Spring at Boston Museum of Fine Arts

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One of our favorite places for artistic inspiration is the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. This spring, you’ll discover exhibits and artwork that span various exciting areas of human creativity, from craftwork to Caravaggio to Cezanne. Along with the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the MFA presents the best of the art world. No trip to Beantown is complete without an afternoon spent at this famous institution! Explore the colors of spring through the art of quiltwork, with a new exhibition of fascinating quilt art from the Pilgrim/Roy Collection. The exhibit, entitled, “Quilts and Color” showcases the creativity and innovation of these works of art reinterpreted a functional household item in a whole new way. A collection acquired by Paul Pilgrim and Gerald Roy, this selection of almost 60 different works explores the variations of … [Read more...]

Top Boston Tourist Attractions

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You know it’s springtime in New England when it’s barely 40 degrees Fahrenheit outside and yet everyone is happily dancing about in shorts and flip flops. We endure long winters here, and we waste no time with this in-between weather—Bostonians are an all or nothing type of people. Just as Boston’s people can be seen out and about celebrating the end of winter, outdoor Boston attractions also start to open up this time of year. You’ll frequently spot Boston Duck Tours full of camera-happy tourists and Red Sox fans making their way to Fenway Park. If you’re traveling to Boston, now is the time to do it! You’ll want to be here when spring breathes life back into the city after a long (but quaint) winter slumber. Wondering what Boston attractions are “must-sees” this time of year? Well, that depends on your interests. Luckily, a Boston attractions pass features free … [Read more...]

Miami Vacation Tips

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Spring has officially sprung, and before you know it you’re bound to become “afflicted” with the travel bug—if you haven’t already! Fortunately, this is one fever you’ll be glad you caught. This year, perhaps the bug will take you to Miami, Florida. Miami is one of the nation’s most popular tourist destinations and is home to picture-perfect beaches like the ones you see on postcards. However, if you’re not the type to lie in the sand all day, or if you really want to see what Miami culture is all about, you won’t stop with the beaches. You’ll discover a myriad of diverse Miami attractions, spanning the realms of art, history, outdoor recreation, and scientific discovery. To make the most of your Miami vacation, follow these simple tips! Know Your Neighborhoods Like most big metropolises, Miami’s neighborhoods are as diverse as their residents. The first thing you … [Read more...]

Summer Happenings at the Boston Children’s Museum

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Recently, we gave you the lowdown on Spring happenings at the Boston Children’s Museum. However, the fun doesn’t stop when spring comes to an end: The Boston Children’s Museum also has a full line-up of summer programming to entertain and educate kids and their families through the summer months. When the days are too hot for outside activity, or you’re looking for some mind-stimulating fun for your little ones on school vacation, Boston Children’s Museum discount tickets will do the trick. Check out what’s happening at one of the most acclaimed Boston attractions this summer: Upcoming Exhibits Sneaker Museum Presents: Art for Your Feet May 3, 2014 – June 22, 2014 The Museum’s permanent collection of rare Air Jordan Kicks is the inspiration for this unique Gallery exhibit. While examining the heritage of sneaker culture through an up-close look at this collection, … [Read more...]

Spring Happenings at Boston Children’s Museum

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Now in its 101st year of inspiring discovery and wonder in Bostonians and visiting families, the Boston Children’s Museum welcomes spring with great enthusiasm. Starting in April, the Museum kicks off a whole calendar full of spring programming, including ongoing deals and one-time special events. The Children’s Museum is not only one of the most highly acclaimed Boston attractions—It was also the 2013 winner of the National Medal for Museum and Library Science. While the programming is always kid-centric, adults and families will also have a fun time learning and exploring with their kids in these comprehensive, hands-on exhibitions While Boston Children’s Museum tickets are available with many other Boston attractions at discounted rates with a Boston attractions pass, you can also take advantage of Target $1 admission every Friday night from 5 PM – 9PM. Two cool new … [Read more...]

How to Plan a Summer Vacation

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While a summer vacation may seem light years away—especially if you’re reading this from somewhere in the Northeast that’s still occasionally pummeled with snow—in just a few short months school will be wrapping up, the days will be long and sunny, and you’ll be wishing you started planning your summer vacation earlier! While planning ahead is a big part of preparing for an affordable and enjoyable summer vacation, it also gives you something to look forward to as you wait for winter to say its final adieu. A family summer vacation should be a relaxing, fun-filled time for bonding and re-energizing, but too often families find their vacations to be just as stressful, if not more so, than their daily routines. This can be due to lack of planning, chaotic itineraries, unhappy family members, and the number one cause: overspending. Whatever your budget, your summer vacation … [Read more...]