How to Plan Holiday Travel

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The holidays are a time to relax, indulge a little, and enjoy time with family and friends. If you have the chance to do a little traveling or sightseeing, the holiday season is the opportune time. However, many families are unnecessarily afraid of planning holiday travel; you might think it’s too stressful, too expensive, or just too late to start your planning. Of course, you’d certainly be missing out! You can make your holiday travel plans with ease and confidence if you use our Go City Cards. Using a Go City Card allows you the convenience and excitement of all-inclusive access to the top attractions in destinations like Chicago, Boston, San Diego, and even Oahu! With access to all the popular attractions, and no need to choose which attractions you’ll visit ahead of time, Go … [Read more...]

Give the Gift of Attractions With Great Holiday Travel Deals

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The holiday season – and with it, the holiday shopping frenzy – is in full swing, and people are scrambling to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list. Luckily, we have a solution to your shopping woes that will keep you out of those long lines and will keep a smile on your loved one’s face long after the holiday season is over. Our new Give the Gift of Attractions holiday shopping is making it easier and more affordable to give the priceless gift of a memorable travel experience to anyone on your list. Smart Destinations shoppers have two ways to give these meaningful gifts to their friends and family: Create the Perfect Customized Gift for your Traveler Your first option is to create a customized Go Select Pass: you choose from some of the nation’s most popular … [Read more...]

Halloween in Vegas & Madame Tussauds After Dark!


No one celebrates Halloween like Vegas—a city where people running crazy in costumes is practically the norm. On The Strip and surrounding areas, expect upwards of 50 parties at the hottest night clubs, bars, and even restaurants. Of course, the atmosphere of the strip will be one of utter Halloween madness. Be sure to wear your costume for the chance to win big bucks in cash prizes! However, if you're looking for some spooky attractions to compliment the Vegas Halloween parties, you'll definitely want to check After Dark at Madame Tussauds, the popular wax museum featuring dozens of favorite celebrities. Friday-Sunday on October 21-23 and Friday-Monday, October 28-31 experience Madame Tusasuds like you never have before with an after-hours haunted walk through that will keep your … [Read more...]

Announcing the Go Guides Widget by Smart Destinations!

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Do you own a blog or travel related website? Are you looking for a new way to provide useful travel information to your visitors? Well, you’re in luck because the Smart Destinations development team has just launched the Go Guides widget! What is a Go Guides Widget? The Go Guides Widget is a snippet of code that you place on your website which creates a box filled with downloadable PDF guide books specific to one of our destinations. The guides are filled with useful information about the top attractions in the city of your choosing. You and your visitors can print them out or read them on your smart phones in order to use the guides as resources when exploring a city with your Go City Card or Go Select Passes in hand. You can see a working model here: Go Guides Widget by Smart … [Read more...]

5 Attractions for Families in Las Vegas

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When you think of family-friendly destinations, Las Vegas may not be at the top of your list. In fact, it may not even make your top fifty. However, although Vegas stereotypes aren’t necessarily inaccurate, you’d be surprised by all the attractions so-called “Sin City” offers for families with kids. Contrary to popular belief, you can (and should!) enjoy a vacation in Las Vegas with your family and the devilishly delicious buffets will be the only “sinful” thing about it. So don’t let the Vegas hype ruin your chance to see some really exciting attractions for families. If you stay away from the casinos and night clubs and keep an open mind, you’ve got nothing to worry about. And just because you’re not on the casino floor doesn’t mean you won’t get the Vegas … [Read more...]

Top 5 Buffets in Las Vegas

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Food, food, and more food. If you didn’t know it already, that’s what Las Vegas is all about (I mean, in addition to the other obvious appeals). I’m talking about the buffets—no Las Vegas vacation is complete without one. Vegas is home to some of the best buffets in the country. People flock from all over to sample the cuisine served up in these celebrated restaurants, which are often located in hotels. One of the draws is that, at many places, you can try food from all over the world in one meal. And although most buffets have American classics like pizza and ribs, you’ll also find the most gourmet menus. So whether you’re an adventurous foodie or the burger and fries type, there’s something you’ll love. Choosing the top 5 buffets in Las Vegas is tough, but these 5 … [Read more...]

Smart Destinations Attraction Passes Complete Your College Bowl Trips

The 2010-2011 Bowl Schedule was recently announced and Smart Destinations has attraction passes in many of the Bowl cities, such as Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, and San Diego. We want to help keep Bowl fans entertained before and after game day, so we are dedicating this week's blog to let you know about how to save time and money while cheering on your favorite college team! December 22, 2010 MAACO Bowl, Las Vegas, NV Utah vs. Boise State Led by Heisman trophy candidate Kellen Moore, the Boise State Broncos take on the Utes of Utah in the MAACO Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Both schools had hoped to make it to a BCS game but losses late in the season altered their plans. Fans, this is the last game for each team in their current conferences. Next year, … [Read more...]

Choose How Lucky You Want to Get in Las Vegas

We recently launched our Custom Las Vegas Explorer Pass. The custom pass allows users to choose from 29 of the hottest attractions in Las Vegas, ranging from Madame Tussauds, a tour of the Hoover Dam, the Stratosphere Tower, and even a tour of the Grand Canyon. To get full details and to start to build your own ticket visit the custom Las Vegas pass page. You simply choose which museums, sights, and tours you wish to visit. When done, check-out and receive a custom guidebook matching your choices and your custom explorer pass is shipped to your door. The Custom Explorer Pass is all you need to access the sights selected. … [Read more...]