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 in the summer. It’s for this reason that summer has always been my favorite season. The weather is … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Vacation Tips

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Whether you are heading out west for the sunny weather, the beautiful beach or to try and catch a glimpse of a star or two, there are certainly a number of things to know which will make your time in Los Angeles a little bit more fun. With a couple helpful Los Angeles Vacation Tips and a Go Los Angeles Card Attractions Pass tucked into your pocket, there’s simply no way that your time in the Golden State won’t be great! The first tip is a relatively new one. Use your Go Los Angeles Card to visit Universal Studios Hollywood and take a trip on the park’s newest ride - “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem.” A motion simulator ride based off of the rib-splitting flick Despicable Me, the ride has been a hit since it opened up in LA after first having success in Orlando. A special feature of the Go Los Angeles Card that is unique to Universal Studios allows pass-holders to enter the … [Read more...]

New Despicable Me Attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood

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After is was such a success at Universal Studios in Orlando, a brand-new ride based off of the hilarious hit Despicable Me has opened up at Universal Studios Hollywood. “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” is a motion simulator ride that is entirely based on the Despicable Me films and it incorporates many of the same characters and jokes that fans have previously seen on the silver screen. The Go L.A. Card includes admission to Universal Studios Hollywood and the park’s brand-new Despicable Me attraction. The Go LA Card deal is so good at Universal Studios Hollywood that you can visit up to three separate times with every three, five and seven-day card! If you take full advantage of that particular $84 value, you’ll probably end up leaving while saying “Despicable Three Riders begin the 3D experience in Gru’s home and join him on a wild ride that ends with everyone becoming … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Summer Discounts

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While there are obvious perks to visiting Los Angeles in the off-season, there’s really no better time to visit Los Angeles than the summer. Why’s that? Warm beach weather, late hours at attractions, outdoor music and festivals, and ample opportunity for outdoor activities are at the top of the list. With a Los Angeles attractions pass, you’ll get the best LA summer discounts on all the top attractions—which is a big deal in the touristy summer months when prices are on the rise. Check out some of the 37 attractions on the Los Angeles attractions pass to see what it’s all about! Universal Studios Hollywood A day experiencing the movie magic at Universal Studios Hollywood is free with your 3, 5, or 7-day Go Los Angeles Card attractions pass. This summer’s newest feature attraction is Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, a comical and heartwarming 3-D ride. Next door, you’ll … [Read more...]

Top Los Angeles Tourist Attractions

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Though Los Angeles remains an extremely popular tourist destination, it’s also gained the somewhat unwarranted reputation of being a bit too gimmicky or too commercial. While the Los Angeles landscape would not be complete without its share of glamour and glitz (it is the home of showbiz, after all!), the top Los Angeles tourist attractions merit a deeper look. Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the L.A. sprawl or a seasoned veteran of the City of Angels, make sure to check out these Los Angeles attractions, taking the opportunity to experience the culture, history, and innovation that make the metropolis so unique. Venice Beach & Boardwalk Venice Beach conjures iconic images of L.A.'s alternative beach bum scene, where skateboarders, body builders, and artists of various sorts hang out in a circus-like environment that couldn't be recreated anywhere else. At first, this … [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...]

St. Patrick’s Day Los Angeles 2014

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Although St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t exactly scream fun in the sun, maybe it should. For revelers who will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles this year, there are actually a wide variety of places to go and a number of options about what to do. Who says that East Coast cities like New York and Boston get to have all the fun on the annual mid-March holiday anyhow? If you have going to be on the West Coast for Monday’s festivities, be sure to check out some of the Los Angeles Attractions that are open year-round. One thing you may want to do on St. Patrick’s Day is attend Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival from 6am - 2am on the 17th.  The festival is located in Downtown LA at 613 South Grand Avenue and it will feature food, drinks, a ton of games and music from DJ’s including DJ Aaron Castle, DJ Waldo and DJ Timmy Two Shoes! The festival offers free … [Read more...]

L.A. Natural History Museum Butterfly Pavilion

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Beginning on Sunday, April 13 at the L.A. Natural History Museum, the Butterfly Pavilion will be opening up again for the 16th straight year. Featuring 30 free-flying species of our colorful airborne friends, the Butterfly Pavilion is definitely worth seeing before it closes up shop on September 1. The majority of the fluttering flyers in the Pavilion will be native to the GoldenState, but there will be 10 species that are arriving from South Florida and Texas for the event. All of the butterflies will fly amongst the nectaring plants within the outdoor exhibit and the Pavilion will have somewhat of a subtropical feel as well. Listen as male Grey Cracker butterflies distinctively crack their wing as they patrol their territory and watch the day-glow green Malachites float through the air as they usually do in southern regions of the United States. There will also be local … [Read more...]

School Vacation Travel Tips

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School vacations present a wonderful opportunity for kids to let loose, adults to cash in on some much needed relaxation, and for the whole family to get the bonding time that’s so hard to squeeze in this time of year. Plus, after a long winter, we can all use a getaway, whether its to the sandy beaches of Oahu or to the Big Apple to visit the New York attractions you know and love. This year, plan a family vacation that’s fun, affordable, and hassle-free for everyone. While this may seem like a challenge, you’d be surprised how fun the process can be when you stick to some pretty easy guidelines and use convenient attraction passes. Try implementing these travel tips on your next vacation for smooth sailing all the way through. Know your budget. It’s important to remember not to fantasize you have more in your vacation savings than you do or to underestimate your … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Attractions List

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The City of Angels is home to a lot more than the glitz and glitter you always hear about. While Hollywood Blvd. and the big film and television studios are certainly a big draw, Los Angeles also boasts fine art museums, historic institutions, and unique art museums that make for a thriving cultural scene. Of course, you can't forget the theme parks, big and small, that fill the LA County area. The great thing about the Go Los Angeles Card is that it grants you access to all the top Los Angeles attractions. So whether you're in the market for Universal Studios Hollywood discount tickets or Aquarium of the Pacific Discount Tickets, you know you're getting the best deal. Take a look at all 37 things to do in Los Angeles: Los Angeles Attractions Universal Studios Hollywood Madame Tussauds Hollywood Hollywood Homes Tour Knotts Berry Farm Warner Brothers Studio Tour Hollywood … [Read more...]