Los Angeles Summer Events 2014

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If you are heading out to the GoldenState this summer, there certainly won’t be a shortage of things to do. There are spectacular happenings throughout California throughout the year, but the list of 2014 Los Angeles Summer Events is impressive all on its own. With a Go Los Angeles Card from Smart Destinations, you’ll be able to see all of the best Los Angeles Attractions for one discounted price. Save 55% off gate prices as you visit as many of the 37 included attractions as you want to over the course of two weeks. On June 21 and 22 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, some of the most lovable characters of all time will be putting on a live show designed to teach one of the most important skills in life in Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend. In the show, Big Bird, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and the rest of the Sesame Street gang help Grover form a friendship … [Read more...]

Cheap Los Angeles Attraction Tickets

Cheap Los Angeles Attraction Tickets

From the glitzy streets of Hollywood to the sunny beaches of Santa Monica, Los Angeles is the ideal vacation destination. Whether you’re traveling with friends, your significant other, or the whole family, you’ll find plenty of attractions, tours, and cruises to fill your time. Now, while LA is one of the most exciting cities to explore, it can also be one of the most expensive; from five star restaurants to shopping on Rodeo drive, the cost of your excursions can add up fast. So don’t forget to pick up some Go Los Angeles Card attractions discount tickets to save money on all your other activities! Kids will never forget a day at Universal Studios Hollywood or Knott’s Berry Farm. But studio tours and amusement parks are among the priciest attractions – especially for a family of four. Fortunately, with a Go Los Angeles Card, you can get free included admission to all the … [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 soon. There are many other great daytime attractions and themed activities in Los Angeles that … [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 Los Angeles are the forerunners. Southern California’s relaxing beach town vibe is just the kind of … [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 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...]