Kennedy Space Center Ticket Discount

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When planning Orlando vacations, many tourists are looking for fun attractions their kids will love other than the giant theme parks. Whether you’re avoiding Disney World and its contemporaries because the prices are too high, the lines are too long, or the crowds are too dense, a solution to your itinerary woes is simple. A low-stress, entertaining, and educational trip to the Kennedy Space Center is an alternative that will impress the whole family. Every year, millions of visitors travel to Cape Canaveral to visit the Kennedy Space Center, located on Merritt Island amid a huge wildlife refuge eight times the size of Manhattan. You can plan to spend a whole day at KSC, encountering impressive history and fascinating new technology at every turn. When you opt for Kennedy Space Center discount tickets with a Go Orlando Card or Go Select Orlando pass, you’ll gain admission to … [Read more...]

Orlando Summer Events 2014

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If you are familiar with Florida, then you are already probably aware of all the stellar Orlando Attractions that are basically open and available throughout the year. That said, summertime ups the ante a bit and there are even more Orlando Summer Events to enjoy during the warmest months of the year. On June 22nd, the CAHM Festival will be celebrating the culture of the Caribbean community from 12pm - 8pm. Festival attendees will have the chance to sample Trinidadian, Guyanese, Jamaican and Haitian food before rocking out to music from the islands of Grenada, St. Lucia and the Bahamas. The New Generation Branches Steel Orchestra will also be providing steel band music. For the 21-and-older crowd, there will be an opportunity to taste the fermented flavors of Caribbean beers like Prestige, Kalik, Red Stripe, Banks, Carib and Presidente. The Go Orlando Card attractions pass can get … [Read more...]

Orlando July 4th 2014 Attractions

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While it may seem early to be planning for the Fourth of July, Independence Day in the US is only a month away. Orlando, Florida is one of the most exciting places to be when the day arrives, as celebrations are plentiful and the spirit is jovial. From theme park extravaganzas to gazing at fireworks displays with your family, the mood is festive. Some of the most well-known Orlando attractions for the Fourth include Red Hot & Boom in Altamonte Springs, the raucous celebrations at Disney World, and the fireworks in downtown Orlando. Red Hot & Boom! is the most popular fireworks festival in the area, and it rocks central Florida annually on July 3rd—because Floridians need two days to celebrate. The event takes place in Crane’s Roost Park and features live music from entertainers of the local and global scale. Food and beverage vendors are aplenty, and sponsor XL 106.7 FM … [Read more...]

Orlando Summer Discounts

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Summertime in Florida is hot, sunny and boy is it ever sweet! Enjoy everything that there is to offer in O-Town with a Go Orlando Card Attractions Pass from Smart Destinations and also make sure to take advantage of all the Orlando summer discounts that will be available in 2014. Coming up on June 6, several Orlando-area restaurants will be serving up Homer Simpson’s favorite non-alcoholic snack – donuts. National Donut Day will kickoff the weekend in a “holey” way and give local dessert connoisseurs the opportunity to indulge their sweet teeth on the cheap. Although purchasing items like a coffee or other beverage is required at some of these establishments, Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Shipley Do-Nuts and LaMar’s Donuts are all offering free donut giveaways in one fashion or another. A similarly tasty promotion at will allow Wendy’s customers who purchase a Frosty … [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...]

Best Summer Vacation Attraction Discounts

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If you’ve yet to plan your summer getaway, or you’re lucky enough to be planning more than one, you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your money. It’s no secret that prices soar all around the country this time of year, but what you may not know is that it’s easier than it used to be to get great discounts in some of the top summer vacation destinations. Planning to spend your vacation under the sun in San Diego? Trekking to the top of the many famous monuments in NYC? Use attractions passes in these destinations or any of the seven others around the country to see the most popular attractions for one low price—with just one convenient pass. Sun & Sea in San Diego With a San Diego attractions pass in hand, you’ll be fully equipped to explore all of San Diego’s renowned attractions, from the rugged yet pristine Pacific coast to the neatly landscaped … [Read more...]

SeaWorld Orlando Tourism

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If you are planning to visit a theme park in Orlando that is home to one of the world’s largest mammals instead of just an over-sized rodent, then chances are you are planning on heading to SeaWorld Orlando. With rides and attractions, live performances and animal exhibits galore, that certainly sounds like a wise decision. Beginning last month, SeaWorld Orlando started throwing itself a 50th anniversary party that will go on for 18 months – quite a celebration! As part of the spectacular 50th anniversary celebration, SeaWorld Orlando has added new wrinkles like an innovative Shamu Show, a mobile bubble lab vehicle, fresh-faced animal ambassadors and seasonal firework finales that will take place when possible. Even in the hot summer months, the Wild Arctic Ride offers guests at SeaWorld Orlando a cool thing to do. Take a motion-simulated helicopter journey across the … [Read more...]

Kennedy Space Center Tourism

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For an out-of-this-world experience in Central Florida, blast off with a tour of the Kennedy Space Center while you are visiting either Orlando or Miami. Since 1968, every single human space flight from the United States has launched from the Kennedy Space Center, a phenomena that makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Florida. The first thing guests will want to experience at the Kennedy Space Center is the Shuttle Launch Experience. The SLE provides a realistic simulation of a space shuttle’s 8 1/12 minutes ascent into orbit by using HD audiovisual effects and realistic seating effects that help wannabe astronauts experience what it would really be like to blast off from Earth at 17,500 mph and then look down to see the planet far below. The KSC also gives visitors the opportunity to break bread with some of the men and women who have gone into space as … [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...]

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...]