San Diego Vacation Tips

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One of the best things about traveling to San Diego is that the city’s usually phenomenal weather means that no matter what you pack (or forget to pack in your suitcase), you will almost certainly be comfortable. So load up on sneakers, flip-flops, bathing suits, shorts, sweatpants, T-shirts, hoodies or whatever you choose and get ready to enjoy America’s Finest City! (Packing some sunblock is probably a good idea too.) In addition to sunscreen, purchasing a Go San Diego Card® discount attractions pass is also another stellar suggestion. The special pass will provide you with free admission to 46 San Diego attractions for one low price and includes unlimited admissions to many of the top theme parks in the area. As far as San Diego Vacation Tips go, getting your hands on a San Diego attractions pass is certainly a good one. The town’s good weather makes it an ideal place to … [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...]

San Diego Attractions List

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If San Diego, California isn't at the top of your vacation destination bucket list, it's time you learn more about what makes San Diego one of the most enjoyable cities to visit in the entire country. In addition to sunshine and warm temperatures, San Diego boasts world-class attractions in beautiful public spaces like Balboa Park. It's home to top-tier museums, lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation, and entertainment venues of all sorts and sizes. San Diego attractions are a big part of what makes the city such a fun place—There are so many things to do in San Diego, and with Smart Destinations, you can experience them all at discounted prices. A San Diego attractions pass features 46 popular San Diego attractions and tours with incredible offers like San Diego Zoo discount tickets and Knott's Berry Farm discount tickets. San Diego Attractions List LEGOLAND … [Read more...]

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in San Diego

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If you’re spending Valentine’s Day in San Diego, you’re already well on your way to creating an everlasting experience. San Diego has some of the most ideal weather conditions, as well as a bevvy of attractions and events to win over your Valentine. Whether your Valentine is a friend, your family, or your significant other, there is a San Diego setting to make this a memorable Febraury 14th. No matter what your Valentine’s interests are, the Go San Diego Card includes options to suit every type of traveler! Outdoorsy: If your Valentine is the Outdoorsy type, take them for a La Jolla adventure! Pick your method – Kayak along the sea cliffs and caves of La Jolla Shores Bike along the coastal streets of La Jolla, Mission Bay, and Pacific Beach Snorkel in the sensational La Jolla Cove waters Only to be witnessed on foot, bike, or in the water – the La Jolla Cove … [Read more...]

San Diego Tourism Discounts

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From Downtown San Diego to Coronado, southern California is a not only a beach bum’s paradise but also a tourist’s dream come true. With dozens of attractions, including the world-class San Diego Zoo, weather that is almost always sunny and warm, and stunning coastline views at every turn, San Diego boasts just about everything you could ask for in a vacation destination. However, beyond the surface, San Diego is also a place where art and culture thrives, where you can get the best taco you’ve ever had, and where sophistication meets SoCal hospitality. If you’re a sports fan, Petco Park is home of the San Diego Padres, where you can watch a game with palm trees in the background. If you’re an athletic adventure enthusiast, La Jolla and South Bay offer great spots for kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, or even bike riding along the coast. When you’re in San Diego, you want … [Read more...]

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in San Diego

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Though the Super Bowl’s purpose is to culminate a season of competition within the National Football League, the Super Bowl has become an event that is celebrated by an entire spectrum of people – from sports fanatics to the indifferent – the Super Bowl offers an opportunity to celebrate! This year the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII is scheduled for Sunday, February 2nd at 6:30pm; featuring an intense showdown between the two remaining teams – the Seahawks and the Broncos. Meteorologists are predicting that there is a good chance of heavy snowfall during the course of Super Bowl week, meaning the players and audience will endure freezing temperatures, wind-chill, and snowfall as they experience the final match of the season. But you can enjoy the action of the Super Bowl without enduring the bitter chill of the stadium by watching on-screen from the comfort of San Diego! With … [Read more...]

Top San Diego Winter Attractions

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If temperatures in the 60s and 70s sound good to you right now, think about taking a winter vacation to San Diego, where the sun is almost always shining. There’s no need to stay cooped up inside for winters in San Diego; in fact, you’ll want to get out as much as possible to take advantage of the many San Diego attractions that are best enjoyed in the winter. For the best deals, just grab a Go San Diego Card and gain admission to over 45 attractions at discounted prices. Plus, San Diego even offers some winter attractions that are free and open to the public! What more could you want from a winter getaway?   West Coast Whale Watching During the annual gray whale migration from the Bering Sea to the shores of Baja, California, an estimated 20,000 of these majestic creatures pass through the waters off the San Diego coastline. Since the migration takes place from December … [Read more...]

San Diego Zoo Coupons

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Everyone loves a visit to the country’s favorite zoo! Beloved by children and adults alike, the San Diego Zoo is a highlight of any great Southern California vacation. But what happens when you don’t get to see all your favorite animals in one visit? (Trust me, it’s likely to happen in a zoo this big.) Admissions costs add up, and you don’t want to miss out on an opportunity to fully explore the San Diego Zoo just because of ticket prices! So take advantage of a few of these top San Diego Zoo Coupons to save big on your visit to San Diego’s most popular attraction. Traveling with a family full of animal lovers? Check out the Go San Diego Card, an all-inclusive multi-day pass that allows you to visit the San Diego Zoo on every day the card is active. Meet the Zoo’s beloved family of Giant Pandas, get up close and personal with some of the rarest and most beautiful birds of … [Read more...]

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

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The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl will kickoff on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium when the No. 23 Northern Illinois University Huskies will look to knock off the Utah State Aggies. Fans that plan on going to the game would be wise to look into some of the great San Diego Travel Deals that are available in order to save a little green on the trip. NIU last played in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl in 2006 when they lost to TCU and this is the second time that the Huskies and Aggies will play after their previous meeting in 1995 in a game that UtahState won 42-7. This is the ninth year that the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl will be played and the first time that the Aggies will appear in the game. "We are so excited to be matching two conference division champs in this year's game," said 2013 Bowl President Bill … [Read more...]