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...]

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...]

World Cup Brazil Celebration at San Diego Museum of Man

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In advance of the kickoff of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the Museum of Man in San Diego is holding a party later on this month to help build excitement for the event and education city residents on some of the finer points of Brazilian culture. The World Cup doesn’t start until June 12, but the Museum of Man is planning on having its Tower After Hours: World Cup Brazil party on May 29 from 6-8 p.m. The party will focus on some of the most fun aspects of Brazilian culture – and many cultures in general – by featuring live performances of music and dance and serving up some of the most delectable Brazilian cuisine in the Northern Hemisphere. There will also be soccer demonstrations which will hopefully help people get in the “All in One Rhythm” mood of the Cup this summer. Need things to do in San Diego? Save up to 55% on admission to top attractions like the Birch … [Read more...]

San Diego Summer Events 2014

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Due to the stellar weather, summer is probably the best time of the year to visit one of America’s prettiest cities, San Diego. The weather is always great in Southern California, but summer in San Diego certainly takes things up a level (or two). The great weather will only be further complemented by the slate of summertime San Diego Attractions that are coming up in 2014. One of the San Diego Attractions that will be taking place in early summer is the San Diego Surf Film Festival from May 7 – 10. Although surfing may not have originated in San Diego, surf culture has woven itself into the city’s fabric in a big way and the San Diego Surf Film Festival is simply a celebration of the passion the locals feel for riding the waves. The 2014 SDSFF will feature more than 25 international films, dozens of filmmakers, a surf art gallery, live music and art and “raging … [Read more...]

Top San Diego Tourist Attractions

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When it comes to planning a family vacation, you'll find that no destination beats San Diego for ideal weather, quality of attractions, and variety of things to do. Seventy miles of pristine beaches, an average year-round temperature of 70.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and fun recreational activities divided among the land and the water make this popular tourist destination a place you’ll want to come back to again and again. With a San Diego attractions pass, nearly 50 top San Diego attractions are available for you to explore at your leisure. Depending on your vacationing preferences and how much time you have available, you can pick your favorite attractions or try to see them all! Either way, there’s no need to decide ahead of time – that’s what makes a San Diego attractions pass so flexible. Of course, the discounted admission prices and skip-the-line perks don’t hurt … [Read more...]

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...]