Give the Gift of Attractions With Great Holiday Travel Deals from Smart Destinations

Create Customized Admission Passes for the Nation’s Top Attractions to Turn Holiday Gifts into Unforgettable Travel Experiences; Facebook Fans Can Win Free Go City Cards; Take Up to 15% Off This Week on Select Go City Cards

Just in time for the holiday season, Smart Destinations is making it easy and affordable to give the priceless gift of a memorable travel experience to anyone on your list with its new Give the Gift of Attractions holiday shopping event.

Starting today and throughout the month of December, go online to Smart Destinations and create customized Go Select Passes for your choice of the nation’s top attractions in nine U.S. cities to send as gifts instantly to anyone on your list. Or, send a Go City Card to any recipient and let them enjoy all there is to see in the destination of your choice.

To kick off the launch of its new Give the Gift of Attractions gift passes program, Smart Destinations is also offering up to 15 percent off on select Go City Cards now through December 13.

“Sometimes it’s tough to find meaningful gifts for friends and family. For those who are looking for something special, the gift of a Smart Destinations attraction pass can create memories that will last a lifetime,” said Cindy Starr, Chief Marketing Officer of Smart Destinations.

Holiday shoppers have two options for giving a money-saving Smart Destinations attraction pass that offer discounts off regular admission rates:

  • New York City: Empire State Building Observatory, Museum of Modern Art, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, American Museum of Natural History, Madame Tussauds
  • Custom Go Select Gift Pass: Perfect for last-minute shopping, create a customized Go Select Pass for free admission to the attractions you know the recipient will want to see. Send the art lover on your list to the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim in New York City, or bundle admission to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, the Skydeck and Adler Planetarium on one pass for relatives near the Windy City. Smart Destinations will immediately notify the recipient with a personalized special gift email (without pricing) containing a link to go online and print the pass. Some passes can even be stored and redeemed right on the travelers’ smartphone, so there are no worries about losing the pass before or during the trip. Go Select Gift Passes are good for one year from the date of purchase and must be used within 60 days of the first attraction visit.
  • Go City Cards: Go City Gift Card recipients get free entry to all the top attractions in a specific destination. Give a whole family in San Diego free access to all the theme parks, zoos and more, with 49 attractions to choose from in all. Or, give the gift of an incredible Hawaiian honeymoon to newlyweds with free admission to their choice of 37 attractions, including tours, water activities, historical sites, luaus and more. Available in in 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7-day increments, Go City Cards are a great gift option for individuals or families who want to see all their destination has to offer, or pick and choose attractions upon arrival. Go City Gift Cards arrive with a personalized message from the sender in a special gift package that includes a free color guidebook to help the recipient plan their visit. See www.smartdestinations.com for details on shipping dates for holiday delivery.
  • New York City Explorer Pass: This special gift lets the givers choose the number of attractions 3, 5, 7 or 10 – while the recipient chooses which attractions to visit, for a truly unique way to see the Big Apple.

As a special holiday bonus, Smart Destinations will also be giving the gift of attractions to its Facebook fans during December, with three free giveaways of Go City Cards to any Smart Destination of the winners’ choice. Contest details and the winners will be announced at www.facebook.com/smartdestinations.

“Free admission to the best attractions makes a great gift for anyone who likes to travel, guests who will be visiting for the holidays and even local residents who might want to get out and explore all that their own city has to offer,” Starr said. “Plus, they’re a great value, with savings of up to 55% off the regular price of admission to some of the top attractions in the country.”

For more information on Smart Destinations products, visit www.smartdestinations.com.