Memorial Day Vacation Deals

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Memorial Day weekend is the perfect opportunity to getaway and log some family time in a brand new city. Considered the unofficial start of summer, it’s time to have some fun in the sun! Make the most of your holiday with excellent discount attraction passes with our Go City Cards – and for a limited time get an added Memorial Day discount of up to 20% off! Not to mention the bevvy of free events, parades, and destination deals that are available in cities nationwide! Ship out to Boston where you can visit the Museum of Fine Arts for an event called “Boston I Love” to honor those who were affected by the Boston Marathon Attacks. Immerse yourself in the glorious past of Boston on the Freedom Trail Walk into History Tour. Next, soak up some sun and discover Boston's most beloved landmarks on the Charles Riverboat Cruise; after all, you’re in the Bay State. These attractions - … [Read more...]

San Diego for Families

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Whether you're looking to make some furry friends, learn a little something about space exploration, or revisit your own childhood, there's no end to the attractions San Diego holds for families. Here's some of what you can look forward to on your next San Diego trip: Zoos and Aquariums Let's face it - there's no age group that doesn't like animals. Home to the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the Birch Aquarium, San Diego is a great place to see some wildlife with your entire family. The San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park are two separate, world-renowned attractions with a lot to offer. Spanning over 107 acres and housing more than 800 species from around the world, the San Diego Zoo is as entertaining as it is expansive - currently on exhibit are giant pandas, alligators, honey badgers, dolphins, and much more. If you visit the zoo with our Go San Diego Card, … [Read more...]

Top 5 Money-Saving Travel Tips for Family Vacations

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Just because the economy is stuck in a rut doesn't mean you have to be. Traveling and enjoying a vacation with your family once in a while is a leisure you shouldn't have to give up. The benefits of travel and the bonds formed on family vacations are invaluable. However, to cut the costs of your vacation, you may need to switch up your travel routine a bit. Being creative and planning ahead can go a long way when it comes to affordable vacations. These five money-saving travel tips can really help keep your vacation in your budget—without sacrificing any of the fun.   If you can, travel by bus or train. It's no secret, air fare isn't usually cheap. However, there are cheap alternatives to traveling by plane. One of the best and least expensive options is traveling by bus. Bus service between major east coast cities has become so popular that occasionally rates can be … [Read more...]

5 Family-Friendly Evening Activities for Vacations

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Drinking and dancing the night away are perfectly fine evening activities for when you’re out with adults. But when you’re on a family vacation, you’ll need to find stuff to do in the evening that your kids can also participate in and enjoy. Tourist destinations are usually brimming with daytime attractions and activities, but in the nighttime, your choices can seem pretty limited to bars, pubs, and clubs. If you’re with your family—or if bars and clubs just aren’t your scene—you may find yourself struggling to fill the evenings on your vacation. However, don’t throw in the towel yet. Although the options aren’t as advertised as the daytime activities, in most cities there are several things to do in the evening that don’t involve drink or dance. If you get a little creative, you’ll discover there are lots of evening activities that will keep your whole family … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Go on a Family Vacation …Now!

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The days are slowly getting shorter, the nights are slowly getting cooler, and before you know what’s happening, summer is quickly coming to an end. For most families, that means getting into back-to-school mode. Although you’re probably dreading the school supplies shopping rush at your local bargain department store, you might still be secretly excited for a little more free time that comes with the kids back in class. However, as delightful as the thought of a little time to yourself sounds, the end of summer also likely means less opportunities for family time... for a while. As much as we’d like to imagine conversation-filled family dinners every night, the all-too-familiar image of chicken tenders on the go as you head out the door to drive Johnny to baseball practice and Lisa to ballet can’t help but creep into the back of my mind. But wait! Summer vacation isn’t … [Read more...]

How to Ruin Your Family Vacation

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Looking to turn your family’s vacation into a disaster? We thought so. Lucky for you, I’ve created this guide to tell you exactly how to do just that. On the other hand, if you want a  fun family vacation, I guess you could just do the opposite of what you’re about to read. Anyway, here you go, 6 surefire ways to ruin your family vacation: Don’t Plan Ahead If you’re looking to ensure chaos, complaining, and anxiety, don’t make any plans ahead of time. Be your usual unstructured self. Why make reservations? Why set a budget? You’re a creature of spontaneity! One time, I went on a family vacation to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. We didn’t make reservations at a hotel because it seemed unnecessary. What should have been a 4-hour drive turned into a thrilling 7-hour adventure as we wandered around looking for a hotel with vacancy that we could even pretend … [Read more...]