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 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...]

March Madness Travel Tips

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When the NCAA March Madness tournament kicks off on March 18 and 19 at the UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio, you are going to want to have your bracket filled out and at the ready (possibly even laminated to prevent it from being ruined by spillage). Although we won’t know who is playing where until Selection Sunday on March 16, it’s a pretty safe bet that top teams like Wichita State, Duke, Florida, Villanova, Louisville, Virginia, Michigan and Arizona will all have high seeds and almost certainly advance to the second round – maybe even the third. Thankfully, we do know where those are going to be played. The second and third round games of the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament will be held on March 20 and 22 at the Amway Center in Florida and on March 21 and 23 at the Viejas Arena in San Diego. If you plan on trying to attend games at either one of those locations, consider … [Read more...]

Orlando Tourism Discounts

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Orlando, Florida is one of the top tourist destinations in the country—in fact, it was voted the fourth best American destination in TripAdvisor’s 2013 Travelers Choice awards. However, for some of you it might even be number one. With warm weather, a unique landscape, renowned attractions, and a bustling nightlife, Orlando is an ideal family vacation spot because there’s something for everyone. And while it’s certainly possible to spend a lot of money going to all the big parks, it’s not necessary when you take advantage of Orlando tourism discounts. From outdoor adventure attractions like Boggy Creek Airboat Tours and Jungle Island to amusement parks like LEGOLAND® Florida, discounts are easy to come by with Smart Destinations’ Orlando attractions passes. For those who prefer a flexible schedule and have a “see-it-all” mentality, the Go Orlando Card is the best … [Read more...]

Orlando Holiday Lights

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A warm-weather winter may seem unconventional to some, but it is certainly not overrated. Image you and your family enjoying the holidays among palm trees and swimming pools, visiting the top attractions in sunny style – sans the heavy winter jacket! Orlando offers a bounty of mesmerizing holiday light displays to provide you with all the seasonal charm, without the seasonal weather. So where should you go to experience the optimal holiday lights? SeaWorld To see a real dazzling display this holiday, head over to SeaWorld Orlando! You’ll see soaring fountains, twinkling lights, and festive fireworks choreographed to the tune of some of your favorite holiday songs. The park offers a bevy of seasonal performances: O Wondrous Night – the story of Christmas told with over 30 carols, live animals, life size puppets, and incredible special effects! This new addition to … [Read more...]

Orlando Gay Pride Month

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A highly anticipated time of the year for members and supporters of the LGBTQ community – Pride Month is kicking off in beautiful Orlando! Last year’s Come Out With Pride celebration was attended by more than 100,000 visitors, and even more are expected to turn out this year for the festivities to support the movement of increased solidarity and awareness. While the entire month hosts a bevy of Pride events, the official Come Out with Pride day is October 5th – making it the most action-packed weekend to provide the optimal Pride experience! The entire first week will feature a special Come Out With Pride beer garden at Lake Eola, where barricades allow for attendees to walk around the lake, enjoy the festival and entertainment with a cocktail in-hand! Here’s just a taste of the line-up:   Thursday, October 3rd Opening Ceremony: Pride Takes Center Stage! 6:30pm @ … [Read more...]

Orlando Attractions to Keep You Cool

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While Orlando in the summer is full of excitement and energy, the notoriously hot and humid weather can make you feel a little sluggish—especially if you’re not used to the intensity of the Florida sun. However, this can be avoided by interspersing your itinerary with these five Orlando attractions to keep you cool. So pack your hat, your bathing suit, and sunblock and get ready for a lively day that won’t drain you. SeaWorld Orlando This Orlando theme park is perfect for the warm summer weather, as there’s no shortage of splashes and aquatic fun. When enjoying One Ocean, the all new Shamu show, make sure you sit in the Soak Zone, where you’ll really feel like part of the action while keeping cool. Also, make sure to take advantage of the many top-of-the-line indoor exhibits, including the all new Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins. Featuring four species of Penguins, … [Read more...]

Kennedy Space Center Discount Tickets

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One of the highlights of any trip to Orlando is a visit to the Kennedy Space Center. At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, guests have the opportunity to stand under the massive rockets that first put NASA astronauts into space and have a shuttle launch experience of their own. Lucky visitors who time things right even have the chance to meet an astronaut. Save on admission to the Kennedy Space Center and other Florida attractions and tours with a Go Orlando Card discount attractions pass. Save money and skip lines! For those who want go on a tour while at the Kennedy Space Center, bus tours are included with admission and they depart every 15 minutes. Since the tour is self-guided, guests can get on and off the bus as much as they like and spend an unlimited amount of time at locations like the 60-foot-tall Launch Complex and the Launch Control Center. Guests who choose … [Read more...]

Orlando Baseball Spring Training

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Orlando in Spring makes us think of one thing - baseball! While many of us are still waiting for the snow to melt, Florida’s spring weather is an ideal setting for pre-season baseball warm-ups. Spring Training gives local Floridians and travelers alike an opportunity to see major league baseball teams at a very affordable price. The regimen includes exhibition games throughout the state of Florida as teams compete - scrimmage style! The pre-season games give teams a chance to limber up, and fans a chance to appreciate the sport before the pressure to win undoubtedly kicks in. Spring Training is the most experimental part of baseball – where new players get their sea legs and veterans try out new tactics. It's an excellent way for the whole family to size up the competition, and perhaps even see their favorite teams! If you’re lucky enough to be in the Orlando area, you’ll find … [Read more...]

Orlando Attractions Discounts and Tips

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As the site of Sea World, Bush Gardens, and the infamous Everglades, Orlando is home to some of the most notorious attractions. But outside of those obvious marvels are some lesser known attractions to discover during your Florida stay. With the Kennedy Space Center lying just east of many Orlando destinations, a stay in Florida just isn’t complete until you make your way to this NASA launch headquarters. Learning of the great discoveries made through space exploration is enough to ignite the curiosity of all generations. With Smart Destinations' Go Orlando Card, you have the rare opportunity to tour launch areas, see giant rockets, explore the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, experience an IMAX space film, and even train in spaceflight simulators all while saving money! The month of March is the host to many exciting intergalactic events, so don’t pass up the chance to experience … [Read more...]