4th of July Fireworks in San Diego

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What better way to celebrate Independence Day than to visit a new part of our esteemed nation? Spend the day sightseeing and then stake out the ultimate vantage point to enjoy world-class fireworks in San Diego! Here are our recommendations for where to see the ultimate fireworks in San Diego this 4th of July:   Annual Big Bay Boom Fireworks Show: Last year’s Big Bay Book fireworks went terribly awry when a computer mishap caused $125,000 worth of fireworks to go off at the same time! The massive fireballs lit up the sky as onlookers were stunned to witness the planned 20-minute long extravaganza reduced to just 15 seconds!This year, the show’s executive producer promises a stellar, flaw-free display of fireworks. See the Big Bay Boom Fireworks make their ultimate come-back … [Read more...]

4th of July Fireworks in Los Angeles

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Exploring a new region of the country could be just the way to spend your 4th of July. Take advantage of your holiday and embark on a thrilling getaway to L.A. There are plenty of exhilarating activities to explore in Los Angeles this Independence Day. From parades to fireworks, there are dozens of ways to get your patriotism on this July 4th! Here are some of our recommendations for the ultimate celebration spots in the city:   4th of July Block Party (Taking place all-day in Grand Park on July 4th) (200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012) Head on over for a family-friendly day to remember with free entry! Spend the day picnicking as you enjoy live music and performances by Get Lit (poetry slam), Ethio Cali, Jungle Fire, and La Santa Cecilia. Experience the first-ever … [Read more...]

Father’s Day in New York City

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Whether they’re interrupting your favorite show to check the score of a game, polishing off the last slice of pizza, or nearly falling off ladders to wash the windows – we each have a Dad who is wonderfully unique. On Father’s Day, we salute to their efforts, their role in our lives, and the selfless sacrifices they make as an integral part of the family. This Father’s Day, head to New York City – where every Dad will find a bevvy of options to explore and enjoy. Choose the best New York City attractions to perfectly suit Dad! Dad is a History Buff – Head to the American Museum of Natural History to see fossils, the 563 carat Star of India sapphire, the skullcap of a 65 million year old dinosaur, and beyond. Your history-loving Dad will be mesmerized by the many collections … [Read more...]

Last Minute Gifts for the Traveler on Your List

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If you know your traveler’s next vacation spot, or want to give them access to attractions in a nearby city for some closer to home travel, check out our deals on Go City Cards or Go Select Passes. Go City Cards are all-access passes to the top attractions in the city of your choice; the Go Select Passes let you pick and choose which attractions you want to gift. With Go Select Passes, you'll receive your passes instantly by email making them perfect for the last-minute shopper. You can even choose a gifting option during the check-out process so that person on your list receives their pass right in their inbox. Keep an eye out on our Smart Destinations Facebook Pagefor getaway sales, steals, and extra savings. Here are some other last minute gift ideas: One of the most buzzed about … [Read more...]

Give the Gift of Attractions With Great Holiday Travel Deals

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The holiday season – and with it, the holiday shopping frenzy – is in full swing, and people are scrambling to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list. Luckily, we have a solution to your shopping woes that will keep you out of those long lines and will keep a smile on your loved one’s face long after the holiday season is over. Our new Give the Gift of Attractions holiday shopping is making it easier and more affordable to give the priceless gift of a memorable travel experience to anyone on your list. Smart Destinations shoppers have two ways to give these meaningful gifts to their friends and family: Create the Perfect Customized Gift for your Traveler Your first option is to create a customized Go Select Pass: you choose from some of the nation’s most popular … [Read more...]

Stretch Your Holiday Dollar

  Image courtesy of MayorsHolidaySpecial.com The turkey’s barely been stuffed and the table not even set, but we’re already scouring the newspapers looking for those wonderful Black Friday circulars! A $50 GPS so your husband doesn’t take that “shortcut”…again; $10 DVDs to keep the kids occupied; $300 for a High-Def television to better see McDreamy (oh, if only you could find a way to squeeze that TV into your holiday budget!).  It’s almost too good to be true and we’re willing to wait out all night in the frigid temps just to take advantage of the bountiful bargains! True, there’s more to the holidays than just the great deals. There’s the twinkling decorations, the Christmas tree lightings, the wonderful shows, the fat-inducing food! The list goes on and … [Read more...]