Summer at Knott’s Berry Farm

A Southern California vacation often involves a trip to one or more of the area’s top theme parks. However, summertime in places like Disneyland means lots of crowds and long lines – not to mention the astronomical prices. This summer, enjoy short… [Read More]

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Los Angeles Summer Discounts

While there are obvious perks to visiting Los Angeles in the off-season, there’s really no better time to visit Los Angeles than the summer. Why’s that? Warm beach weather, late hours at attractions, outdoor music and festivals, and ample opportunity for outdoor… [Read More]

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Los Angeles Tourism Discounts

Picture yourself sprawled out on a beach towel in the sands of Santa Monica while LA natives bike or jog on the paved trail behind you and off in the distance a camera crew captures footage that could wind up on your… [Read More]


Southern California Attraction Discounts

Northern California can be a great place to visit. San Francisco is beautiful, Oakland has lots to do and if you go even farther up, Redwood country looms tall. That said, the North can’t really keep up with all the Southern California… [Read More]

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Visit Knotts Soak City

What do you do as the fall draws near and weather starts to cool? Head to California, of course! Make your summer last with a visit to California’s popular Knotts Soak City in Buena Park, available through both of Smart Destinations’ budget-friendly… [Read More]

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Welcome the Newest Panda Cub to San Diego Zoo!

Exciting news came from the San Diego Zoo on July 29th in the form of a new panda cub. Bai Yun, a panda at the zoo, had her sixth cub a little after 2 PM, allowing the San Diego Zoo to now boast the… [Read More]