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 lines and sweet rides at a theme park that maintains a hometown feel: Knott’s Berry Farm. Plus, with Knott’s Berry Farm discount tickets, the price is unbeatable. Billed as America’s first theme park, Knott’s Berry Farm boasts a long history of providing quality entertainment and hospitality in Southern California. What started as a highway-side fr … [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 activities are at the top of the list. With a Los Angeles attractions pass, you’ll get the best LA summer discounts on all the top attractions—which is a big deal in the touristy summer months when prices are on the rise. Check out some of the 37 attractions on the Los Angeles attractions pass to see what it’s all about! Universal S … [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 favorite television shows. There’s probably a street performer nearby, strumming a guitar and belting out tunes that everybody knows, and as he plays on the docks, a pelican waddles past him and steals the some bait from the group of fishermen angling off the pier. Undoubtedly, there are several high-tech looking cameras around, in the hands of cameramen with black-rimmed glasses, … [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 Attractions in the bottom of the state. California’s most famous park might be Disneyland, but Knotts Berry Farm was open for business long before the Magic Kingdom even existed. This historic park is chock full of rollercoasters, family-friendly rides, water rides and the world famous Timber Mountain Log Ride. (Warning - you may get wet!) The parks newest … [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 options in Los Angeles. This famous local 13-acre waterpark has everything from the perennial favorite – the tube slide – to a separate section for the little ones called Gremmie’s Lagoon. Other popular rides include the terrifying Banzai Falls, the Laguna Storm Water Tower, the Pacific Swim raft ride, the lazy Sunset River, and more! Plus, for a … [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 largest number of births at a breeding facility located outside of China. Additionally, this new birth makes Bai Yun one of the eldest panda’s in the world to have birthed a new cub. Zoo officials hope that this will be her last cub, due to her age, but ultimately the decision will be up to Bai Yun herself. The zoo officials will wait several months before examining the new cub in order to determ … [Read more...]