Summer at Knott’s Berry Farm

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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 fruit stand known for the creation of the hybrid boysenberry and delicious berry pies in the 1920s evolved into a “summer long county fair” by the 1950s and a theme park to rival the giants by the 1990s. Today, the park continues to grow, and while you can still get a slice of fresh … [Read more...]

Los Angeles 4th of July Fireworks 2014

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If there’s one day of the year where the city known for its glitz and glamour is even more filled with sparkle and light than usual, it’s the Fourth of July. Los Angeles attractions love Independence Day as much as the rest of us, so you can expect to find the whole sprawling metropolis celebrating. Of course, it’s the fireworks that are the main attraction. This year, when you spend Fourth of July in Los Angeles, you should know where to go to see the best fireworks displays from the most ideal viewing spots. Whether public extravaganzas or ticketed events, these five Los Angeles attractions each put on a fireworks show you won’t want to miss—and over half of them are free. Rose Bowl - AmericaFest AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl is one of the most well-known Fourth of July events in L.A. In fact, it features one of the largest fireworks displays in all of Southern … [Read more...]

Inside Madame Tussauds Los Angeles

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Madame Tussauds, known today as a world-wide chain of tourist attractions devoted to celebrity figures in wax form, has origins in Europe that extend as far back as the late 18th century. Marie Tussaud, the original wax sculptor from whom the museum takes its name to this day, created her first full wax figure in 1777. It was a replica of Voltaire. While you probably won’t find any 18th century philosophers at Madame Tussauds Los Angeles, the Hollywood location is the top spot to see amazingly life-like replicas of movie stars and pop icons. With Madame Tussauds Los Angeles Discount Tickets, snapshots of you with your favorite celebrities are an affordable and unforgettable souvenir to bring home from your Los Angeles excursion. So what’s inside Madame Tussauds Los Angeles? First, you’ll be given the chance to make a red carpet arrival. Your red carpet experience will feel … [Read more...]

Los Angeles July 4th 2014 Attractions

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No matter where you go or what you do in Los Angeles, the Fourth of July is guaranteed to be fun, festive, and busy, busy, busy. However, to ensure the holiday is one that you’ll enjoy to the fullest, it’s good to know what’s going on and where you’ll get the best deals while having the most enjoyable time. One of the most famous Fourth of July attractions in Los Angeles is the annual July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl. This year’s performance features Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers with Edie Brickell. You’ll also see the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West. While the show takes place three nights in a row – on July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th – tickets are bound to become scarce, so you’ll want to get them soon. There are many other great daytime attractions and themed activities in Los Angeles that … [Read more...]

Best US Cities for Summer Vacations

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With June quickly approaching and the temperatures warming across the States, there’s no denying that soon summer will be upon us. If you have school-aged children, the exact start-date of summer as you know it probably coincides with the last day of school (a beautiful and terrifying day). You may suddenly be wondering just what to do with your family this summer. It’s the season for family vacations, but where to? Our favorite destinations for the summer of 2014 offer the perfect combination of outdoor recreation, cultural attractions, high-quality entertainment, and even a bit of education. Sound expensive? Don’t worry; we also have US attraction discounts to keep your wallet as satisfied as you are. If you’re on the West Coast or have always wanted to go, San Diego and Los Angeles are the forerunners. Southern California’s relaxing beach town vibe is just the kind of … [Read more...]

US Summer Attraction Discounts

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If you’re a budget sightseer like I am, you’re probably looking for the best deals when it comes to travel—whether it’s local or long distance. Often times, travelers only pay attention to finding the best deals on accommodations and transportation, forgetting about the costs accrued through actually doing things and enjoying the adventure. This doesn’t have to be the case. It’s easy to get the best attraction discounts when you know where to look. No matter where you are in the country, city attractions passes will conveniently save you money on admission prices. Keep reading to discover my favorite attractions in the Northeast, Midwest, West Coast, and Florida. The Northeast As a New Englander, I know there’s no better time to enjoy the Northeast United States than in the summer. It’s for this reason that summer has always been my favorite season. The weather is … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Vacation Tips

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Whether you are heading out west for the sunny weather, the beautiful beach or to try and catch a glimpse of a star or two, there are certainly a number of things to know which will make your time in Los Angeles a little bit more fun. With a couple helpful Los Angeles Vacation Tips and a Go Los Angeles Card Attractions Pass tucked into your pocket, there’s simply no way that your time in the Golden State won’t be great! The first tip is a relatively new one. Use your Go Los Angeles Card to visit Universal Studios Hollywood and take a trip on the park’s newest ride - “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem.” A motion simulator ride based off of the rib-splitting flick Despicable Me, the ride has been a hit since it opened up in LA after first having success in Orlando. A special feature of the Go Los Angeles Card that is unique to Universal Studios allows pass-holders to enter the … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Summer Discounts

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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 Studios Hollywood A day experiencing the movie magic at Universal Studios Hollywood is free with your 3, 5, or 7-day Go Los Angeles Card attractions pass. This summer’s newest feature attraction is Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, a comical and heartwarming 3-D ride. Next door, you’ll … [Read more...]

Top Los Angeles Tourist Attractions

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Though Los Angeles remains an extremely popular tourist destination, it’s also gained the somewhat unwarranted reputation of being a bit too gimmicky or too commercial. While the Los Angeles landscape would not be complete without its share of glamour and glitz (it is the home of showbiz, after all!), the top Los Angeles tourist attractions merit a deeper look. Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the L.A. sprawl or a seasoned veteran of the City of Angels, make sure to check out these Los Angeles attractions, taking the opportunity to experience the culture, history, and innovation that make the metropolis so unique. Venice Beach & Boardwalk Venice Beach conjures iconic images of L.A.'s alternative beach bum scene, where skateboarders, body builders, and artists of various sorts hang out in a circus-like environment that couldn't be recreated anywhere else. At first, this … [Read more...]

Best Free things to do in Los Angeles

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During your next California vacation, you should make sure to bring your sunglasses and your camera, but don’t worry about bringing a suitcase full of cash. Los Angles does have a glitzy image because it’s a town fully-stocked with celebrities, stars, exciting scenery and famous sights, but it’s also a city that is chock-full of fabulous free things to do. In addition to the free attractions that the City of Angles has to offer, the Go Select Los Angeles Pass will save you cash on some of LA’s top attractions. Go Rampant With Recreation LA is known for its urban landscape, but the city is home to some beautiful, outdoor areas as well. One of the city’s oldest outdoor recreation areas, Palisades Park, features jogging and biking paths that take exercise enthusiast on scenic routes across steep cliffs overlooking the Pacific. Another spot overlooking the ocean, Point … [Read more...]