Chinese New Year in California


When Chinese New Year begins on Friday, January 31, 2014, there’s only one place where you are going to want to be…well one state anyway. California is quite possibly the best place in the continental United States to celebrate Chinese New Year and with (at least) three great cities to visit - San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco – there is plenty to do for all ages. San Diego San Diego is famous for its inhabitants’ laid-back attitudes and near-perfect weather, but it also has a ton of great attraction offerings as well. To get the most out of your time in the city with your family or group, check out the San Diego Family Attractions package by Smart Destinations and save 34% on admission to the Natural History Museum, Fleet Science Center, Boomers and … [Read more...]

Best Free things to do in Los Angeles


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 … [Read more...]