Orlando Labor Day 2014 Attractions

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For those of us who relish in the summertime sun and beach vibe, the end of August doesn’t seem appealing. However, the end of the summer does bring something to look forward to: Labor Day weekend! The last holiday weekend of the summer is an opportunity for Americans to have one last hurrah before it’s back to the grind. Orlando is one of our favorite Labor Day weekend destinations because by this time of year, the summer tourist season is winding down, the weather is starting usually starting to get a bit more comfortable (though annual temperatures for September 1st still average in the upper 80s (Fahrenheit). Plus, there’s simply a lot to do in Orlando, and with three days to utilize an Orlando attractions pass, you can really get to know the area and have a lot of fun. One of the first things you’ll want to do is pick up your 3-day I-Ride trolley ticket, which gives you … [Read more...]

Orlando July 4th 2014 Attractions

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While it may seem early to be planning for the Fourth of July, Independence Day in the US is only a month away. Orlando, Florida is one of the most exciting places to be when the day arrives, as celebrations are plentiful and the spirit is jovial. From theme park extravaganzas to gazing at fireworks displays with your family, the mood is festive. Some of the most well-known Orlando attractions for the Fourth include Red Hot & Boom in Altamonte Springs, the raucous celebrations at Disney World, and the fireworks in downtown Orlando. Red Hot & Boom! is the most popular fireworks festival in the area, and it rocks central Florida annually on July 3rd—because Floridians need two days to celebrate. The event takes place in Crane’s Roost Park and features live music from entertainers of the local and global scale. Food and beverage vendors are aplenty, and sponsor XL 106.7 FM … [Read more...]

Orlando Summer Discounts

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Summertime in Florida is hot, sunny and boy is it ever sweet! Enjoy everything that there is to offer in O-Town with a Go Orlando Card Attractions Pass from Smart Destinations and also make sure to take advantage of all the Orlando summer discounts that will be available in 2014. Coming up on June 6, several Orlando-area restaurants will be serving up Homer Simpson’s favorite non-alcoholic snack – donuts. National Donut Day will kickoff the weekend in a “holey” way and give local dessert connoisseurs the opportunity to indulge their sweet teeth on the cheap. Although purchasing items like a coffee or other beverage is required at some of these establishments, Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Shipley Do-Nuts and LaMar’s Donuts are all offering free donut giveaways in one fashion or another. A similarly tasty promotion at will allow Wendy’s customers who purchase a Frosty … [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...]

Orlando Attractions List

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When it comes to Florida attractions, Orlando has it all, from theme parks to museums and everything in between. In fact, there are so many things to do in Orlando that some tourists are scared away by a fear of high admission prices and chaos—the last thing you want on your vacation! However, planning a vacation to Orlando can actually be fun and affordable if you know what Orlando attractions are available to you. All 44 of these Orlando attractions are yours to explore on one convenient Orlando attractions pass when you travel with the help of Smart Destinations. Take a look at what we offer! Orlando Attractions List SeaWorld Orlando LEGOLAND Florida Kennedy Space Center WonderWorks Orlando Ripley's Believe it or Not! Orlando Gatorland Boggy Creek Airboat Tour Titanic the Experience Fun Spot Action Park Dolphin Race Speedboat Jungle Island Florida Winter Park … [Read more...]

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Orlando

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While Orlando may not host their own professional football team, it’s none-the-less riddled with NFL enthusiasts, sports bars, and highly anticipated Super Bowl celebrations! If you’re in the Orlando area when the final showdown kicks off, get exploring and make the February 2nd face-off between the Seahawks and the Broncos one for the books!   Super Bowl Block Party: Head on down to the Wall Street Plaza for a FREE showing of XLVIII on their massive 16ft LED big screen. You’ll enjoy musical entertainment by What2Hot.com and Power 95.3, enjoy game-day fare, and take advantage of their generous drink specials. What’s more appropriate than watching the Super Bowl on a big screen, drinking a Coors Light, and chowing down on some wings? Wreckers Sports Bar: Located in the Gaylord Palms Resort, this classed-up sports bar overs one of the best screen displays for … [Read more...]

Best Free Things to do in Orlando

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Although Orlando might be one top tourist cities in the United States, that doesn’t mean that everything in O-Town is geared to bring in out-of-towners (and their dollars). In fact, there are actually a lot of free activities in Orlando that are worth taking advantage of no matter if you are staying there for a day, a week or even a month! For some ideas about some outstanding Orlando activities - that also happen to be free - read on. For some other suggestions about things you can do while you’re in Florida, check out what is included with the Smart Destination Go Select Orlando Pass. March Of The Ducks You might have heard of Duck Boat tours in some other towns across the country but Orlando has its own tradition involving our quacking, web-footed friends. Since it opened in 1986, the Peabody Orlando has continued the traditional March of The Peabody Ducks every day in … [Read more...]