School Vacation Travel Tips

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School vacations present a wonderful opportunity for kids to let loose, adults to cash in on some much needed relaxation, and for the whole family to get the bonding time that’s so hard to squeeze in this time of year. Plus, after a long winter, we can all use a getaway, whether its to the sandy beaches of Oahu or to the Big Apple to visit the New York attractions you know and love. This year, plan a family vacation that’s fun, affordable, and hassle-free for everyone. While this may seem like a challenge, you’d be surprised how fun the process can be when you stick to some pretty easy guidelines and use convenient attraction passes. Try implementing these travel tips on your next vacation for smooth sailing all the way through. Know your budget. It’s important to remember not to fantasize you have more in your vacation savings than you do or to underestimate your … [Read more...]

San Diego Attractions List

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If San Diego, California isn't at the top of your vacation destination bucket list, it's time you learn more about what makes San Diego one of the most enjoyable cities to visit in the entire country. In addition to sunshine and warm temperatures, San Diego boasts world-class attractions in beautiful public spaces like Balboa Park. It's home to top-tier museums, lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation, and entertainment venues of all sorts and sizes. San Diego attractions are a big part of what makes the city such a fun place—There are so many things to do in San Diego, and with Smart Destinations, you can experience them all at discounted prices. A San Diego attractions pass features 46 popular San Diego attractions and tours with incredible offers like San Diego Zoo discount tickets and Knott's Berry Farm discount tickets. San Diego Attractions List LEGOLAND … [Read more...]

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in San Diego

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If you’re spending Valentine’s Day in San Diego, you’re already well on your way to creating an everlasting experience. San Diego has some of the most ideal weather conditions, as well as a bevvy of attractions and events to win over your Valentine. Whether your Valentine is a friend, your family, or your significant other, there is a San Diego setting to make this a memorable Febraury 14th. No matter what your Valentine’s interests are, the Go San Diego Card includes options to suit every type of traveler! Outdoorsy: If your Valentine is the Outdoorsy type, take them for a La Jolla adventure! Pick your method – Kayak along the sea cliffs and caves of La Jolla Shores Bike along the coastal streets of La Jolla, Mission Bay, and Pacific Beach Snorkel in the sensational La Jolla Cove waters Only to be witnessed on foot, bike, or in the water – the La Jolla Cove … [Read more...]

San Diego Tourism Discounts

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From Downtown San Diego to Coronado, southern California is a not only a beach bum’s paradise but also a tourist’s dream come true. With dozens of attractions, including the world-class San Diego Zoo, weather that is almost always sunny and warm, and stunning coastline views at every turn, San Diego boasts just about everything you could ask for in a vacation destination. However, beyond the surface, San Diego is also a place where art and culture thrives, where you can get the best taco you’ve ever had, and where sophistication meets SoCal hospitality. If you’re a sports fan, Petco Park is home of the San Diego Padres, where you can watch a game with palm trees in the background. If you’re an athletic adventure enthusiast, La Jolla and South Bay offer great spots for kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, or even bike riding along the coast. When you’re in San Diego, you want … [Read more...]

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in San Diego

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Though the Super Bowl’s purpose is to culminate a season of competition within the National Football League, the Super Bowl has become an event that is celebrated by an entire spectrum of people – from sports fanatics to the indifferent – the Super Bowl offers an opportunity to celebrate! This year the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII is scheduled for Sunday, February 2nd at 6:30pm; featuring an intense showdown between the two remaining teams – the Seahawks and the Broncos. Meteorologists are predicting that there is a good chance of heavy snowfall during the course of Super Bowl week, meaning the players and audience will endure freezing temperatures, wind-chill, and snowfall as they experience the final match of the season. But you can enjoy the action of the Super Bowl without enduring the bitter chill of the stadium by watching on-screen from the comfort of San Diego! With … [Read more...]

Top San Diego Winter Attractions

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If temperatures in the 60s and 70s sound good to you right now, think about taking a winter vacation to San Diego, where the sun is almost always shining. There’s no need to stay cooped up inside for winters in San Diego; in fact, you’ll want to get out as much as possible to take advantage of the many San Diego attractions that are best enjoyed in the winter. For the best deals, just grab a Go San Diego Card and gain admission to over 45 attractions at discounted prices. Plus, San Diego even offers some winter attractions that are free and open to the public! What more could you want from a winter getaway?   West Coast Whale Watching During the annual gray whale migration from the Bering Sea to the shores of Baja, California, an estimated 20,000 of these majestic creatures pass through the waters off the San Diego coastline. Since the migration takes place from December … [Read more...]

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

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The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl will kickoff on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium when the No. 23 Northern Illinois University Huskies will look to knock off the Utah State Aggies. Fans that plan on going to the game would be wise to look into some of the great San Diego Travel Deals that are available in order to save a little green on the trip. NIU last played in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl in 2006 when they lost to TCU and this is the second time that the Huskies and Aggies will play after their previous meeting in 1995 in a game that UtahState won 42-7. This is the ninth year that the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl will be played and the first time that the Aggies will appear in the game. "We are so excited to be matching two conference division champs in this year's game," said 2013 Bowl President Bill … [Read more...]

National University Holiday Bowl in San Diego

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Fans of the Arizona State Sun Devils or Texas Tech Red Raiders who plan on attending the National University Holiday Bowl in San Diego should be able to find plenty of other things to do in town besides taking in the game. There are tons of great San Diego Attractions to enjoy in one of America’s most enjoyable cities – the weather ain’t bad either! The Holiday Bowl will kick off at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on Monday, Dec. 30 at 7:15 p.m. and it promises to be one of the better bowl games in a day that is packed full of them. The matchup between the Sun Devils (10-3) and the Red Raiders (7-5) is sure to be a competitive one and fans of both schools can expect to see a close contest. Arizona State is coming into the game after dropping a 38-14 decision to Stanford in the Pac-12 championship game, while Texas Tech enters the Holiday Bowl looking for a little redemption … [Read more...]

San Diego Holiday Travel Deals

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The holiday season has officially arrived, and with it comes a flurry of holiday travel deals for all your dream destinations. If sunny San Diego seems like an ideal place to escape the snow and cold, you’re in luck! According to Hotwire.com, some of the best travel deals are popping up in San Diego this year. Whether you’re on the prowl for discounted San Diego attractions, cheap hotel rooms, or air fare deals, we’ve got you covered! San Diego Hotels A quick look at Expedia.com will prove that discounted San Diego hotels during the holiday weeks are not so hard to find! For example, the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley (today’s “Daily Deal”) is currently offering rooms with two double beds from as little as $101.15/night. This luxury hotel with a beautiful outdoor pool, spa tub, and state-of-the-art exercise room also offers easy access to San Diego attractions. In fact, … [Read more...]

Top San Diego Holiday Attractions

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Heading to San Diego for the holiday season? The city is teeming with holiday cheer, bustling with a wintery charm unique to this warm weather haven. The city and its many attractions are getting into the holiday spirit – stringing lights on their palm trees and inviting the familiar sounds of timeless carols. With your Go San Diego Card, you can visit all the top attractions this holiday season for one low price – saving you up to 55% off combined admission prices! Or check out our special San Diego Holiday Attractions pass to save 29% on the San Diego Zoo, Fleet Science Center, Air and Space Museum and Natural History Museum! So where should you go to bask in the ultimate display of merriment and cheer? Knott’s Berry Merry Farm Knott’s Berry Farm converts into a wintery wonderland – otherwise known as Knott’s Merry Farm! Adorned in glittering lights and jam-packed … [Read more...]