Puppy and Cheetah Friends at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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There’s always some pretty amazing stuff going on at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, but this summer, the friendship between a cheetah cub and a puppy is taking the cake as the cutest thing to come out of the Park. The cheetah cub, Ruuxa, was the only cub born to one of the adult cheetahs at Safari Park. Because he wasn’t born as part of a larger litter of three to five cubs, his mother rejected him. Ruuxa then qualified for the Park’s “animal ambassador” program, which pairs up young park inhabitants with other young animals to create a bonded pair, a relationship that fosters growth and development. At 6 weeks old, Ruuxa was paired with Raina, a 7-week-old puppy, and they’ve been best friends ever since. These cute critters are now about four months old, and their … [Read more...]

Group Travel Ideas and Discounts


Whether you are considering planning a group trip with family, friends or for a school function, odds are you want to maximize everyone’s experience but minimize how much it is going to cost. Although traveling with a group can make things a little pricey (and a lot more complicated) that doesn't necessarily have to be the case. Smart Destinations has come up with a number of great Group Travel deals that make the complex process of planning a trip for multiple people simple, streamlined and stress-free. If you are planning on traveling with a party of 15 or more people, then looking at the pre-selected and customizable Group Travel packages that Smart Destinations has for sale is definitely a wise move. For a stellar Group Travel experience, Go Select Passes and Go City Cards are … [Read more...]

San Diego Aquariums and Zoos Discounts


While you are visiting San Diego, you might want to take in some of the great aquariums and zoos that the city is famous for. Consider taking advantage of San Diego Aquariums and Zoos Discounts and take your family on a learning experience they won’t soon forget. San Diego Aquariums and Zoos Discounts are available with the Go Select San Diego Card, but that’s not the only reason you may want to buy one. The Go Select San Diego Card allows you to select from 37 of the best attractions in San Diego so you can mix and match exactly what you want to do and see in order to maximize your time and minimize what you spend. Once you’ve selected your attractions, print your pass or instantly download it to your smartphone. Enjoy visiting educations destinations like SeaWorld San Diego, the … [Read more...]

San Diego Safari Vacation Sweepstakes!


Celebrating six years of partnership with the San Diego Zoo, Smart Destinations is excited to announce our San Diego Safari Sweepstakes contest, which will give one lucky winner the chance to explore San Diego, the Zoo, and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park entirely free— and in style! If the winter blues have you down, there's no better way to lift your spirits than an all-inclusive 5-day, 4-night trip to San Diego, complete with airfare and accommodations at the Radisson Hotel San Diego-Rancho Bernardo. Of course, the winner will also receive FOUR 3-Day Go San Diego Cards from Smart Destinations, which includes admission to 49 of the area's top attractions! Finally, that one lucky winner and three guests will get a special VIP caravan safari experience at the San Diego Zoo Safari … [Read more...]