‘Tis the Season at California Academy of Sciences

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The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco is equipped with all the makings for a most festive winter season celebration at 'Tis the Season for Science! An educational and exhilarating experience for the whole family, and included in your Go San Francisco card, a visit to this 412,000 square foot green museum is a must-see! Interactive Reindeer Discovery Explore the extraordinary traits that enable reindeer to stay warm and survive in harsh conditions, observe their behavioral patterns for finding food, attracting mates, and traveling father each year than any other land mammal. You’ll have the opportunity to feel the unique insulating properties of reindeer fur, see the world through a reindeers eyes in an ultraviolet light simulator, control the growth of reindeer antlers, and discover the physics behind how reindeer run. You’ll also meet two five-year-old, … [Read more...]

Top San Francisco Holiday Attractions

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Cross over the Golden Gate Bridge into a world of holiday cheer! The City by the Bay is equipped for the holiday – featuring a bounty of attractions, festivities, and dazzling displays. Wondering where to find the holiday hot spots this season? Six Flags Holiday in the Park Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s magical winter wonderland awaits! You’ll experience holiday thrills, delicious treats, and spectacular entertainment. Take a relaxing stroll through the sweet canopy of larger than life candy canes, lollipops, and other sugary treats. Witness the comedic rants of of E. Ben Geezer Puppet Show as he taunts and teases spectators and ridicules the holiday festivities. Visit the cookie decorating room, experience the 65-foot tree lighting ceremony (hosted nightly), and end your day at the park with the biggest holiday dance party in Northern California! There are so many festive … [Read more...]

Top U.S. Cities for Holiday Attractions

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What type of getaway suits you and your family? With the holiday season fast approaching, many of us are excitedly planning our winter adventures. Smart Destinations offers all-inclusive attraction passes in 9 of America’s most beloved cities, with exclusive packages offering you discounts of up to 55% off! But where should you spend this special time of year? ‘White Christmas’: If you’re envisioning sweaters, scarves, hot chocolate, the steam of breath escaping you as you marvel at Christmas lights reflecting on patches of snow – it’s time to suit up in your peacoat and take to the North! New York City is a wonderland during the holiday season – proudly adorned with classic holiday light displays, bustling with activity as locals and visitors buzz past illuminated shopping window displays, and if you’re lucky - dusted over in fresh snowfall. With the New York … [Read more...]

San Francisco Holiday Lights

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The City by the Bay is decking the halls! As winter draws nearer, revel in the delights of San Francisco’s holiday cheer coming to life. From Fishermen’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge, expect to see elaborate displays of wreaths, garlands, and holiday lights to strike lasting memories in the minds of you and your family! Here are some of our recommendations for the best holiday lights in San Francisco: Picardy Drive: A short drive outside of the city, Picardy Drive consists of charming 1920s-era houses with endearing turrets, arched windows, and peaked roofs. The houses themselves are a spectacle – but they’re especially enchanting when adorned with strings of lights and décor! Some homeowners embrace the jovial spirit more than others, so take a drive along Picardy from 55th Ave to Seminary Drive to experience it all! Union Square: At 6pm on November 29, 2013, head … [Read more...]