Palm Springs, home of the popular Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, is only a couple of hours from Los Angeles or San Diego, and a savvy getaway for SoCal locals. Why go? For the sun, of course, and the clean dry air. And you can save time and 17 percent per person with a special offer of Tramway discount tickets with a new coupon code. […]
California has some of the most popular attractions in the world, from Disneyland to the Redwood forests, Universal Studios Hollywood to Alcatraz Island, Legoland, Knott's Berry Farm, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, and Golden Gate Park. (Also see my review of California Sightseeing Passes) and California Museum Free Days.
Popular California Attractions
Knott's Berry Farm (Buena Park)
Legoland California (Carlsbad)
Universal Studios (Hollywood)
Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach)
California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco)
The Exploratorium (San Francisco)
Aquarium of the Bay (San Francisco
Golden Gate Park (San Francisco)
San Francisco Bay Cruise (San Francisco)
Scroll down for reviews, savvy tips, and a heads up on ticket offers and occasional freebies.
If you’re taking your family to Knott’s Berry Farm for the first time, these tips will help make your trip a little savvier, including discount tickets for up to 50% off, plus toddler tips, rides, restaurants …
LEGOLAND California Family Review + Discount Roundup Did you know you need a kid to get into LEGOLAND? The more kids you take, the lighter your pockets when you leave. So along with my review, I’ve rounded up some current LEGOLAND California discounts for you. The deal options below, from various savvy sources, are for everything from one […]
Zoo’s don’t always top my to-do list, but the San Diego Zoo is one of my faves and has something for everyone from innocent tot to jaded octogenarian. Fun for families? Sure. But you don’t need a kid to party with the zoo animals in San Diego. If you’re thinking of going, here are my top tips for planning […]
Review of Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific Discounts In my attempt to visit all the coolest aquariums in California, I’m not likely to miss the Long Beach Aquarium, as most locals call it, aka Aquarium of the Pacific. This one is very popular. But if you need a new reason to visit the Aquarium […]
Universal Studios Discount Tickets Roundup & Review When people come to Southern California, they typically want to know about the stars — where are they, how can we see them out and about. Whether you’re visiting or live in Los Angeles, sometimes it’s fun to play tourist in the heart of Hollywood. While it isn’t all that easy […]
California’s Great America review and 2017 discount ticket roundup (how to save $22.99 per ticket right now). Also AAA and military deal, plus savvy tips for visiting this Santa Clara park (Silicon Valley) …
How to get Disneyland Discounts A trip to Disneyland California is always fun (especially when you can find discount tickets. If you find yourself in Orange County, you might want to spend a day at the “happiest place on Earth.” And if you have fond memories of going as a child — I know I do — once […]
The Queen Mary, in Long Beach California, is always a popular destination in Southern California. You can dine on board, stay overnight in a state room, take a tour, view exhibits and attend special events. Here’s my roundup of activities, tours, discounts and freebies.