Posts about ‘California’

Football’s biggest game will be held on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, California, about an hour outside of San Francisco. After fans shell out most of their money on Super Bowl tickets, they can still score some fun with these cheap bay-area attractions. Here are 7 cheap things to do in San Francisco around game time. Golden Gate Bridge: [read more…]

Yes, everyone knows Cannes and Sundance. The behemoths of the film-fest world aren’t exactly accessible for most of us, though, and they don’t always showcase the freshest material. Here’s where to go to see film’s bright up-and-comers, for a lot cheaper than the French Riviera… Citizen Jane Film Festival — Columbia, MO When it is: [read more…]

Since the beginning of the format, movies have been inextricably tied to music. Energy packed opening theme songs propel the film into motion and soaring orchestras enhance the emotional impact of poignant scenes. On the other hand, movies have the ability to catapult an otherwise unmemorable song into the limelight. These three movies that changed [read more…]

Whether you object to the treatment of animals or you’re just bored with the usual dog and pony show, check out one of these animal-free alternatives to the traditional three-ring circus. For more amusements, visit cheaptickets.com/events. Use promo code TICKETS10 to get 10 percent off event tickets. Cirque du Soleil: The Quebec-based company started in 1984 and now [read more…]

In this age of online shopping, it’s easy to forget that our favorite goods come from actual, you know, places. See where everyday items are born during one of these made-in-America factory tours. Crayola Experience, Easton, PA Let your imagination run wild through four floors of colorful fun at this attraction about a 90-minute drive from [read more…]

class=”alignnone Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Just north of the Illinois/Wisconsin border, this laid-back watering hole has become quite the Midwest getaway for slowed-down weekends of lakeside moseying through shops and finding a good patio at sunset to lazily sip on a beer. Personal boat rentals can cost you a few mackerels, so get your float on with a [read more…]

Long layovers can be a real drag, but they certainly don’t need to ruin the trip. Venturing out of the airport can add leaps and bounds of enjoyment to your travels, and it’s pretty easy to keep the cost down on your hiatus from the terminal. Just make sure you plan ahead and pack whatever [read more…]

When you look at a place with fresh eyes, even the mundane becomes extraordinary. Everyday modes of transportation become Instagram-worthy when tourists ride them. Here are five cities where the public transport deserves its own spot on your itinerary.   New York, New York: In the city that never sleeps, every hour is rush hour. The Big Apple’s [read more…]

  Vacation is a journey that starts as soon as you leave home. Here are five scenic roads in the Continental United States that’ll have you Instagramming long before you reach your final destination. Overseas Highway, Florida Keys The drive from Miami to Key West is paradise found. Turquoise waters, lush green foliage and an ever-changing cotton [read more…]

You’ll find tepid tacos, edible hot dogs and passable pizza pretty much anywhere, but you want to feel like you’re getting something special for your meal ticket. So we scoured North America for bargain-priced, refreshingly creative plates, and found 11, all 10 bucks or under. 1. Killer Combo at Komodo, Venice, Calif.: $10 For your [read more…]