Where do Floridians go on vacation? According to the AAA Consumer Pulse Survey, conducted online among residents living in Florida Oct. 10–30, 2017, a
surprising number of them spend their leisure time right in their own state, enjoying the same theme parks the rest of us flock to. If you’re a resident, local theme parks bend over backwards to lure you in with special deals and deep discounts just for in-state families. Here are three of the best deals for early 2018, available through AAA to its members. The good news is even if you miss these specific deals, the theme parks themselves also offer their own special rates for Florida residents.
Good through June 20, 2018, Florida residents can enjoy a Discover Disney three- and four-day ticket promotion. The special is priced $157.99–215.25, a savings of up to $41 off the gate price for the same tickets. The park also offers one-day and annual passes for residents on its website.
Through a special promotion this winter, Florida residents receive three months free on the Two- and Three-Park Preferred and Power Annual Passes. Prices range $309.99–433.99 and are valid through April 24, 2018. Or buy a four-day pass at the theme park for less than $42 a day, through June 3, and the tickets don’t have to be used consecutively.
A 12-month Brick Pass for $99 offers unlimited access to LEGOLAND Florida Park for a whole year.
To purchase discounted theme park and attraction tickets from AAA, members can visit AAA.com/fun, a local AAA office or call 855 222 3864. If you’re driving, you can map your route via AAA, research gas prices, scout out discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android.
Huntsville, Alabama, is one of those destinations helping define the family-friendly vacation. Home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the city is lovingly nicknamed Rocket City thanks to its history of always reaching for the stars. This is where you’ll find Space Camp, where kids and families can take part in various programs at the world’s largest space museum, U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
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Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
All aboard! A holiday afternoon tea on a vintage train winding its way through lush wine country? If that sounds a lovely to you as it does to us, the Napa Valley Wine Train is on track to offer you a great seasonal experience perfect for sharing with family or loved ones. Tea is served in a holiday-decked vintage Pullman rail car with historic features like Honduran mahogany paneling, etched glass partitions, sumptuous armchairs and gleaming brass accents.