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Wonders of the West Coast: 8 Must-See Sights, Tours & Adventures

San Francisco’s icon is the Golden Gate Bridge (Photo: Getty)

The perfect getaway when winter descends on much of the U.S.? The sunny West Coast. See the best of the West for less with great deals from TicketsatWork. From Seattle to San Diego, hike through Giant Sequoias, tour celebrity hangouts and cruise along scenic coastlines. Here are our top 8 picks – bon voyage!

San Diego Beach Tours – La Jolla & Torrey Pines
Discover the breathtaking coast of Southern California on this 6-hour tour. You’ll start in San Diego, and then drive by scenic coves and a seal beach on your way to La Jolla & Torrey Pines.

San Diego Zoo
Don’t miss this urban paradise filled with more than 4,000 rare and exotic wildlife. Love animals? This world-famous attraction is a must for anyone visiting San Diego.

Hollywood Grand City Tour
Experience the magic of the movies on this guided tour through celebrity life in Los Angeles. See the TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Walk of Fame and the famous Hollywood Sign – all from the comfort of a tour bus.

Disneyland
Enjoy an unforgettable day with your family at the Happiest Place on Earth! Meet fairytale princesses and get a thrill on your favorite rides. Yes, dreams do come true at Disneyland.

Total Yosemite Experience Tour
Hike through evergreen forests and explore less-traveled parts of one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. The highlight of your trip will be seeing the looming Giant Sequoias up close.

Golden Gate Seaplane Tour
Get ready for a thrilling adventure high above San Francisco! This 30-minute tour takes you right over spectacular landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Downtown San Francisco and AT&T Park.

Pier 39 Attraction Pass
With more than 90 shops and 14 restaurants, Pier 39 attracts millions of visitors to the San Francisco waterfront. You’ll also enjoy incredible views of Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge.

Mt. Rainier Day Tour
Located just outside of Seattle, Mount Rainer National Park is a natural wonderland. Ride up the snow-capped mountain to the visitor center for spectacular alpine vistas of old-growth forests.

By: Craig Nelson

5 Must See ‘Cirque du Soleil’ Shows Coming to a City Near You!

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Kick off fall with a Cirque du Soleil show, which offers the perfect escape from the stress of back-to-school – and back-to-work.

Now in its fourth decade, Cirque du Soleil remains a global powerhouse of creativity, athleticism and imagination. They continue to dream up dazzling new productions that tour the world in large arenas or under the big top.

The theatrical production house famously reinvented the circus with a modern spin, and their unique combination of set design, theater-in-the-round and audience involvement still drives every new Cirque du Soleil show.

TicketsatWork.com is excited to spotlight five spectacular Cirque du Soleil shows currently on tour – book now and save.

VoltaVolta is Cirque du Soleil’s new extravaganza – all themed around extreme sports. With a blend of traditional circus routines and cool sports like parkour and BMX, this spirited show features all the cool special effects, costumes and amazing performers that are the hallmarks of a Cirque Du Soleil show.

Right now you can save over 35% on select seats for Volta in Miami, which is scheduled to host the show for a limited engagement between December 16, 2017, and February 4, 2018, under the Big Top at the Hard Rock Stadium.

We also feature an all-inclusive VIP package with the best seats for the show, plus an exclusive cocktail reception, complimentary parking and more.

Miami, FL: December 16, 2017-February 4, 2018
Save over 35%

Tampa, FL: February 15, 2018-March 25, 2018
Save over 30%

Varekai Venture into the forest with the imaginative and stunning production Varekai Tales of the Forest. Transporting guests deep into the forest and atop a volcano, audiences will learn the story of a young man who is thrust into a world of possibilities. Blending nature and the signature style of Cirque du Soleil, this is a stunning production that is sure to entertain. Varekai will perform for a limited engagement this November in Allentown, PA, running November 9-12.

Allentown, PA: November 9, 2017-November 12, 2017
Save up to 40%

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LuziaCirque du Soleil’s visually stunning new show, Luzia, is already wowing audiences in Atlanta, and then will travel west to both Costa Mesa and Los Angeles. Inspired by the rich colors of Mexican culture, the show title blends the sound of “luz” (Spanish for light) with “lluvia” (Spanish for rain) – two elements at the heart of the new show. Prepare to be transported to an imaginary Mexico to experience a wondrous world enveloped in light and nurtured by rain.

Atlanta: Playing now until November 19, 2017
Save up to 35%

Los Angeles: December 9, 2017-February 11, 2018
Save over to 30%

Costa Mesa, CA: February 22, 2018-March 25, 2018
Save over to 35%

Crystal – Cirque du Soleil‘s first show on ice features performances by a mix of ice skaters and acrobats. Set to debut next month, the state-of-the-art production will create an innovative experience, pushing the boundaries by combining outstanding skating and sliding, remarkable aesthetics and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination.

Crystal showcases a young woman who shatters through reality to reach a surreal world. Beneath the surface, she pursues the life that has been glistening within.

Minneapolis, MN: November 9, 2017-November 12, 2017
Save up to 40%

Hoffman Estates, IL: November 16, 2017-November 19, 2017
Save up to 40%

Worchester, MA: December 7, 2017-December 10, 2017
Save over 45%

Phoenix, AZ: March 8, 2018-March 11, 2018
Save up to 45%

Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities – The touring production of Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities is now playing in Portland, OR, until October 8. That gives you plenty of time to grab a ticket and marvel at the remarkably talented cast of jugglers, trapeze artists, tumblers and aerial acts performing in impressively choreographed and fast-paced routines. Set to a toe-tapping, 30s-era jazz score, Kurios is a clever tale in which time comes to a complete stop, taking audiences inside a fantasy world.

Portland, OR: Playing now until October 8
Save over 40%

Like all of the productions from Cirque du Soleil, these five shows present wonderfully creative and theatrical experiences, each uniquely designed to thrill the senses and delight the imagination.

Get your tickets today from TicketsatWork.com!!

By: Jeff Hyatt

5 Must-See Places to Take Your Kids Before They’re Grown

5 Must-See Places to Take Your Kids Before They’re Grown

It’s all about the memories. Treat your kids to a special vacation they’ll never forget – and neither will you. Here’s our roundup of five family fun spots, including Walt Disney World, Legoland and Universal Studios Hollywood. Even better? Save money by picking up awesome deals from TicketsatWork.com. Childhood goes by fast, so don’t wait – discover these top places to take your kids before they grow up.

Walt Disney World Florida
Cherish quality time with the family at the world’s most famous kid-friendly paradise – Walt Disney World Florida. Enjoy incredible deals – save up to $55 at the gate or get a 5-day Park Hopper Plus Ticket for the price of 4 days. One thing’s for sure: You won’t forget the look on your child’s face when you tell them you’re going to Disney World!

Discovery Cove
From the moment the kids enter this tropical resort, they’ll be asking when they can return. Purchase a special package and treat your children to several one-of-a-kind experiences. Get ready to snap the perfect family photo during a 30-minute dolphin swim or while feeding exotic birds and interacting with playful otters.

Sesame Place
Do you know how to get to Sesame Street? The famous kids’ TV show comes to life at the nation’s only Sesame Street-themed amusement park. Have your camera ready as your little ones meet and hug furry friends like Cookie Monster, Elmo and Big Bird. Find out how you can save up to 35% and enjoy free parking – buy tickets to Sesame Place.

Legoland
What kid doesn’t love playing with Legos? Now they can frolic in a Lego-filled 150-acre theme park. Deals include free admission to the Legoland Water Park and 45% off tickets. With over 50 exciting rides, shows and attractions, you’ll need to spend a few days exploring this amusement park built just for kids.

Universal Studios Hollywood California
Go behind the scenes at the nation’s best family movies on a real Hollywood set. Watch your children’s eye light up as the they enter the magical world of Harry Potter, Minions and Transformers. Save big on an annual pass with a special deal from TicketsatWork.com.

By: Craig Nelson

5 Best Tropical Island Vacations to Relax this Summer

5 Best Tropical Island Vacations to Relax this Summer

Enjoy sun, sand and sea before summer ends. Looking to get away from it all? Nothing beats a sun-drenched getaway to a seaside resort, from The Bahamas to Cancun. Imagine swimming in stunning blue waters and sipping your favorite frozen beverage on the beach. Pack your bags and book a relaxing holiday – here are five spectacular tropical destinations to explore this summer.

The Bahamas
This tropical paradise spans across more than 700 islands across the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll never be more than a few steps from the beach wherever you stay. Learn to scuba dive during a three-hour session with a professional instructor or snorkel at Stuart’s Cove to see a magnificent coral reef and sunken shipwreck. If you’re brave enough, you can even embark on a shark adventure.

Dominican Republic – Puerto Plata
Kick back in the DR. Spend your days frolicking on the beach, golfing or strolling through the historic old town of Puerto Plata. Just get plenty of rest because this beachy nirvana offers many (many!) hours of excitement, from day to night. Visit the largest manmade dolphin habitat in the world, and then catch a dinner show with live dancing and colorful costumes.

Cancun
Nestled on the spectacular Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, Cancun is a vacation wonderland that attracts people from all over the world. In between bites of spicy south-of-the-border fare and sips of refreshing margaritas, you can pick from a variety of unforgettable experiences. Swim with the dolphins during an amazing animal encounter or explore the mystical pyramid ruins of Chichen Itza, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Maui
Featuring dramatic volcanoes and rugged beaches, Maui is a stunning destination for an island getaway. Race down a zipline above lush tropical gardens, fly over volcanic craters on a helicopter tour or set sail for a romantic sunset cruise with a champagne toast. Of course, you can’t leave Hawaii without enjoying a famous luau with an all-you-can eat Polynesian buffet and live hula dancing.

Kauai
This natural paradise is all about the great outdoors. The magical landscape of Kauai is a highlight of Hawaii. Hike through lush rainforests and along awe-inspiring coastal cliffs. Paddle down the Wailua River or explore the 4,000-foot-deep Waimea Canyon. The Kauai Movie Adventure takes you on a Hollywood odyssey to famous film locations across the island.

By: Craig Nelson

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