The Ultimate 2018 End-of-Summer Bucket List

End of Summer Bucket List -

There’s still time to schedule a last-minute family trip or getaway with friends before summer ends, so don’t put away the flip-flops and sunscreen just yet! With plenty to do before we say goodbye to the season, has put together an end-of-summer bucket list for all types of fun attractions to see and cool events to experience from coast to coast. Let’s get out there and enjoy the warm and sunny days of late summer!


Beautiful – The Carole King Musical has special offers on some of the most popular productions playing right now on Broadway and Off-Broadway – from the hottest new shows to the beloved classics. One show you will love is Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom. Beautiful features a song list jam-packed with timeless hits, such as “So Far Away,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” and many more. Summer Offer: $79 Orchestra Seats

One World Observatory
The One World Observatory deck sits atop the 104-story skyscraper at the former site of the Twin Towers, featuring a thrilling 360-degree wall of 30-foot windows with breathtaking, panoramic views of New York City. Delight in iconic city sites and the surrounding waters, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. Save over 20%

New York Yankees
Don’t miss your opportunity to see the new generation of superstar Yankees, including Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Giancarlo Stanton in action at famous Yankee Stadium. In between innings, grab a tasty ballpark snack and tour the Great Hall to learn the story of the fabled Bronx Bombers. Save up to 45%

Whitney Museum of American Art
As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. The museum’s signature exhibition, the Biennial, is the country’s leading survey of the most recent developments in American art. Save over 15%


Counting Crows Live in Concert
After more than two decades and 20 million albums sold globally, Counting Crows are currently celebrating 25 years of making awesome music on their worldwide 25 Years & Counting tour. The summer tour hits Chicago on September 8 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. Making the night even more cool, the band Live will also perform. That’s incredible savings on what will be a phenomenal night of music! Save over 50%

75-Minute Architecture River Tour – Navy Pier
Enjoy a 75-Minute cruise on the historic Chicago River as Shorelines professional guides showcase over 40 amazing landmarks of modern American Architecture. Save up to 20%

Skydeck Chicago
Chicago at your feet! Here’s a phenomenal attraction for anyone who is not afraid of heights. The Ledge transforms how visitors experience Chicago. Step outside the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. At 1,353 feet in the air, the Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the Skydeck on the 103rd floor, providing never-before-seen views of the city. Skydeck Chicago features interactive touch screen activities and exhibits+ the most spectacular views that will leave you in total awe. Save up to 25%


Wine Lover’s Tour
You don’t have to be a wine connoisseur to enjoy this Wine Lover’s Tour. Maybe you just love the film Sideways and want to get a better look at the world of wine. This is a great tour for any level of wine lover. On a luxury vehicle equipped with premium captain seats (plus A/C, extra head room, and a sound system), your guide will carefully pre-select the first two wineries for you, making sure you learn about the wine making process first-hand from winemakers. Save Over 10%

California’s Great America
California’s Great America is a top spot for fun and excitement. With more than 100 acres of thrills, California’s Great America has something for the entire family! The selection of rides is awesome. Try the Tiki Twirl; surrounded by the sounds of tribal music and jungle drums, you embark on a journey past fiery 40-foot-tall torches, exotic relics and tropical landscaping. Save Over 50%

SeaWorld San Diego
At SeaWorld® San Diego, you’ll connect with the sea and go on exhilarating rides and amazing adventures. The voyage begins™ – only at SeaWorld. Save over 45%

Rod Stewart w/ Special Guest Cyndi Lauper in Concert
The great Rod Stewart is celebrating 200 million records sold worldwide with an extensive North American summer tour and has invited the legendary Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning artist Cyndi Lauper to join him as the tour’s special guest! This show is coming up quickly on August 26 in Chula Vista, CA, so make plans now and get tickets! Rod Stewart is a true legend, whether he’s singing rock n’ roll , or crooning the best of Sinatra. This will be a memorable show, doubt about it! Save over 30% on tickets


Carowinds & Carolina Harbor Waterpark
Located on the North Carolina and South Carolina state line, Carowinds & Carolina Harbor Waterpark is the place to go for family fun and adventure, featuring 400-acres of non-stop excitement. From record-breaking coasters and live shows, to a terrific water park and lots of kids and family rides, Carowinds is a must-see entertainment destination in the Carolinas. Lovers of big thrills should check out Ripcord, which gives you the experiences of hang gliding, skydiving and swinging – all in the same ride. Save over 55%.

SEA LIFE Aquarium
A phenomenal family attraction in Charlotte is definitely the SEA LIFE Aquarium – a 26,000-square-foot indoor aquarium featuring more than 5,000 sea creatures and more than 20 spectacular displays of diverse marine life. Located 10 miles north of uptown Charlotte in the popular retail shopping destination Concord Mills, this one-of-a-kind attraction allows visitors to experience the magical world beneath our seas with marine habitats, displays and close encounters with thousands of creatures. Save up to 35%


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum
Like the music it celebrates, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is alive with the energy, passion and spirit of music. The Museum features seven floors of exhibits, interactive listening stations and four movie theaters. Exhibits take you through the evolution and history of rock and roll music, from one-hit wonders to legendary Inductees, from the roots of rock to the music of today. Exhibits explore the impact of the iconic rock stars, as well as the Inductees of tomorrow. Save up to 20%

Cedar Point
With an unmatched collection of 71 rides, including 18 roller coasters, three kids’ areas, overnight accommodations, live shows, a mile-long beach, restaurants and more, it’s easy to see why Cedar Point is the world’s best destination for thrills. In 2018, Cedar Point introduces a really big thrill: the world-record-breaking Steel Vengeance – the first and only 205-foot-tall hyper-hybrid roller coaster on Earth. Limited Time Only: Save over 50%


Pérez Art Museum Miami
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Save over 20% on General Admission

Miami Art Deco Segway Tour
Segway through glamorous South Beach (the “American Riviera”) and experience a tropical paradise! You’ll discover the famous Art Deco District and legendary landmarks like the Versace Mansion and past the vibrant Lincoln Road outdoor mall; a delightful glide through rich architecture, history and culture. Save 20%

Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures
Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures is a power catamaran that takes you on 45-minute off-shore adventure providing an ultimate sightseeing experience in true “Miami-Vice” Style. Capture views of Miami and its spectacular skyline from the comfort of plush seating and safety on board the Thriller Miami Speedboat! Save over 35%

Zoo Miami
Zoo Miami is the ideal place for the entire family to spend a fun-filled day. Guests can feed giraffes, pelicans, parrots and a rhino; ride a camel; have animal encounters; meet the keepers during scheduled Meet the Zookeeper talks throughout the day; and much more. And don’t forget to say hello to the famous pink flamingos. The zoo’s beautiful flock of flamingos now live in a recently re-designed entry plaza. Save over 25%


Kennedy Space Center
The Kennedy Space Center delivers an engaging and educational full-day experience of the space program. Visit NASA’s launch complex, the astronaut hall of fame or maybe even see a rocket launch. It’s a thrilling space adventure – right here on earth! Save over 30%

Blue Man Group
A remarkable blend of creativity and fun, a Blue Man Group performance is one of those “gotta see it to believe it” events. If you’re looking for an entertaining night out in Orlando, the Blue Man Group show is a joyful exploration of art, technology and music, playing now at the Universal Orlando Resort™. Save over 25% on Selected Seats

Discovery Cove
Imagine a place where you and your family can touch and swim with dolphins, wade with mysterious rays, snorkel among thousands of exotic fish, hand-feed tropical birds in a free-flight aviary and relax on pristine beaches. Discovery Cove is a full-day, all-inclusive adventure featuring all your meals, drinks and gear. Save over 35% on the resort only package

Find something fun for your end-of-summer celebration today on Save big and have a great time as you wave goodbye to summer with one last summertime adventure.

By Jeff Hyatt

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