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6 Must-Do Adventures for Animal Lovers in Florida


There are lots to love about Florida – the weather certainly rates high on the list. But along with the sandy beaches and variety of attractions up and down the state, there is also a wealth of exciting adventures that await animal lovers. If you like your animals swimming in the water, flying through the air, or prowling and crawling, there are plenty of unique, exciting attractions in Florida.

Join the fun in Orlando, FL, as the Alligator Capital of the World celebrates their 70th anniversary. A trip to Gatorland is an up-close adventure with amazing alligators, including the extremely rare white leucistic gators. The park is also home to crocodiles, a free-flight aviary, tortoises, wild cats and the chance to feed lovable animals at the petting zoo. Visit the Swamp Walk or Alligator Breeding Marsh; there isn’t a better place to see alligators and crocodiles of all sizes, from babies, to the 14-foot monsters. Enjoy the Gator Wrestlin’ Show, where you can sit on the back of a real alligator! Save over 25%

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
We have another anniversary, this time in Tampa, FL, where Busch Gardens is celebrating 60 years. From the exotic to the endangered, you can meet more than 300 species of animals at Busch Gardens. Commemorative activities are planned throughout 2019 to celebrate 60 years of fun and thrill rides, including the return of two complimentary beer samples included in park admission. And don’t forget: Tigris is coming. Florida’s tallest launch coaster is set to open in Spring. Save over 30%

The Florida Aquarium
Staying in Tampa, let’s head downtown to one of the top aquariums in the world. The 250,000 sq-ft aquarium tells Florida’s unique water story as it follows a drop of water from its underground source to the open sea and is home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals. The Florida Aquarium was recently voted third in the nationwide USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Aquarium. The Florida Aquarium was the only aquarium representing Florida in the Best Aquariums category. Wetlands Trail, Journey to Madagascar, Bays and Beaches, and Coral Reef are just a few of the amazing exhibits that illustrates why the Florida Aquarium is where the whole family can enjoy a fun day learning about marine life. Save 60%

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 in Orlando, FL, is a full-day, all-inclusive adventure featuring all your meals, drinks and gear. Relax and explore rocky lagoons surrounded by lush landscaping, tropical reefs, winding rivers, and white, sandy beaches. Your reserved 30-minute dolphin swim experience will be truly unforgettable. A trainer will teach you all about dolphin habits, behaviors and their incredible communication abilities, all the while your dolphin entertains with tricks, flips and fin-waving. Feed the dolphins, rub their smooth skin and have your picture taken with them. Buy now and save

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a wonderful, family-favorite where guests can view, touch and experience the biology and behavior of bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, river otters, stingrays, and many more. Check out the Dolphin Terrace, home to their male resident Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, Nicholas. The aquarium’s marine life rescue center is home to Winter the Dolphin, star of the popular Dolphin Tale movies, filmed on location in Clearwater, FL! Come be inspired and learn about the aquarium’s ongoing work of rescue, rehabilitation and release. Save up to 24%

Marineland Dolphin Adventure
In St. Augustine, FL, you can explore decades of Florida history. Come swim with the dolphins, check out the sea turtles and sand tiger sharks, experience captivating history, and get involved in various conservation efforts at Marineland Dolphin Adventure. With the new Behind the Seas Park Pass, guests are able to watch the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins from a closer venue on the dolphin deck. The Behind the Seas Tour will take you on a journey back in time and discover the iconic history of the world’s first oceanarium, where dolphin echolocation was first discovered, and where the first dolphin was ever trained. The popular marine attraction celebrated its 80th anniversary this past summer. Save 30%

By Jeff Hyatt

5 Family-Friendly Ways to Celebrate the New Year in New York City

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The only thing better than a New York City getaway with the family? Doing so during the holidays and new year. Yes, this is the most wonderful time of the year in sparkling New York. TicketsatWork has you covered – kick off 2019 with these five family attractions.

Trolls The Experience
DreamWorks Trolls have landed in Manhattan, just in time for the new year. The kids will delight at the chance to meet Poppy, receive troll-inspired makeovers by the Glitter Gurus, snack on rainbow-adorned sweet treats and sing along to Branch’s Musical Mashup. Transport the entire family into the dazzling and whimsical world of the Trolls.

A Night at the Museum
Kids ages 6-13 (and their parents!) will enjoy this one-of-a-kind museum experience. The American Museum of Natural History – one of New York’s most famous, thanks in part to its starring role in the Ben Stiller movie Night at the Museum and its sequel – regularly plays host to a fun-filled, family-oriented sleepover event, featuring after-hours access to some of the museum’s most popular attractions, including IMAX films, animal presentations and more.

VR World NYC
The weather outside can be frightful in New York City this time of year, so indoor activities are welcome. VR World NYC’s midtown facility is a two-story virtual reality playground brimming with a variety of unique experiences. Step into the shoes of a secret agent on a mission, survive multiplayer sci-fi combat or drop beats alongside DJs like The Chainsmokers and Tiesto. Featuring 50 different attractions, from films to games and other activities, there will be something to wow every member of the family.

Let all your worries go as you bask in Frozen on Broadway, which features iconic songs from the beloved animated Disney film, including “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Love is an Open Door.” Plus, the new musical showcases a slew of original songs, added specifically for the theatrical stage. Check out the extraordinary cast of actors, and then mosey to Central Park to build a snowman of your own.

Central Park Sightseeing
Nothing says a New York holiday like roaming through wintry Central Park. Before taking to the ice-skating rink, embark on a Central Park excursion, from a guided walking tour to pedaling through winding pathways. Create magical memories surrounded by one of the most beautiful natural sights in New York City.

By Amy Sapp

It’s Here: The 2018 College Football National Championship Game

Get tickets to the 2018 College Football National Championship Game!

All eyes are turning toward Levi’s Stadium – the home of the 49ers – in Santa Clara on January 7, 2019, for an exciting matchup: the College Football Playoff National Championship. The returning champs, the University of Alabama, are taking on perennial powerhouse Clemson University for an epic battle on the field. Fresh off their victories in the Orange and Cotton Bowls, Alabama and Clemson are ready to face off once again with the 2018 trophy on the line. The last time these two teams met in the big game, the finish went right down to the wire.

Will the Alabama Crimson Tide win an unprecedented third championship in four years? Or will the Clemson Tigers wrestle the title back from the reigning champs for their second title in the last three years? Either way, history will be made on the field of this state-of-the-art stadium in Silicon Valley that’s hosting the national championship game for the first time.

The game is quickly selling out, but we still have tickets! Splurge on TicketsatWork VIP Packages, so you can experience the thrill of college football’s biggest game in person. For the ultimate College Football experience, the Gold Package has everything you need to be close to the action. Enjoy seats in the 200 Club Level of Levi’s Stadium near the 40-yard line along with pre-championship festivities with live entertainment and special post-game hospitality on the field. The White Package gets you a seat in the first 15 rows in the upper level as well pre-game hospitality passes with beverages and food included. With a $50 merchandise coupon, you can also bring home a souvenir from the game. Getting to the game will be easy, because both packages include Preferred Playoff parking and fast pass entry lanes into the stadium.

Kickoff is on Monday, January 7, so don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to see two of the most storied college football programs hit the field for the ultimate prize. Along with our exclusive VIP Packages, TicketsatWork has regular tickets for sale at a range of prices. See you at the game!

By Craig Nelson

12 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List

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The most wonderful time of the year is here! Get excited about quality time with family and friends, beloved traditions, delicious feasts and flowing drinks – and presents! It’s not too late to pick out terrific last-minute gifts for everyone on your list.

Check out’s holiday deals for savings up to 50% off!

There’s a wide-range of deals from coast to coast on theme parks, ski resort lift tickets, city tours, live concerts, movie tickets, car rentals, family vacations, special gifts and much more. Here are our top picks!

Universal Orlando Resort
Enjoy days and nights of endless fun for every member of the family! Visit Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure or Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park for incredible entertainment. Plus, enjoy Universal Orlando’s resort-wide holiday celebrations until Jan. 6, 2019. Buy 2 Days – Get 2 Days Free

We might be bundled up and singing holiday jingles, but the baseball fan in your family is already thinking about spring training and the start of a new MLB season. From the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds to the New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants, we have Preferred Access Tickets to upcoming Spring Training and regular season games. Get into the team spirit – and save!

Gilroy Gardens
In Northern California near San Jose, it’s the only amusement park with a horticultural theme. Ideal for families and garden lovers, Gilroy Gardens features over 40 rides, attractions and majestic gardens and the world famous Circus Trees. Save over 40%

Come From Away
For our friends in and/or visiting the City by the Bay, here is a great deal for a terrific show. Don’t miss this new musical about the true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. This incredible show will be playing in San Francisco from January 8 to February 1, 2019. Save over 15%

Empire State Building
One of those “gotta see it at least once” kind of attractions, New York’s famous Empire State Building soars more than a quarter of a mile into the atmosphere above the heart of Manhattan. Save over 25%

Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour
Take time to experience Christmas in New York and relive your favorite holiday movie moments on this super fun tour throughout the city. Save over 20%

Georgia Aquarium
Situated in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium features more than 10 million gallons of water and more aquatic life than any other aquarium. Save over 20%

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
Located in Cleveland, OH, the museum is a must-see for music fans. Explore 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. Save up to 20%!

Graceland Tours
The absolute perfect gift for those friends and family who love Elvis Presley – the King of Rock n’ Roll! Make plans for a trip to the famous Graceland Mansion in Memphis, TN, for a wonderful tour around the famous, 14-acre estate. The tour includes Elvis’ living room, music room, parents’ bedroom, dining room, kitchen, TV room, pool room and the famous Jungle Room.  Save over 15%

A nice present for those who are not afraid of heights – located 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile in the iconic John Hancock Building, the 360 Chicago observation deck offers breathtaking views of the city skyline and Lake Michigan. You can also check out TILT – Chicago’s highest thrill ride – an enclosed moving platform that literally tilts you out over Michigan Avenue from the 94th Floor. Save up to 25%

Movie Tickets
The holidays are the perfect time to catch up on all the latest films. Save on movie tickets from Regal Entertainment and AMC Theaters, each with hundreds of locations nationwide. AMC Theatres: Save over 40% + free popcorn; Regal Entertainment: Save up to 30%

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane
It’s a celebration of all things merry, bright and happy at Hersheypark Christmas Candylane. The event runs until January 1, 2019 and features more than 4 million lights, fun rides and coasters, a visit with Santa, live entertainment and so much more! Save on tickets

By Jeff Hyatt