PRN: Smart Destinations and the California Academy of Sciences Launch Adventure Giveaway

Smart Destinations and the California Academy of Sciences Launch Adventure Giveaway

Celebrate Summer in San Francisco with an Exclusive Trip for Two and a Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Iconic Academy

BOSTON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Summer is the perfect time for adventure and exploring, for visiting new places and learning new things. In this spirit, Smart Destinations and the California Academy of Sciences recently introduced a new Go San Francisco Adventure Giveaway. This special contest will give one lucky winner and a guest the chance to explore the streets and sights of San Francisco plus the inner workings of the Academy with an exclusive prize package worth $1900.

San Francisco is the ideal vacation destination; with a wide array of attractions and a wealth of cultural institutions, this city has something to offer for everyone. With its deep commitment to research and education coupled with the excitement of its multifaceted exhibits and spaces, the Academy is the perfect example of the diversity and uniqueness that San Francisco embodies.

The California Academy of Sciences is available with Smart Destinations’ Go San Francisco Cards, which allow visitors to gain entry to 46 area attractions for one low price. The Academy can also be added to a custom Go Select pass, an option on the Smart Destinations website where visitors can build their own pass for specific attractions in San Francisco.

To celebrate the expansion of their Behind-the-Scenes tour options, the California Academy of Sciences teamed up with Smart Destinations to give away one three-day, two-night trip for two to San Francisco, complete with airfare and hotel accommodations at select Personality Hotels, a boutique hotel group that reflects the hip vibe of San Francisco culture. This exciting prize package also includes two 3-day Go San Francisco Cards and a special Behind-the-Scenes tour at the California Academy of Sciences, which showcases the best this prestigious San Francisco institution has to offer. Visitors have a choice between an exclusive in-depth tour of the Academy’s research facilities or of the Academy’s Steinhart Aquarium.

“The California Academy of Sciences has been called one of the ‘New Wonders of the World’ by Conde Nast Traveler,” said Cecilia Dahl, President and founder of Smart Destinations. “This is a truly unique institution among science museums and it’s a must-see attraction in San Francisco. And now one of our travelers can enjoy this special opportunity to explore the Academy behind the scenes as part of their total San Francisco experience.”

In addition to the included admission to the Academy, Go San Francisco Cards also allow free entry to the Golden Gate Bay Cruise by Red and White Fleet, a historic cable car ride, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and more than 40 other major attractions in and around the city.

“We’re proud to be part of the Smart Destinations family in San Francisco,” said Deleyse Langdale, Associate Director of Sales at the California Academy of Sciences. “Many of their customers come to this city to experience its culture and diversity and we feel like our institution truly represents the spirit of inquiry and adventure that San Francisco is all about. We have a lot to offer and our recently revamped Behind-the-Scenes tours are a great way to see everything we’re working on.”

For more information about Smart Destinations, and to enter to win the Go San Francisco Adventure Giveaway, visit or

About Smart Destinations

Smart Destinations provides the only multi-attraction passes that maximize the fun, savings and convenience of sightseeing with flexible purchase options for every type of traveler. Available online and at walk-up retail outlets, Smart Destinations passes, including Go City Cards, Go Explorer and Go Select, provide admission to more than 400 attractions across nine North American destinations, including New York, Orlando, San Diego, Chicago and Boston. All passes come with valuable extras, including the ability to skip the line at select attractions and comprehensive city guides that offer insider tips and bonus discounts on shopping and dining. Smart Destinations passes leverage the company’s patented technology and the industry’s largest network of attraction partners to save consumers up to 55% compa red to purchasing individual tickets. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA. For more information, visit

About the California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences is a leading scientific and cultural institution based in San Francisco. The Academy recently opened a new facility in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof. The facility is also home to the Academy’s scientific staff, an education department that provides a wide range of student and teacher services, and an extensive research collection with over 26 million specimens and artifacts.

About Personality Hotels, San Francisco

The San Francisco properties of Personality Hotels bridge the gap between residence and hotel by providing guests the best of home life in the most desirable environment away from home. They create harmony with elements of style and real living in prime locations. With the collaboration of A-list architects and interior designers, Personality’s boutique hotels showcase a diverse palette of “personalities.” Each property features a distinctive style complemented by polished service and is within walking distance of Union Square shopping, theaters, restaurants and the Financial District.

Media Contact: Cecilia Dahl, Smart Destinations, Inc., 617-671-1009, cdahl

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SOURCE Smart Destinations, Inc.


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