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Tuesday Travel Ticker: Texas ups the ante

September 11, 2012|By Chris Erskine
  • SeaWorld is offering free admission in October to children with a paying adult.
SeaWorld is offering free admission in October to children with a paying… (Associated Press )

The Texas Transportation Commission has approved the highest speed limit in the country -- 85 mph -- for a 40-mile-long toll road between Austin and San Antonio . . . . The first-ever "Tour de Antelope Valley" family campout and bicycle fun ride will be held Sept. 28-29. Proceeds go to the Save Saddleback Butte fund to help keep Saddleback Butte State Park open. Info:  SaveSaddleback, (661) 946-1976 . . . . Sunset Magazine’s SAVOR the Central Coast’s Main Event takes place Sept. 29-30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Santa Margarita Ranch in San Luis Obispo. For tickets, www.savorthecentralcoast.com . . . . Throughout October, SeaWorld will offer free admission to children 3 to 9 years of age with one full-paid adult ticket. More than 30 museums are also offering free admission to kids 12 and under throughout October, as part of San Diego’s “Kids Free” program. Info:  SanDiego.org . . . . San Diego’s Paradise Point, a 44-acre island resort, is celebrating its 50th anniversary and recent $20-million renovation with special packages and concerts. Info: www.paradisepoint.com . . . . Travelers will know whether they can finish a PowerPoint presentation or watch a movie under a new feature by CheapAir.com. The airfare shopping engine now can tell travelers which flights have WiFi, live TV and movies before they book a flight . . . . With more than 40 food, beer and wine tasting booths, Palm Springs celebrates Oktoberfest Oct. 13, noon to 6 p.m.  Info: www.oktoberfestpalmsprings.com . . . . Actor and comedian David Brenner appears at the Suncoast Showroom in Las Vegas,  Oct. 13 and 14. Info: www.suncoastcasino.com. . . .Travel quote of the day: “Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” (Frank Herbert)

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