March 4, 2012
If you go Pinball Hall of Fame, 1610 E. Tropicana Blvd., Las Vegas; http://www.pinballhall.org . Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Closed major holidays. Free admission.
March 4, 2012 |
Whether Edgar Allan Poe made you fear ravens or Charles M. Schulz's Snoopy made you want a beagle, a new show at the Morgan Library & Museum may help you reconnect with your favorite beasts. “In the Company of Animals: Art, Literature, and Music at the Morgan” runs through May 20. The special exhibition explores how animals have appeared as symbols, muses, moral teachers, talking creatures, and beloved companions in 80 works of art in the Morgan's collections. Artists represented include Albrecht Dürer, T.S. Eliot, David Hockney, George Orwell, Sergei Prokofiev, E.B. White and Virginia Woolf.
February 14, 2012 |
Washington, Jefferson and Madison will be chatting with guests at Colonial Williamsburg this Presidents Day weekend when presidents of all stripes -- PTA, student council, book club, etc. -- get free admission to the re-created 18th century Virginia attraction. The deal: Williamsburg visitors have a chance to hobnob with the Founding Fathers (well, actors playing them) and take in special programs, including a fife-and-drum salute to the presidents and Q&As with some of them.
January 17, 2012 |
Here's a good excuse to visit Sacramento next month and cash in on a little culture in the capital. The city's museums will open their doors for free in honor of the annual Sacramento Museum Day. The deal: Twenty-six museums will offer free admission 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 4. Two other locations--the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town--will feature half-off admission tickets on the same day. To take optimum advantage of Museum Day, you need to...
January 17, 2012 |
Here's a good excuse to visit Sacramento next month and cash in on a little culture in the capital. The city's museums will open their doors for free in honor of the annual Sacramento Museum Day. The deal: Twenty-six museums will offer free admission 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 4. Two other locations -- the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town -- will feature half-off admission tickets on the same day. To take advantage of Museum Day, you really...
January 11, 2012 |
If you have free time during the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, here's a perfect match: things to see and do that are free. Freebie 1: The holiday weekend means free admission to national parks and national forests from Friday-Monday. Not all parks and forests charge fees, but those that do (for example, $20 a car at Yosemite and $15 a car at Joshua Tree national parks as well as $5 Adventure Pass day fee in the Angeles National Forest) will waive costs on those days. Freebie 2: Before you go anywhere, grab a guide.
November 10, 2011 |
Some travel-related discounts and activities in honor of Veterans Day on Friday: Mountain High , Bear Mountain and Snow Summit all offer free lift tickets to military members, active and retired. Skiers are advised to dress warmly as another winter storm is approaching. . . . Of the theme parks, Knott's offers the best deal: two free passes for military personnel, in a promotion that runs till Thanksgiving. Disney offers discounts to military personnel all year long.
October 9, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO PESTIGO, WIS. From LAX, American, Delta and United offer connecting service (change of plane) to Green Bay, Wis. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $338. Pestigo is about one hour north of Green Bay. Peshtigo Fire Museum , 400 Oconto Ave., Peshtigo, Wis.; (715) 582-3244, http://www.peshtigofiremuseum.org . Free admission. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily from Memorial Day weekend through Oct. 8. The nearest airport is in Green Bay, Wis., about one hour south.
September 22, 2011 |
The California Science Center and the Grammy are among the Los Angeles museums allowing free admission Saturday . For a nationwide list of participating museums, click here . To download the required free ticket, click here . . . . President Obama's Martha's Vineyard vacation home is for sale . Sotheby's reports there's a $24-million price tag on the 28-acre estate the president used as a summer getaway . . . . United is...
September 14, 2011 |
Museum Day 2011 on Sept. 24 means free admission to places such as Storm King Art Center north of New York City and Frank Lloyd Wright's home near Chicago. It's a good excuse to plan a weekend getaway and drop in on a museum you've never visited. The deal: Smithsonian magazine Museum Day 2011 is offered at selected museums around the country. Check out the list at the website and make plans, whether you stay close to home or are on the road. Fill out the ticket request form online to score the freebie.