Monday, December 4, 2023


It pays to stop at tourist bureaus and visitor centers

By Bob Difley

All area attractions at one time or another offer either discounts, free days, two-for-ones, or other incentives.

Always check at every tourist bureau and visitor information location you find and ask about your specific interests – as well as some things you may not have an interest in at present yet you may find interesting and entertaining.

The city of San Diego, for instance, sells a Balboa Park Museum Pass that is good for a week and offers admission to all 13 museums in the park. With this pass you could visit museums that you might not otherwise choose to, and surprise yourself with the enjoyment of it.

Many restaurants offer early diner, senior, or two-for-one discounts. Ask the attendant for coupons. If an attraction offers a deal, the tourist bureaus and visitor centers will have the information – and the discount coupons – so these are must-stops. Check for senior and off-season discounts as well.

You can find Bob Difley’s RVing e-books on Amazon Kindle.

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Russ and Tiña De Maris
Russ and Tiña De Maris
Russ and Tiña went from childhood tent camping to RVing in the 1980s when the ground got too hard. They've been tutored in the ways of RVing (and RV repair) by a series of rigs, from truck campers, to a fifth-wheel, and several travel trailers. In addition to writing scores of articles on RVing topics, they've also taught college classes for folks new to RVing. They authored the book, RV Boondocking Basics.



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Thomas (@guest_85385)
3 years ago

When traveling home last April, every tourist bureau was closed. Very disappointing when you wish to stop and smell the roses. Hope by fall they are open like the good old days

Astrid (@guest_15026)
6 years ago

A lot of visitor centres also have free wifi.

CYoung (@guest_15005)
6 years ago

Also, there are many attractions and restaurants that give discounts if you are a vet with a VA card or retired military with am ID card. Lowe’s is a good example – 10% off for either.

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