In a previous post, I wrote about some great sites to visit to snag some great travel deals. If you’re going to be visiting a particular city or are just looking for ways to enjoy your own area more, you should visit Living Social and Groupon. I’ll be going to the upcoming Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival here in San Francisco courtesy of a tasting ticket purchased for half off because of Living Social. Both sites feature a deal a day, ranging from restaurants, activities, to goods. In terms of geographic reach, Groupon is the biggest with many international cities included. Sometimes there are also discounted hotel stays. A third one, BloomSpot, is the smallest with just San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York participating.
These sites can certainly get addicting quick but remember to not get caught up in the moment and purchase vouchers just because it’s a big discount. I absolutely adore chocolate and have never went to the festival, so I’m excited about going. I’ll let you know how it is.