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AAA Member News: July 2014

Grab discount tickets to SeaWorld's 50th birthday party, go green when you rent from Hertz, or stay at a new hotel in Portland's Pearl District.

  • The 50th birthday festivities at SeaWorld San Diego include surprise encounters with cute animal ambassadors—such as Tess, a two-toed sloth—who greet guests in the park. You can buy discount tickets online at
  • A crack in your windshield isn’t just unsightly. It can impair your view and even jeopardize the car’s structural integrity in a crash.
  • 12: Months of warranty coverage you get when your car is serviced at a AAA Approved Auto Repair shop. See details at
  • A new edition of Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA PetBook lists fido-friendly lodging and dining. $14.50 member price.
  • Make your next vacation more ecofriendly when you rent from the Hertz Green Traveler Collection: Choose a hybrid sedan or a plug-in electric car, such as a Chevrolet Spark EV. AAA members save up to 20 percent when booking at
  • Summer is high season for wildfires, and this year’s drought only adds to the tinderbox conditions. A few simple actions can help you maintain a fire-safe home. Visit for location-specific tips on creating defensible zones and for links to more resources.
  • Portland’s hip hood finally has its own hotel: the new Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Pearl District. AAA member discount.


This article was first published in July 2014. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.