The itinerary: Kids will dig this New Jersey theme park

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Something the kids

will dig

Diggerland USA, a theme park in West Berlin, N.J., outside Philadelphia, will let kids and adults play with giant earth movers. Its owners say it is the first theme park of its kind in the U.S., though many of its plans are based on four similar parks in the United Kingdom. Visitors who are at least 4 feet tall can take a turn driving a backhoe around a course with the help of a staff member or dig in sand piles with a 7-ton excavator. The machines are the real thing, not miniatures or replicas. The park is set to open June 14, and full-day tickets are $35. Individual rides are included in the price of the ticket. Other attractions include standard carnival games such as a duck pond and a bowling game reimagined.

— The Associated Press

Ultimate indulgence

in Cabo

The luxury beachfront resort Esperanza, in Cabo San Lucas on the Baja California peninsula, has a reputation for combining an indulgent spa experience with fitness retreats, foodie adventures and more. (It even has a running concierge.) The Summer Spa Pairing lets guests experience its new Tequila Soother body treatment, which includes a chef-prepared salt-lime body exfoliation, a tequila-agave body wrap and a full-body massage, and the resort’s signature Paloma cocktail. The two-hour experience is $335 per person. Located at the tip of Punta Ballena (Whale Point), the resort has two private beaches overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Summer rates start at $695 per night. For questions and reservations, call 866-311-2226 toll-free or 310-453-6212.

Traveling with ‘Tonight’

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon is taking The Tonight Show on a road trip to Florida this month, taping the June 16-19 shows from Universal Orlando Resort. This is Fallon’s first road-trip destination since he took over for Jay Leno, and scheduled guests include Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Tracy Morgan. There will also be a first look at the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal Studios theme park ride. Free tickets for the shows were first come, first served, with information released through the show’s Twitter handle, @FallonTonight. (You must be at least 16 years old to attend.)

— The Associated Press

Fun fact

Vegas gets a Bitcoin ATM

The first Las Vegas casino to accept Bitcoin has now installed an ATM to help customers fill their virtual wallets. The kiosk at D Casino Hotel Las Vegas allows customers to deposit cash into their Bitcoin wallets or exchange Bitcoin for dollars. D co-owner Derek Stevens declined to say how many Bitcoin transactions the hotel does each day, but said the number of people who use it is much higher than he thought it would be when he started accepting the virtual currency in January. Bitcoin is accepted at the D’s front desk, restaurants and gift shop, but not on the casino floor.

— The Associated Press

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