CityPASS

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Buy a CityPASS >> CityPass is a pre-paid ticket booklet with admission tickets to a handful of the most popular tourist destinations in several major North American cities. Unlike smartcard-style passes where customers have unlimited admission to a wide variety of attractions, CityPass narrows the selection to only marquee destinations and offers admission at around half off the price if tickets were purchased separately.

Launched in 1997 in San Francisco and Seattle, CityPass has grown to include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hollywood, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Southern California, and Toronto. CityPass holders have nine consecutive days from the day the first ticket is redeemed to use all of their tickets (14 days for the Southern California CityPass). Aside from the financial benefits, CityPass holders are able to skip the ticket line at most destinations, saving time and stress.

Most CityPasses include admission to attractions like art museums, historical sites, science centers, zoos, and observation decks. The Southern California CityPass is good for up to 30% off admission to major theme parks, like Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Sea World. Each ticket, which is non-replaceable and should be treated like cash, has detailed attraction information on the back, including hours and how to redeem.

More than 7 million CityPass booklets have been sold since 1997, and an independent survey showed 99% satisfaction among past customers. The company’s headquarters is in Portland, Oregon, and their customer service department is based in Victor, Idaho.

Boston CityPASS: Five of Boston and Cambridge’s biggest attractions are available for one low price, and you have 9 days to use your tickets.

Chicago CityPASS: See 5 of the Windy City’s best attractions for one low price—99% of Chicago CityPASS customers would recommend it to others.

Southern California CityPASS: The Southern California CityPASS is one of the best ways to see the region’s most popular theme parks for one low price.

Hollywood CityPASS: There are lots of tours available with this pass, so you can get behind the scenes from Hollywood Boulevard to Bel Air.

New York CityPASS: Visit 6 major attractions for $79 for an adult pass and $59 for kids. Take up to 9 days to use your passes, and save almost 50% off the price of regular admission.

San Francisco CityPASS: One of the first cities that CityPASS was available in, San Francisco has lots to choose from for kids and adults with this pass.

Seattle CityPASS: One of the best tourist deals in the Emerald City, this pass gives you admission to 6 attractions, including the famous Space Needle— all for almost 50% off the regular prices.

Atlanta CityPASS: Visit major Atlanta attractions for more than 52% off the regular admission prices.

Toronto CityPASS: Visit 6 Toronto attractions for 49% off the regular admission price, and take up to 9 days to see everything.

Philadelphia CityPASS: This pass is perfect for history buffs, families, and anyone who wants to see all that Philadelphia has to offer.

Houston CityPASS: This pass is great for families, with lots of attractions both indoors and out, all for close to 50% off regular admission prices.

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