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I love to explore historical landmarks, go on vacation and treat my family to a getaway from the busy world we live in. But of course, doing all of these things can be pretty costly. We may want to travel but we feel it is always expensive—or at least, that’s what most people think!


Are you like me who loves to travel and save at the same time? If you are, then let me introduce you to CityPASS if you don’t know about it yet! In today’s post, I will cover 8 of the 15 cities where CityPASS is available.

What is CityPASS?

CityPASS offers discounted ticket packages to the top 15 tourist destinations in North American. If your family will be in town for 3 or more days and wants to see all the popular attractions the city has to offer while saving money… then CityPASS is your best option. Because of this, they can enjoy a vacation that is affordable and enjoyable.
CityPASS combines access to 3, 4 or 5 top attractions at a discounted price so you can save up to 50%. Depending on the location, some CityPASS tickets can be bought at participating attractions, while others can be bought online.
If you enjoy traveling, then you should know about CityPASS because it guarantees you to have fun and save money all at once.

How Does CityPASS Works?

Although it varies slightly from city to city, CityPASS tickets are valid for up to 9 consecutive days once activated. After the date of purchase, passes are good for 1 year.
Once you reach your destination city, you can explore these attractions in whatever order you like. Each ticket allows the holder to one single admission. The same ticket, however, might occasionally be used for multiple entries.
You can buy CityPASS online with the option between having your tickets shipped or sent via email (my favorite option). However, the booklet has shipping charges, making the email option more affordable and instant. Then, you won’t need to carry a booklet around — just show your tickets on your smartphone.
Remember, if you opted to purchase a booklet rather than e-tickets don’t remove the perforated tickets from the booklet in advance. If you do, tickets will be considered as invalid. The ticket removal will be handled by the staff at each attraction.
Keep in mind that theme park tickets purchased with CityPASS are not refundable. They cannot be transferred to another person either. There’s nothing you can do if you need to postpone your trip.

Major Cities You Can Use CityPASS


1. Orlando

Orlando CityPASS offers huge savings on admission to the world-famous theme parks in Orlando. The top theme parks in Florida are not cheap to visit, but the Orlando CityPASS allows you to create a personalised vacation package while saving a significant amount of money.
Orlando CityPASS offers 2 to 3 park tickets that you can use for 1 to 5 days. It’s a great way to save money when visiting attractions like LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World.
Here’s a preview of how much money 2 adults and 2 children will save at each attraction when you purchase an Orlando CityPASS:
Orlando Citypass
Orlando Citypass
Orlando Citypass
Orlando Citypass

2. San Francisco

One simple purchase with CityPASS can save money on entry to 4 popular San Francisco attractions. With your CityPASS tickets, you can decide which attractions you want to attend. Also, whenever possible, it’s best to make reservations in advance because some attractions are often very busy.
There are 2 options available, namely CityPASS and C3. With CityPASS, you can save up to 49% at 4 attractions, while C3 offers 44% off at 3 attractions.
Please see the image below to compare these 2 options
San Francisco CityPASS
San Francisco CityPASS

3. Southern California

Another big city where you can make use of CityPASS is Southern California. With a single transaction, you will enjoy the beautiful city and save money at the biggest theme parks such as SeaWorld, Disneyland Resort, Legoland, Universal Studios and San Diego Zoo.
These are amazing places that your entire family will absolutely love and enjoy!
You’ll see below some of the best attractions in Southern California has to offer and how much you can save for using CityPass for 2 adults and 2 kids.
Southern california disneyland CityPASS
Southern california Legoland CityPASS
Southern california seaworld CityPASS
Southern california universal studios CityPASS
Southern california San diego Zoo CItyPASS

4. Tampa Bay

Spend less and experience more in Tampa Bay. CityPASS offers 53% savings at the top 5 attractions in this city. With a simple and convenient ticket purchase, it provides your whole family with smart savings.
The 5 top attractions in your Tampa Bay CityPass are:
  1. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  2. The Florida Aquarium
  3. ZooTampa at Lowry Park
  4. Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  5. The Tropics Boat Tours Dolphin or Sunset Cruise or Museum of Science & Industry
Before your visit, it is essential to make reservations in advance mostly for busy times like summer, spring break, and holidays.
The discounts you will get when buying tickets through CityPASS are determined as follows:
Tampa bay citypass
For 2 adults and 2 children, spending a few more days in Tampa Bay while using CityPass will help you save 609.98$ US:
Tampa bay CItyPASS 2 adults 2 kids


Toronto has many interesting stops and attractions that the whole family would love to visit. CityPASS tickets allow you to save 38% at 5 top Toronto attractions.
Toronto CityPASS includes 5 amazing attractions:
  1. CN Tower
  2. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
  3. Casa Loma
  4. Royal Ontario Museum
  5. Toronto Zoo or Ontario Science Centre


I’m from Montreal, whenever I visit my sister and nephews in Toronto, we buy CityPASS and it’s always the best decision since our family likes to explore museums and those types of attractions. Our CityPASS has already paid for itself after only 3 general admissions to the CN Tower, Ripley’s, and Ontario Science!


Like I said, Toronto CityPASS is a good deal if you plan on visiting those attractions. It saves you money and it’s a good way to explore those attractions. I don’t know about the other CityPASS, but I would say it’s worth it if you plan on visiting any of those attractions before your CityPASS expires.

When you purchase Toronto CityPASS tickets, the following is the amount you save for each person:

With Toronto CityPass you will save 152.20$ US for 2 adults and 2 kids:
Toronto CityPASS 2 adults 2 kids

6. San Diego

There are an a plenty of attractions and things to do in San Diego. Everyone will be able to find something to love!
With CityPass, you may take advantage of some of the city’s most popular attractions while saving up to 42% at San Diego’s best theme parks and attractions.
These are the 8 amazing attractions you can choose from:
  1. SeaWorld San Diego
  2. LEGOLAND California Resort
  3. San Diego Zoo or Safari Park
  4. USS Midway Museum
  5. City Cruises
  6. Old Town Trolley Tours
  7. Birch Aquarium at Scripps
  8. Maritime Museum of San Diego
As you can see below, you can save between 39% and 42% when you buy San Diego CityPASS tickets.
San Diego City pass
Get ready for your trip to San Diego! For the best experience, plan ahead and make any necessary reservations as soon as you can.

7. Seattle

The Seattle CityPASS is designed to help you save a significant amount of money as you set out to explore the Pacific Northwest’s jewel.
There are 2 options available, the CityPASS and C3. With CityPASS, you can save up to 44% at 5 attractions, while C3 offers 30% off at 3 attractions.
A Seattle CityPASS allows you to access to 5 different attractions. Your admission to the Space Needle and Seattle Aquarium is included with every Seattle CityPASS. The Woodland Park Zoo, Museum of Pop Culture, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and an Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour are among the 3 other activities you can choose from later.
Seattle CityPASS
Seattle CityPASS

8. New York

Who doesn’t love New York City?
On most people’s travel bucket lists, New York City is one of the top cities to visit. But many people are hesitant to travel in the City, though, due to the high costs and expense involved.
Are you curious in how people get to New York, even on a tight budget? CityPASS is the key.
There are 2 options for New York City. First is CityPASS, which allows you to save up to 42% at 5 attractions and the C3, where you will save 34% at 3 attractions.
New York City CityPass1
New York City CityPass
CityPASS is the perfect way to enjoy the City of your dreams without spending the regular price of each attraction. CityPASS can be used in 15 major cities in North America, allowing you to visit top-rated attractions at affordable price.
Since I only had the chance to use the Toronto CityPASS, I would also like to hear from you in the comment below about your own experiences from other cities.


  • Sophia

    December 12, 2022

    Wow such a great collection of city passes! Thank a lot for your support with collecting these!

  • Sarah

    December 18, 2022

    I have never used a city pass, but these are great points

  • December 22, 2022

    Interesting post – I live in Houston and I’ve used the Houston CityPass while bringing some visitors from out of town around the city. Lots of pros and cons to the CityPass in our town. For example, yes it got us into the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum, but only was good for general admission. For any special exhibit, we had to pay extra, and those were upwards of $20 to $30 a person. Same with the entry to the Houston Aquarium – general admission only. If you want to get into the Shark Tank or any of the other unusual exhibits, you were paying out of pocket. We used the pass to go down to NASA and felt we got our money’s worth down there only. We didn’t bother with Kemah as it was way too much driving at that point.


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