If you’re headed out on a great urban adventure with the family this year, you may want to boost your summer travel CityPASS-style. The program is pretty simple, CityPASS gets you in faster, and for less money. CityPASS ticket booklets are popular for travelers who want to visit a destination’s top attractions while enjoying savings of up to 50 percent, with the added bonus of skipping most main-entrance ticket lines.
The CityPASS booklet contains prepaid admission to top attractions in major North American destinations: New York City, Southern California, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Toronto. Ticket Booklets are valid for nine consecutive days (14 days in Southern California), starting with the first day of use.
New York CityPASS
Our visit to New York City was made so much more efficient with the use of our CityPASS. We used every admission ticket within our New York CityPASS books during our whirlwind week in the Big Apple. Many attractions have separate ticket windows for CityPASS holders, and we were able to skip the lines at most of the attractions. The small and compact booklets were easy to store and access in my bag. I didn’t have to print off tickets ahead of time, or keep track of various ticket stacks for different entry days. It’s an easy-peasy system.
The New York CityPASS opens up fast-track access to the top nine attractions in the city. These include; American Museum of Natural History, Empire State Building Experience (day and night access), the MET, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, Guggenheim Museum, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Save Money with CityPASS
The money-saving advantages of CityPASS are obvious. CityPASS saves up to 42% off the regular admission price for these attractions, if you were to purchase them individually. They key to maximum savings is to ensure your trip includes visits to most if not all of the CityPASS book attractions. If you’re visiting a destination for the first time, this won’t be hard to do! We were in NYC to hit the city’s highlights, and we loved each new discovery as we encountered it.
There are three preset tickets, and three option tickets to choose from. The CityPASS book also has coupons for the option tickets, should you wish to choose both options, i.e. Top of the Rock Observation Deck and the Guggenheim Museum.
Only in NYC for a few days? No problem. If you only have a short time in New York, check out the New York C3 Pass. You can choose any three of an expanded menu of attraction choices, and decide as you go. Here’s how the difference breaks down.
CityPASS is the triple threat lifesaver for family travellers – saving money, skipping lines and banking time. Tell us about your money-saving travel tips in the comments.
Disclosure: The Travelling Mom thanks CityPASS for our New York CityPASS booklets. As always our love of saving money while travelling is honest and our opinions our own.
Photo Credits: C. Laroye, CityPASS