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What Is City Pass?

I thought I would do a quick write up and give you a complete rundown to the question, what is City PASS? In a nut shell, City PASS is a way to purchase tickets to some of the top attractions in some of the most popular cities across the US.

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In doing so, you will not only save you up to 50% on the cost of buying tickets separately but also have the ability to skip standing and waiting in long lines as well.

Depending on which city you plan on visiting is going to determine which attractions, as well as how many, you will have to choose from.

In some cases, you will also have the choice between one attraction or another. When you are given this option, it is important to note that you do not have to decide beforehand. Simply make the choice when it’s time to actually do it.

In this review, I wanted to focus more on the City PASS site as a whole and let you know if the site is everything that it claims to be.

Where Does City PASS Take You?

You are definitely going to need to know what your options are as far what cities that you have to choose from. Below are the cities that are offered along with the attractions that you will receive:City PASS city options

  • Atlanta- Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Studios and then you can choose between Zoo Atlanta and National Center for Civil and Human Rights. For the last choice you can choose between the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and the College Football Hall of Fame (SAVE 41%!)


  • Boston- New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, Skywalk Observatory and then a choice between Boston Harbor Cruises and Harvard Museum of Natural History (SAVE 45%!)City PASS Chicago Shedd Aquarium
  • Chicago- Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, Field Museum and then you choose between Adler Planetarium and the Art Institute of Chicago and choose between Museum of Science and Industry and 360 Chicago Observation deck (SAVE 50%!)
  • Dallas- Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Reunion Tower Geo Deck, The 6th Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and then a choice between The Dallas Zoo and George W. Bush Presidential Library (SAVE 40%!)
  • Denver- Can choose between 3, 4 or 5 top attractions! Downtown City PASS DenverAquarium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Zoo, Childrens Museum of Denver, Denver Botanic Gardens, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver Art Museum and History Colorado Center (SAVE UP TO 37%)
  • Houston- Space Center Houston, Downtown Aquarium, Houston Museum of Natural Science and then choices between Houston Zoo or Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and then between Kemah Boardwalk and Childrens Museum of Houston (SAVE 47%)
  • New York City- I thought it would be easier for you to just take a look at the screenshot below

New York City City PASS options

  • Orlando- These are all separate so there are no required packages. Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, Seaworld or Legoland


  • Philadelphia- Choose 3,4, or 5 attractions package. Adventure Aquarium, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Zoo, Big Bus Company and Philadelphia Trolley Works, One Liberty Observation Deck, Eastern State Penitentiary, Please Touch Museum, Museum of the American Revolution, Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, National Constitution Center and Barnes Foundation (SAVE UP TO 44%)
  • San Francisco- See screenshot below:
    San Francisco City PASS options
  • Seattle- Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosa Cruises Harbor Tour and then choices between the Museum of Pop Culture and Woodland Park Zoo and choose between Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pacific Science Center (SAVE 49%!)
  • Southern California- Individual park tickets for Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Seaworld, Legoland and the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park
  • Tampa Bay- Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, The Florida Aquarium, ZooTampa at Lowry Park, Clearwater Marine Aquarium and a choice between Museum of Science and Industry and Chihuly Collection (SAVE 54%!)
  • Toronto- CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Casa Loma, Royal Ontario Museum and a choice between the Toronto Zoo and Ontario Science Center (SAVE 38%)

And there you have it, an extensive list of all available cities, as well as, all the attractions that you get with each city.

How Do You Get Your City PASS Tickets?

I’m glad that you asked! The process is super simple! The first thing that you will need to do is to head over to the City PASS website.checkout screenshot for City PASS

Click on the city of your choosing and the number of adults and children (in most cases children under 3 are free) and simply click add to cart.

You can get your tickets a number of different ways. The first way is that they can be mailed to you. You will get the booklets with all of your tickets mailed to you.

You also have the option to have your tickets emailed to you. This day and age, this is the route that I would recommend as it makes things so much easier. No need to worry about losing them like I always do when I am walking around with a physical ticket.

Once you receive them through your email you can either print them out yourself or have the bar codes scanned directly through your phone. (Quick little tip: Take screenshots of all your tickets that way you won’t have to worry about having a cell signal when pulling them up).

You are able to pay with just about any major credit card, PayPal, Amazon Pay or Affirm.

That’s it! You’re all set!

There is even a 365-day refund policy on any UNUSED ticket packet. Theme park tickets are non-refundable.

How Long Are My City PASS Tickets Good For?

If you go the booklet through the mail route, they will expire after 6 months. Mobile tickets expire after 12 months.

It is also nice to know that you have a full 9 days to visit all the attractions from the moment that you use the first one. The only exception is for Denver, which is only 7 days. I have no idea why Denver is any different but I don’t make the rules.

It’s All Pretty Straight Forward

I guess there really isn’t much more to say. the entire process is super simple and from what I have read online, people love their City Passes! Feel free to check out a few of their experiences below.

City PASS testimonials

Feel free to head on over to the main City PASS website now and check things out for yourself!

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So what is City PASS? A super easy way to check out the best attractions in the most popular city at almost half of the cost! I highly recommend trying it out for yourself on your next family vacation.

If you have any questions or if you have used City PASS in the past and would like to share your experience with them, feel free to drop them in the comments below! Well I am off to find you more ways to save you money on your next vacation… thanks for checking things out!

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