CityPASS has been helping travelers in the United States see the top attractions, save money, and enjoy hassle-free vacations since 1997. Headquartered in the small town of Victor, OH, this service-oriented company sells CityPASSes at a clip of more than a million each year, having helped more than 12,000,000 customers visit sights and landmarks around the country. The founders of CityPASS have backgrounds in destination marketing and tourism industry research—they developed the first CityPASSes in Seattle and San Francisco based on their experience-based knowledge that travelers like to save money and avoid hassle when they're touring city attractions.
Today, CityPASS is available in 11 different destinations in cities from New York to Hollywood. The passes are limited to 5 or 6 attractions, so you don't feel pressured or rushed to get your money's worth by squeezing in an unrealistic number of visits. The attractions included are selected based on annual attendance, so you know you're really getting access to the city's must-see landmarks and best-of sights—at up to 50% off combined admission prices. For even more convenience and ease of use, vouchers can be exchanged for CityPASS booklets at any of the attractions, so you can choose where to start and tour the destinations in any order. With 9 consecutive days of validity and skip-the-line admission to avoid waits, the CityPASS is truly the ideal way to get the most out of your time and set your own pace for your visits. Plus, each CityPASS comes with a helpful booklet filled with coupons for local shops and eateries and plenty of useful tips, including hours of operation and maps.
In Chicago, hit up the Windy City's top locales with visits to Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, the Field Museum, 360 Chicago or the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Adler Planetarium of Art Institute of Chicago. Soak up the sights in the City by the Bay as you cruise around town on San Francisco's public transportation system, including classic cable cars, and visit the California Academy of Sciences, the Aquarium of the Bay or the Monterey Bay Aquarium, go for a Bay cruise with Blue & Gold Fleet, and check out the exhibits at the Exploratorium or the De Young and Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museums.
Atlanta's CityPASS takes you behind the scenes at the Inside CNN tour and the World of Coca-Cola, underwater at the Georgia Aquarium, up-close to the natural world at Zoo Atlanta or the Atlanta History Center, and into the curated galleries of the Fernbank Museum of Natural History or the High Museum of Art. Take in the best of the Emerald City as you head to the top of Seattle's Space Needle, make your way to the waterfront for a trip through the Seattle Aquarium, head out over the waves on an Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, then choose between the EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum or the Woodland Park Zoo and the Pacific Science Center or the Museum of Flight.
In Philly—the City of Brotherly Love—American history reigns supreme. Visit Philadelphia's Franklin Institute, Adventure Aquarium, the Philadelphia Trolley Works Tour and The Big Bus Company, the National Constitution Center or the Philadelphia Zoo, and the Eastern State Penitentiary or the Please Touch Museum®. In New York, the buzz of the Big Apple is on exciting display from the Empire State Building Observatory. Visit the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Guggenheim Museum or the Top of the Rock™ at Rockefeller Center, and go on your choice of cruise, visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to tour the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, or heading out on an easygoing sightseeing cruise or thrilling speedboat tour.
In Hollywood, take in Tinseltown's glamorous past and glitzy present at Madam Tussauds Wax Museum, on the Hollywood Behind the Scenes Tour, at the Dolby Theater or Hollywood Museum, and on your choice of a Starline Movie Stars' Homes Tour or a Starline City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off city tour. Visit the Space Center in Houston, TX then check out the Downtown Aquarium, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Houston Zoo or Kemah Boardwalk, and the Museum of Fine Arts of the Children's Museum of Houston.
Tampa Bay in Florida has plenty to see in the way of flora and fauna—visit Busch Gardens Tampa, the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo, and Clearwater Marine Aquarium, then admire the glass sculptures of the Chihuly Collection at the Morean Arts Center or the exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry. In Canada, Toronto offers up must-visit attractions like the CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, the Toronto Zoo, and the Ontario Science Center.