By Melissa Davidson

Think Spring! The days are getting longer and glimpses of butterflies are on the horizon, especially in warmer parts of the country.

From falling snow to sprouting trees, CityPASS may very well be what you need for your spring break trip this year, whether it’s a quick weekend trip away or a staycation in your own hometown.

CityPASS® is ticket booklet that saves travelers up to 50 percent off combined admission to the top sights in 11 North American destinations: New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hollywood, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California and Toronto.

In addition to saving money, CityPASS travelers save time, skipping the main-entrance ticket line at many attractions.
 So, what about that two-hour wait to enter Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium? It’s non-existent with CityPASS. All you do is make a beeline for the members’ entrance and go right on in. What about the line around the block for the Empire State Building? Not for you. With CityPASS in hand, you breeze past that line and head straight to the second-floor check-in area.

CityPASS was specially designed to only include five or six top attractions per destination, thereby:

  • Making it easy for visitors to see all of the included attractions during either a long weekend break or a typical vacation.
  • Giving CityPASS travelers enough time that they don’t have to rush from attraction to attraction to get their money’s worth.
  • Making it possible for visitors – especially first-time travelers to a destination – to obtain tickets to all of a city’s top-level, marquee attractions with one purchase.

Don’t just take our word for how awesome it is to skip lines and save money. CityPASS has a 99 percent customer approval rating. One of Chicago tourist recently submitted this review:

“We will definitely use CityPASS in the future and will recommend one to anyone who asks. It saved us money and valuable vacation time avoiding the long lines of people waiting to buy tickets. The extra perks were a great surprise.”

Another traveler said, “Fantastic trip to Southern California. Able to bypass the ticket booths, great value. Having used the CityPass for the first time it worked out well. Certainly will be looking into other CityPASS options for my next trip. Great way to save money!!”

Let us know in the comments below if you’ve used CityPass before and how the experience was.

There are also some exciting new additions to the current line-up of attractions, including the Monterey Bay in San Francisco, Kemah Boardwalk All-Day Rides Pass in Houston, and Starline Hop-on, Hop-off Multilingual City Tour in Hollywood.

If you value your time and money, you’ll love CityPASS.

CityPASS is valid for nine days (14 days in Southern California). All CityPASS products are available at or can be purchased at any of the participating attractions for the same price.

Melissa Davidson is the Manager of Social Media at CityPASS.