New York (March 4, 2014) — This spring break, parents can transform their couch-crashing kids into inquisitive, wide-eyed explorers by whipping out a packet of CityPASS® ticket booklets. Boasting savings of up to 50 percent on combined attraction admissions and allowing users to skip most main-entrance ticket lines — a big bonus when you’re traveling with antsy, “are-we-there-yet?” kids — CityPASS booklets are the must-have accessory for an affordable family adventure.
It doesn’t matter if your kids are avid online gamers, skateboarding daredevils or science geeks. The CityPASS program offers an eye-popping range of attractions in North America’s top destinations: New York City, Southern California, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Seattle and Toronto. A CityPASS ticket booklet includes prepaid admission to each destination’s most famous sights at significant savings. Plus, there’s plenty of time to do everything else you want to do — CityPASS booklets are valid for nine consecutive days, beginning with the first day of use (14 days for the Southern California CityPASS admission card).
Ready for an inspiring spring break? Great! Now you just need to peg what type of travel category your family falls into:
Thrill Seekers — These folks like their experiences fast and fun. They’re bubbling with stories of conquering the latest, scariest thrill ride and describing feats of daring do. The Southern California CityPASS admission card has them covered. The card includes admission to SeaWorld San Diego, whose new Manta roller coaster simulates a manta ray’s underwater flight; and Universal Studios Hollywood, where the recently opened Transformers™: The Ride—3D gives guests a front row seat to a thrilling battle between the heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons. Or, for a real jolt, step out onto Skydeck Chicago’s 103rd-floor, all-glass viewing box, and stare straight down. Do you dare to jump up and down on The Ledge?
History Buffs — Puff up with pride at these timeless tributes to what made our nation great. Memorable sites such as the interactive National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and The Old State House along the Freedom Trail in Boston offer riveting presentations of our nation’s history. For something with a little more motion, step aboard the Space Shuttle Trainer at The Museum of Flight in Seattle. While there, check out Air Force One and the supersonic Concorde, and learn how America’s aviation pioneers overcame barriers to flight. Just down the Pacific Coast, landlubbers will get a nostalgic thrill riding San Francisco’s historic cable cars.
Undersea Explorers — Dive into the Georgia Aquarium’s Aquatic Bodies exhibit to see the world's largest plastinated sea creatures — or deep-sea monsters, as mariners called them generations ago. Those who prefer friendlier sea life closer to the surface will get the giggles watching dolphins soar and belugas dance at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium. The Seattle Aquarium provides a window on Puget Sound’s underwater life, including dive shows and octopus feedings. Finally, San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay lets visitors wander through 300 feet (90 meters) of crystal-clear tunnels for a scuba diver's view of more than 20,000 marine animals from both the San Francisco Bay and nearby waters.
Masters of Art — For art lovers, no roller coaster can match the thrill of seeing timeless masterpieces displayed in CityPASS museums. New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art will enthrall visitors with its vast collection of American, African, Asian and Near Eastern works, dating back to the dawn of time. The amazing Art Institute of Chicago dazzles with a modern collection encompassing Dalí, Matisse, Miró, Picasso, Pollock and Warhol. It also has one of the best collections of Impressionist masterpieces by Renoir, Gauguin and van Gogh. Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts fills its galleries year-round with art embracing every era of history. And, after perusing the art, who wouldn’t want to stop by and greet “Gordo” the Barosaurus, Canada’s largest dinosaur, at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto?
Star Chasers — Whether one dreams of traveling to the stars or mingling with them on the red carpet, CityPASS has you covered. Not only is Jimmy Fallon the new host of the Tonight Show, he’s also the new video host of the ever-popular back lot tour at Universal Studios Hollywood in Southern California. At Space Center Houston, kids can see what it’s really like to be an astronaut; while the NASA Tram Tour takes visitors behind the scenes to the working areas of the Johnson Space Center. America’s first planetarium, the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, covers the mysteries of the solar system in its exhibition galleries and theaters. And those who crave their own “star turn” can take a spin in a news anchor’s chair during the Inside CNN Studio Tour in Atlanta.
For more than 15 years, CityPASS ticket booklets and admission cards have been premier products for travelers who want to visit a destination’s top attractions while enjoying significant savings. CityPASS booklets/cards are available for New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California and Toronto. For more information, visit CityPASS.com.