Vacations are a time to unwind. And everyone has a different way to unwind. Some like to relax. Others like adventure. Unwinding on a vacation can mean lying by the beach, visiting museums, hitting up theme parks, or hiking through the forest. As a family of 6 with different tastes, we tend to do all of the above on our vacations. Visit the attractions, relax at the pool, beach, or by the fire if we’re traveling to cold climates, and get our education on with the local museums, zoos, and aquariums.
Also, having a family of 6, we like to plan ahead and stay on budget. CityPASS is a perfect option for traveling families. You will experience a city’s top attractions while saving up to half off the cost of admission. Visit multiple attractions for one price. CityPASS makes it easy to plan. Purchase your CityPASS online, it will arrive through the mail. All of your tickets are ready to use.
OUR CityPASS adventure in TAMPA
We are lucky enough to live in the beautiful state of Florida. That means we can take weekend trips or “staycations” and still have an amazing time. I decided to take my 9 year old son over to Tampa for a few days to check out the city and all that they have to offer. Tampa is full of attractions, events, and the beaches are nearby. Tampa is a 2 hour drive from us here in the Orlando area.
The TAMPA CityPASS includes the following attractions:
*Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
*The Florida Aquarium
*Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
*Clearwater Marine Aquarium
*Museum of Science & Industry OR Chihuly Collection
All for one low price. By purchasing the TAMPA CityPASS we saved 53% off the gate admission/regular admission for these attractions.
Our first stop, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
Lowry Park Zoo Reg admission $25 – INCLUDED in your Tampa Bay CityPASS
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is home to over 1,500 animals and boasts 56 gorgeous acres of landscape. Not only that, but there are rides at this zoo as well. There is a full kid-friendly area with attractions. This was a huge change from our local Central Florida Zoo.
With so many animals, shows, and rides, you could spend an entire day at Lowry Park Zoo!
NEXT STOP, MOSI – Museum of Science & Industry
MOSI General Admission $26.95 – INCLUDED IN CityPASS Price
CityPASS includes admission to MOSI permanent exhibits, one standard Florida Hospital IMAX® DOME Theatre film, one Saunders Planetarium show (based on availability) and Kids In Charge! This was a full day of fun and learning. Learning made fun I should say. My son had no idea how much knowledge he was learning while playing and exploring.
The bed of nails was one of his favorites.
He was kept busy and entertained all day.
Here we are in the IMAX theater. The IMAX theater movie is INCLUDED with your CityPASS.
Now onto BUSCH GARDENS
BUSCH GARDENS Admission Ticket $79-$99 each – Included in your CityPASS
I was floored to find out that Busch Gardens was included in our cityPASS. It’s one of our favorite theme parks. It’s my 9 year olds birthday wish every year. He is a roller coaster addict. A thrill ride addict as well. Busch Gardens has all the thrills and chills you can imagine. Plus, shows, animal encounters, and awesome food + shopping. Below are just a few photos from our day of fun:
THERE ARE other cities to visit with CityPASS too. Consider CityPASS for your next vacation to the cities below. You will save a bundle and have a great time:
Disclosure: I received 2 complimentary CityPASS Tampa Bay Booklets to facilitate my review. All opinions, photos, and experiences in this post are 100% my own.