If you live in a CityPASS town, you’ll be happy to learn that many are hailed as the top trick-or-treating cities in America. According to the real estate website Zillow, the number one city for devilish door knocking is San Francisco (which ironically has the least number of kids), followed by Boston, Honolulu, San Jose and Seattle. Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C, Portland, Ore., and Philadelphia. What do we mean by best? The rankings represent cities that will provide the most candy, with the fewest walking and safety risks. That means more full-sized Snickers bars and fewer wormy apples. But for those who feel a little bashful relegating their Halloween celebration to ringing doorbells like a spooky zealot, we offer a few mad pagan celebrations, located in CityPASS cities, for adults and families.
Lurking in the shadows of Philadelphia’s massive skyscrapers sits one of the country’s oldest and spookiest haunted “houses”. This haunted house however, is far different than any Halloween attractions you may have visited before, as it was once home to criminals of all stripes. As the holiday approaches and you begin planning your eerie evenings of trickery, add an extra element of spook to this season’s adventures with a trip to a haunted historical landmark: Eastern State Penitentiary. read more »
Perhaps your inner photographer is screaming to get out and be recognized. Or maybe you just want to share an amazing photo with other travelers just like YOU! CityPASS is hosting a photo contest right now called: CityPASS Vacation Photo Contest. Submit your best shot from your CityPASS trip. The photo with the most votes wins 2 CityPASS booklets to one of these great cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hollywood, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, or Toronto. CityPASS staff will also choose their favorite photo and the winner will get 2 booklets as well. read more »
Ask any Philadelphia native what they feel best symbolizes the City of Brotherly Love and you’ll get a number of different answers: The Liberty Bell. Independence Hall. Love Park. Cheesesteaks. If you’re planning a trip to Philly, it’s an absolute must to pry yourself away from its landmark historical sites and get your grub on at one of the city’s myriad cheesesteak joints. read more »
Philadelphia's Mural Mile is a bit of a misnomer (walk the whole thing and you will have logged 2.5 miles) but Philadelphia as the “City of Murals” is not. If you're headed to the City of Brotherly Love, you'll see one or more of these famous pieces of public art without much trouble-after all, there are 3,600 of them! That staggering figure reflects the involvement of more than 30,000 students, artists, and former graffiti vandals, an amazing record logged throughout the last three decades.
One thing’s for sure: Niagara Falls hasn’t stopped flowing due to the U.S. Government shutdown; and Niagara Falls State Park is open for visitors who want to get away from all the nonstop dribble of dreary news and revel in the stunning autumn scenery. And lucky for Toronto CityPASS holders, it's a quick 80-mile/128-kilometer drive, making it an easy side trip for a day or even a weekend.
In a part of the world best known for tall buildings and bright lights, New Jersey’s Liberty State Park provides a lush oasis for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. But that doesn’t mean this park, located next to the Jersey City shoreline, isn’t a bright, shiny star all on its very own. read more »
A visit to a major city often inspires wonder at the sight of the impressive skyline and the buildings it comprises. Two of the most beautiful cities in North America, New York and Toronto, boast amazing attractions that allow visitors to see each city from above the clouds: the Empire State Building and the CN Tower. Here is a look at how two of the world’s most amazing structures will grant you a view from the top of two distinctly different, albeit equally beautiful, urban settings on the North American continent.