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Scary Sue Caption Contest

Summer is here! Let's get this party started with a Caption Contest! Submit your caption for this photo, taken at the beloved Field Museum in Chicago! Make it funny. Keep it clean. The caption with the most votes will get 2 CityPASS booklets to any city, except Southern California. Another pair of booklets will be given to a contestant of CityPASS' choice. read more »

The Franklin Institute's Huge Expansion Great for Philly

What’s in your brain? What does your brain even do? How does your brain work? Are things really as you see them? Does your brain hurt yet? From so many questions? Ok, let’s slow down a minute, but in the process realize that our brains are always changing, and brain science is advancing rapidly as modern technology is helping unravel age-old mysteries about us. read more »

LET’S GET FESTIVE: Five More Fun & Funky Fests

Recently CityPASS City Traveler shared five fun and funky fests happening across the U.S. Well, we thought it might be fun (and funky) to offer you five more from five more North American cities. And what better time than now to let you know about all the sunny fun that’s available to you at the many festivals taking place throughout your favorite CityPASS locations? Here are five more fun and funky festivals to enjoy! read more »

Treading Lightly: Keeping City Travel Sustainable

A good vacation can make you feel revitalized and healthy, and stave off burnout — with thoughtful planning, your trip can do the same for the planet. No longer a marketing catchphrase meant to lure backpackers to underdeveloped locations, eco-friendly tourism today means making every effort to minimize your footprint when you travel, whether you’re headed to the other side of the world or just around the corner. read more »

Best Playgrounds in the United States

Best Playgrounds in the United States Springtime -- and the impending end of school days -- brings out the kid in all of us.  For those adults with kids of their own, no family summer vacation trip would be complete without some time to experience life out of doors in the big city. After you’ve scouted out some fun, educational attractions, treat the kids (and yourself) to a visit to some of the most amazing modern playgrounds around the country. While playground staples such as monkey bars, slides, and tire swings are still a part of the mix, there are numerous high-end playgrounds across the country, all boasting something unique. read more »

5 Places to See Spring Bloom

5 Places to See Spring Bloom While it can be wonderful to head to your local public park or enjoy the flowers and freshly cut grass in your own backyard, winter-induced cabin fever may have left you itching for a road trip. Right now, there is no better time to hit the road and see spring burst into bloom! Here are some of our picks for places that will put the “spring” back in your step and bring you in-tune with nature and the new cycle of warmer weather. read more »

'Bike Sharing' Programs Popping Up All Over Cities

Traffic snarls, vague directions and unexpected one-way streets plague many a city traveler, and put a damper on precious vacation time. Instead of succumbing to road rage, take advantage of the public bike programs springing up in CityPASS destinations across North America. For a fee – $5 per day in Toronto, $6 in Boston and $10 in New York – these programs let you borrow bikes from docking stations strategically located throughout the central district. Designed with city cruising in mind, the bikes generally have rugged step-through frames with baskets or luggage racks, upright handle bars, responsive hand brakes, adjustable seats, three speeds, and the appropriate reflectors and safety lamps. read more »

Move Your Feet, See the Sights, and Contribute to a Good Cause: Philly Charity Runs

Philly is known for quite a few things, including history, cheesesteaks, and great attractions, but did you know that it's also known for charity? If you’ve got an altruistic spirit and an interest in feats of human endurance, Philadelphia has plenty of opportunities for residents and visitors alike to turn out and contribute to some great causes. Even if you’re not interested in racing, these are all fun ways to stretch your legs and see the sights in Philly. read more »

Mardi Gras Celebrations Outside of New Orleans

Mardi Gras outside New OrleansAlthough New Orleans hosts the biggest, most extravagant Mardi Gras celebration in the country, several other U.S. cities have adopted their own Mardi Gras traditions. If you can't get away to fabulous New Orleans, here are a few other spots where you can kick up your heels French Quarter-style without traveling too far from home! read more »

9 Ways to Fall in Love with Philly

From dramatic shows and majestic murals, to romantic dinners and seasonal brews, there’s something for everyone to love about Philadelphia. Hop Aboard - Step up to the elevated train for the guided Mural Arts Program Love Letter Train Tour and explore the 50 love-themed murals in West Philadelphia by artist Stephen Powers. Tickets: $20. Raise a Pint - Philly’s own Yards Brewing Company recently released Rye, a seasonal IPA with intense notes of citrus and pine. Free tours are offered at the brewery weekends noon to 4 pm. read more »

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