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Winter on the Waterfront

Historic waterfronts in many cities transitioned from gritty transportation hubs to dynamic tourist attractions in the latter part of the 20th century. These destinations display their obvious appeal in the summer — gulls squawking overhead, tantalizing food smells, cooling breezes — as the perfect antidote to a sweltering day in the city. But many urban waterfronts deserve a wintertime visit. Though an invigorating bite to the breeze can turn summer’s leisurely stroll into a brisk walk, the crowds thin to congenial proportions and the crisp air makes everything seem more sharply focused.

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Want to enhance your CityPASS experience? There's an app for that.

Whether you’re a loyal iPhone user or you love your Android device, smartphone apps have changed the way we travel. You no longer need to carry around a map, guidebook, bus schedule, and directions to the restaurant you want to try for lunch. You can find all of that, and more, on your phone.

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College Parents' Weekend Guide

Got a kid in college? No doubt you’ve already received your invitation to the gala event of the season: Parents’ Visiting Weekend. When your student goes to school in a major urban area, this trip is extra-thrilling. Not only do you get to reunite with your child (while reminiscing endlessly and annoyingly about your own days on campus), you get to do it in a big city! How fun is that? read more »

City Tours With a Twist

Sure, you love your car – but maybe it deserves some R & R, just like you do. Leave it in the parking garage at the hotel, and take advantage of the futuristic, whimsical and earth-friendly touring options found in CityPASS locales. read more »

Cheese Steak Wars: Who Wins?

Okay, Philadelphia locals and travelers alike, check out this fun read by Brady McDonald from the L.A. Times, and let us know who you think makes the best "frizzled rib-eye steak, melted cheese and grilled onions on an Italian loaf"... otherwise known as the Philly Cheese Steak. read more »

Early American History Comes Alive in and Around Philadelphia

The Philadelphia area offers numerous opportunities for fun, interactive lessons in early American history for kids and adults, very fitting activities for this summer, as the nation commemerates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. read more »

Parents Picks Best Children’s Museums

Parents magazine names 10 best children’s museums across the U.S. – and two CityPASS attractions round out the top three spots. Children’s Museum of Houston is ranked #1 and Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia comes in at #3. read more »

See-Worthy Attractions – Splashy new exhibits make these aquariums perfect for winter sightseeing

Looking for a little indoor adventure to help pass the cold winter months? Something exciting – and fun for the kids – that won’t break your budget? Well, take a peek below the waves. There are some thrilling new exhibits making a splash (no pun intended) at these aquariums. read more »

Magic Among the Butterflies

“If you stand quietly, one of them might land on you.” So said “Butterfly Mike,” butterfly keeper for the Butterflies! exhibit at The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Not likely, I thought, with a couple dozen other noisy lookiloos lurking about. read more »

Have apps, will travel

Let these budget-boosting travel apps hone your sightseeing, pinpoint delicious eats, even reduce your line time at Disneyland.

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