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 »
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 »
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 »
It may be known for its rainfall, but if you’re planning a trek to Seattle, don’t let that put a damper on your fun! There are plenty of unique Seattle attractions to make your visit to Jet City an enjoyable one. Here are a few of our suggestions for indoor activities that will allow you to stay warm and dry in the Emerald City while letting you experience some of the best of the Northwest. read more »
Without typecasting it too much, the city of Seattle is known for a lot of things: beer, coffee, music, festivals, seafood, scenery, rain and Pike Place Market…to name just a few. Seattle could be described as a city of surprising contrasts, unpretentiousness, vibrant seasons and natural beauty. Let us give you a few ideas to help you start planning your Seattle vacation today! read more »
Looking for a new view of your favorite city? Want to get insider information on your next vacation? Or perhaps you just want someone to show you around. You already know that CityPASS is the great way to get acquainted with many of North America’s most amazing attractions. But to complement your CityPASS experience, you should consider signing up for a tour in the next city on your itinerary. A tour can hook you up with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes peek that you'd never get on your own. Here are just a few of the coolest tours taking place in CityPASS cities across the country. read more »
One of the Emerald City’s best features is that there are thrills to be had no matter the season, the weather or your age. From boats to baseball, and from towers to malls and museums, few cities have such an accessible and electric collection of fun. Naturally, the first step in exploring the best of Seattle is to get your CityPASS booklet, as they dramatically trim both the cost and waiting times to enjoy Seattle’s best attractions.
Seattle’s best attractions are whipping up some serious holiday fun this next week, but visitors will want to act fast or they’ll miss out on some of the season’s juiciest events. Every resident and out-of-towner must ride up the Space Needle, especially at this time of year. Seattle CityPASS holders can go up twice in 24 hours to capture the daytime sights and nighttime twinkling lights while whooshing skyward 520 feet to the observation deck. Visitors can chill on the Space Needle’s observation deck with the coolest, hippest Claus in town on December 21-24 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Photos can be taken with St. Nick sitting in his spaceship and wearing his flashy Santa suit. There’s also a station where kids can decorate a holiday cookie. read more »
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.
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 »