Why get a CityPASS if you already live in Tampa? With friends visiting from out of town, you know the touristy hot spots are they’re going to want to visit. Living here, we tend to take for granted all of the things some spend thousands to come and experience.

One way to save some bucks is to look into getting a Tampa CityPASS. For $122, you have 9 days to visit all of the popular places your friends and family will want to visit. You can check out Iron Gwazi as it opens soon at Busch Gardens. Watch an octopus paint a masterpiece at The Florida Aquarium. Get an Oreos Frosty from Wendy’s as you stroll around and check out the animals at Zoo Tampa. See Winter and Hope, the stars of Dolphin Tale at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Visit MOSI or take a sunset cruise in Clearwater.

Savings total up to about $140 over what you’d pay to buy tickets individually. The pass for kids age 3-9 costs $109. Go in any order you want and there’s no shipping as you will get a digital pass on your phone. Don’t worry about rushing to use up your tickets. You have up to a year to use your CityPASS. Visit CityPASS.com for more info.

One big heads up from the website: Attractions may require reservations. We recommend making attraction reservations as soon as possible. At attractions that do not require reservations, you may encounter wait times on busy days. Learn more in the CityPASS Travel Guide. That’s good advice whether you end up using the CityPASS or not. We know how popular Florida is for tourists. Sites like Google can give you an idea the busiest times for each attraction so you can plan a visit that won’t be ruined by long lines.

Written By: Geno Knight

Hear more about CityPASS (:50) on the Experience Tampa Bay in 10 Minutes or Less podcast. You can also hear about a new program that helps kids overcome bullies by turning their focus to artistic endeavors (3:03) and a fun way to explore the Rainbow River (6:29)!

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