Travel Tip Tuesday… Save up to 50% with CityPASS!

This past weekend my daughter and I took a last minute vacation to San Francisco. I immediately thought about the CityPASS and all it has to offer.

Every time our family plans a trip to a large city the first thing we seek out are museums and monuments.  And over the years I have learned to check to see if their discount booklet is available in the city we are traveling to.  Lucky for us San Francisco was on the list!

We were able to save 48% on all the attractions we were planing on visiting PLUS with the CityPASS we had unlimited use of the trolly cars and buses.

For our first adventure we set sail on the Blue & Gold Fleet Bay cruise and passed Alcatraz and the Golden Gate bridge.  The views from the boat were amazing.

Next stop:  The famous Aquarium of the Bay.  The jellyfish were our favorite exhibit.

Walking through the underwater tunnel and viewing a sea of leopard sharks, starfish and other various sea life was the highlight my daughters trip.

San Francisco, like many big cities have so much to offer that sometimes planning adventures can be overwhelming.  Especially if you are the type to book last minute trips (Ahem, who me?). 🙂

But with the CityPASS, a trip into the big city is a piece of cake.  Typically you’ll see a little art, visit an interactive museum or two and have yourself a grand old time.  And the best part?  You’ll skip most ticket lines with CityPASS because, with one simple purchase, you’ve got all your admission tickets in hand and ready to go.

At a discount of course! Typically you can expect to save about 1/2  the cost you’d regularly pay for separate admission to each attraction. Saving money on vacation… Now that’s my kind of deal!

This FruGAL is sold on the deals and discounts CityPASS has to offer!




  • Love it! So glad you’ve found CityPASS to be a good value – and that you had fun and skipped lines… thanks for the good words!

    We’ve just launched an online travel community called City Traveler. If you have a chance to check it out, I’m sure there are other travelers out there who could use budget-minded advice from you!

    Thanks again!

  • Susan

    In San Francisco, you can exchange the ticket for the Blue & Gold cruise for an Alcatraz tour, but only if you buy the citypass at the Alcatraz ticket booth. And you still get a harbor cruise in the process — not as much time on the boat but the same aweswome views — because you need to travel by boat to get to the island. Alcatraz is fascinating. I would highly recommend a tour for anyone visiting that area.

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