For travelers visiting cities where you want to see many tourist attractions in a short amount of time, it’s easy to use combination tickets. One such is CityPass, which offers passes in Atlanta and Tampa, that gets you into the attractions at one price and often allows you to skip the line.
It can seem like a high price to pay, especially if you’re buying multiple passes for your family, but when you compare the value with purchasing each individual ticket, it can be worthwhile. So we’ll break down the passes to see if they’re right for you.
You can also buy tickets to Orlando attractions like Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando, and Legoland Florida Resort through CityPass. It’s a great way to save money on your theme park vacation.
How Long Is Your Trip?
If you’re only visiting one of these destinations for one day, it’s really difficult to make it to every included attraction. In the case of Atlanta, most of these are within walking distances of Centennial Olympic Park, but there are a few you’d need to access via car or public transportation.
In Tampa, they include the greater Tampa Bay area, which includes St. Petersburg and Clearwater, which could take 45 minutes to an hour to get to, depending on traffic. You also should factor in how to get there. Also, be realistic about how much time you have to actually enjoy the attractions. It’s not about checking everything off the list with only an hour at each.
How Many Attractions Do You Want to See?
Some have either or options where you must choose one attraction. For example, here are the attractions currently included in the Atlanta and Tampa passes. You can learn more about each attraction we’ve previously featured by clicking on the links.
- Georgia Aquarium
- World of Coca Cola
- Zoo Atlanta
- Choose two: Center for Civil and Human Rights, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, College Football Hall of Fame
- Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
- The Florida Aquarium
- ZooTampa at Lowry Park
- Clearwater Marine Aquarium
- Museum of Science & Industry OR Chihuly Collection
If you see that at least three of the attractions you wanted to see are included in the pass, it’s probably worth it to buy. Some you might not have considered but will end up going to because it’s already paid for.
How Much Money Do You Want to Spend?
In the case of the Georgia Aquarium, the cost of entry is almost as much as the pass itself. The pass also gives you extras like souvenirs and expedited entry. Both passes are under $150 and you can use them at your leisure, but they do have an expiration date.
At the end of the day, I will usually opt for a combination attraction pass like the CityPass when possible. I’ve had good experiences with them in other cities like Toronto and New York so for travelers visiting Tampa and Atlanta, you’ll be glad you did too!