Dallas Now Has a CityPASS To Make Any Urban Adventures Easier.

I am thrilled to say that beginning in May CityPASS Dallas will be available with extra destination savings on the best attractions in the city.

Perot Museum Dallas Real Science Lab Fun

Perot Museum in Dallas Connects Kids with the Fun of Real Science in the Being Human Hall Biolab.

I like CityPASS booklets because not only do they offer prepaid admission savings on the most popular places but the compact pocket sized booklet enables parents and kids to plan together with no friction. Kids get the idea of using a pass for extra benefits and for parents or grandparents the pass booklet is the perfect framework for planning an urban adventure. Even better, CityPASS booklets save time, allowing holders to skip most main-entrance ticket lines.

The pass book benefits vary by destinations but all offer not just savings but access benefits and destination information. Each destination also comes with the flexibility of options so not everyone in the family needs to select the same attraction or museum. Using a CityPASS helps define the costs of a family vacation ahead of time.

Each Dallas CityPASS booklet will save visitors 41 percent off combined admission to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Reunion Tower GeO-Deck, a choice between the Dallas Zoo and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and a choice between the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

Just in case Texas is not on your list for this summer, CityPASS ticket booklets are also available for urban adventures in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California, Tampa Bay and Toronto. For more information, visit http://www.CityPASS.com.

Nancy Nelson-Duac, Curator of the Good Stuff for the Family Travel Files.

Save on Family Fun

I have just discovered a most useful website which offers real savings on a wide variety of adventures, attractions and museums. Coupons for Fun features real time savings in more than 20 states. The selection is targeted making it easy to browse, select and download coupons to save on family vacation activities. The only catch is that one must download and print ahead of time to receive the savings benefits.

Butterfly Garden at MOSI in Tampa

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa offers families access to more than 450 hands-on activities, a new inventor’s lab, planetarium, IMAX, and a butterfly encounter.

If you are looking for spring break deals on fun you will find oodles of possibilities. The site features savings for theme parks, whitewater rafting and whale watching experiences as well as caving adventures, swamp safaris and zipline thrills. The rich menu of savings also includes cultural experiences including gardens, historic homes, performing arts, fine arts museums, children’s museums, science museums, and some delightfully quirky museums.

To prove my point I have selected seven of my favorite places from the menu of discount coupon offerings.

The spunky Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier: One free daily admission with one paid admission http://www.ChicagoChildrensMuseum.org

Energetic Wild Horse Adventure Tours (W.H.A.T.) in the Outer Banks of North Carolina: Download savings of $10 per person for parties of six or more adults.

The slightly quirky Madame Tussaud’s in Washington DC:  Enjoy a truly interactive experience for 25% off admission.

Lively excursions at Roaring Camp Railroads near Santa Cruz, California: 2$ off each general admission ticket for 19th-century steam train or beach train.

The inspiring Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa: A coupon for $3 off general admission.

The engaging LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Atlanta: A coupon for $5 off general admission.

The intriguing Dinosaur World in Glen Rose, Texas: Download $2 off adult general admission.

There are hundreds of deals available with more added weekly so it’s best to browse at your leisure, select, download and print. www.couponsforfun.com

Enjoy your next outing for less.

Nancy Nelson-Duac

Curator of the Good Stuff for the Family Travel Files.