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The Leisure Pass Group attraction pass might sound too good to be true, but travelers find it’s a smart way to save time and money while visiting hundreds of top attractions in 13 U.S. cities.
Use Leisure Pass Group to plan a flexible travel itinerary, pay less than gate prices and save time with fast-track entry for passholders. Leisure Pass Group is easy to order and use: Go online, buy the pass that best suits your trip and interests, and simply show your ticket on a mobile device at each attraction. Here are some ideas to get you started in exciting U.S. cities where Leisure Pass Group is available.
All Aboard: Let someone else do the driving and stop at up to 20 historical sites and attractions on the Hop On Hop Off Boston Tours aboard the City View Trolley. Explore places such as the Old State House Museum, Freedom Trail and Boston Public Garden Swan Boats at your own pace – all while knowing the next trolley is close-by.
Make a Splash: See the city sights in an unusual way with Boston Duck Tours. Ride in an amphibious landing craft that takes passengers for one hour along city streets and 20 minutes in the Charles River. Select tours that depart from the Museum of Science, Prudential Center or New England Aquarium.
Amazing Animals: You’re in a harbor city, and this is the perfect place to learn about marine life. Meet thousands of fish, birds, reptiles and mammals living at the New England Aquarium, or get close to land creatures at Franklin Park Zoo, long considered the crown jewel of Frederick Law Olmsted's “Emerald Necklace” green space.
Exploring the manicured lawns of Boston Common, the city’s famed public park
Unmatched Views: Zoom in a fast elevator to the 94th floor of 360 CHICAGO, formerly known as the John Hancock Building, then gaze in all directions at the city and Lake Michigan from the 360 CHICAGO observation deck. If you dare, step onto the glass-enclosed moving TILT platform and look down at The Magnificent Mile from 314 meters above the street.
Fish Tales: Learn about marine life at Shedd Aquarium and see animals representing 1,500 species from around the world. Found in a beautiful setting along Lake Michigan, the aquarium has a coral reef, underwater viewing areas and animal encounters. Watch a dive session, pet a stingray and watch a 4-D show.
Pace Yourself: Learn the history behind the distinctive skyline at 14 stops, including 360 CHICAGO and Shedd Aquarium, along the route of a Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Chicago Sightseeing Tour. Disembark when you like, explore the area, then hop back on to continue listening to an entertaining guide’s insider stories.
Taking a sightseeing cruise from the Navy Pier in Chicago
Las Vegas, Nevada
Cruise the Strip: Join one of the Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Las Vegas Sightseeing Tours and visit the city’s landmarks and hot spots. Where do you want to go? The Strip, LINQ Promenade, Mob Museum or fabulous casinos? No problem. More than 15 stops are featured on this tour, and buses come and go every 20 to 30 minutes.
Vegas Views: Get bird’s-eye views of the city from the High Roller Observation Wheel at The LINQ Promenade. At 168 meters tall, it’s the world’s largest wheel; 40 people can fit into each of the 28 glass-enclosed, air-conditioned pods. Enjoy the 360-degree views on the 30-minute ride.
All the bright lights and neon of the Las Vegas Strip at night
Los Angeles, California
Thrills and Films: At Universal Studios Hollywood™, experience the theme park’s thrill rides and watch fabulous live action and special effects shows. Take the World-Famous Studio Tour, narrated by comedian Jimmy Fallon, and visit the historic studio lot; explore scenes from “War of the Worlds,” “Jaws,” “Fast & Furious” and more.
On the Set: Go to Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood for a behind-the-scenes look at how movies and TV shows are made. Ride a tram to see sound stages, sets and props, and enjoy refreshments at Stage 48 in the “Friends” TV show-inspired Central Perk Café. Will you see a celebrity? It’s not guaranteed, but it just might happen.
Pose with a Star: Get close to lifelike wax figures of your favorite entertainers at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Take a selfie with likenesses of stars like Brad Pitt, Selena Quintanilla and Kylie Jenner.
A classic Los Angeles skyline view, just like in the movies
Ride in Style: Visit trendy neighborhoods and historic landmarks aboard a Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Miami Sightseeing Tour. Take your choice of two routes – the beach loop or city loop – that include about 20 stops near attractions.
Astounding Sea Life: Meet marine animals, find out about wildlife rescue and conservation, and watch sea lions and dolphins perform in shows at the Miami Seaquarium. Visit Penguin Isle, swim with a seal or opt for the Trainer for a Day experience. See it all from above as you follow the Sharky’s Sky Trail aerial obstacle course.
Incredible views of the Florida Everglades from an airboat tour near Miami
New Orleans, Louisiana
Big Easy Ride: Use the New Orleans Pass to board a bus tour that stops at attractions and landmarks throughout the 300-year-old city. You’ll want to explore as many of the 20 historic districts as you can. Enjoy the flexibility of touring on your own schedule as you hop off (and get back on) the bus when it strikes your fancy.
Swamp Life: Join a Cajun captain to explore Louisiana bayous on a boat ride with Ultimate Swamp Adventures. Choose a leisurely trip on a flat-bottom swamp boat or a fast excursion on a high-powered airboat. Whatever you choose, be prepared for amazing scenery and wildlife in the forests covered with water. You can even hold a baby alligator.
Mississippi Queen: Go on a Mississippi River cruise aboard a world-famous paddlewheel boat. Choose from a Jazz cruise, a historic river cruise or a seasonal special event cruise. Whether you go in the daytime or at night, enjoy the grandeur of the boat as you view the New Orleans skyline and landmarks along the shoreline.
A streetcar traveling along Canal Street in New Orleans
New York City, New York
View from the Top: Make sure your itinerary includes a stop at the landmark Empire State Building and its observatories, and then compare the views from other NYC observatories such as Top of the Rock, One World Observatory and The Edge.
Uptown/Downtown: See the most exciting parts of the city on the Hop On Hop Off Big Bus New York Sightseeing Tour. Explore uptown or downtown by day or night, stopping often to take in the sights and sounds of the city.
Fun Times Three: The only way to visit the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum is via the Statue Cruises ferry, which is New York’s most popular attraction. Enjoy the ride across New York Harbor, stroll park grounds at the remarkable landmarks, and listen to self-guided audio tours about their storied history.
Taking a selfie on the Brooklyn Bridge while sightseeing in New York City
Spectacular Show: Experience a traditional Ali’i Luau and show at the Polynesian Cultural Center after visiting authentic villages, shopping at the Hukilau Marketplace and wandering in tropical gardens. End the day with the feast and see more than 100 performers singing and dancing in a special effects- and fire-filled show.
Sunset Photo Op: Enjoy an evening sail in the Pacific Ocean aboard the 79-passenger Makani Catamaran. Look from afar at the Honolulu skyline and Diamond Head towering over Waikiki Beach. The catamaran features open-air and indoor seating for guests to enjoy a buffet meal and libations from the bar. Daytime snorkeling and sightseeing cruises are also available.
War Stories: At Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, tour four historic places at the landmark dedicated to remembering those who died in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and how it affected World War II. Visit the Valor in the Pacific National Monument in addition to the Battleship Missouri Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and Pacific Aviation Museum.
Kayaking the stunning blue waters off the coast of Oahu
Calling Young Builders: Book a hotel stay at the LEGOLAND® Florida Resort for more time to enjoy the theme and water parks. Stay in a LEGO-themed room at the hotel or in a bungalow at the Beach Retreat. There are plenty of places for children to play, trade the treasured building blocks and meet movie characters.
Undersea Wonders: See rare sea creatures and learn about rescue and breeding efforts at the SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium in the ICON Orlando 360 entertainment complex on International Drive. Watch a dive show, walk through a 360-degree glass tunnel bisecting an aquarium and take a behind-the-scenes tour.
Eyes Over Orlando: While you’re at the ICON Orlando 360 complex, take a 23-minute ride inside one of the 30 air-conditioned capsules of ICON Orlando. At 122 meters, it’s the tallest observational wheel in the eastern USA. This is the best view you’ll find of Orlando; it’s especially lovely at night, when 64,000 LEDs light up the wheel.
A colorful evening view of downtown Orlando from Lake Eola
Historic Prison: Tour the historic Eastern State Penitentiary, once the most famous and expensive in the world; it was designed to make prisoners regret their actions. Notorious criminals Al Capone and “Slick Willie” Sutton served time here. Among the crumbling ruins, look at murals in the chaplain’s office and see Capone’s cell.
Step Back in Time: See where U.S. history was made at 25 stops on the Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Philadelphia Sightseeing Tour. Hop off to explore historic sites and attractions, including the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House and the “Love” sculpture at the John F. Kennedy Plaza.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and its iconic steps as seen in the movie, ‘Rocky’
San Antonio, Texas
It’s Fiesta Time: At Six Flags Fiesta Texas, expect thrilling theme and water park rides and be amazed at the live entertainment, dining and shopping opportunities. Soar on roller coasters such as the Goliath and Iron Rattler and ride the waves in the Lone Star Lagoon.
Fun for Families: You’ll see plenty of marine animals at SeaWorld® San Antonio, including dolphins, beluga whales and sea lions. Meet penguins, and learn about alligators, sharks and reptiles from experienced caretakers. Experience the park’s thrill rides, theaters, restaurants and shops.
It’s Just Wild: See endangered animals and learn how the San Antonio Zoo focuses on wildlife conservation. Start the day with a Beastly Breakfast and hear experts talk about dinosaurs, hippopotamuses and giraffes. Feed nectar to lorikeets, ride a train to see gardens, and watch the antics of more than 750 species of animals, including bears, gibbons, big cats and tortoises.
Al fresco dining along the River Walk in San Antonio
San Diego, California
By the Ocean: Count on big-time fun with ocean breezes at SeaWorld San Diego, filled with animal encounters, theme park rides and entertaining diversions. Touch a gentle beluga whale, step inside the flamingo habitat and see playful sea otters eat. Watch in amazement as people and animals star together in exciting shows.
City Safari: Tour the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, where a bonus is the beautiful botanical gardens. Hop aboard the aerial tram, bus or train to tour the park. Sit in on educational and entertaining shows. You’ll see polar bears, pandas, penguins, elephants and a host of other exotic animals from around the world.
Play Expected Here: Build your own itinerary at LEGOLAND® California Resort, a destination with thrilling rides, shows, a water park and an aquarium. Maximize your experience by staying at the onsite Castle Hotel, where the rooms have Knights & Dragons, Royal Princess and Magic Wizard themes.
View of downtown San Diego from Coronado Island
San Francisco, California
Science Made Fun: California Academy of Sciences, in the city’s renowned Golden Gate Park, features a natural history museum, aquarium, rain forest and planetarium. See more than 900 species of animals, listen to scientists talk about their work, and explore other galaxies from your seat in the 23-meter dome. It’s all part of the institution’s mission to explore, explain and sustain life on Earth.
City Sights: Get the best views from an open-top perch on a Hop On Hop Off Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing Tour. See places such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Presidio Park and Haight Ashbury.
Star Power: No ropes will keep you away from posing for photos right next to A-list stars – perhaps Morgan Freeman, Sam Smith and Jennifer Aniston – at Madame Tussauds San Francisco. They’re the wax figures, of course, but who has to know? Test your group’s game skills in an exciting escape room, Alcatraz: The Breakout.