Senior Travel- What is Real, and What is Fluff?

I don’t know about you, but I am really tired of being disappointed in passes that promise great discounts, only to discover that there is a pirate in there somewhere. I am talking about city passes, tourist passes and what is real and what is fluff. For senior travel, the stakes are even higher because seniors really need to know that what you see is what you get in going to a big city. So what is the real deal here? How can a senior know if city passes are what they are carved out to be?  Ed Perkins of the Orlando Sentinal gives a real appraisal of senior travel and city passes.

You’ve seen the promotions for “passes” that promise “free” admission to a handful of a city’s top attractions — mostly bypassing ticket lines — for a fixed price that is a lot less than you’d pay separately. I know of two major programs that sell passes for lots of different cities. And some individual cities organize their own passes. The idea is intriguing, both the lower total cost and bypassing some lines.
CityPass ( issues passes for 10 cities in North America: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hollywood, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto, providing no-extra-cost admission to a mix of important museums and major commercial tourist attractions.

If you are into senior travel and really want to know what is real and what is fluff, then read what Ed has to say about  the different city passes and what they have to offer. It will save you a whole lot of time and trouble. Read it all here.


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