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In our estimation, CityPASS is one of the only multi-attraction tourist passes that's worth its salt. Countless ticket packages marketed to tourists have a very short lifespan—often, only a day or two—so if they're going to get their money's worth, they have to go at a breakneck speed, spending nearly no time in each of the attractions.

CityPASS, though, has a 9-day lifespan, which is ample time for most tourists. Tourists pay one price and gain admission to a handful of the top destinations in a given city. Often, too, the ticket permits special perks such as an ability to skip lines or, in the case of San Francisco, a pass for the famous cable car lines, which otherwise are expensive ($6 each way) and take forever to buy tickets for.

On May 15, the pass (with which we have no affiliation—we just like it, that's all) adds a new city: Dallas. Each Dallas CityPASS gets you into the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck. The last two places included on the pass involve choices between the Dallas Zoo or the Sixth Floor Museum on Dealey Plaza (pick one) and the George W. Bush Presidential Library or the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden (pick one). 

The new pass will cost $44 for adults, $30 for kids aged 3-12, which the company calculates as a 41% savings off the normal ticket price total for those places. You can find Frommer's' reviews of these Dallas attractions at this link.

Meanwhile, the Hollywood CityPASS has been discontinued. No more bus tours past the haunts of the stars, no more vintage costumes at the Hollywood Museum. The company's premium Southern California pass, which bundles discounted admission to the major theme parks in the wider area, remains on the docket.
 
One of the most popular CityPASSes, for New York City, has dropped the Museum of Modern Art and now includes a choice between the 9/11 Memorial & Museum or the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. 
 
The current lineup for CityPASS is now Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California, Tampa Bay, and Toronto.


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