For everything else that doesn’t have a specific category we’ll just call an attraction. This includes tours and other entertainment. These attractions are usually overlooked when it comes to finding coupons. Before you purchase your tickets to these attractions check out some of these tips for finding coupons and discount tickets.
Visitors Bureau – It’s always worth checking with the local conventions and visitors bureau. Most give you the option to print out their coupons directly from their website. You should also check the vacation packages offered by the convention and visitors bureau. A lot of these packages include some great discounts on local attractions. More on this later.
Combo Tickets – Check with some of the other local attractions. Often these attractions will partner with each other to offer a discount on your total ticket purchase when you purchase your tickets together. Combo tickets are usually available at the ticket window.
Discount Cards – The two most popular discount cards are the Go Card by Smart Destinations and the CityPass. These are available in many of the major cities. Smaller cities usually have their own discount card. Typically you pay one price for the card and with it you get free or deeply discounted admission to the top attractions in the city. This is a great way to see the city for less.
Coupon Books – You can find these coupon books at most gas stations, grocery stores, and Walmart stores. Most of the coupon books are free. There’s also the Entertainment Book, which is available in most major tourist cities. This one you pay a small price for but it does seem to have a lot more coupons for attractions, dining, entertainment, and shopping. Grab all the coupon books because a lot of times you’ll find one attraction advertising different coupons for each coupon book.
AAA Discounts – If you are a AAA member, check to see if the attraction offers a discount for AAA members. Most of the discounts will be given at the ticket window but occasionally you will have to purchase your tickets through AAA in order to get the discount.
Vacation Packages – Check with the local hotels. Many of them offer free tickets to area attractions when you book your stay with them. Typically these hotels and resorts require at least a 2 night minimum stay for the vacation packages.