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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New Package Deal Provides Staycation Alternative

Posted By on Tue, May 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Miranda Bauer likes Sandcastle and all. She just found that when she bought a membership there for herself, her husband and her young daughter, she wasn’t getting her money’s worth. Likewise with other local attractions — she just couldn’t visit them often enough.

So this past weekend, Bauer launched PittsburghPass, a bulk-rate-discounted admission to five local hotspots.

For $83.99, PittsburghPass offers one person admission to Kennywood, Sandcastle, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Carnegie Science Center and The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

Each pass costs $83.99 regardless of age — though the price is slightly less than a kid’s admission prices to all five. (Kids under 2 get free admission at all the venues.) Total savings can be up to about $30 per person.

The passes — up to 1,000 will be sold — are on offer until June 12, and are good throughout the 2013 season for each venue, says Bauer.

Bauer, of Baldwin, is a former corporate marketing manager who’s now a stay-at-home mom. She says PittsburghPass is “a product I really wanted to see.”

“You can kind of get a little taste of everything,” she adds.

A Science Center spokesperson said that PittsburghPass was created through a deal similar to that which attractions offer area hotels for bulk ticket purchases.

Learn more at www.pittsburghpass.com.

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