10 Awesome Travel Deals That Are for Locals Only

Whether it's a museum, zoo, or theme park, living near a popular attraction can pay off for local residents.

Why drive hundreds of miles or jump on an expensive flight if you have some of the nation's most frequented destinations right in your backyard? And if they offer discounts to state or local residents, that's an even better reason to stay put.

Check out these 10 impressive travel deals that are for locals only.

Disney World

Walt Disney World (Orlando, FL)

Can't get enough of all the magic that Disney World has to offer? If you're a Florida resident, you get a free month on the house when you purchase an annual pass. Even better, the Walt Disney World annual pass can be used at any of the four theme parks. But don't wait too long to take advantage of this special offer, as it ends on January 3, 2017.

roller coaster

Universal Orlando Resort (Orlando, FL)

Are you among the tons of Florida residents who are completely over Mickey Mouse Land? No worries! Not only does Universal offer Florida dwellers a generous discount of up to $50 off annual and seasonal passes, but you can also save up to $50 on admission to Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure, or on the multi-park pass.

SEE ALSO: Your Trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Might Cost More Than You Thought


Old Town Trolley Tours (7 Locations)

Old Town Trolley Tours extends buy one, get one deals to local residents for sightseeing tours in Boston, Key West, Nashville, Savannah, San Diego, St. Augustine, and Washington, D.C. Hop aboard to get an up close and personal tour of the famous landmarks in your city. And don't forget to bring along a friend for free!


National Aquarium (Baltimore, MD)

The National Aquarium is home to 14 experiences and exhibits, such as Shark Alley and Jellies Invasion. And from now through February 28, 2017, Maryland residents who visit the aquarium between Sunday and Friday before noon will receive $10 and $5 off adult and children's tickets, respectively.


Water World (Denver, CO)

Looking to have a little water-soaked fun in the sun? Residents of Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District or the City of Westminster can save over $20 on admission to Water World. Even better, senior residents are eligible for free admission. Tickets include free parking and unlimited access to Water World's 49 attractions.

SEE ALSO: The Complete Guide to Senior Discounts

Las Vegas

Big Bus Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)

Big Bus offers hop-on, hop-off bus tours of the famous landmarks located directly on the strip and in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. And if you happen to call Sin City home, you can take advantage of a 50% discount available through Vegas4Locals by printing out this coupon and presenting it to the bus driver. Alternatively, call Big Bus Las Vegas at 702-685-6578 and mention promo code "V4L".


StarLite Cruises (St. Petersburg and Clearwater, FL)

After a trip to the theme park with the little ones, what's better than a date night with your significant other? If you're a resident of the Sunshine State, StarLite Cruises offers a 25% discount on admission for select Dining Yacht cruises. All you have to do is enter the promo code "FRO" at checkout.

SEE ALSO: Planning a Cruise? When to Book and When to Sail

glass museum

Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY)

The Corning Museum of Glass boasts impressive collections of glass from around the world. And if you live in or near Corning, New York, and your ZIP code begins with 148, 149, or 169, you'll receive 50% off admission for yourself and two guests.


San Francisco Zoo (San Francisco, CA)

The San Francisco Zoo hosts Free Days for local residents throughout the year. It's home to over 20 exhibits and 1,000 exotic, endangered, or rescued animals, all of which are accessible on free admission days. However, you must arrive by 4 pm local time to take advantage of this special offer.


Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, IL)

MSI also offers free admission to Illinois residents on certain days throughout the year with proof of residency. Visitors can find exhibits for all ages, along with guided tours and Omnimax shows. (A fee applies for guided tours and Omnimax features on free admission days.)

Readers, have you taken advantage of any of these deals? What locals-only deals do attractions in your area offer? Let us know in the comments below!

And if you're planning a vacation outside of your neighborhood, check out the discounts on sightseeing and activities in DealNews' travel deals.

Allison Martin
Contributing Writer

After spending several years as a governmental accountant, Allison transitioned into the world of freelance writing. Her work has appeared on on a number of reputable sites, including The Wall Street Journal, Investopedia, Daily Finance, MSN Money, and Credit.com.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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