Every year about 125 million people from all over the world travel to the great state of Florida. But it takes a massive population of Florida residents to keep all of these tourist venues and sites running.
So where do the residents of the vacation state go when they want to relax? Well right here of course! One of the perks of being one of the 21 million people that live in Florida is that you get discounts on all of the cool things to do and see.
Here’s a short list of some of the more notable discounts you can take advantage of as a local.
1. Theme Parks
Let’s start with the obvious, theme parks offer discounts on both daily and annual passes to Florida residents. This includes the Disney Parks, Legoland, Sea World, and Busch Gardens.
All you need is a driver’s license or Florida ID with a Florida address, and you qualify. So be sure to update your address as soon as you finish your move from out of state.
When it comes to the Disney parks family, there are a ton of different ways to save as a Florida resident. First, you can get discounted daily tickets and yearly passes.
You can also score tickets to visit the park in the evening and after hours. This is great for those who are local and want to enjoy the park after the vacationing families head out.
Take the kids and embrace your inner child at Legoland. You can score about $20 off yearly passes when you show you’re a Florida resident.
Sea World & Busch Gardens
You can score discounted tickets and package deals for Sea World and Busch Gardens. Keep an eye on the local paper too, both of the parks run flash sales for day pass tickets that could be 40% off.
If you haven’t been to the Museum of Science and Industry, better known to locals as MOSI, with your family, you are truly missing out on one of the coolest kids-oriented science museums out there. Plus they have regular exhibits geared towards adults.
Grab the Tamp Bay CityPASS and get 50% or more off your tickets to the museum, Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo, and the Clearwater Aquarium.
Cruises leave the coast of Florida from Tampa, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, and Cape Canaveral every day. You could be on one of those cruises at a discounted rate. In some cases, all it takes is for one person in your cabin to be a Florida resident to receive the special rates. Incentives like onboard spending money are also available through some cruise lines.
4. Resorts and Spas
Take some time to yourself and visit some of the best resort and spas in the country all while getting a preferred rate as a local resident.
From Sanibel Island to Key West or from Miami to St Pete’s Beach, South Florida is paradise. Enjoy a staycation locally within your own state and receive deals from 10-20% off.
Florida residents have the unique ability to vacation in their own backyard thanks to living in a state that is grounded in the tourism industry. What’s even better is that we can score some great discounts while we are at it.
You don’t even need to be on vacation to enjoy all the state has to offer. It could be date night, family time, or just some you time.
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