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Awesome Florida Resident Deals in Tampa Bay and Beyond!

Living in Florida certainly has its perks, and being able to take advantage of Florida resident deals at world-renowned attractions and theme parks is tops! So put that Florida address to use and discover all of the ways you can save this year, with Florida Resident deals right here in Tampa Bay!  And since we're on the topic of saving, we're also sharing some awesome free and cheap things to do in Tampa Bay here.

To help you navigate all of the savings, we've organized the best Florida resident deals and perks into the following categories:

  • Attractions
  • Staycations
  • Orlando Deals for Families

Whatever you decide to do this summer, make sure you reap the benefits. Remember to stay local, eat local, and shop local!

Updated May 2024.

Related: Florida's Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday: Know Before You Go! 

Florida Resident Deals: Tampa Bay Attractions

*Prices and offers are subject to change.

LEGO® Ferrari Build & Race Experience
LEGO® Ferrari Build & Race Experience debuts on March 8, 2024, at LEGOLAND Florida.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Deals

Florida Resident discounts come and go throughout the year and right now, you can take advantage of a $29 Kids Ticket deal! For a limited time, kids can visit 3 parks – LEGOLAND Florida, LEGOLAND Water Park, and Peppa Pig Park – for only $29! Offer valid with the purchase of a single adult ticket. For visits between now and August 29, 2024.

You can also save up to 20% on rooms and packages at the hotels at LEGOLAND.

You can learn more about the LEGOLAND Florida hotels here!

 

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island Deals

MEMORIAL DAY SALE! Save up to 50% on tickets, Fun Cards, and passes through May 27.

Busch Gardens deals:

  • Busch Gardens Single Day Tickets: $65
  • Fun Cards: $84.99 for Busch Gardens only/$99.99 for Busch Gardens AND Adventure Island
  • Annual Passes: $14-$30.25/month
  • Any Day Ticket: $112.99

Believe it or not, they've also announced dates and tickets for Howl-O-Scream! Single-visit tickets start at $39.99. There are also deals on unlimited tickets, group tickets, and more.

summer nights at busch gardens
Summer Nights at Busch Gardens kicks off on May 24 and goes through August 11.

Adventure Island deals:

  • Adventure Island Single Day Tickets: $46.99
  • Fun Cards: $84.99 for Adventure Island only/$99.99 for Busch Gardens AND Adventure Island
  • Annual Passes: $10.50-30.25/month
  • Any Day Ticket: $69.99

Multi-Park deals (choose from Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Aquatica, and Sea World):

  • Two-Day, Two-Park Ticket: $99.99
  • Three-Day, Three-Park Ticket: $167.99
  • Four-Day, Four-Park Ticket: Visit all 4 parks for $199.99
  • Four Parks plus Unlimited Visits and Free Parking: Visit 14 consecutive days for $240.99

 

ZooTampa Deal

Pay for a day, visit all year! Buy a single-day admission to ZooTampa and come back for free through December 31, 2024. You'll get admission to seasonal events such as Creatures of the Night and Christmas in the Wild ($5 reservation fee is required for each event and will be reimbursed in the form of a voucher). Blackout dates apply.

You can also take advantage of ZooTampa's annual membership plans starting at $119. Memberships include free preferred parking, access to members-only events, park discounts, and more!

 

Tampa Bay CityPASS

CityPASS is a ticket experience you can purchase online to enjoy multiple attractions across Tampa Bay. Here's how it works: Tampa residents can purchase mobile or printable tickets and begin using the pass right away or within one year of the purchase date. Once you begin to use your CityPASS, it's good for a 9-day period.

Each pass includes admission to five popular local attractions including Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, ZooTampa at Lowry Park, and your choice of TWO of the following: MOSI, Glazer Children's Museum, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, or choose a Dolphin or Sunset Cruise from The Tropics Boat Tours out of Clearwater Beach.

CityPASS tickets are $139 for adults and $124 for children 3-9 years old.

florida resident deals glazer children's museum
Use your CityPASS to see Big John, the world's largest fossil triceratops, at Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa.

Tampa Museum of Art Deal

Perched right along the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk lies the Tampa Museum of Art. Known for its exhibits and collections, this is a gorgeous local museum that all residents must visit at least once! And it offers plenty of deals for college students and Florida Educators alike. Regular admission is $25/adult, but if you're military or a Florida educator, enjoy a $10 discount off admission. And, if you're a college student, your admission is FREE with proof of ID.

Straz Center for the Performing Arts Deals

Also located along the Riverwalk is the Straz Center – home to stunning performances, bands, musicals, and more. Similar to the Tampa Museum of Art, the Straz offers an Educator Discount (along with Military/First Responder, Student, and Senior discounts). If you're a teacher or staff member from any local Tampa Bay area county, you can receive up to 50% off of two tickets for pre-selected shows! Tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office, just show your school system ID or pay stub. All Tampa Bay area county educators are welcome and even homeschool teachers are eligible for this discount (see website for more details). Be sure to check the discounts page to see which shows are eligible.

Kids ages 12 and under are also eligible to receive a discounted ticket with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket on select Broadway shows. Come before for family-friendly activities and stay after for a talk-back with company members.


Florida Resident Deals: Staycations at Tampa Bay Hotels and Resorts

summer resort getaways
TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach.

Tradewinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach

Florida and Georgia residents can save 15% off when booking a room at Rumfish Beach Resort and Island Grand Beach Resort. With proof of residency, guests can purchase two nights and get the third night free. They also have promos of up to 20% off when you book up to 7 nights.

Their Surreal Dali Package includes:

  • Discounted rates on rooms and villas with beach views, balconies and more.
  • Two adult tickets to The Dalí Museum (Located downtown St. Petersburg).
  • One Dalí Museum Guidebook.
  • One Dalí Paintings 6-piece Coaster Set.
  • To check rates, select 3 nights with promo code DALI3

Sirata St. Pete Beach

Cross the bridge and make your way to Sirata St. Pete Beach. Now, you can enjoy their newly renovated guest rooms and enjoy their Florida Resident deal. Prepare to relax and save 10% off room rates just for living in Florida.
Use Code FLORIDA while checking dates.

Belleview Inn in Belleair

Head over to the Belleview Inn and check in for a bit of history at this gorgeous, newly renovated resort. Florida Residents can now enjoy exclusive savings of up to 25%! Not valid on holiday weekends.
Use Code RESIDENT while checking dates.

Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach

Head over to Clearwater Beach and enjoy the Sandpearl Resort. Their regular Sunshine State Staycation deal is an attempt to pay it forward for Florida residents. Enjoy up to 15% off plus a daily breakfast for two while you take a little time to de-stress.

You can also use promo code MAY10 for a $10 resort credit per person, per day.

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

Florida and Georgia residents can now enjoy several different packages, including the Seas the Stay with a 1-tier room upgrade, cabana upgrade, and $50 resort credit. You can also enjoy their Brews and Views package, wellness package, and up to 30% off select stays.

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo Deals 

If you've been wanting to disconnect from the busy, make the two-hour drive to River Ranch for one of the most unique family getaways in Florida at a real Florida dude ranch at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo. They offer everything from rustic camping to luxury glamping–we highly recommend the Luxe TeePees and Luxe Conestoga Wagons! Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo offers Florida residents 10% Off with proof of residency if you book online.

You can also take advantage of their S'Mores N' Pours package which includes a stay in a Glamping Tent, Wagon, or Teepee plus two deluxe s'mores kits and one bottle of Buffalo Trace Bourbon hand-delivered to your camp. Also includes a $25 resort credit.


Florida Resident Deals: Orlando Deals for Families

Disney Deals Cinderella's Castle
(Matt Stroshane, Photographer)

Walt Disney World Deals

Throughout the year there are Florida Resident Discounts at Walt Disney World. This includes discounts on hotel stays, activities, dining, and more – depending on the time of year.

  • Get a Discovery Disney ticket for $59 per day for 4 days ($235 total) on visits through September 28, 2024.
  • Purchase a $79 water park pass for visits to Typhoon Lagoon and Blizard Beach through May 24, 2024.
  • Florida residents can also save up to 30% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels

Tickets are also now on sale for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and range from $119-$199.

If you are going more than a few times, it might make sense to purchase an annual pass since parking is included and, lucky for us, Annual passes for Florida residents are back! Passes start at $21.88 per month.

Universal Orlando Deals

Submerse yourself in the action of the movies at Universal Orlando with one of the Florida Resident deals. We love the excitement of Universal Orlando. Their best current deal is for Annual Passes, which are currently being offered for as low as $16/month (after down payment; block-out dates and restrictions apply.)

Florida Residents can also currently buy two days and get two days free with a 2-park/2-day ticket for visits through December 18, 2024.

Don't forget to plan a meal at one of these top picks from our media partners at Orlando Date Night Guide: Best Restaurants at Universal Orlando for Date Night.

Sea World Orlando Deals

Enter the splash zone: SeaWorld Orlando is offering a Memorial Day Sale through May 27.

  • Single-Day Ticket: $60
  • Fun Card: $136.99 for Sea World only/$189.99 for Sea World AND Aquatica
  • Annual Passes: $15.75-$30.25/month

Howl-O-Scream tickets are also on sale now starting at $39.99 each. There are also deals on unlimited visits and group rates.

 

Wild Florida Deals

Get outdoors and enjoy life on the wild side at Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park. Wild Florida offers Florida residents 15% off one-hour airboat tours, $8 Gator Park admission (per adult and $6 for child), and discounted Drive-thru Safari Park admission. Proof of residency is required.

When hunger strikes, sink your teeth into grub at their Chomp House Grill where you can enjoy some tasty gator bites and other wild fare.

Gatorland Deals

Enjoy live gator shows, exhibits, zip lining, and a walk through the gator marsh all in an afternoon at Gatorland. Florida resident discounts come and go throughout the year, so keep an eye out on their website. Enjoy 50% off admission ($17.50/adult and $11.50/child after discount) through May 31, 2024! Tickets must be purchased onsite at the admissions office and proof of residency is required.

Jungle Adventures Deals

Experience Old Florida with all five senses at Jungle Adventures with Florida Resident discounts. Purchase your tickets online and get $4 off adult tickets, $3 off seniors, and $2 off child.

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