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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 February 28, 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 the LEGOLAND Play Card for $119.

This is a Pay for a Day, Play All Year deal that gets you unlimited visits to the LEGOLAND Florida theme park throughout the rest of 2024 (blockout dates apply). The Play Card also applies to Georgia residents, so tell your Peach State friends!

This is a great deal to take advantage of as the park gets ready to unveil the new LEGO Ferrari Build & Race Experience on March 8, along with other celebrations like the Summer Block Party!

You can learn more about the LEGOLAND Florida hotels here!

Peppa Pig Theme Park Deals

Peppa Pig Theme Park is hosting its Oinktastic Sale where you can pick up discounted tickets right now for Peppa Pig Theme Park for as low as $34 for one day. This offer is online only.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Deals

FUN CARD DEAL! Busch Gardens is offering a limited-time President's Day deal on Fun Cards for $99. Buy a Busch Gardens Fun Card now and get Adventure Island FREE!

They've also brought back their annual Busch Gardens Preschool Pass and AWESOME news – the registration date has been extended! Kids under 5 can get a free annual pass to both Busch Gardens and Adventure Island, but you must register by March 26, 2024.

Florida Residents also have access to exclusive monthly payment plans for annual passes. Annual pass options range from $14.50 to $32 per month.


Adventure Island Deals

Adventure Island is offering the same Fun Card sale right now as Busch Gardens. Get Busch Gardens and Adventure Island for $99 (blackout dates apply).

Florida Residents can also opt for an Annual Pass and pay as little as $11/month.


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 (check out their awesome Triceratops exhibit!), 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.

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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. This season, you can take advantage of this offer with Peter Pan on May 1. Contact the theater for details and to purchase.

Florida Resident Deals: Staycations at Tampa Bay Hotels and Resorts

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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.

Play Ball! MLB Spring Training with Opal

Book the Play Ball! Package at participating Opal resorts and catch some MLB spring training. Package includes daily resort credit, welcome bag with baseball hat, baseball hat, a baseball, pen or sharpie for signatures, and a box of Cracker Jacks. The following hotels are participating:

  • Sandpearl Resort
  • Opal Sands Resort
  • Belleview Inn

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 deserve it!

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.

  • From January 11-March 15, 2024, guests can purchase a 2-day ticket for $199 plus tax.
  • 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.

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 a day and get two days for free. Visits must be done by June 26, 2024. Valid on a 2-park, 1-day park to park ticket.

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 offers great vacation packages and Florida Resident discounts throughout the year. Right now, you can buy a SeaWorld Annual Pass and get Aquatica for FREE!

Fun Cards are currently for sale for $138.99, and are good for repeat use now through the end of 2024 (block out dates apply) to SeaWorld and Aquatica.

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 January 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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