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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!

Related: Florida’s 2023 Sales Tax Holidays: Save on Outdoor Gear, Hurricane Prep, Baby Stuff, and MORE!

Florida Resident Deals: Tampa Bay Attractions

*Prices and offers are subject to change.

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LEGOLAND Florida Resort Deals, including Peppa Pig Theme Park Deals

LEGOLAND Florida is the ultimate local getaway with more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions within the park and a water park. And little kids will love the New Peppa Pig Theme Park which is right next door to the LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

Florida Resident discounts come and go throughout the year. Their current deal is a LEGOLAND Florida Flash sale for Memorial Day weekend, allowing Florida residents to visit the park for less than $50 per day for a two-park ticket!  You can choose between a 2-day LEGOLAND + Water Park ticket for $99 or a 2-day LEGOLAND Florida + Peppa Pig Theme Park ticket for $99. You can learn more about the LEGOLAND Florida hotels here!

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 new Triceratops exhibit coming in May!), 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.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Deals

There are a few ways for Florida residents to save at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Did you know that Florida Residents have special access to Busch Gardens Fun Cards? Purchase a Fun Card for $134.99 and visit again and again through December 31, 2023. Florida Residents also have access to exclusive monthly payment plans for annual passes. Annual pass options range from $15 to $41.50 per month. Keep an eye out during certain times of the year such as Labor Day and Black Friday for even bigger savings.

Adventure Island Deals

Similar to Busch Gardens, Adventure Island also offers a Florida Resident deal for Annual Passholders. There’s a Memorial Day weekend flash sale right now — Fun Cards are also available for Busch Gardens and Adventure Island at a discounted price of $99.99/person, good through December 31, 2023. There are other flash deals right now here you can explore on single-day tickets. Florida Residents can also opt for an Annual Pass and pay as little as $13.50/month.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Florida Resident Deals

Florida residents can pay for a day and play all summer at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Daily tickets are $40 and must be purchased before May 31, 2023, so buy once and then go back as many times as you want through August 31, 2023. Proof of residency is required.

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.


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 when booking a room at Rumfish Beach Resort and Island Grand Beach Resort. With proof of residency, guests can save an additional 20% off of already discounted rooms through September 6, 2023. Use Promo code FLREZ while checking rates.

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.

The Don Cesar in St. Pete Beach

Check in at The Don Cesar and save! Now, FL/GA residents can save up to 15% off room rates with a bonus $50 resort credit at this iconic pink beachfront resort. Proof of residency is required so be sure to have your IDs ready and enjoy all that The Don has to offer!

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.

Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach

Head over to Clearwater Beach and enjoy the Sandpearl Resort. Their Sunshine State Staycation deal is an attempt to pay it forward for Florida residents. Enjoy up to 20% off plus a daily breakfast for two while you take a little time to de-stress. You deserve it!

Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach

Also located on Clearwater Beach, head over to Opal Sands Resort and enjoy up to 20% off your stay plus daily breakfast for two thanks to the resort’s awesome deal for Florida Residents. A valid state ID is required at check-in.

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

Our final Florida resident staycation deal comes from Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach. Florida and Georgia residents can now enjoy 25% off of the best available rate, $20 valet parking, 10% off at the property’s dining outlets, and more.

Westgate River Ranch and 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 and Rodeo. They offer everything from rustic camping to luxury glamping–we highly recommend the Luxe TeePees and Luxe Conestoga Wagons! If you book during the Westgate River Ranch and Rodeo Memorial Day weekend sale, you can save as much as 20% on your stay (you must travel by August 31, 2023).


Florida Resident Deals: Orlando Deals for Families

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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.

Right now Florida residents can purchase a 4-Day Disney Summer Magic Ticket for just $58 per day, plus tax. The ticket is valid through September 29, 2023, and there are a few blockout dates you’ll want to check. There is also a 2-Day Disney Water Park ticket deal for the price of a 1-day ticket at $69 plus tax.

Florida residents can also save up to 30% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels, valid for stays most nights July 11 through September 28, 2023.

If you are going more than a few times, it might make sense to purchase an annual pass since parking is included which leads us into the Big News out of Walt Disney World…Annual passes for Florida residents are back! As of April 2023, Florida residents can purchase an annual pass for as little as $18.33/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. Florida Residents can currently “Buy A Day, Get 2 Days Free” (enjoy by September 29, 2023).

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. Currently, they have a Memorial Day flash sale with single-day tickets starting at $67.99 and Fun Cards for unlimited visits in 2023 (blockout dates apply) for $178.99 for Sea World and Aquatica water park.

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. Now through May 31st, 2023, enjoy 50% off admission ($16.50/adult and $11.50/child after discount)! 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. During the months of January, May, and September, Florida residents enjoy a $4 discount on all full-day tickets (regularly $17.95 – $27.95). Proof of residency is required at the time of purchase.

 

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