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:
- 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 November 6, 2023.
Florida Resident Deals: Tampa Bay Attractions
*Prices and offers are subject to change.
Peppa Pig Theme Park Deals
Peppa Pig Theme Park is hosting its Oinktastic Sale where you can pick up discounted tickets right for Peppa Pig Theme Park for as low as $29 for one day. This offer is online only.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort Deals
Florida Resident discounts come and go throughout the year. Right now, they’re offering several combination packages that allow you to stay at one of their themed hotels and enjoy the park. They also have military ticket offers and first responder ticket offers. Take advantage of the LEGOLAND Florida deals here.
You can learn more about the LEGOLAND Florida hotels here!
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Deals
FUN CARD DEAL! Busch Gardens is offering a limited holiday deal on Fun Cards. Buy a Fun Card now and get all of 2024 and the rest of 2023 FREE! Fun Cards are $99.99 for one park or $154.99 two parks (Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island).
Florida Residents also have access to exclusive monthly payment plans for annual passes. Annual pass options range from $13.25 to $34.75 per month.
Adventure Island Deals
Adventure Island is offering the same Fun Card sale right now as Busch Gardens. Get all of 2024 and the rest of 2023 included. Fun Cards are $82.99 for Adventure Island only.
Florida Residents can also opt for an Annual Pass and pay as little as $11/month.
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 newly opened 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.
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
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, and after that, save 15% off best available rates with stays Sept. 7 – Dec. 25, 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.
Use Code FLORIDA while checking dates.
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!
Use Code FLRES while searching.
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. Thier Holiday Savings Deal gets you a $100 resort credit if you stay three nights from December 21-January 1, 2024. 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!
You can also take advantage of their Savor Another Sunset Deal and get the 4th night free plus a one-time $50 resort credit on select nights.
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. If you’re traveling for the holidays this year, book 3 nights and get the fourth night FREE. You will also get a $50 resort credit.
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! Westgate River Ranch and 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
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 Weekday Magic Ticket for just $59 per day, plus tax. The ticket is valid through December 22, 2023, and there are a few block-out dates you’ll want to check.
Florida residents can also save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels, valid for stays most nights through December 25, 2023.
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! 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. 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 a second day for free on a two-park, one-day ticket. Visits must be done by March 6, 2024. You can also add a day at Volcano Bay for $25.
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. Sea world is offering up to 35% off on single-day tickets. Add all-day dining for only $30.
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).
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.
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 November 30, 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. Purchase your tickets online and get $4 off adult tickets, $3 off seniors, and $2 off child.
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