smart_destinationsSmart Destination passes offer a way for travelers to sightsee while saving time and money. The passes help ease the sting of sightseeing for any budget-conscious traveler. You save up to 45% by purchasing the pass, over individual admissions.

And Smart Destinations lets you customize a pass for attractions you want, rather than buying a pass for a number of attractions you may not use. They are good for 30 days, so if you are on an extended vacation you can spread out your sightseeing. Or if you move somewhere, you can use the pass as your introduction to the city.

The Smart Destination passes also allow ticket holders to bypass lines and feel like a VIP. This is no small bonus when you consider the lines at a place like The American Museum of Natural History, in NYC. You take your pass at each attraction and cruise up to will call, or go to the members’ window and redeem your voucher.

Want to get your teen to see the city like a real New York teen? has put together a pass with teen-vetted attractions. The TravelingMom NYC teen pass includes such highlights as the Top of the Rock Observation Deck and The American Museum of Natural History. This pass is not available for in-city pick up – it has to be ordered online and shipped because it is customized.

The passes are also great for a couple of teens exploring on their own; they don’t have to worry about carrying extra money for admission, and hours and transportation info are included.

Explorer passes offer discounted admission to 3,5,7 or 10 attractions. Buy the pass online, or check the website and find out where in each destination you can buy the pass.

Smart Destinations offers passes in 15 North American destinations: Blue Ridge, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, Oahu, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Toronto, in addition to NYC. The passes also include extras like discounts at local restaurants and shopping.