SALT LAKE CITY — Picturing the family in Utah this summer has become easier and possibly more affordable. Several activities passes are promising to save families money by bundling Utah adventures into a single pass.
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The Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass is the ticket to 16 big adventures including Discovery Gateway, the Natural History Museum of Utah, Hogle Zoo, Clark Planetarium, This is the Place Heritage Park, Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Snowbird’s Aerial Tram, among others.
On its website, Visit Salt Lake says its Connect Pass can save passholders between 50% and 80% on regular admission.
Travel writer Allison Laypath of the blog, “Tips for Family Trips,” says its flexibility makes this pass an affordable option for families.
“You can purchase (a pass) for one day, or a few days or an entire year and the pricing structure will be different,” Laypath explained. “So, it really depends on your plans.
A one-day Visit Salt Lake Connect pass runs $30 for kids, $36 for adults. There is also a two-day and three-day options. A 365-day pass costs $88 for kids and $96 for adults.
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Sold by Seven Peaks Waterpark, the Pass of All Passes gets you unlimited entry into the Seven Peaks Waterpark in Provo, as well as the Seven Peaks Fun Center in Lehi. It also includes a slew of select athletic events at the Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University and University of Utah campuses.
Passholders can also get entry into Orem Owlz games, as well as the Ogden Raptors, Utah Grizzlies, Real Monarchs and other teams as well as a visit with the birds and reptiles and Scales and Tails.
The cost for a Silver Pass of All Passes for $39.99, while Gold goes for $49.99. Gold gets you into more sporting events.
Planning a trip to Lagoon sometime this year? It’s one of over 30 Utah venues offered up in the fairly new, GetOut Pass.
“The GetOut Pass is more of a subscription pass,” explained Laypath, “where you pay just a few dollars a month and then you get to do all the activities that are available.”
Besides Lagoon, those activities include Brighton Resort, Cowabunga Bay, Fat Cats, Kangaroo Zoo, Dart Nation, Jump Around Utah, Momentum Indoor Climbing, Provo Beach, Funtopia, SeaQuest, Cache Valley Fun Park and more.
“You’re able to do Brighton and Lagoon once each year,” Laypath said. “There are other activities on the passes, things like bowling, laser tag among other fun family activities. You can do those as often as once a week.”
A GetOut Pass runs $149.95 per year.
Laypath also recommended looking into buying an annual pass to a favorite attraction.
“Typically, an annual pass will pay for itself in two to three visits and you can go as often as you want through the year,” she said.
“What you want to do is just look at all the passes that are available,” Laypath said. “See which one fits your interests and the activities you want to do and which one fits your budget.