If You Are a Local, You Can Get Huge Discounts

I seem to enjoy living in tourist destinations.  I grew up in New York and I now live just outside Washington, D.C. (and used to live in it).


I just did a few “tourist days” with my niece and as part of that, booked a bus tour.

Turns out, locals can take bus tours in DC for free.

Old Town Trolley (who also runs the Duck tours) allow locals to take tours for free when accompanying an out of towner.

From the website (emphasis mine):

Sign up today and rediscover the magic of Washington DC with the Old Town Trolley Tours Hometown Pass.

*Hometown pass holder can be an adult or child (ages 4-12) who resides in eligible areas of Historic Tours of America tours and attractions. Each Hometown pass holder rides free when accompanied by a guest who has purchased A FULL FARE adult ticket. Accompanying adult guest ticket must be purchased at a Historic Tours of America tour or attraction ticket booth or by calling 844-356-2603. Tickets may not be purchased online and may not be purchased using any discounts or coupons. Hometown Pass is not valid for packages. Washington: All residents within the District of Columbia as well as within a 50 mile radius of the District. A Valid driver’s license, government issued id or voter’s registration must be shown at the depot in conjunction with the Hometown Pass for all pass holders over the age of 15. Sorry, we cannot accept utility bills. Hometown passes are only valid in YOUR hometown and are not transferable to other cities.

To learn more, go to Washington DC’s Hometown Pass.

You only need to be within a 50 mile radius, so suburbanites are definitely welcome.

This same deal is avaliable in all the major cities that Old Town Trolley covers.

But these deals aren’t limited to tours.

In Vegas, you can find cheap monorail rides, discounted show tickets, and more.

Disney even has its own set of passes for locals.

What local deals have you taken advantage of?

About Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

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  1. Awesome! Thanks, I just signed up.

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