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The CityPass Guide to Heart-Shaped Holidays.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- No matter where you leave your heart, CityPass(R), the company known for assembling the continent's most-visited city attractions in convenient booklets, makes it easy and affordable by bundling the best in each city and topping it off with a romantic suggestion this Valentine's Day, or whenever Cupid takes flight.

For traditional head-in-the-clouds romantics in New York, Toronto, Chicago, Boston and Seattle, consider the obvious -- the city's landmark viewing towers. Yes, it's been done before. Yes, the air could be swirling with proposals, but North America's best viewing towers are open late and there's always a camera nearby to capture the moment. Because love won't wait, CityPass breezes ticket holders past main entrance lines at a savings of 50% off box office prices and frosts the most-loved attractions in each city with fabulous views.

--New York: Empire State Building Observatory -- the lights will be appropriately red for Valentine's Day. Practice your favorite Empire State Building line from almost 100 movies (or stick with "An Affair to Remember" -- "It's as close to heaven as you can get.") Also included in CityPass: The Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, and an equally romantic Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise. $53.00

--Toronto: CN Tower -- the world's tallest building (1,465 feet) with a glass floor to capture that floating feeling, and a revolving restaurant completing one revolution every 72 minutes -- plenty of time to consider your future together. Also: Art Gallery of Ontario, Casa Loma Castle, Ontario Science Centre, Royal Ontario Museum and Toronto Zoo. $46.00 CAD, $35.17 USD.

--Chicago: The Hancock Observatory -- the view sweeps across skyline, moody Lake Michigan and four nearby states. Use the window-washing photo op as your engagement announcement or buy the photo taken at the entrance. CityPass also includes The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, The Art Institute of Chicago, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, and the Museum of Science and Industry. $49.00.

--Boston: The Skywalk Observatory -- the only observatory in all of New England, with the Top of the Hub restaurant on the 52nd floor serving cuisine as gorgeous as the view. Also: New England Aquarium, Harvard Museum of Natural History, John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Museum of Science and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. $36.75.

--Seattle: Space Needle -- Your photo taken before ascending is ready for you to purchase after your visit for a great memento, and you can download free wallpaper for an enduring reminder of your day. Free, high-powered telescopes detail ships on Elliott Bay and the other CityPass attractions: Pacific Science Center, Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour and The Museum of Flight. $39.50.

--San Francisco: Who needs a viewing tower when those famous cable cars climb to the stars? CityPass includes a week of unlimited transportation on cable cars, light rail and city buses, along with admission to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Exploratorium, Asian Art Museum, romantic Blue & Gold Fleet Bay cruise, and an option for either the California Academy of Sciences & Steinhart Aquarium or the Legion of Honor. $40.00.

--Philadelphia: Want to know why love makes your heart pound? The Franklin Institute Science Museum's Giant Heart, strong for 50 years, has been updated. It's just the right size for a man 220 feet tall. Be different (and perhaps daring) and profess your love in the 8-foot long Crawl through Arteries. Also in CityPass: The National Constitution Center, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia Zoo and a romantic trolley tour. $36.00.

CityPass is also available in Hollywood, $72.00, and Southern California, combining Anaheim and San Diego theme parks, $172.00. CityPass is the best deal of any season and may be purchased in advance at or at any participating attraction. Booklets are valid for nine days from first use. Prices quoted are for one adult CityPass booklet. In New York, Boston, Seattle and Philadelphia, CityPass is "Valid All Winter" through March 31, 2005. For recorded telephone information, call 707-256-0490.
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