Press Releases

Smart Destinations Introduces Most Popular San Diego Attractions Package

September 3, 2014

Smart Destinations releases a brand new Most Popular San Diego Attractions package featuring SeaWorld San Diego, the San Diego Zoo, and LEGOLAND California with 31% savings off regular combined admission prices.

Smart Destinations End of Summer Sale 2014

September 3, 2014

Beginning this week Smart Destinations will be offering special sale prices on their most popular products for an end of summer sale.

Smart Destinations Launches “Thanks a Million!” Sweepstakes

July 29, 2014

To honor the milestone of welcoming two million customers, Smart Destinations launches “Thanks a Million” Sweepstakes.

Smart Destinations Introduces Most Popular San Diego Attractions Package

July 28, 2014

Smart Destinations releases a brand new Most Popular San Diego Attractions package featuring SeaWorld San Diego, the San Diego Zoo, and LEGOLAND California with 31% savings off regular combined admission prices.

Smart Destinations Announces New July Sale

July 18, 2014

Smart Destinations begins a new sale on July 18th, featuring significant discounts on their best-selling Go City Cards and Explorer Passes.

Smart Destinations Releases All-New Boston Explorer Pass®

July 10, 2014

Smart Destinations is launching an all-new Boston Attractions Pass this summer– the Boston Explorer Pass®.

Smart Destinations Announces Special Sizzling Summer Blow Out Sale

June 19, 2014

Smart Destinations is starting the biggest sale of the summer on June 21st, featuring significant discounts on their best-selling Go City Cards and Explorer Passes.

Smart Destinations’ Summer Family Fun Passes are All New for 2014

June 18, 2014

Smart Destinations announces the release of a new series of Summer Family Fun Passes for 2014, offering even greater savings on top family attractions in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Diego, and San Francisco.

Smart Destinations Launches Improved Go Orlando Card®

June 3, 2014

Smart Destinations’ new Go Orlando Card® offers the best value in the history of the attraction pass, debuting with a special limited-time offer of $99.99 for a 2 day card

Smart Destinations Releases New Magna Carta Boston History Pass

June 3, 2014

In honor of the highly anticipated Magna Carta: Cornerstone of Liberty exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), Smart Destinations is releasing a new Go Select Multi-Attraction Pass, the “Magna Carta Boston History Pass.”

Smart Destinations Offers VIP Red Sox Tickets with Go Boston Card®

May 2, 2014

Smart Destinations introduces Red Sox Game Tickets with VIP early ballpark admission as an exclusive bonus offer for their popular Go Boston Card®.

Smart Destinations Continues Mobile Innovation with New Digital Go Orlando Card®

April 9, 2014

Smart Destinations releases the latest in a series of innovative mobile technology offerings, the Digital Go Orlando Card.

Smart Destinations Releases All-New San Francisco Explorer Pass©

April 8, 2014

Smart Destinations is launching an all-new San Francisco Attractions Pass – the San Francisco Explorer Pass©.

Go Los Angeles Card® is now the Top Hollywood Attractions Pass

March 3, 2014

Smart Destinations’ award-winning products are now the only attraction passes in the greater LA Area to offer visitors top insider benefits, flexibility, and discounts.

Smart Destinations City Attractions Pass Super Sale

January 29, 2014

Travel industry leader Smart Destinations announced City Attractions Pass Super Sale, beginning January 30, 2014.

Smart Destinations Helps Shoppers Save on Travel Gifts During the Holiday Countdown

December 10, 2013

Smart Destinations announced GO Holiday Deals campaign to run throughout the month of December.

Smart Destinations Partner Jungle Island Launches Winter Wonder Island

December 10, 2013

Smart Destinations’ Miami attraction partner Jungle Island announces launch of Winter Wonder Island event this holiday season.

Smart Destinations Introduces Limited-Time Go Boston Winter Card

December 3, 2013

Smart Destinations releases special, limited-time 3-day Go Boston Winter Card for seasonal travel to Boston.

Visit SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration With Smart Destinations

November 26, 2013

Smart Destinations customers can enjoy SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration with Go Orlando Card, Go Select Orlando Pass, and more.

Smart Destinations Partner Museum of Science, Boston Opens Hall of Human Life

November 19, 2013

This month, Smart Destinations’ partner Boston Museum of Science will open a thought-provoking new permanent exhibit, the Hall of Human Life.

Smart Destinations Partner The Field Museum Opens “World’s Fair” Exhibit

November 5, 2013

Smart Destinations’ premier Chicago partner The Field Museum will open a momentous retrospective exhibit, entitled “Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair”.

Smart Destinations Offers New Packages, Discounts for Holiday Season

October 31, 2013

Smart Destinations releases a series of new holiday trip-planning benefits, including travel tips, new curated packages, and additional discounts.

Smart Destinations Appoints Leading Growth-Phase Executive as Revenue Increases Significantly

October 29, 2013

Smart Destinations appoints new CEO Ted Stimpson to head the travel industry leader

Smart Destinations Partner Museum of Fine Arts Opens Landmark Special Exhibit, “John Singer Sargent Watercolors”

October 16, 2013

Renowned Boston attraction partner Museum of Fine Arts opens highly anticipated exhibit of John Singer Sargent’s watercolors.

Smart Destinations Partner Busch Gardens Hosts Exciting “Howl-O-Scream” Event

October 3, 2013

Smart Destinations customers can visit Busch Gardens this October to enjoy the return of their thrilling, adults-only Halloween event.

Smart Destinations Partner Boston Children’s Museum Turns 100

October 1, 2013

Smart Destinations’ valued attraction partner Boston Children’s Museum celebrates its centennial this October with festivities, special events, and an exciting after-party.

Smart Destinations Launches 10 Years of GO Photo Contest

September 17, 2013

In honor of its tenth anniversary, Smart Destinations is offering a special 10 Years of GO Photo Contest.

List of 2013 Top American Museums Includes Six Smart Destinations Partners

September 17, 2013

Six of Smart Destinations’ premier attraction partners have been named among the top twenty-five Best American Museums of 2013.

Smart Destinations Offers Customers New Savings for Its Labor Day Sale

August 29, 2013

For the upcoming long weekend holiday, Smart Destinations is offering an additional discount on their best-selling Go City Cards and Explorer Passes.

Smart Destinations Expands Mobile Go City Card Offerings to Los Angeles

August 27, 2013

With the vast majority of customers choosing the Instant Delivery Option when purchasing Go City Cards in other markets, Smart Destinations expands availability of mobile passes this month with a launch of the mobile Go Los Angeles Card.

Smart Destinations Welcomes Tara Didi as Regional Director of New York

August 26, 2013

Smart Destinations hires travel industry expert Tara Didi as Regional Director of New York City.

Smart Destinations Named for Fifth Consecutive Year to the Exclusive 2013 Inc. 500|5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

August 21, 2013

Smart Destinations Ranks No. 44 in the Top Travel and Hospitality Companies on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 70%

Smart Destinations and LEGOLAND® California Resort Team Up for LEGOLAND Sleepover Sweepstakes

August 15, 2013

Smart Destinations works with partner LEGOLAND® California to offer exciting new Sleepover Sweepstakes contest through Facebook this August.

Smart Destinations Launches New Partnership with Waikiki Ocean Club

August 15, 2013

Smart Destinations is pleased to announce a new partnership with popular Oahu destination Waikiki Ocean Club.

Smart Destinations Releases New Go Select San Francisco Package in Honor of America’s Cup

August 6, 2013

Smart Destinations has created an exclusive San Francisco Sailing Cup Package with key tours and attractions for San Francisco visitors.

Smart Destinations Releases New Virtual Go Card in San Diego

August 1, 2013

Smart Destinations releases San Diego’s first mobile attraction pass, the Virtual Go Card.

Smart Destinations Celebrates Its Ten Year Anniversary

July 30, 2013

This month, travel industry leader Smart Destinations celebrates a milestone of ten years.

Smart Destinations’ Chicago Partner Shoreline Sightseeing Introduces New Riverview Vessel

July 29, 2013

Smart Destinations’ Chicago partner Shoreline Sightseeing christens Riverview vessel for the popular Architecture River Cruise.

Walkin’ Broadway Tours Joins Smart Destinations’ Go Select New York Pass

July 29, 2013

Smart Destinations welcomes the recent addition of popular Walkin’ Broadway Tours to their Go Select New York program.

Smart Destinations Orlando Partner Kennedy Space Center Opens “Space Shuttle Atlantis”

July 24, 2013

Smart Destinations customers can now enjoy a brand new NASA experience at the Kennedy Space Center, the Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit.

K1 Speed Joins Smart Destinations’ Go Select Los Angeles Program

July 24, 2013

Smart Destinations announces the addition of popular kart-racing attraction K1 Speedway to its Go Select Los Angeles Pass.

Smart Destinations Welcomes Extended Metropolitan Museum of Art Hours this Summer

July 16, 2013

Smart Destinations welcomes the new seven-day schedule at popular New York attraction partner Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Summer Family Pass is Back for a Limited Time at Smart Destinations

July 15, 2013

Popular Go Select Package “Summer Family Pass” helps families save on family-friendly attractions.

New Oahu Attractions for Smart Destinations Customers

July 15, 2013

Smart Destinations welcomes six new outdoor attractions to Go Select Oahu Pass program.

Smart Destinations Welcomes LEGOLAND® Florida’s Newest Attraction – The World of Chima

July 12, 2013

Smart Destinations attraction partner LEGOLAND® Florida opens its newest expansion, “The World of Chima” on July 3.

Smart Destinations Welcomes Re-Opening of the Statue of Liberty

July 12, 2013

Smart Destinations welcomes Statue of Liberty’s grand Fourth of July re-Opening.

Smart Destinations Announces Special “Stars and Spangles” Fourth of July Sale

June 25, 2013

Smart Destinations is offering a limited-time “Stars and Spangles” holiday sale on select Go City Cards and Explorer Passes.

Smart Destinations Announces “Show Us Your Go!” Summer Facebook Contest

June 24, 2013

Smart Destinations will be running a summer-long photo contest exclusively for their Facebook fans with new winners each month.

Smart Destinations Welcomes Pam Morin as Regional Director of Chicago

June 20, 2013

Smart Destinations hires tourism marketing expert Pam Morin as Regional Director of Chicago.

Smart Destinations Partners With NYC & Company for Limited-Edition Where’s Waldo Attraction Pass

June 19, 2013

As part of New York City’s tourism Family Ambassador Campaign, Smart Destinations, Inc. has created limited-edition multi-attraction passes exclusively for this summer’s Where’s Waldo? campaign.

Smart Destinations Launches 30 Days of Giveaways Contest

June 18, 2013

In conjunction with the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, Smart Destinations is giving away 30 different Go Select Boston Packages to lucky winners.

Smart Destinations Welcomes New Attractions to Go Select Los Angeles Pass

June 13, 2013

Smart Destinations welcomes Long Beach Harbor Tour and Double-Decker Bus Tour to the Go Select Los Angeles Pass.

Smart Destination Cards as Welcome Gift for Wedding Guests

June 6, 2013

Smart Destinations’ Go City Cards and Explorer Passes make an ideal welcome gift for wedding guests.

Smart Destinations Partner SeaWorld Opens New Aquatica Park in San Diego

May 30, 2013

Starting June 1, 2013, Smart Destinations customers can visit the brand-new SeaWorld Park Aquatica with the Go Select San Diego Pass.

Smart Destinations Welcomes SeaWorld Orlando’s New Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin™

May 24, 2013

Smart Destinations customers will soon be able to visit the brand-new SeaWorld Orlando experience, “Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin™,” with the Go Orlando Cards and Go Select Orlando Passes

Smart Destinations Announces Memorial Day Sale on Go City Cards and Explorer Passes

May 22, 2013

Smart Destinations is offering a special Memorial Day sale on Go City Cards and Explorer Passes beginning today. Travelers can enjoy the top attractions and activities in 9 major cities when using the multi-attraction admission passes.

Expanded Hours on New York’s Top 5 Cruises with Smart Destinations this Summer

May 21, 2013

Smart Destinations announces expanded summer hours at their Top 5 New York City cruises travelers can now enjoy with their New York Explorer Pass and the Go Select New York Pass.

New Walking Tours in New York City Join Smart Destinations

May 16, 2013

Smart Destinations is pleased to announce the addition of three brand-new walking tours to its New York program.

New Go Select Orlando Packages with SeaWorld Orlando

May 15, 2013

Go Select Orlando Packages offer bundled attractions based on a common theme or interest. Travelers now have more ways to visit SeaWorld and other popular attractions with the new Go Select Orlando Packages.

Smart Destinations Welcomes New Attraction Partners in Oahu

May 14, 2013

Smart Destinations offers Go Oahu Card holders access to popular attractions.

Smart Destinations Customers Can Now Visit New “PUNK” Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

May 10, 2013

New York Explorer Pass and Go Select New York Pass Visitors Have Access to Met Events

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Travel Gift from Smart Destinations

May 8, 2013

Smart Destinations, the leading provider of multi-attraction passes to more than 400 of the nation’s top sightseeing attractions, today announced its upcoming Mother’s Day Sale on its Go City Cards and Explorer Passes.

Smart Destinations Welcomes Summer Schedule for Chicago Cruise Partners

May 7, 2013

Expanded tour schedules allow Smart Destinations customers the convenience of taking two of the most popular tours in Chicago any day of the week.

Warner Brothers VIP Studio Tour now Available for Smart Destinations Customers on the Weekends

May 2, 2013

Go Los Angeles Card and Go Select Pass users to enjoy expanded tour availability at major production studio. Smart Destinations customers can now see more using their multi-attraction passes during the weekend.

Smart Destinations Works with LEGOLAND® California Resort to Create a Unique Attraction Experience for Visitors with Go Los Angeles Cards and Go San Diego Cards

May 1, 2013

The Nation’s First LEGOLAND® Hotel at LEGOLAND® California Resort is Now Open!

Smart Destinations Announces Partnership with the 9/11 Tribute Center

April 23, 2013

Over 70,000 New York City Visitors Using the New York Explorer Pass Can Now Visit the 9/11 Tribute Center

Make the most of your Spring Vacation with the New York Explorer Pass

April 4, 2013

Save up to 45% off Combined Gate Prices at 55 Major Attractions in New York City

Enjoy your Spring Vacation with Go San Diego Card

April 2, 2013

Visit up to 48 Major Attractions in San Diego for One Low Price

Make the most out of your Spring Vacation with Go Chicago Card

March 29, 2013

Visit All Major Chicago Attractions and Save up to 55 Percent Off Gate Prices

Smart Destinations’ Go Select Named Finalist for the Best Mobile Strategy Award

March 14, 2013

Go Select mobile recognized as innovative tech solution by the mobile travel industry.

The Gift of Go: Smart Destinations Offers Unique Last-Minute Holiday Travel Gifts That Bring Families Together

December 12, 2012

Looking for that unique last-minute travel gift for your special ones this holiday season? This year, in a season that’s all about giving from the heart, choose to give a gift that brings families and friends together.

SmartDestinations.com’s New Summer Family Fun Passes Offer Big Savings at Top Attractions in Major U.S. Travel Destinations

July 16, 2012

Families Save More than 30% while visiting top attractions in New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco

Go Select Pass Quickly Becomes Top 20 Free Travel App

July 10, 2012

Tens of Thousands of Smartphone Users Have Downloaded the Go Select Pass, Getting Instant Mobile Tickets (up to 40% off) for Top Attractions

Smart Destinations Rolls Out New Go Select Mobile Pass in Seven Major Tourism Markets

June 26, 2012

Go Select Pass Delivers Discount Tickets (up to 40% off) for Top Attractions to Smartphones

Save 10% or More and Win Free Go City Travel Passes During Smart Destinations’ “Sizzlin’ Summer Savings” Sale

June 19, 2012

Smart Destinations, the leading provider of multi-attraction passes to more than 400 of the nation’s top sightseeing attractions, today announced its “Sizzlin’ Summer Savings” Sale on its Go City Cards and Explorer Passes – just in time for the 4th of July.

SmartDestinations.com is One of Boston’s “Hottest”

April 4, 2012

SmartDestinations.com, home of the popular Go City cards, has been named one of the "Hottest Companies in Boston" for 2012.

Save up to 20% and Win Free Go City Travel Passes During “Mad Marchness” Sale at Smart Destinations

March 12, 2012

Spring Breezes Blow in Big Savings on All the Best Attractions in Top US Travel Destinations

Smart Destinations and San Diego Zoo Expand Partnership, Launch Safari Sweepstakes

January 24, 2012

Guests Can Now Buy Go San Diego Attraction Cards at the Zoo and Safari Park Gate; Enter Now to Win a VIP Zoo Safari Park Experience for Four with Free Airfare, Hotel and 3-Day Go San Diego Cards Included.

Give the Gift of Attractions With Great Holiday Travel Deals from Smart Destinations

December 6, 2011

Create Customized Admission Passes for the Nation’s Top Attractions to Turn Holiday Gifts into Unforgettable Travel Experiences; Facebook Fans Can Win Free Go City Cards; Take Up to 15% Off This Week on Select Go City Cards

Smart Destinations Announces Huge One-Day Cyber Monday Sale On Vacation Getaways

November 28, 2011

November 28th Only, Get An Extra 20% Off Smart Destinations’ Already Super-Low Discounts For Attractions in Nine U.S. Cities from New York to Oahu; Use Anytime Over the Next Year

Make It Your Best Holiday Ever With Smart Destinations’ 2011 Seasonal Guides For Nine U.S. Destinations

November 9, 2011

America’s Leading Provider of Multi-Attraction Passes Invites Visitors to Experience the Sights, Sounds and Magical Wonder of the Holidays from Boston to Oahu – at Incredible Savings

Celebrate Octoberfest with Extra Savings, Free Travel Pass Giveaways from Smart Destinations

October 17, 2011

Now Through Oct. 31, Get Additional Savings with Exclusive Facebook-Only Deals on Go City Passes to See America’s Top Attractions; Win Free Passes with “Show Us Your Go” Photo Contest

Save Big and Have Fun this Fall with Smart Destinations’ New Weekend Getaways

October 5, 2011

Make the Most of a Long Weekend with up to 30% Off on the Most Popular Itineraries for Couples and Families; Create Your Own Passes for Must-See Attractions in 7 Major U.S. Cities

Smart Destinations’ Four-Day “End of September” Sale Puts City Getaways Within Reach

September 27, 2011

Now Through September 30, Save an Extra 10% to 15% on Smart Destinations’ Already-Discounted Go City Cards and Explorer Passes for Top Attractions in 11 Major U.S. Cities

Smart Destinations’ New Discount Museum Pass Opens Doors To Top Museums In Four U.S. Cities

September 20, 2011

Now Adults and Kids Can Tour Some of the Best Attractions in New York, Boston, Chicago and San Diego At Savings of Up to 28%

Summer’s Still Hot: Smart Destinations Offers “End of Summer Super Sale” On City Attractions Thru September 1

August 22, 2011

In Smart Destination’s Biggest Sale Ever, Save Additional 10% or 15% On Already-Low Discounted Go City Cards And Explorer Passes in 11 Major U.S. Destinations

New Technology From Smart Destinations Lets You Use Your Smartphone As Attraction Admission Ticket

August 16, 2011

Mobile Option for Company’s Go Select™ Pass Debuts in Four U.S. Cities; Paperless System Puts QR Codes for City Tourist Attractions on Smartphone, Ready for Scanning at Turnstile

Smart Destinations Marks One Millionth Customer With “Thanks A Million” Sweepstakes Plus 10% Off Passes

July 27, 2011

10% Discount Extends Everyday Savings of Up to 55% On Attractions in 13 Smart Destination Cities; Sweepstakes Offers Free Pass Giveaways, Four-Day Vacation Grand Prize

New Family FunPass Makes it Easier and More Affordable for Local Families to Have Fun in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Southern California

July 13, 2011

Smart Destinations’ new summer pass offers families savings of $60 to $165 on admission to four top attractions, plus skip-the-line privileges

Go Select Goes Big with Additional Launches in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Blue Ridge and Orlando

June 22, 2011

First-of-its-kind fully customizable attraction pass from Smart Destinations will now be available in nine of the most popular travel destinations in the nation

Smart Destinations Puts Top U.S. Destinations “On Sale” for Holiday Travelers

June 19, 2011

Sightseers save an additional 10% on attraction passes and benefit from skip-the-line privileges in 12 key summer destinations

The Westin St. Francis Features the “San Francisco Experience Package,” Including Smart Destinations’ San Francisco Explorer Passes

May 3, 2011

Stay in Luxury and Explore the Best of San Francisco with One Convenient Pass

Smart Destinations Launches White–Label Channel Program for Travel Industry Partners

April 25, 2011

Capability Expands Distribution of Go City Cards and Enables Partners to Provide Exclusive, Branded Attraction Passes to Customers

Smart Destinations’ Go City Cards Help Families Plan Fun, Affordable Vacations

April 6, 2011

Go City Cards deliver big savings and skip the line privileges – good news for value–minded families with young kids who hate to wait

Smart Destinations Donates to Relief and Recovery Effort in Japan

March 23, 2011

Company Donates Portion of Every Sale to Support Give2Asia

Travelers Perceive Value as Combination of Money, Time and Convenience, According to Smart Destinations Consumer Survey

March 2, 2011

Value Mindset Expands Beyond Hotel and Airline to Include Attractions and Activities

Smart Destinations Generates Record Savings for U.S. Travelers in 2010

February 2, 2011

Company’s Go City Cards and Explorer Passes saved travelers more than $5 million on sightseeing and attractions

Smart Destinations Granted Patent for Programmable Ticketing System Platform Installed at over 500 Top Tourist Attractions

November 9, 2010

Boston, MA — Smart Destinations, the leading provider of attraction passes in North America, announces that a patent for its industry leading technology platform has been granted. This patented technology enables Smart Destinations’ products, such as the all-inclusive Go Card and flexible Explorer Pass to deliver value, convenience and personalization to suit customer and partner [...]

26 of Chicago’s Top Tourist Attractions Collaborate on New Ticketing Option Customizable Pass to Chicago

September 1, 2010

Boston, MA — The Field Museum, John Hancock Observatory, the Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, SkyDeck Chicago, and 20 more of Chicago’s top tourist draws have all come together on a new, customizable common ticketing platform. The new system allows visitors to Chicago to build a custom ticket that covers as many of [...]

Moanalua Golf Course Now Part of the Go Oahu Card First golf course partner for Smart Destinations

August 18, 2010

Boston, MA — Smart Destinations, the company behind Go City Cards and Explorer Passes, announces the expansion of the Go Oahu Card with the addition of the Moanalua Golf Course. The 18-hole course is located less than 25 miles from Waikiki hotels and the Go Oahu Card offer includes a golf cart as well as [...]

Smart Destinations Delivers 4 Millionth Attraction Visit

August 3, 2010

Boston, MA — Smart Destinations, the company behind Go City Cards and Explorer Passes, announces their 4,000,000 visit using their pre-paid all access attraction passes. The visit was made at the San Diego Zoo using a Go San Diego Card. “We’ve only scratched the surface at overturning the way people purchase sight and attraction tickets,” said [...]

MLA Explorer Pass Now Available

August 2, 2010

Boston, MA — Smart Destinations, the company behind Go City Cards and Explorer Passes, announces its new partnership with the Massachusetts Lodging Association to create the MLA Explorer Pass, designed exclusively for Massachusetts Lodging Association members. The MLA Explorer Pass gives hotel guests the choice of any one attraction from a list of Massachusetts’ top [...]

Build Your Own Ticket Now Available for San Francisco

July 14, 2010

Boston, MA — Smart Destinations, the company behind Go City Cards and Explorer Passes, announces the expansion of its Custom Explorer Pass to San Francisco. This new product empowers travelers to San Francisco to choose exactly what attractions they want to see and have them built into a custom ticket that saves time and money. [...]

Smart Destinations Receives $3m in Capital to Support New Technology

June 16, 2010

Boston, MA — Smart Destinations Inc., the company behind Go City Cards and Explorer Passes, announced that it recently closed on $3 Million in debt financing. The additional capital will help the company move forward with continued enhancements to its technology infrastructure for the planning, booking, and redemption of in-destination activities. “This is the last [...]

Boston’s Marriott Hotels and Smart Destinations Launch “Summer in the City”

June 3, 2010

Boston, MA — Smart Destinations Inc. and Marriott Hotels of Boston have partnered to offer a great and affordable summer promotion. The “Summer in the City” package is designed to provide visitors a perfect weekend in Beantown. Included in the package are deluxe room accommodations, breakfast for two adults, two children ages 12 and under [...]

Celebrate Gay Pride Month with More than Just Parties and Parades

May 6, 2010

Boston, MA — June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Pride Month throughout the United States and Smart Destinations the company behind Go City Cards and Explorer Passes, has compiled a list of the top five pride celebrations, where travelers can get their pride on. This year many cities are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pride Celebrations. [...]

Smart Destinations Offering Complimentary Go Cards and Explorer Passes at Pow Wow

May 4, 2010

Boston., MA – Smart Destinations is offering COMPLIMENTARY Go City Cards and/or Explorer Passes to all media attending Pow Wow. They work as a universal ticket, providing admission to the best museums, sights, and tours in 14 destinations. Just like our customers, we hope you will find them a handy way to see the sights if you are covering any of [...]

New Offering Says “Build Your Own Ticket” to the Best Things to Do in Top Travel Destinations

April 6, 2010

Boston, MA — Smart Destinations, the company behind Go City Cards and Explorer Passes, announces the launch of a unique new capability to help travelers see and do what they want for less. Using www.BulidYourOwnTicket.com, travelers to six top U.S. travel destinations can create their custom ticket to the museums, tours, and sights they plan [...]

Quack! Quack! Duck Tour is Back, at HALF Price Admission. The Go Boston Card Just Got Better.

March 24, 2010

Boston, MA — Smart Destinations, the company behind Go Cards and Explorer Passes, offers a half price Boston Duck Tour ticket to all Go Boston Card holders. Simply present a valid Go Boston Card and get a Duck Tour for only $16.28 for an adult ticket (regularly $32.57) or $11.00 for a child (regularly $22.05). [...]

Smart Destinations Teams up with Southwest Airlines Vacations to Offer Customers the Ultimate in Savings and Convenience

March 10, 2010

Boston, Ma — Smart Destinations, the company behind Go City Cards and Explorer Passes, is partnering up with Southwest Airlines Vacations for the month of March to offer additional savings on 2 Day Go City Cards to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, Miami, San Francisco, and Seattle. The sale will run for the month of [...]

SeaWorld San Diego Joins the Go San Diego Program

February 22, 2010

Boston, MA — Smart Destinations, the company behind Go Cards and Explorer Passes, announces the addition of SeaWorld San Diego as part of the Go San Diego Card. One of the most popular marine-life parks in the world, SeaWorld will now be an included admission on 3, 5, and 7-day Go San Diego Cards. The [...]

Smart Destinations Expands Go Seattle Card With New Partnerships

February 1, 2010

Boston, MA — Smart Destinations, the company behind Go City Cards and Explorer Passes, announces a significant expansion of its Go Seattle Card offering. Starting in mid-February holders of the Go Seattle Card will get even more for the price of the card. Featured new partners include Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, with [...]

Smart Destinations Announces 2 New VALUE PASSES for Orlando and Las Vegas

November 9, 2009

Boston, MA — This week at World Travel Market in London, Smart Destinations Inc, a leading US based attraction pass company will be unveiling 2 new consumer value passes for Orlando and Las Vegas. The Passes, both named EXPLORER PASS, allow visitors to the destinations to choose 3 or 4 attractions from a list of [...]

Smart Destinations Announces 3 Millionth Attraction Visit – Cites Broader Trend of Smarter Travelers

August 31, 2009

Boston, MA — Smart Destinations Inc., the fastest growing travel company on the Inc. 500, announced their 3,000,000 visit to an attraction using their pre-paid all access attraction passes. The visit occurred at Skydeck Chicago using Smart Destinations Go Chicago Card. Skydeck recently opened The Ledge, retractable glass-floored bays that extend over four feet outside the [...]

New York City Explorer Pass Now Includes a “Pick 10″ Option

August 10, 2009

Boston, MA – Smart Destinations, the company behind Go Cards and Explorer Passes, announces an expansion of the NYC Explorer Pass to include a ten choice option. The NYC Explorer Pass offers the ultimate in convenience, cost savings and flexibility for visitors and locals alike. Customers choose three, five, seven–and now ten–attractions at a low, pre-paid [...]

Smart Destinations to Provide Go Cards for Delegates Attending the 2009 International Pow Wow Show

May 13, 2009

Boston, MA – Smart Destinations, the company behind Go Cards and Explorer Passes, along with the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors bureau announces plans to promote Miami attractions to thousands of International buyers and travel media at TIA’s International POW WOW May 16th – 20th. The annual event draws over 1500 buyers from 70 countries and [...]

Smart Destinations Adds California Academy of Arts and Sciences to its “Go San Francisco Card”

May 5, 2009

Boston, MA – Smart Destinations, the company behind Go Cards and Explorer Passes, announces the addition of the California Academy of Sciences as part of the Go San Francisco Card. After nine years of planning, four years of construction and $488 million, the new California Academy of Sciences recently opened its doors to the world. The [...]

Smart Destinations Announces 2.5 Millionth Attraction Visit

April 29, 2009

Boston, MA — Smart Destinations Inc., the fastest growing travel company on the Inc. 500, marked their 2,500,000 visitor to an attraction using their pre-paid all access attraction passes. The visit occurred at Shedd Aquarium on April 21st. Located in Chicago Illinois, the Shedd is the nation’s top rated aquarium, and a popular attraction on [...]

Smart Destinations Adds The Empire State Building Observatory To NYC Explorer Pass Offerings

April 14, 2009

Boston, MA — Smart Destinations, the company behind Go Cards and Explorer Passes, announces the addition of the Empire State Building Observatory as part of the NYC Explorer Pass. The newly-renovated visitor’s area at the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the most visited attractions for visitors to New York City and represents an [...]

Terry Jones Joins Smart Destinations Board of Directors. Travelocity Founder to Bring Strategic and Operational Expertise to Continue Company’s Expansion.

February 2, 2009

Boston, MA — Smart Destinations Inc., the fastest growing travel company on the Inc. 500, today announced Terry Jones has joined its Board of Directors. The Travelocity Founder and Internet luminary brings decades of travel experience, deep technical understanding, and unique expertise on the confluence of travel and the Internet consumer. “You would be hard [...]

Smart Destinations Adds Travel and Internet Industry Heavy-Hitter to its Board of Directors. Former Hotwire President Robert Hohman to Help Guide the Company Through its Next Phase of Growth

January 5, 2009

Boston, MA — Smart Destinations Inc. today announced Robert Hohman has joined its Board of Directors. As a former president of Hotwire.com and part of the founding team at Expedia Inc., Hohman brings a tremendous depth of knowledge and experience in travel, the Internet, and technology to the Board. “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome [...]

Smart Destinations Secures $10m in Capital

December 22, 2008

Additional Capital Supports Continued Expansion

Smart Destinations the Fastest Growing Travel Company on the 2008 Inc. 500

December 9, 2008

Despite a Tough Year for Travel, Smart Destinations Comes in at #78

Smart Destinations’ Attraction Passes Help Travelers Save an Average of 30 Percent on Visits to Hundreds of Top Attractions Plus Added Savings on Shopping and Dining

May 21, 2008

With Travel Costs on the Rise, Savvy Consumers Turn to Smart Destinations’ Go Cards and Explorer Passes to “Recession-Proof” their Summer Vacations

New York Explorer Pass Adds Attractions, Increases Savings

March 3, 2008

New York, NY — From Madison Square Garden to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the New York City Explorer Pass features several of New York City’s best tourist attractions, allowing visitors to mix and match attractions and customize their vacation. With the addition of twelve exiting new attractions and the option of choosing 3, 5, or [...]

New York Explorer Pass is Your Ticket to the Holidays in NYC

November 28, 2007

New York, NY  – Travelers headed to New York City this holiday season have a new option for visiting New York City’s top tourist attractions. Created by Smart Destinations, the leading providers of technology-based travel products, the New York City Explorer Pass includes some of the city’s premiere attractions, including Top of the Rock™ Observation [...]

Go Boston™ Card Offers Fall Adventures at an Affordable Price

October 2, 2007

Boston, MA — From harvest festivals to haunted happenings, Massachusetts is home to numerous fall traditions that attract visitors from all over the world. To celebrate the arrival of fall in New England, Smart Destinations, creators of the popular Go Boston TM Card, are offering 15% off now through October 11. Other web exclusive savings [...]

Miami Explorer Pass Offers Florida Travelers Flexibility, Value

July 31, 2007

Miami, FL — This summer, visitors to Miami have a new way to see the city’s top attractions from Miami Seaquarium to the Island Queen Millionaire’s Row Cruise. The Miami Explorer Pass lets customers choose any three top attractions from a list of nine and visit each one once during a 30 day period. Miami [...]

New York Explorer Pass Expands its Roster of Top Attractions

July 17, 2007

New York, NY — With the addition of a popular new attraction and exclusive savings offers, the New York City Explorer Pass is now an even smarter option for those visiting the Big Apple. The smartcard attraction pass, which Smart Destinations launched in April 2007, recently added Ripley’s Believe it or Not! in Times Square [...]

Orlando Explorer Pass Saves Travelers Time and Money

July 17, 2007

Orlando, FL — With the release of the Orlando Explorer Pass, visitors to Orlando have a new option for saving on popular Orlando attractions including Gatorland, Wonderworks, Ripley’s Believe it or Not and more. By purchasing an Explorer Pass, customers save time and money over walk-up ticket prices and enjoy the convenience of having up [...]

Smart Destinations Announces One Millionth Attraction Visitor

July 9, 2007

Boston, MA — Smart Destinations marked their one millionth attraction visitor with a surprise celebration at Beantown Trolley last Friday. Sharon and Peter Jenkins with son Martin used a Go Boston™ Card for a 2 day Beantown Trolley Pass and became Smart Destinations’ one millionth attraction visitors. Co-Founders of Smart Destinations Kevin McLaughlin and Cecilia [...]

Go San Diego™ Card Expands its Roster of Top Attractions

July 2, 2007

San Diego, CA — Go San Diego Card, the smartcard attraction pass, is kicking off the summer by expanding its roster of over 55 premier attractions and giving travelers to the San Diego area even more convenience and choice during their visit. New additions include admission to the USS Midway Museum, Hotel Del Walking Tour [...]

Chicago Explorer Pass Offers Admission to Chicago’s Top Tourist Attractions

June 15, 2007

Chicago, IL — Those traveling to the “Windy City” this summer will have a new option for catching Chicago’s best attractions from the Sears Tower Skydeck to Navy Pier. Chicago Explorer Pass is available for sale following the resounding success of the sister product known as the Go Chicago™ Card. The Explorer Pass is the [...]

San Francisco Explorer Pass Features Bay Area’s Best Attractions

June 1, 2007

San Francisco, CA — From the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to the Aquarium of the Bay, visitors to San Francisco have a new way to see the city’s top attractions. The San Francisco Explorer Pass lets customers choose three or five from a list of nine popular attractions and visit each attraction once [...]

Boston Explorer Pass Gives Tourists Value, Flexibility

May 15, 2007

Boston, MA — Just in time for millions of tourists to descend on Boston for the summer travel season, visitors have a new option for catching the city’s best attractions, from the Freedom Trail to Museum of Fine Arts to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. Boston Explorer Pass is now available following the [...]

New York City Explorer Pass™ offering travelers admission to New York’s top tourist attractions

April 2, 2007

April 2, 2007 — Just in time for millions of tourists to descend on New York for the busy summer travel season, visitors will have a new option for catching the city’s premier attractions, from The Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck. New York City Explorer Pass opens for [...]