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

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 [...]




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 new Platinum LEED certified museum is the only place on the planet to combine an aquarium, natural history museum, the world’s largest all-digital planetarium and a four-story rainforest dome under a 2.5-acre living roof. The Go San Francisco Card serves as a ticket to any of the 45+ participating attractions in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Monterey and the Wine Country.

The Go San Francisco Card offers the ultimate in convenience, cost savings and flexibility for visitors to the city. Customers choose one, two, three, five or seven day cards at a low, pre-paid price. Customers have the ability to use the card to gain access to an unlimited number of attractions each day from 9:00am to 5:30pm , The Go San Francisco Card also provides discounts at popular restaurants and shops and the ability to skip the lines at many attractions. Each Go Card also comes with a color-printed, pocket-sized guidebook full of maps, travel tips and itineraries for San Francisco.

“The ‘do more, see more’ vacation mantra is still valid, but it’s getting rounded out with ‘and do it for less,’” said Cecilia Dahl, Founder and President of Smart Destinations. “By adding the California Academy of Sciences to our roster of San Francisco attractions, we’re proud to offer our customers the ability to visit a museum that is so rich in history and knowledge – a real “must-see” in San Francisco.”

“Officially the greenest museum in the world, we’re thrilled to be able to welcome additional visitors to experience all that the Academy has to offer under its mission to ‘explore, explain and protect the natural world,’” said Richard Peterson, Director of Travel Industry Sales at the California Academy of Sciences.

Among the top attractions included in the Go San Francisco Card are: Red and White Fleet Golden Gate Bay Cruise, Wine Country Day Trip with Grayline and the San Francisco Historic Cable Car Ticket. In addition to the California Academy of Sciences, in 2009 Smart Destinations also added numerous wineries to the San Francisco Go Card: Saddleback Cellars, Wm Harrison Winery, Summit Lake Vineyards & Winery and Steltzner Winery & Caves.

About Smart Destinations

Smart Destinations is the premier provider of unlimited admission attraction passes in 15 major North American travel destinations from Oahu to Boston. Smart Destinations’ Go Cards and Explorer Passes offer pre-paid access to over 425 museums, attractions and tours for one fixed price, resulting in up to 40% savings off general admissions ticket prices. The combination of savings and convenience has resulted in 94% customer satisfaction as measured by 3rd party research and helped the company rank 78 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies. Distributed through major travel services in 25 countries as well as on the Web, Smart Destinations’ products are a “trusted companion” for the best a destination has to offer at an unbeatable price point. For more information on program participation, the company, and its products, visit www.smartdestinations.com.