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Go Boston Card

Purchase a Go Boston Card today and get access to more than 51 Boston attractions!

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How it works

Frequently Asked Questions

What are "consecutive calendar days"?

"Consecutive calendar days" are days in a row.

If you have a 3-Day card, and you visit your first attraction on a Monday, your card will be valid on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Start your day early to get the most out of your card!

How do I "activate" my card?

Simply visit your first attraction!

How many days should I buy?

Most travelers visit between 2 and 3 attractions each day depending on individual preference. Our most popular card is the 3-Day card.

Is my card valid all day?

You can enter attractions until 5:30pm with the Go Boston Card.

What is your refund policy?

We know sometimes travel plans change, even at the very last minute. That's why, if you don't end up activating and using your pass within a year of the purchase date, we'll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Here's the best part: unlike our competitors, this built-in cancellation insurance comes with every card purchase — free of charge.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to initiate a refund anytime within 1 year of your purchase, please call our Customer Care Team at 800-887-9103. We'll tell you how you can return your non-activated card or pass.

Please note: Activated passes are non-refundable.

Which delivery method should I choose?
  • Having your cards shipped in advance will save you time traveling to a pick up location when you get there. Note that transit times vary depending on shipping options. View delivery options.
  • With in-city pickup you can get a physical card and full-color printed guidebook without waiting for shipping. We will email you a voucher which can be redeemed for passes at one of our voucher redemption locations.
Do you ship Go Boston Cards to hotels?

Sorry, we cannot ship to hotels because of delivery concerns.

I have a voucher, where can I pick up my card?

View a list of in-city pickup locations where you can redeem your voucher for cards.

Where can I buy the cards in Boston?

View a list of sales locations in Boston. Note that in-city purchases are available for full price only.

Does a Go Boston Card expire?

Yes. You have one year from the date of purchase to begin using your pass. After one year, it will expire.

How much will I save?

Compare the price of the pass to the gate prices of the attractions you want to visit to see how much you can save. Many customers save more than 50%.

How many attractions can I visit in one day?

On a Go Boston Card, you can visit as many attractions as you want in a day from 9:00am-5:30pm.

Can I visit an attraction more than once?

In most cases, you can visit each attraction once per day. Some attractions are valid only once during the life of the pass. Please reference your guidebook for specific information on each attraction.

What is the age cut off for child cards?

Child cards are for children ages 3-12. Most attractions do not charge for children under 3 years old. However, there are some exceptions (especially children's museums and attractions geared toward very young travelers). If you have a child under 3 years old, please check with the attraction directly in advance. You may be charged at the gate.

Do I need to make reservations to visit the attractions?

Attractions that require a reservation will display this symbol on the guidebook page.

Some attractions require a credit card to hold a reservation. In these cases, your credit card will not be charged unless you do not show up for your reservation.

What happens if an attraction is closed or a tour is cancelled due to weather or other problem?

While we do our best to ensure that all attractions are available, events happen that are out of our control. The great thing about a Go Boston Card is that there are so many attractions to choose from. If an attraction is closed, or cannot be visited for some reason, we know you'll find a fun alternative in your guidebook!

What do I do if my Go Boston Card is lost or stolen?

Unfortunately, it cannot be replaced if it is lost or stolen. Please treat the card like cash.

What’s the catch?

There’s no catch. Go Boston Card has a partnership with all of the participating attractions to make your visit to Boston as memorable as possible and to help you save time and money.

I still have questions!

Please feel free to call us at 866‑628‑9027 and we’ll be happy to help you!

Note: A Go Boston Card is non-transferable. This means that once you start using it, you are the only person who can use it to get into attractions. Go Boston Cards may not be re-sold.

You should treat your Go Boston Card like cash. If it is lost or stolen, it cannot be replaced.

Reviews

Review Snapshot® by PowerReviews Express
 4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 123 customer ratings)
Average Rating for Go Boston Card
0% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Easy to use (23), Convenient (10), Great value (7), Good value (6), Great savings (5), Saved money (4), Good price / value (3), Great deal (3), Great guidebook (3)
Best Uses:
Aquarium (11), Fenway park (6), Whale watch (6), Duck tour (4), Whale watching (4), MIT museum (3), Science museum (3), Trolley tour (3),
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Picture yourself traveling like a king
By Al the Conquerer Verified Reviewer from West Hartford, CT on
Pros:
Great Value
Cons:
Not enough time
Best Uses:
Plimoth Plantation Fenway Park Tour New England Aquarium Hop Onhop Off Trolley Museum of Science Mayflower Ii Boston Duck Tour Uss Constitution
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

Perhaps the best value I've seen in any product/service in my life. Just be sure to plan, plan, plan. Map out everything so you can see as many things as you can for the money.For the three-day passes, my pregnant fiancee, 10-year-old son and I went to $500+ worth of attractions for less than $300. What else can I say?

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Wonderful IF you plan well.
By Joe the Baseball fan Verified Reviewer from St Louis, Missouri on
Pros:
Smart Phone Friendly
Best Uses:
Fenway Park Aquarium Whale watch
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

This was a very easy way to visit Boston for the first time. It helped us layout a game plan to fit as many activities as we could into our 5 day pass. The Constitution cruise was crowded and the narrator scrambled some facts but the visit to the ship itself made up for the cruise. If planning a trip to Lexington and Concord, the Liberty Ride is a good overview but if you want to see all the sites included in the card you will need your own transportation. The key to success of this card is planning. The only issue we had was a couple of the sites didn't honor the gift shop discounts promised.

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Worth it!
By James from Ocala, fl on
Pros:
price, Convience
Best Uses:
Fun,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

Bought this for part of our week in New England. The scheduling can be tough we did really good the first day- trolley tour, freedom walk, old state house, aquarium and whale tour. So in the first day would have spent the same amount of money as the pass. Day two only made it to Science Mueseum and fenway travel time hurt us in not making it to the zoo which was to be our other stop for the day. Third day saw Plimouth plantation and cape cod bicycle(24mi round trip to the beach!) very scenic. I feel my family had a great time and there was value to getting the Go card. I do recommend the 7day pass for the subway, ferry and bus. It will help you make it to the attractions.

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Awesome ROI (return on investment)
By Elisa D. Verified Reviewer from Philadelphia, PA on
Pros:
Whale Watch Tour, Fenway Tour
Cons:
Aquarium,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

We were sure to plan our days ahead of time to make the best use of our time and what was available with the 3 day pass. We made use of the Trolley ride for 2 days and most sites suggested. The best part was the added Whale watching excursion with the 3 day pass. The Aquarium was nice, but not really worth the time to try to navigate with the crowds and strollers.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Best decision I made
By The Dodge Verified Reviewer from Round Rock, TX on
Pros:
Saved 120 Per Person, Fenway Ball Park, Fenway Park, Saved Money On Dinner, Easy Access To Aquarium
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

Thank you Go Card for making me look good to my family. I stumbled across this while researching for coupons. At first I was skeptical, so I looked at many reviews and even called the Aquarium to make sure this was real. They said it was so I took a chance. Sometimes when buy "discounts" you get treated differently from others. But this was happily taken at every place that we presented it. We even got to go through the Express line at the Aquarium and my kids thought we were special. By my calculation, we saved $120 per person. Our favorite stop was Fenway ballpark. My only advice to others is not to buy the "quackers" at the Duck Tour. My kids have not stopped with them and they give us a headache! We love you Boston. We will return.

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Super Easy to Use and Convenient
By YF from Boston, MA on
Pros:
Jfk Library, Aquarium, Skywalk Observatory
Cons:
none,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

The Go Boston Card was very easy to use. The included attractions all accepted this card without hassles. I liked being able to skip the line at the Aquarium, which can get extremely crowded during the summer. I definitely recommend visiting the JFK Museum and Library, very beautiful architecture and informative exhibits.The accompanying booklet had very detailed info and directions. Do plan your day in advance. In Boston, one can realistically expect to visit about 3 attractions per day.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Buyer Beware
By Kevan Anderson from Niagara Falls , Canada on
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

was promised 3 days of shuttle service with beantown trolley but only could get 2 days. Trolley ALWAYS too full to get on. Skyway not included as promised.Fenway not included. The other pass might be Ok but this one is a RIP OFF > $240 for two people for 3 days? Save $ and go with a charlie pass on subway and pay for your own attractions separately.

Smart Destinations Response: Our team at Smart Destinations takes customer feedback serious and are always available to help any customer while they are in market. We are assuming that you purchased a 3-day Go Boston Card and apologize if there was any confusion – We do include the Hop/on – Hop/off trolley tour and allow for 2 consecutive days of use on any of our Go Boston Card durations – even our 1 day Boston Go Card gets 2 days of Trolley use – we do call this out on the Go Boston Card page. We apologize that you may have had to deal with excess crowds during your visit – we are having some amazing weather in Boston, which of course increases the tourist and locals. You are correct that the Skywalk Observatory is not included with the Go Boston Card but is included with our custom build Go Select Product and do apologize if there was confusion when you purchased. We encourage all of our customers to reach directly out to our Customer Service team whenever they may be confused or need assistance with any of our products. We do hope you will give us another try in any future trip.
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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

Boston Bust
By Colleen D from Windsor, CA on
Pros:
Guidebook
Cons:
Time consuming Discouraging
Best Uses:
Tall Ships Jfk Presidential Library
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

Boston was fantastic but Unless your willing to jump thru hoops chase around the different companies and willing to be told more times than I can count NO thats not our company! Dont bother with the Boston Go Card. I bought four (5 day cards) and spent way to much and could not use them but two places. The best thing about the purchase was the Guidebook.

Smart Destinations Response: We at Smart Destinations sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you may have had using our Go Boston Card. Our team goes through great length setting up and maintaining our attraction relationships and can say that any attraction listed on our web site or within your included guidebook will accept our Go Boston card unless other wise specified. I encourage you to reach out directly to our customer care team at 866-628-9032 – knowing the attractions you encountered this issue with will help us identify possible training deficiencies so we can ensure it doesn’t happen in the future. We encourage all of our customers who may encounter in market challenges to call our customer care team while at the attraction in order for our team to rectify the issue and get your on your journey quickly.
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[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

$.02
By BRO Verified Reviewer from Meadow Vista,CA on
Pros:
Freedom Trail, Fenway, Paul Revere House, Total Experiance Tour
Cons:
Aquarium,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

I wasn't aware that the hop on/off trolley ticket was good for two days. Trolley comes around every 40 or so min but there is no schedule so when you get to a stop you don't know how long you will have to wait.spend some time planning your days so that you don't go from one side of town then back to the other over and over. If Italian food is a must goto 355 Hanover Giacomos . For Canollis mikes pastries also on Hanover st.

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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

Great Deal
By pl_1967 from PA on
Pros:
Easy to use, Great Value
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

We just returned from a week trip to the Boston area, and used the Go card for everything. We really saved a lot of money and on the one rainy day we had, we were able to change our plans at the last minute and not have it cost us any more money. The card was easy to use at every site we went. I would say based on comments from the vendors that if you had the plastic type card, which we did, they worked best. We did Plymouth, Salem, Lexington, Concord, Old Sturbridge & Boston. If you have time...wait till these cards go on sale for even better value.

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Actual Money-Saving Itineraries

3-Day Card Itinerary 2-Day Card Popular Itinerary 1-Day Card Popular Itinerary

3-Day Card Popular Itinerary

Day 1Typical time spentGate Price
Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley2 hour loop, valid for 2 days$42.00
Fenway Park Tour1 hour$17.00
Museum of Fine Arts2 hours$25.00
Day 2
Museum of Science2 hours$23.00
Freedom Trail Walking Tour 1.5 hours$12.00
Day 3
Whale Watch4 hours$47.25
New England Aquarium2 hours$22.95
USS Constitution Cruise45 minutes$18.90
Total gate price$208.10
3-Day Go Boston Card$109.99
You save$98.11
47% off the adult gate price!

2-Day Card Popular Itinerary

Day 1Typical time spentGate Price
Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley2 hour loop, valid for 2 days$42.00
New England Aquarium2 hours$22.95
Boston's Tall Ships2 hours$30.00
Day 2
Museum of Science2 hours$23.00
Fenway Park Tour1 hour$17.00
Swan Boats0.5 hours$3.00
Total gate price$137.95
2-Day Go Boston Card$74.99
You save$62.96
46% off the adult gate price!

1-Day Card Popular Itinerary

Typical time spentGate Price
Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley2 hour loop, valid for 2 days$42.00
New England Aquarium2 hours$22.95
Museum of Science2 hours$23.00
Total gate price$87.95
1-Day Go Boston Card$52.99
You save$34.96
40% off the adult gate price!

Remember, you are free to choose any of Boston's 51 attractions.

“This is the third time I have obtained the Go Boston Cards…My family and I look forward to another great vacation from your company now and for years to come.”

— Robert W., Schenectady, NY
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