Go Boston Card

Purchase a Go Boston Card today and get access to more than 49 Boston attractions!

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How it works

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 any time 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?
  • Instant delivery is the fastest option. You'll be able to access your Go Boston Card from your email or on your phone immediately after you purchase.
    With instant delivery you will receive a printable and mobile version of our guidebook.
  • 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 purchase 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%.

We give you the flexibility to create your own itinerary and choose the attractions you want to visit depending on your interests.

For inspiration, check out some of our sample itineraries, insider tips, and more for info on all the fun things to do in Boston so you can make the most of your time here.

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.

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’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.

Can I share my pass with a friend or sell it?

No. The Go Boston Card is non-transferrable and may not be re-sold.

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.

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.

Reviews

Review Snapshot® by PowerReviews Express
 4.4 out of 5 stars (based on 196 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), Must-see attractions included (16), Convenient (15), Money saver (15), Flexible schedule (10), Great value (9), User-friendly system (8), Good value (7), Helpful guide booklet (7), Great savings (5), Saved money (5), Skip the lines benefit (5), Easy (3), Good price / value (3), Great deal (3), Great guidebook (3), Personalized itinerary (3), Value (3)
Best Uses:
General sightseeing (15), Aquarium (12), Active travelers (8), Fenway park (8), Whale watch (7), Culture enthusiasts (6), Great for families (6), Short stays (6), Whale watching (6), Budget travelers (4), Duck tour (4), MIT museum (3), Science museum (3), Trolley tour (3),
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good option
By G from Boston on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

Buy it super good option. saving is considerable, and more do not have to stand in long lines.

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Good Idea bad execution on our part
By Kimberly from Houston, TX on
Pros:
Helpful guide booklet, Must-see attractions included
Cons:
Pricey product,
Best Uses:
Active travelers,
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

You need to organize your trip around what this product or you will not get your money out of the service.

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Excellent
By Florida jen from Cocoa beach florida on
Cons:
Duck Tour,
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

My only complaint would be The Duck Tour in Boston. We attempt to ride tour in the morning hours and during process we were told they could do land part but since it was cold we could not do water part to later in afternoon when coast guard gives them go ahead. So as per there advice just purchase the tickets for the last trip of the day to secure our spot and come back later. Well as you can guess we went contained with our day and uses our card to do the red sox tour and unfortunately it took longer than expected and we could not make it back for the duck tour so we called to change time and to our disappointment we were told once you book it you have to use. So we lost the chance to experience the duck tour and the kids were super disappointed. I think since they were not running in the morning and we had to wait till the afternoon they should of been alittle more accommodating since we don't control the weather. But other than that we had no problems with the go card and it was easy to use at all locations in Boston except the duck tour!!

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Great!
By Mar from Israel on
Pros:
Must-see attractions included, User-friendly system, Money Saver, Skip the lines Benefit, Flexible Schedule
Best Uses:
General Sightseeing ,

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

First of all, saved us some money (not too much since we used it for no more than 3 days). All in all it's a very wise purchase, saved time during the trip and we could easily pass the lines for tickets while entering museums.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Not what it promises
By A disappointed family from México on
Pros:
Must-see attractions included, Money Saver
Best Uses:
Culture enthusiasts, Great for families
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

Boston is a beautiful city with plenty of things to see and enjoy with family, friends or by yourself as well. However, that is not possible with this card; due to the fact that it works with a trolley (BeanTown) that just doesn't get it right, here is why: if you get off of it to see an attraction site and you want to get up in the trolley again, you will have to wait AT LEAST AN HOUR for it. Because there are only TWO BUSES for the ENTIRE CITY. And you will have missed the other attraction that you wanted, because everything closes at 5:00 pm and the trolley will not make it on time... Also the fact that they say the last boarding time is at 3:00 pm, but that doesn't mean that at 3:00 pm the last bus is going to get out, it means, in their world, that at 3:00 pm the bus service is OVER. This situation is simply unacceptable, because they tell you that there will be a bus every half an hour and that you will be able to see every attraction, when you will not. *As well, something totally unfair (that we noticed while being on the bus) was that the driver ask the people on the bus if anyone is going to take the next stops (and he says the numbers: "8,10,15..."), and if no one is, they will simply SKIP THE STOP; I mean, ok nobody is getting out, but what about the people that maybe is going to be waiting in that stop and wants to get in? THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO! And will have to wait for the other one that, again, will take at least and hour. You won't be able to enjoy Boston. Boston is BEAUTIFUL and has a lot of things to see, but with this trolley service, that supposedly is going to take you everywhere and allow you to take full advantage of the card, that becomes just impossible.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Marketing Promo Gone Wrong!
By World Traveller Verified Reviewer from Denver, CO on
Cons:
Pricey product,
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

We bought 4 of the all inclusive passes with a marketing discount that was on the website. A few weeks after buying the passes we received an e-mail saying that the pass would expire on 3/31/2015. We aren't going on our trip until May. If we would have known it was going to expire before our trip we wouldn't have bought the passes. On the passes, it specifically says, "You have one year from the date you bought your pass to begin using it. Once you activate your pass by visiting your first attraction, your pass is good for the number of consecutive calendar days you purchased." We did call customer service and receive a refund, but I'm unsure I want to go through them again. I believe there is an issue somewhere within the company communications.

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Disappointed
By angelbaby4807 from Charlotte,NC on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

This is the fourth Go Card I have purchased. I really love them!!! Unfortunetly this time I purchased a 5 day card with the intention of going on the Duck Tour which was a extra for buying the 3,5 or 7 day pass. This is what made it a value for me. Well come to find out they have taken the Duck Tour off of the card along with 3 other options. With may vacation planned with a great day to day itinerary in 2 weeks I now have to re-plan everything and get a refund on my pass. Not cool!!

Smart Destinations Response: Hi, Thank you for your feedback. We take our customers concerns very seriously and want to verify with you that the duck tour has not been removed from the pass. If you could send us an email or give us a call, we would be able to clarify any information and make sure you get the best value out of your passes. Again, thank you for your time and your response. Email:customerservice@smartdestinations.com Phone: 866-628-5426
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[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Undecided? Just do the math.
By Bruno from Verdun, QC on
Pros:
User-friendly system, Flexible Schedule, Money Saver
Cons:
Overrated Attractions Included, Skip the lines not available,
Best Uses:
Short Stays, General Sightseeing , Budget Travelers
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

If you're undecided just look at the list of attractions, pick the ones you'll definitely see and figure out how much they would cost if paid for separately.

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[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

Winter disappointment
By Nicky Verified Reviewer from Maine on
Pros:
Skip the lines Benefit, Useful In Summer I Guess
Cons:
Seasonal Attractions, Miserable Bus Service Limited Range Few attractions included
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

This card may well be useful in the summer, but we have just returned from a December Boston trip and are feeling very, very disappointed. Many of the 51 attractions are seasonal and therefore shut. We had to select from a much more limited range than advertised. The Bean town trolley service was pathetic - they were running two buses one day and only ONE bus the next (for the entire loop)! Pickup every two hours! Also, the cards use consecutive days (not hours as we thought). Yes, they say this in the fine print - we just didn't see that. My advice - Do not buy this pass in winter!

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Great Idea and worth the money
By Hettie from Wales, UK on
Pros:
Saves Hassle, Money Saver, Must-see attractions included, Personalized Itinerary
Best Uses:
Budget Travelers, Short Stays, General Sightseeing ,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

We thought this was a great product to use although we did find that at some places people did not know how to use the barcode on the phone. Would recommend it as we did save money but do your homework first so you know where to get tickets etc. Some are not obvious.

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Real Customers, Real Savings

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$109.00
You save$99.1
48% 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$75.00
You save$62.95
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$54.00
You save$33.95
39% off the adult gate price!

Remember, you are free to choose any of Boston's 49 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
Risk Free Guarantee

Go Boston Card

  • Visit any or all of the included 49 attractions.
  • Save up to 55.00% off gate prices.
  • Skip the ticket line at many top attractions.

Save

Save up to 55% over gate price

1 day $54.00 $37.00
2 day $75.00 $55.00
3 day $109.00 $75.00
5 day $145.00 $100.00
7 day $170.00 $115.00
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Choose a FREE admission to one bonus attraction below with 3, 5, & 7 day cards.