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Go Boston Card

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

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?
Free Cancellation Insurance

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 free with every pass we sell.

If you have any questions, please call our Customer Care Team at 800-887-9103. We'll tell you how you can return your non-activated pass for a refund.

Please note: Activated passes are non-refundable.

Should I have my passes shipped or should I pick it up?
  • 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.
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
 4.3 out of 5 stars (based on 133 customer ratings)
Average Rating for the 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), Good value (6), Great value (6), Great savings (5), Saved money (4), Good price / value (3), Great deal (3), Great guidebook (3)
Best Uses:
Aquarium (10), Duck tour (5), Fenway park (5), Whale watch (5), Whale watching (4), MIT museum (3), Science museum (3), Trolley tour (3),
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5
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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5
Great value and you get to see so much!
By Michelle H. from New Port Richey, FL on
Pros:
Variety, Easy to use, Cost Effective
Best Uses:
Vacations, Families, First time visitor
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

I came across the Go Card when I was booking a birthday trip for my mom's 60th birthday. I had never visited Boston and the Go Card offered a variety of sites to see and travel ideas for us as first time travelers. It was a great value and I plan to buy again on my next trip.

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5
Love you, Boston Card!!
By Somebody's Mom Verified Reviewer from Maryland on
Pros:
By-pass lines, Easy to use, Saved money, Terrific Value
Best Uses:
Fenway Park, Whale watch, Aquarium, By-passing long lines
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

Our first visit to Boston and we got to see and do so much more because of the card. Everything was prepaid, so no standing in long lines. Most places are within walking distance, so was easy to visit at least 3 attractions/day. Before buying card, compare what's included on card with what you want to do, to see if card is cost effective for you. We were in Boston only 2 days and I figure we saved at least $40.00 per card.

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5
Great!! I will definitely use again.
By Steph from Oklahoma City on
Pros:
WELL WORTH THE MONEY, Easy to use, Wide Selection, Convenient
Cons:
Consecutive day inconveni, Is the list shrinking,
Best Uses:
Segway tour, Freedom Trail, Otis House,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

There was a wide range of activities available for many different interests. My only real con was that once started you couldn't stop. With the temperatures so high, it would have been nice to have had a break in activities. (we had the 5 day card)

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5
Boston Card don't leave home without it!
By Deb de Llano from Boston, MA on
Pros:
Fantastic, Best deal in town, great deal, Well worth it, Highly recommend it, Vacation made easy
Cons:
Not enough time, Too much too see,
Best Uses:
Great for local folks too, School vacations, Long weekend getaways,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

I recommend this card to all visitors and local folks too. Gives you a peace of mind, buy it now use it later. Saves lots of money. Has much to offer and many cities to choose from. I live in New England my family came to visit we had a great time in 3 days it was none stop. We were all very pleased. We saw Salem, MA, Newport, RI Mansions and hop-on-hop-off bus in Boston with tons of attractions. I highly recommend it!!

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5
LOVE the GO CARDS!!
By MP Verified Reviewer from Slidell, LA on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

I just got back from Boston, used the 5 day card for Boston and Newport RI. My husband and I saved at least 110.00 each and we did a lot more things than we normally would have done. Like the aquarium, we only had an hour before it closed, but since it was on the card we went in and still were able to see the highlights, otherwise we would have not paid since we would not have gotten our money's worth. All the venders were happy to take the card, had no problems at all. We had also used the Blue Ridge Go card during the summer and it was great also. I look forward to going many more places that have the Go Card!! Just plan your time so you can get the most out of the card, and you will love it.

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5
Recommended
By Bob from PA from Columbia, PA on
Pros:
Convenient good value
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

This is a great card IF you plan the trip. We had an alternative plan for rain and it did for a day and a half (8/14-8/15/11). We toured the National Aquarium and Children's Museum as inside activities on the rain day. We only completed these 2 things on that day which is why planning is important. Also, many places are only open 9 or 10 to 4 or 5 so don't plan to see everything due to travel time between destinations and the time to see it. Plan a few things a day for what you may do and then do a comparison between just paying the admission and the card. It is convenient and it also saved us time in lines, like the Aquarium, as we could just walk to the desk and be admitted. (The Aquarium had a long line at 9:00 when it opened and we avoided it). I would recommmend the card.

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5
GREAT Idea!
By Canadian Beaver from Grimsby, Ontario on
Pros:
Great value for money
Cons:
Plan ahead
Best Uses:
Whale watch Brunch cruis
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

I ordered my cards b4 we left and pre-booked the Whale watch and Brunch cruise which was a great idea. Both were great! Keep in mind whale watch on open water-take gravol b4 you go! The trolley tour was great. Fenway Park tour enjoyable. If you want to see a lot of Boston in a short time this is a great way to do it!My husband lost sun glasses on trolley and the kind staff return them to us the next day!!

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4
Over all good experience
By Mandy Verified Reviewer from London Ontario Canada on
Pros:
Everything prepaid, Jump the line
Cons:
Time restrictive,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

Overall the experience was good... I feel like we got our money's worth out of the card... if we didn't have our own vehicle it would have been difficult to get from one attraction to another... the hop on hop off trolloy was a major pain... couldn't find the ticket pickup near the commons went to the prudential centre that one was hard to find... spent 2 hours trying to get the ticket then waited for over 30 minutes at a pick up spot and no trolloy came so we gave up... we were really looking forward to this that was the most frustrating part of using this ticket...

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3
Get rid of the time restrictions!!
By A frustrated dad Verified Reviewer from Greencastle, PA on
Pros:
Wide Variety, Cost Savings
Cons:
Restrictive Times, Must use consecutive days
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

As many people have warned, you need to plan your trip down to a science and hope that nothing interferes with your plans. Unlike the Go Orlando card that can be used anytime in a two week time period, the Go Boston cards MUST be used within 7 consecutive days or they become invalid. Also highly encourage Smart Destinations to rethink the 5:30pm cutout that they have. For example, the Segway people wouldn't book us after 3:30pm even though they had a 4:30 and 5:30 time slot. However, the aquarium will let you in at 5:30pm and some evenings were open until 9:00 (of course not the night we were there, sigh). It just makes each day a gamble whether you can do a couple things or only one or two. We ended up missing many attractions because of the weird time schedules even though we had tried to plan it out in advance.

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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
Freedom Trail Walking Toue1 hour$12.00
Museum of Fine Arts2 hours$25.00
Day 2
Museum of Science2 hours$22.00
Boston Bike Rental 3 hours$32.00
Day 3
Whale Watch4 hours47.25
New England Aquarium2 hours$22.95
USS Constitution Cruise45 minutes$18.90
Total gate price$224.10
3-Day Go Boston Card$109.79
You save$114.31
51% 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
Museum of Science2 hours$22.00
Day 2
Boston TV and Movie Sites2.5 hours$40.00
Boston's Tall Ships2 hours$30.00
Total gate price$156.95
2-Day Go Boston Card$74.99
You save$81.96
52% 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$22.00
Total gate price$86.95
1-Day Go Boston Card$52.99
You save$33.96
39% 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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1 day $52.99 $36.99
2 day $74.99 $52.99
3 day $121.99 $109.79 $80.99 $72.89
5 day $167.99 $142.79 $116.99 $99.44
7 day $196.99 $167.44 $135.99 $115.59
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