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 do you mean by "consecutive calendar days"?

"Consecutive calendar days" are days in a row, on a calendar. A calendar day is not a 24-hour period.

For example, if you have a 3-Day Go Boston Card and visit your first attraction on a Monday evening, it is valid for the remainder of Monday (1st calendar day) and the two days immediately following it: Tuesday (2nd calendar day), and Wednesday (3rd calendar day).

Tip: to get the most out of your pass, plan to visit attractions early in the day.

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
 4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 189 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 (15), Money saver (15), Must-see attractions included (14), Flexible schedule (10), User-friendly system (10), Great value (9), Good value (7), Helpful guide booklet (6), Great savings (5), Personalized itinerary (5), Saved money (5), Skip the lines benefit (5), Easy (3), Good price / value (3), Great deal (3), Great guidebook (3), Value (3)
Best Uses:
General sightseeing (15), Aquarium (12), Short stays (10), Active travelers (9), Budget travelers (8), Culture enthusiasts (8), Fenway park (8), Great for families (8), Whale watch (7), Whale watching (6), Duck tour (4), MIT museum (3), Science museum (3), Trolley tour (3),
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Boston and Beyond!!!
By Felicia Verified Reviewer from Chicago, IL on
Pros:
Skip the lines Benefit, Must-see attractions included, Personalized Itinerary, Helpful guide booklet, User-friendly system, Money Saver
Best Uses:
Culture enthusiasts, General Sightseeing , Great for families, Budget Travelers, Active travelers, Short Stays
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

This card is the absolute best decision you will ever make if you want to experience all of Boston and beyond! This card allows you more options than you could possibly get through in one stay. You get to set your own schedule, do what you want to do, and do the math.... any way you slice it, you will save money. You even get to skip the long lines at a number of attractions. I never would have been able to see everything I wanted to without this card... I even got to go to Salem and sitesee there as well. I strongly recommend this card, its the only way to travel.

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The Pass is Great! The Trolley is not
By Jim Verified Reviewer from Buffalo, NY on
Pros:
Money Saver, Must-see attractions included
Cons:
Trolley Availability,
Best Uses:
Short Stays, Budget Travelers
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

The Go Boston pass was great for us! Except for the trolley. The Aquarium and Whale Watch were worth the price of the pass for us, not to mention some admission was covered to historical sites. And we got some great discounts on meals from restaurants that accept the pass. The one Con, and it is significant, is the Beantown Trolley the Pass includes. It was one of the main reasons the pass was purchased. The trolleys were WAY overcrowded and unavailable 95% of the time we wanted to use them. It was a Saturday afternoon in July; if you are going to offer a service like that you must be able to meet the demand and not just sell tickets to make a bigger profit. We were only able to use the trolley ONCE out of the numerous times we wanted to because they were full; 40-60 waits for the next trolley - with no guarantee you can get on - are unacceptable. Save yourself the headache and opt for one of the other trolley options. Oh, and the Beantown Trolleys were quite uncomfortable too.

Smart Destinations Response: Hi Jim, We want to thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience using the passes here in Boston. Even though it sounds like you had a lovely trip, we are sincerely sorry to hear about the Trolley and are contacting them to find out what may have been going on that day as this is not normal. We appreciate your helpful feedback and are always working to improve.
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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

No Brainer if You Want to See the City and Save $$$
By PapaSnickey from Boynton Beach, FL on
Pros:
Smartphone Ticket
Best Uses:
General Sightseeing Short Stays Active travelers Budget Travelers Culture enthusiasts Great for families
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

I am always looking to save $$$ and this was an outstanding option. Bought the three day passes for our Boston trip. Did the math and we wound up saving 57% off of gate prices. We did so much in three days - whale watch, trolley, museums, Fenway, observatory, Freedom Trail, etc. Easily paid for itself early into our second day. I recommend checking times of attractions and plan around that. For example, if attraction is open late on Friday then do it then and don't go during the day - take advantage of extended hours of certain attractions. This way you can stretch your card to get you into more attractions since a lot of them close by 5pm. In Boston, we did this with the SkyWalk Observatory (open til 10pm), Childrens Museum (open til 9pm on Fridays), and Fine Arts Musuem (open til 9:45pm Wed - Fri). Check hours during your trip as they may change. Also plan your attractions around the weather - worked out perfectly for us.

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Go Boston Card- Awesome Deal!
By Andy Verified Reviewer from Longwood, FL on
Pros:
Personalized Itinerary, Money Saver, Must-see attractions included, User-friendly system, Flexible Schedule
Best Uses:
Great for families, Short Stays, Active travelers, General Sightseeing , Culture enthusiasts Budget Travelers
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

I just spent five days in Boston with my wife and nine year old son. The Go Boston Card was AWESOME. It was a great value, easy to purchase, convenient (electronically delivered to my iphone), and accepted everywhere we wanted to visit while in Boston. Thank you to all the folks at Smart Destinations. We would've been lost without the card!

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[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

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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[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

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:
User-friendly system, Money Saver, Skip the lines Benefit, Flexible Schedule, Must-see attractions included
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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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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Great Idea and worth the money
By Hettie from Wales, UK on
Pros:
Money Saver, Personalized Itinerary, Must-see attractions included, Saves Hassle
Best Uses:
General Sightseeing , Budget Travelers, Short Stays,
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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Amazingly Useful
By starscape from Asheboro, NC on
Pros:
Helpful guide booklet, Flexible Schedule, User-friendly system, Money Saver, Must-see attractions included, Personalized Itinerary
Cons:
Transportation not included, Some Attractions Not Incl,
Best Uses:
Great for families, General Sightseeing , Active travelers,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston Card:

We were in Boston for eight days and the GoBoston card was well worth the price. The card allowed us to visit most of the places we planned at no additional cost. Only a few places were not included. However, we really did not have the time since there is so much to do in Boston. This was one of the most fun trips we have taken.

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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
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Go Boston Card

  • Save up to 55.00% off gate prices.
  • Choose as you go from 49 Boston attractions.

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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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