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Go Boston Card

Purchase a Go Boston Card today and get access to more than 41 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.

Is this just a discount card? Will I still need to buy tickets?

No. Passes include admission to each attraction; no need to pay anything at the gate. Some attractions may offer upgrades or special exhibits for an additional fee.

Do I need to choose my attractions in advance?

Nope, you can choose from the included attractions as you go.

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.

How will I get my pass?

Instantly on your smart phone and via email!

  • Just print out your pass and guidebook.
  • Or, display it on your smart phone.
How do I "activate" my card?

Simply visit your first attraction!

Is my card valid all day?

Yes. You can enter attractions any time with the Go Boston Card.

What is your refund policy?

You'll have a full year from the day you purchase your passes to receive a full refund, as long as they are unused. However, the passes are non-refundable once they're activated.

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.

Can I purchase passes on the spur of the moment when I arrive in Boston?

Of course! With instant digital delivery, you can purchase and access passes right on your mobile device. Or, visit one of our local purchase locations.

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. Or, check out some real savings examples from Go City Card customers to see how much they actually saved!

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.

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!

I still have questions!

Please feel free to call us at 800‑887‑9103 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
 4.5 out of 5 stars (based on 259 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:
Money saver (74), Must-see attractions included (69), Flexible schedule (54), User-friendly system (48), Helpful guide booklet (33), Personalized itinerary (33), Skip the lines benefit (31), Easy to use (24), Convenient (15), Great value (10), Good value (7), Great savings (5), Saved money (5), Easy (3), Good price / value (3), Great deal (3), Great guidebook (3), Value (3)
Best Uses:
General sightseeing (80), Great for families (47), Budget travelers (46), Active travelers (39), Short stays (38), Culture enthusiasts (37), Aquarium (12), Fenway park (8), Whale watch (7), Whale watching (6), Duck tour (4), MIT museum (3), Science museum (3), Trolley tour (3),
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Thank you for stretching my travel $$$!
By Leah Verified Reviewer from Clinton, IL on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston® Card All-Inclusive Pass:

I ordered online about 3 days before trip --- had only a couple of options of where to pick up. Suggest adding more locations for our convenience!

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Kept our Family of Four on the Go!
By Elizabeth from Vermont on
Pros:
Must-see attractions included, User-friendly system, Money Saver, Flexible Schedule
Cons:
Pricey product,
Best Uses:
General Sightseeing, Great for families, Budget Travelers, Short Stays
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston® Card All-Inclusive Pass:

We planned a trip to Boston and wanted to visit the aquarium, Fenway Park, and the Science Museum. When we added up the cost of admission it was $90 for each of the adults. We ended up getting the 3 day passes for us, and 1 for our teenage son. Our 2 year old didn't get a pass because it was free admission for him at most places. We were able to not worry about admission and visit lots of places. We ended up seeing the aquarium, Franklin Park Zoo, Fenway Park Tour, Sam Adams Brewery, Museum of Science, and the Duck Boat Tours. It was a great trip :)

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Great for museum goers
By Big Sister from Poughkeepsie, New York on
Pros:
Money Saver, Personalized Itinerary, Flexible Schedule
Cons:
Transportation not included, "Build your own" only in advance or by phone,
Best Uses:
Short Stays, Culture enthusiasts, Budget Travelers General Sightseeing
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston® Card All-Inclusive Pass:

The "build your own" card feature is great, as it allows you to pick and choose what you want to do. As my husband and I tend to spend a LOT of time in museums, we felt we would not get the full value out of a "standard" card. We would just not have time to do all that the card offers. However, be aware that this option is only available online or on your smart phone. You cannot go to one of the places the card is sold and do your selections there. We found this out the hard way and it took us almost an hour to figure out how to set it up on my husband's (very) new phone. Luckily, the people at the Boston Commons Visitors Center and the Go Card tech support people were VERY helpful. In all the card enabled us to have a marvelous Boston vacation at a 20% discount for the attractions. We'll definitely do this again!

Smart Destinations Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave us this positive feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time in Boston and found the Build Your Own Pass beneficial!
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Great value, easy to use
By Lucas Domingues from Sao Paulo, Brazil on
Pros:
Flexible Schedule, User-friendly system, Money Saver, Must-see attractions included
Best Uses:
Short Stays, General Sightseeing,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston® Card All-Inclusive Pass:

Very helpful selecting what to do, specially since I hadn't a lot of time to plan my trip... Easy to use and saved some money using it on so many attractions!

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

post cruise boston tour
By cruiser from Hamilton ontario on
Pros:
Money Saver, Helpful guide booklet, User-friendly system, Must-see attractions included
Best Uses:
General Sightseeing, Active travelers, Great for families,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston® Card All-Inclusive Pass:

the go boston card was a great deal and we used it for quite a few attractions on our three day tour of Boston The only negative was the boston Beantown trolley the service was poor bus did not come every 1/2 hour driver was not all that friendly or informative and was not dressed very nice

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

Not sure you can get your money's worth?
By RoxyB88 from Durban, South Africa on
Pros:
Personalized Itinerary
Cons:
Transportation not included Few attractions included
Best Uses:
General Sightseeing
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston® Card All-Inclusive Pass:

This card lulls you into thinking you are getting a much better deal than you actually are. Look very carefully at which attractions are actually open when you are in Boston - many close during fall/winter. The real loss of the card is the bus tour. This is the most expensive attraction, and it should be the best way of getting between attractions. However, the card works in connjunction with the Beantown Trolley. Smart destinations should distance themselves from this company as soon as possible. The first day, we could not ride the trolley because we never found the booth where it should have been. The second day, we were told we would have to wait over 90 minutes for a trolley, so that did not work on our short schedule. Amazingly, on the third day we managed to catch the trolley, but there is NOTHING hop-on/hop-off about this trolley. The only bus we saw our 3 days in Boston was the one we rode, and even the driver often turned people away because they wanted to be able to get back on if they ever got off. Add to this very unfriendly staff (bus driver excluded). We saw Old Town Trolley throughout Boston and would probably have been better buying their 48 hour pass and doing select attractions from the rest. The rest of the attractions (that were open) were enjoyable and the card worked well at all of them, and we never had any issues, but the bus tour sadly overshadowed the entire trip.

Smart Destinations Response: Hi Roxy, Thank you for this feedback. We are aware of the issues surrounding Beantown Trolley. Thanks to your information, along with others, we are no longer going to be working with them and have another Trolley service, The CityView Trolley Company. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the rest of your time in Boston using the pass at all of the other attractions.
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Bruh, I saw Boston, and I saw it hard
By Hatoshi from Boston, MA on
Pros:
Money Saver, Flexible Schedule, Must-see attractions included, User-friendly system, Personalized Itinerary
Best Uses:
Budget Travelers, General Sightseeing, Great for families,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston® Card All-Inclusive Pass:

It was cheap. All of the ticket vendors knew about the GO card. It's just a PDF that I pull up on my smartphone.

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Transportation (Trolley) is very deceiving
By Yong from Atlanta, GA on
Pros:
Must-see attractions included, Money Saver
Cons:
Transportation not included,
Best Uses:
General Sightseeing,
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston® Card All-Inclusive Pass:

It says the trolley is hop on/off trolley. Don't be fooled by that. The trolley included in this card only runs once every hour. There is a lot more commonly seen trolley (old town trolley, not the beantown trolley included in this card) that has a lot more stops every 15mins.

Smart Destinations Response: Hi Yong, We are aware of the issues with Beantown Trolley and have replaced them with a better Trolley service. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we can improve
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The Go Boston Card kept us on the Go!
By Gordon C. from Winnipeg on
Pros:
Helpful guide booklet, Must-see attractions included
Cons:
Skip the lines not available, Transportation not included
Best Uses:
Short Stays, General Sightseeing Active travelers Great for families Budget Travelers
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston® Card All-Inclusive Pass:

The 3-day pass had to be used consecutively. While this forced us to do more on these three days than we might have liked to do, it would have been nice to be able to choose the three days to use the pass, especially if bad weather were to occur on one of the consecutive days. We were fairly lucky with the weather during our stay in Boston. We enjoyed the attractions that we went to, but we had to work at getting our money's worth. I think we did save some money overall. The guide helped us to focus on what we wanted to do and see during those 3 days. It is best to plan each day with activities that are near to each other as much as possible.

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Perfect Vacation Plan
By The Getaway Couple from Niagara Falls, NY on
Pros:
Must-see attractions included, Money Saver, Flexible Schedule, Helpful guide booklet, User-friendly system
Best Uses:
Short Stays, Culture enthusiasts, Great for families, Active travelers, Budget Travelers General Sightseeing
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go Boston® Card All-Inclusive Pass:

This was the perfect way to see and do all the touristy stuff in Boston. We bought the 3 day and it included all of the activities we wanted to do and many more that we didn't have time for. It saved us a lot of money and all the vendors associated with the card were really friendly and familiar with how the card worked. I absolutely recommend this as a tool when visiting. The only small complaint I had was I wasn't overwhelmed with the Beantown Trolley they are affiliated with. They were ok for what they were intended for but it was clear the other Hop-On Hop-Off alternatives had better vehicles and more frequent stops. Overall...This card is great.

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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 41 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

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  • Save up to 55.00% vs paying at the gate.
  • Choose as you go from 41 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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