Will it really save me money? See a sample Chicago itinerary.

This is probably the most common question we get asked. We’ve built our product to deliver savings compared to buying individual tickets.

Here is how we can save you money:
  • Smart Destinations (the company behind the Go City Card and Explorer Pass) works with each and every museum, tour, zoo, park, and attraction on the price we pay them for visits they receive using our product. Because we bring a lot of visitors (over 3.5 million visits so far), they give us a deal.
  • We then price our product to pass those saving onto you. Our goal is to ensure our price represents a real saving compared to the cost of buying individual tickets at each attraction. See the sample Chicago itinerary below.
  • The card works as your ticket. It covers the regular admission to the included attractions – there is nothing more you have to pay.
Here’s how the savings can work.

Here is an example Chicago itinerary that one family of four (two adults and two children) did using the card. The prices in brackets are the prices they would have paid if they did NOT have a Go City Card and instead had to buy individual tickets. Their three day Chicago itineraries are just an example - you don’t have to do what they did – what you see and do its up to you!

Total if purchased separately ($660.70)
Cost of Go City Cards for the whole family2 adult and 2 child, 3-day cards $389.96
TOTAL Savings with cards $270.74
Day One Itinerary
Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Pass See the sites, and use for transportation ($102)
The Field Museum ($68)
Sears Tower Sky Deck ($44.90)
Navy Pier (rides and fun) ($60)
Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Cruise ($44)
Day Two Itinerary
Shedd Aquarium And they didn’t worry about the lines – with the Go Card just skip the line! ($63.80)
Hancock Observatory ($48)
Adler Planetarium ($88)
Day Three Itinerary
Museum of Science and Industry ($44)
Notebaert Nature Museum ($30)
Tall Ship Sail ($68)

That’s real money. And we’re not even counting the savings many travelers get at participating restaurants and shops.

Most people spend a lot of time on the costs of hotels and flights but less time on how much it is going to cost when they get there. Smart Destinations makes it easy to see and do what you want for less.