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Go San Diego Card

The Go San Diego Card is an all-inclusive attraction pass that gives you free admission to all 46 San Diego attractions for one low price.

4.4/5 (84 Reviews)

How it works

What is a Go San Diego Card?

A Go San Diego Card is an attraction pass that gets you into 46 San Diego attractions for one low price.

How does a Go San Diego Card Work?
  • Just select how many days you want to sightsee — we offer 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7-Day cards.
  • Your Go San Diego Card grants you admission to all 46 attractions for the number of days you bought the card for .
  • Simply present your pass at included attractions between 9:00am and 5:30pm.
  • Visiting your first attraction activates your card. Then, use it on consecutive calendar days.
How will I receive my pass?

You can choose to receive your pass:

  • Instantly on your smartphone — the most popular way
  • Via email — just print it and go
  • Via mail
What is the SeaWorld® bonus offer?

If you purchase a 3, 4, 5 or 7-Day card, you can visit SeaWorld® on as many days as your card is valid.

What else does the pass include?

You'll get a guidebook with detailed attraction descriptions, hours of operation, and a map to help plan your itinerary. Plus extra dining, shopping and entertainment discounts to help you save even more along the way.

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 5-Day card.

Is my card valid all day?

You can enter attractions until 5:30pm with the Go San Diego 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.

What delivery method should I choose?
  • Instant delivery is the fastest option. You'll be able to access your Go San Diego 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 card 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 San Diego 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 San Diego?

View a list of sales locations in San Diego. Note that in-city purchases are available for full price only.

Does a Go San Diego 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?

We’ve made it easy to compare the combined gate prices with the price of the Go San Diego Card, to see how much you could save. Try our Savings Calculator!

How many attractions can I visit in one day?

On a Go San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego Card is lost or stolen?

Unfortunately, it cannot be replaced if it is lost or stolen. Please treat the card like cash.

Can I share my Go San Diego Card with a friend, or sell it?

A Go San Diego Card is non-transferrable. Once you start using it, you are the only person who can use it to get into attractions. You must sign the signature strip on the back of the card and you may be asked to present an ID. Go San Diego Cards cannot be re-sold.

If you are traveling with a group, each traveller may be asked for proof of ID.

What’s the catch?

There’s no catch. Go San Diego Card has a partnership with all of the participating attractions to make your visit to San Diego as memorable as possible and to help you save time and money.

I still have questions!

Please feel free to call us at 866‑628‑9032 and we’ll be happy to help you!

Note: You should treat your Go San Diego Card like cash. If it is lost or stolen, it cannot be replaced.

Call us at 866‑628‑9032 and we'll be happy to help you!

Reviews

Review Snapshot® by PowerReviews Express
 4.4 out of 5 stars (based on 84 customer ratings)
Average Rating for the Go San Diego Card
0% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Easy to use (24), Saved money (4), Easy (3), Money saver (3), Saves money (3), Savings (3)
Best Uses:
SEA WORLD (11), San diego zoo (8), Legoland (6), USS midway (6), Zoo (6), Museums (4) Balboa park (3) Knotts berry farm (3) Whale watching (3) Wild animal park (3)
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[23 of 23 customers found this review helpful]

4
36% savings
By Polina from Chapel Hill, NC on

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

We saved 36% using 5 day passes, but if we didn't have this pass we would visit less attractions for sure... Here is a list of attractions we visited: 12/26/2012: San Diego Zoo $42.00, Japanese Friendship Garden, San-Kei-En $4.00, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center plus IMAX $15.75 12/27/2012: Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Tour by Red Line $24.95, Whale Watching Cruise by Newport Landing $32.00 12/28/2012: SeaWorld San Diego (ONLY on 3, 5, and 7 Day Cards) $78.00 12/29/2012: Gaslamp Quarter Walking Tour $10.00, Flagship/San Diego Harbor Excursions: Harbor Tour $22.00, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center plus IMAX $15.75, San Diego Museum of Art $12.00, Model Railroad Museum $8.00, Museum of Photographic Arts $8.00 12/30/2012: San Diego Zoo Safari Park $42.00 Sum=$314.4

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[8 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

4
Worth it if you plan well
By wolf Verified Reviewer from RI on
Pros:
Avoiding Lines Sometimes, Cost Savings
Cons:
Time constraints,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

I bought 2 x 7-day cards (me + wife. We were in San Diego x 9 days. Of course, the card expires 7 days from when you first use it, so we had work with that. We went to the Zoo (full day), Legoland (full day if you have kids), Sea World (full day), Midway ship, a bunch of museums, Miramar racing. In the end, we saved about 35 $. Not a huge deal but we could have saved more if I had more free time (I was in part on a business trip). So to make the best of the card, you have to really know what you want to see and how much time you have. It may be better for some to customize their own card. Perhaps we would have saved more if we had customize it.

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[8 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

5
Worth the Money - So easy to Use!
By KB Verified Reviewer from Burleson, TX on
Pros:
Top Attractions, Great venues, No hassle, Easy to use
Cons:
530pm deadline,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

We purchased the 5-day Go San Diego Card. It was worth the money - helped us plan our vacation on a daily basis. We never had an issue using the card. The guidebook is helpful and comprehensive. We were able to visit several attractions on the same day. Only wish some of the attractions allowed access after 5:30pm so we could have utilized it even more! Must have for your southern California trip!

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[13 of 14 customers found this review helpful]

4
Great Pass!
By Leash from Layton, UT on
Pros:
Variety of activities, Saves Money, Easy to use
Best Uses:
San Diego Zoo, SEA WORLD, Wave house
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

My husband and I got the 5-day Go San Diego Card and we were able to do so many things with this card that we probably would not have done otherwise. We figured that we each saved over $230 by buying these passes. We had a blast and will use this pass again when we go back. The only cons I can think of is that there is so much to do and you want to get everything in and it's difficult to do so in five (or however many) consecutive days without exhausting yourself, so I wish you had a couple more days to use each pass (like seven days to use the five day pass so you could have two days to take a break) and that they would add some relaxing attractions, such as a movie pass or show, so that you still feel like you're getting your moneys worth while relaxing and laying low.

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[8 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

5
The easiest card I've ever used.
By Phantasm Verified Reviewer from Denver, Colorado on
Pros:
Easy to use, Saves Money, Convenient
Best Uses:
San Diego Zoo, SEA WORLD,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

This card is spectacular. I purchased the 7-day one, and visited as many places as I could that are in the booklet that comes with the card. I found new and exciting places to go that I would not have gone otherwise. The card certainly pays for itself, especially if you wish to visit SeaWorld more than once. Everywhere I went that took the card, I simply gave it to them like a I would a credit card, and they took it without hesitation. People were actually friendly when I handed them the card, almost proud to accept it. The next time I travel, I'll be looking for a Smart Destinations card for that city!

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[9 of 11 customers found this review helpful]

5
AAA+ doing stuff card
By Mike the stone man from Lyons, Colorado on
Pros:
Great Value, You need one with kids, Easy to use
Cons:
none,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

This is the got to get card, it saved us hundreds of dollars when we took our grand daughters. We got the five day for the week and went to the beach to start and end the vacation. I don't think I would survive a 7 day card!!!

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[11 of 13 customers found this review helpful]

4
Good savings! Would buy again.
By Samiam from Milwaukee, WI on
Pros:
Savings
Best Uses:
Balboa Park San Diego Sea World Flagship Cruise San Diego Zoofari San Diego Zoo Petco Park USS Midway
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

I added up the cost and we saved about $80. If we had actually used the card for 7 days, we would have been able to go to more places and saved more. We had no problems at all with the card. I will definitely purchase a card again for another city.

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[8 of 10 customers found this review helpful]

5
well worth the money!!
By y patel Verified Reviewer from san diego, ca on
Pros:
Lots of attractions, Major attractions
Cons:
None that we found,
Best Uses:
Zoo, SEA WORLD Wild life park Lego Land Museums
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

this is by far the best buy for your money if you are going to be spending a few days in san diego and visiting all the major attractions. we bought the 5 day pass and we were able to visit approximately 10-12 attractions. we would have spend well over $300 per person where the card saved us a lot of money.

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[8 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

5
Bargain
By Pablo Verified Reviewer from New York City on
Pros:
Local insight, Great Value, Easy to use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

This did a lot of the planning for us and highlighted some great attractions that we would not have thought about seeing

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[6 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

4
Ill be back for more
By Layne Verified Reviewer from Canada on
Pros:
Easy awesome
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
Lots
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

We would recommend this to anyone. For us we were able to do more then one thing each day making the value incredible. We really liked the Go Cars at SD pier after our day at Seaworld. Items one and 2 on my next vacation will be Go card and GPS

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Actual Money-Saving Itineraries

Below are the most popular ways Go San Diego Card holders saved money on their trip. While you don’t have to follow these itineraries, they show just how much you can save!

If you have your own itinerary in mind, try our Savings Calculator!

Popular Itineraries: 5-Day 3-Day 2-Day 1-Day

5-Day Card Popular Itinerary

Day 1Typical time spentGate Price
LEGOLAND®5 hours$78.00
Day 2
SeaWorld5 hours$88.00
Day 3
San Diego Zoo 4-5 hours $44.00
Natural History Museum 1 hour $17.00
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center 1 hour $15.75
Day 4
Safari Park 5 hours $44.00
Day 5
2-Hour Harbor Tour 2 hours $27.00
USS Midway 3 hours $19.00
30 Minute GoCar Tour 30 minutes $44.00
Total gate price$378.00
5-Day Go San Diego Card$242.10
You save$135.90
36% off the adult gate price!

3-Day Card Popular Itinerary

Day 1Typical time spentGate Price
LEGOLAND®5 hours$78.00
Museum of Making Music1 hour$8.00
Day 2
SeaWorld5 hours$88.00
Day 3
San Diego Zoo 4-5 hours $44.00
Natural History Museum 1 hour $17.00
Air and Space Museum 1 hour $18.00
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center 1 hour $15.75
Total gate price$266.25
3-Day Go San Diego Card$188.10
You save$78.15
28% off the adult gate price!

2-Day Card Popular Itinerary

Day 1Typical time spentGate Price
San Diego Zoo 3 hours $44.00
Harbor Cruise 1 hour $22.00
Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum 1.5 hours $19.00
Day 2
LEGOLAND®5 hours$78.00
Museum of Making Music1 hour$8.00
Total gate price$168.00
2-Day Go San Diego Card$115.00
You save$53.00
32% off the adult gate price!

1-Day Card Popular Itinerary

Typical time spentGate Price
San Diego Zoo 4-5 hours $44.00
Natural History Museum 1 hours $17.00
Go Car Tour of Downtown 1 hour $44.00
Total gate price$103.00
1-Day Go San Diego Card$80.00
You save$23.00
22% off the adult gate price!

Remember, you are free to choose any of San Diego's 46 attractions.

“I ended my trip astonished at the value I had achieved! The Go [San Diego] Card was an excellent bargain that made my trip possible and affordable.”

— Nick A., Mullica Hill, NJ

Get the most out of your trip, buy a Go San Diego Card today!

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  • Visit any or all of the included 46 attractions.
  • Save up to 55% off gate prices.
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1-Day $80.00 $75.00
2-Day $115.00 $105.00
3-Day $209.00 $188.10 $182.00 $145.60
4-Day $242.00 $204.00
5-Day $269.00 $242.10 $224.00 $179.20
7-Day $309.00 $262.65 $254.00 $203.20
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Free cancellation insurance

Learn about our free cancellation insurance.

If for any reason you can't activate your pass within a year of purchase, we'll give you a full refund. No questions asked.