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Go San Diego Card

Purchase a Go San Diego Card today and get access to more than 43 San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego 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 5-Day card.

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

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 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?

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 San Diego so you can make the most of your time here.

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.

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 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.

Can I share my pass with a friend or sell it?

No. The Go San Diego 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 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!

I still have questions!

Please feel free to call us at 800‑887‑9103 and we’ll be happy to help you!

Reviews

Review Snapshot® by PowerReviews Express
 4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 292 customer ratings)
Average Rating for Go San Diego Card
0% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Money saver (154), Must-see attractions included (146), User-friendly system (107), Flexible schedule (93), Skip the lines benefit (87), Helpful guide booklet (79), Personalized itinerary (56), Easy to use (24), Great value (7), Easy (6), Good value (5), Saves money (5), Convenient (4), Saved money (4), Savings (4), Ease of use (3), Money saving (3), Saves time (3)
Best Uses:
Great for families (135), General sightseeing (113), Budget travelers (102), Active travelers (81), Short stays (58), Culture enthusiasts (43), SEA WORLD (16), San diego zoo (12), Zoo (9), USS midway (8), Legoland (7), Museums (5), Balboa park (4), Whale watching (4), Knotts berry farm (3), Lego land (3), Parks (3), Seaworld (3) Wild animal park (3)
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Great product. Easy to use
By Steph from Massachusetts on
Pros:
Money Saver, User-friendly system, Must-see attractions included, Helpful guide booklet
Best Uses:
Great for families,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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

Just scanned my phone and in we went. It had all the attractions that we wanted on it. Would definitely use it again

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Not a good choice for us.
By Mac from Discovery Bay, CA on
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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

was a poor choice for us as my husband got the flu and we were able to only use it for two of the offered activities.

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I would buy this card again
By Greg from Denver CO on
Pros:
Must-see attractions included, Money Saver, User-friendly system, Flexible Schedule
Best Uses:
Budget Travelers, Great for families,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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

worked prefect for our needs

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Provides flexibility but not sure the value was there
By Danny from Chicago, IL on
Pros:
Must-see attractions included, User-friendly system, Flexible Schedule, Skip the lines Benefit
Cons:
Pricey product,
Best Uses:
Culture enthusiasts, General Sightseeing,
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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

For us, I feel like it would have been cheaper to get individual tickets. It was tough to take advantage of all the attractions.

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perfect purchase for a family trip
By Amber from Ferndale, WA on
Pros:
Must-see attractions included, Flexible Schedule, User-friendly system, Money Saver
Best Uses:
Great for families, Budget Travelers,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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

The GO pass was super helpful and saved a ton of time and money!

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Our Trip
By Sam from MN on
Pros:
Money Saver
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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

I didn't know that the 3 day pass had to be used in 3 days right in a row. There should be some way on knowing that. Not happy with that part. But the rest was good.

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Great Value buying the Go Pass
By GrandmaP from Utah on
Pros:
Money Saver, User-friendly system, Skip the lines Benefit, Flexible Schedule, Must-see attractions included, Personalized Itinerary, Helpful guide booklet
Cons:
The go pass couldn't be used after 5pm. Not good,
Best Uses:
Budget Travelers, General Sightseeing,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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

We liked not having to stand in ticket lines. We had the destinations listed and were able to choose what we wanted to do in the time that we had.

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Affordable, easy to use!
By Theerikaaa from Sierra Vista,AZ on
Pros:
Helpful guide booklet, Personalized Itinerary, User-friendly system, Flexible Schedule, Money Saver, Must-see attractions included
Cons:
Skip the lines not available,
Best Uses:
Active travelers, Culture enthusiasts, General Sightseeing, Budget Travelers, Short Stays, Great for families
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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

Took the kids on a first time, out of state vacation, and as single moms, this was a life saver!! The money we saved because of the Go card, we were able to spend more on the kids! We will defiantly be using it again!

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Not such a great deal
By arjun from salt lake city on
Pros:
Personalized Itinerary
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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

Did not save too much money or time. Please make sure you read the restrictions. Also, had to stand in line so did not save time either :(

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Great product!
By I do it for the kids from Tooele, Utah on
Pros:
Money Saver, Skip the lines Benefit, Flexible Schedule, Personalized Itinerary, Must-see attractions included
Best Uses:
Short Stays, Great for families, Budget Travelers,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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

Loved the ease of the pass. We had no problems at any of our chose attractions. Super affordable!

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Real Customers, Real Savings

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

5-Day Card Popular Itinerary

Day 1Typical time spentGate Price
LEGOLAND® California5 hours$83.00
Day 2
SeaWorld San Diego5 hours$84.00
Day 3
San Diego Zoo 4-5 hours $46.00
Natural History Museum 1 hour $17.00
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center 1 hour $17.95
Day 4
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 5 hours $46.00
Day 5
1-Hour Harbor Tour 2 hours $23.00
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier 3 hours $20.00
GoCar Tours, 30 Minute Tour 30 minutes $44.00
Total gate price$380.95
5-Day Go San Diego Card$235.00
You save$145.95
38% off the adult gate price!

3-Day Card Popular Itinerary

Day 1Typical time spentGate Price
LEGOLAND® California5 hours$83.00
Museum of Making Music1 hour$8.00
Day 2
SeaWorld San Diego5 hours$84.00
Day 3
San Diego Zoo 4-5 hours $46.00
Natural History Museum 1 hour $17.00
Air and Space Museum 1 hour $17.95
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center 1 hour $18.00
Total gate price$273.95
3-Day Go San Diego Card$189.00
You save$84.95
31% off the adult gate price!

2-Day Card Popular Itinerary

Day 1Typical time spentGate Price
San Diego Zoo 3 hours $46.00
1-Hour Harbor Tour 1 hour $22.00
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum 1.5 hours $19.00
Day 2
LEGOLAND® California5 hours$78.00
San Diego Safari Park3 hours$46.00
Total gate price$211.00
2-Day Go San Diego Card$125.00
You save$86.00
41% off the adult gate price!

1-Day Card Popular Itinerary

Typical time spentGate Price
San Diego Zoo 4-5 hours $46.00
Natural History Museum 1 hours $17.00
Go Car Tour of Downtown 1 hour $44.00
Total gate price$107.00
1-Day Go San Diego Card$84.00
You save$23.00
21% off the adult gate price!

Remember, you are free to choose any of San Diego's 43 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
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Go San Diego Card

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  • Save up to 55.00% vs paying at the gate.
  • Choose as you go from 43 San Diego attractions.

Save

Save up to 55% over gate price

1 day $84.00 $79.00
2 day $125.00 $110.00
3 day $189.00 $169.00
4 day $242.00 $206.00
5 day $235.00 $199.00
7 day $265.00 $229.00
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