Go San Diego Card

Purchase a Go San Diego Card today and get access to more than 45 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.

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 any time with the Go San Diego 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 and most popular option. You'll be able to access your Go San Diego Card from your email or on your phone immediately after you purchase. It also includes some added valued Skip the Line features at various attractions.

With instant delivery you will receive a printable and mobile version of our guidebook.

Having a physical 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. With shipped physical cards, you will get a full color printed guidebook but won’t get access to added value Skip the Line features that come with the digital delivery.

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 purchase 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?

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 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.

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 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!

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.

I still have questions!

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

Reviews

Review Snapshot® by PowerReviews Express
 4.5 out of 5 stars (based on 172 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 (48), Must-see attractions included (43), Flexible schedule (28), User-friendly system (27), Easy to use (24), Skip the lines benefit (21), Helpful guide booklet (20), Personalized itinerary (15), Great value (6), Easy (5), 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 (39), General sightseeing (31), Budget travelers (28), Active travelers (27), Short stays (19), SEA WORLD (16), Culture enthusiasts (12), 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 deal but needs finessing
By Petunia Pig from Fairfield, CA on
Pros:
Find New Adventures, Great Value, We Get Our Money's Worth
Cons:
Unable To Get Card,
Best Uses:
Good At A Lot Of Places,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

We bought a GO Orlando card. The first place we used it they converted our paper receipts to a card. In San Diego, we couldn't do that. Everyplace I went I had to present the Paper receipt. It was very inconvenient.

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[5 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

Great Savings
By Annie A from Avondale, PA on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

The card was very easy to use at all of the attractions we went to (Sea World, Zoo, Legoland, Fleet Science Museum, Natural History Museum, and Belmont Park). We saved so much money and had a great time at each spot. Wish we were there longer!

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"Disappointed"
By Minnesota 5 Verified Reviewer from Centerville, Minnesota on
Pros:
Skip the lines Benefit, Flexible Schedule, Personalized Itinerary
Best Uses:
General Sightseeing , Active travelers,
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

We were excited to discover this website before our trip to Southern California. We chose to put our own custom card together for our 3 days in San Diego before we would head up to Palm Desert. The card would have been worthwhile had the website been more clear. One of the things we chose for our family of 5 was bicycling in La Jolla. Unfortunately we arrived at the bike place, they checked us in with our cards & then went to get our bikes. Our youngest was 5 years old and the smallest bike they had was too big for her (she couldn't reach the pedals) & we knew there was no way she could do a bike ride with the family. We decided this wasn't going to work & the bike shop knew this. I contacted Smart Destinations as soon as we got back home from our trip, explaining everything to them & asking for a refund for the bike portion we had paid for. They said they'd check with the bike shop to confirm. We never received a refund. Because of this, I don't think we will ever use them again, nor recommend them to others. We didn't feel that they were upfront on the site regarding the bike rentals. The site implied it was family friendly...in our case the bike rental was unfit for a small child, which is not family friendly. Furthermore, they had no interest in refunding us for something we had paid for that we were unable to enjoy due to their lack of specifications.

Smart Destinations Response: How frustrating! First, we sincerely apologize for the miscommunication of child age range for this attraction. You have brought to our attention this important detail and we are now adding it. We want to let you know that a full refund for this attraction has been issued to you. We also want to thank you for taking the time to help us improve. Please do not hesitate to email us at customerservice@smartdestinations.com if there is anything else you need. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in sunny San Deigo.
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All the Main Attractions for a Lower Price!
By IowaGidget from Iowa City, IA on
Pros:
Must-see attractions included, Money Saver, User-friendly system
Cons:
Skip the lines not available,
Best Uses:
General Sightseeing , Great for families, Budget Travelers Active travelers
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

Bought a 5 day Go San Diego Pass. Used to get into San Diego Zoo, San Diego Safari Park, SeaWorld, Legoland and multiple museums in Balboa Park. This saved us quite a bit of money on admission costs. We still had to stand in line at most of these places as they required you to get a ticket specific to the park. In Balboa park, they just scanned the Go San Diego card.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Good deal if...
By Larry from Creston, IA on
Pros:
Must-see attractions included, Money Saver, Skip the lines Benefit, Flexible Schedule, User-friendly system
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

Good deal if you have time to see enough attractions to pay for the card. We purchased a 3 day pass for a family of 3. All in all we saved $200 on retail admission to the attractions we visited. The only reason for 4 stars is we could have used some down time to relax a bit more, but because of the price of the cards, we tried to get our money's worth. Loved having them on my iPhone, so you could skip lines at certain places and we didn't have to worry about keeping track of paper vouchers. In the future I will definitely look into the card again. If for nothing else to get some good ideas on some attractions to see that I hadn't found already or thought of.

Smart Destinations Response: Hi Larry, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. We are happy to hear about your big savings! We are always looking to create the best experience possible for our customers and really appreciate your feedback.
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[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Not a good value
By Family Traveler from Benton CIty, WA on
Pros:
User-friendly system, Must-see attractions included, Helpful guide booklet, Flexible Schedule
Cons:
Pricey product,
Best Uses:
Great for families, Active travelers,
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

The card is only a good value if you go to the high-priced attractions every day of your visit. (such as Sea World or Zoo). If you take a day "off" from using it to shop, go to the beach, or visit lower cost museums, you end up spending more for the card than you would pay if you just paid separately for everything.

Smart Destinations Response: Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. There are a few different products that cater to each travelers need, so you are able to compare the prices to see which pass offers the most savings. It sounds like the Build Your Own might have been the option you were looking for. We would like to offer you a discount of you decide to try the passes again.
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Definite moneysaver
By Dave the Family Guy from Baudette, MN on
Pros:
Flexible Schedule, Lots Of Activities, Money Saver, Must-see attractions included
Cons:
Too Much To Do In 1 Week,
Best Uses:
General Sightseeing , Great for families,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

We were glad to have the Go Cards, but did not have enough time to do all that is available. Most vendors knew how to handle it, but occasionally had to find people to explain how to use it to get into some places.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Good value, but wish was more flexible.
By MammaX5 from Boise, Idaho on
Pros:
Money Saver, Must-see attractions included, User-friendly system
Cons:
Days Of Use Not Flexible, Parking Not Included, Skip the lines not available
Best Uses:
Short Stays, Budget Travelers, Active travelers
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

The ease of use was good overall, although it was confusing to find the 'skip the line' at times. Definitely appreciated being able to access and use pass with smartphone. Biggest drawback was once pass was activated you had to use it within consecutive days which put a lot of pressure on scheduling to take full advantage and make it worth the cost. Would be great to have more flexibility in choosing which days to apply the pass within a reasonable time frame.

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A good deal for us
By Stangnerd from NW Colorado on
Pros:
Money Saver, Helpful guide booklet, User-friendly system, Must-see attractions included
Best Uses:
Great for families,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

We bought the five day card and were satisfied with the value. I figure we saved about $500 dollars with the cards instead of buying tickets separately. We went to Sea World twice, the zoo, safari park, USS Midway, Flagship whale watching cruise, and Balboa park museums. It was a very busy week, but we had a blast. Our family favorites were Sea World, the whale cruise, and the beaches, especially Coronado beach it was awesome with fighter jets and military helicopters flying over head regularly.

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San Diego trip
By Sou from Texas on
Pros:
Skip the lines Benefit, Flexible Schedule, Personalized Itinerary, Helpful guide booklet, Money Saver, Must-see attractions included, User-friendly system
Cons:
Transportation not included, Overrated Attractions Included,
Best Uses:
Great for families, Active travelers,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Go San Diego Card:

We took two day pass and saw two attractions. One each day so I can't say it was worth for me but if you can hope around this is a great opportunity.

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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 45 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

  • Save up to 55.00% off gate prices.
  • Choose as you go from 45 San Diego attractions.

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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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3, 5, & 7 Day Cards

Get a FREE admission to the bonus attraction below with 3, 5, & 7 day cards.