I hate to see anyone pay full price when you can save so much money with the Go Boston Discount Card.
Whether you want to explore the New England Aquarium, cruise Boston Harbor, visit Plimouth Plantation, or take the ferry to Nantucket, Go Boston gives you free access.
But lots of people don't know about these cards...sometimes I think they're Boston's best-kept secret!
When you have a Go Boston Card, you get the city's biggest sightseeing bargains:
- Free access to top Boston Attractions - Museums, the aquarium, whale watching cruises, tours, bike rentals, even famous destinations like Plimoth Plantation, the Salem Witch Museum, and Newport mansions
- Free transportation on the City View Hop-on Hop-off Trolley - Hop on and hop off at top Boston sights for up to 2 days
- Your choice of a free premium adventure (when you have a 3, 5, or 7 day card) - currently, Whale Watch Cruise, a Boston Duck Tour, or a Boston Red Sox Ticket.
Fenway Park tops the "favorite Boston destination" for many visitors, and the chance to get a Red Sox ticket as a GoBoston bonus gives you an easy way to see one of these exciting games.
You'll get a ticket to the Outfield Grandstand, Bleachers, or Standing Room sections of the stadium. VIP access lets you enter the ballpark up to 2.5 hours before the game to watch batting practice or explore the Big Concourse.
With a Go Boston Discount Card in your hand, you get to go to the front of the line at most destinations - and that can save huge amounts of time, especially at Boston's most popular destinations such as the New England Aquarium and Fenway Park Tours.
But there's even more. The Go Boston card gives you special pricing in some restaurants, plus an easy to use free Boston tourist map.
Best of all, you get to choose the best time period for you - select a 1, 2, 3, 5, or 7 day card.
Because the Go Boston card includes free access to just about everything you'll want to do during your Boston vacation, you can use it to plan your whole trip. Here's a flavor of the different types of things you can do with it:
Get around Boston: Hop-On, Hop-Off Trolley Tour - (up to 2 days) - get on and off at all the different stops, or stay on for the entire narrated tour
Go on a tour: Movie Mile walking tour and Boston Movie sites bus tour, Fenway Park Tour
Have fun: Tall Ships cruise, Samuel Adams Brewery Tour, Swan Boats, New England Aquarium, USS Constitution Cruise, Charles Riverboat Cruise
Explore Boston's Freedom Trail: Take a Freedom Trail tour, visit Paul Revere House, Old State House Museum, Old South Meeting House
Visit the best Boston (and Cambridge) Museums: Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, Institute of Contemporary Art, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, MIT Museum, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston Children's Museum
Take a ferry to Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Provincetown, Hyannisport Harbor on Cape Cod
Visit top sites in historic Lexington and Concord: Buckman Tavern, Hancock Clarke House, Liberty Ride, Munroe Tavern, Louisa May Alcott Orchard House
Visit special historic recreations near Boston: Plimoth Plantation, the Mayflower II, Old Sturbridge Village
Spend a day in Salem and explore the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem Witch Museum, House of the Seven Gables
Have fun at Six Flags New England
Choose your special bonus (with the 3, 5, 7 day card): New England Aquarium Whale Watching tour, Boston Duck tour, Segway adventure
Once you buy the Go Boston card, you pay no admission fees.
How much will you save? The company behind the card calculates 55%, compared with paying full-price admissions.
What's really great, though, is that when you're here in Boston and want to go to, say, the New England Aquarium ($27 adult admission without the card) or the Hop On/Hop Off Trolley ($42 without the card), you never have to reach for your wallet - you just show your card, go to the head of the line, and walk right in. Now that feeling is priceless!
- Copley Square, corner of Boylston and Dartmouth; nearest T station: Orange Line/Back Bay
- Faneuil Hall Marketplace, near the west end entrance of Quincy Market; nearest T station: Orange Line/Haymarket