No doubt about it. Boston, Cape Cod and the surrounding area is a sightseeing mecca!
From Boston's historic Freedom Trail and iconic Fenway Park, to the scenic shores of Cape Cod and the adventure of Six Flags New England, there's a wealth of fun and interesting things to do in the city and nearby!
But let's face it, folks. All that sightseeing can take a big bite out of your fun budget ... if you let it.
What's a GO Boston Card?
Simply put: it's the handiest thing I've ever found for saving money on sightseeing in our area. And believe me, I've checked out a whole bunch of discount offers over the years! ;-)
How much can you save? Up to 55% off regular admission prices.
I say "up to" 55% because the GO Boston Card is kind of like an all-you-can-eat buffet ticket. The more you eat (or in this case, the more you see and do), the more you save.
Here's how it works:
The GO Boston Card is an all-inclusive pass that allows you to visit 40+ of the area's top attractions, all for one flat rate.
Here's just a small sampling of what the card covers in the city:
(Click the photo to see all 40+ covered attractions)
And here are some of the attractions covered by the GO Boston Card outside the city:
As a practical matter, it's impossible to see everything in a day or two.
So you might wonder: "Can you really get your money's worth from a 1 or 2-day discount card?" In my experience, yes.
When we take day trips to Boston with our out-of-town guests, we'll do a couple of the pricier attractions - like the Trolley Tour and the USS Constitution Cruise, for example. That more than covers the cost of the card. The rest of the day's sightseeing is pure savings.
If we overnight in the city and have two days to see the sights, we can squeeze even more value out of a 2-day GO Boston Card!
The best value comes with the 3, 5 and 7-day GO Boston Cards.
Not only do they give you more time to see and do more ... they also give you a free "premium" attraction that's not included with the 1 and 2-day cards.
Premium choices vary from time to time and season to season. Current (summer 2019) premium options are:
Who doesn't love a freebie?!
I know, sometimes it's tempting to ignore all the extra info that comes with a discount card. I've done that more often than I care to admit. ;-)
But in this case, that'd be a big mistake, because that's where you'll find even more ways to save with your GO Boston Card.
Discounts for restaurants, pubs, tours, island ferries, shopping, rental cars and more ... you'll see them in the "Extra Savings" section of your free, downloadable 50+ page Boston Guide Book.
Be sure to check them out!
Enjoy your sightseeing adventures ... and your savings!