Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Go Boston Card. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Loved having the Boston Go card. It was easy to use and had many attractions we could use. However, we were not pleased with the service at Macy's. The person at the desk acted as if we were interrupting her day. She did not want to answer questions or explain the card to us.
The pick up center for the card was far from atractions. We lost moré than One hour
Go Boston card was a great money saver. We enjoyed many museums, tours and trolleys with a very positive experience. The only negatives the employee at Macy's gave us wrong information about were to take the tours and the card was not valid at Fenway that day,sowehadtocomebackatalaterdate.
My husband and I enjoyed our trip to Boston and using our GO Boston card! The card got us in to all of the main attractions that we could squeeze into our short visit. The most difficult part about using the card was having to pick them up from Macy's. Don't drive, take public transportation!! Parking is very expensive and a big hassle! Aside from that, we enjoyed every minute of the Hop On Hop Off tour, Fenway Park tour, the Aquarium, the attractions in Salem (it was great that we were there on Halloween!) like the House of the Seven Gables and Witch Museum. We would definitely recommend the GO Boston card to anyone! We even got to see snow--an added free attraction!
The card was a great deal. We easily got our money worth. The only challange we had was getting started the first day. Had to go to Staples to get a paper copy of receipt after waiting to get the card in Macy's only to find desk closed.
Mom of 4
My husband and I traveled to Boston for three days prior to a seven day cruise. We purchased the 3 Day Go Boston Card and I think it was a good buy. We used quite a few of the items available on the card both in Boston and in Salem so it made for a good purchase.
Difficulty in pcking card up at Macys in Boston. Had to wait for some time to be attended to then assistant not sure how to get card , she was also unable to provide any information. Also, not clear that card can be picked up in advance but usage starts on day of first use. Excellent value and range of items included on card, allowing us to see and do everything we wanted. Highlight was Whale watching trip. Skywalk at Prudential Tower could be included as this is a must do.
I enjoyed all that I was able to participate with the Go Boston card. The only problem that I encountered was actually getting the card. I was supposed to go to Macy's to pick the card up which was fine,but then I had to go somewhere else which wasn't as easy to find to activate the card. This took away a couple of hours that I could have taken in something else from the card. I think it would be better to pick the card up from where it needs to be activated.
Take some time and plan your activities. we saved some money, and saw some great things that we would not have considered if it wasn't on the card. Do not hop on and off the shuttle (there may not be room to get back on) instead stay on and do the full circuit and take the subway to the individual attractions. Make sure you know how to get to Macys to pck up your card, and to the main beantown trolley desk to get your trolley tickes.
Good value, although some of the advertised attractions were not available because we were a bit late in the season.
Was able to see so much of Boston with my card, and the guidebook supplied with the card was extremely helpful when planning our days.
We planned what we wanted to do and used the card to its best ability. Also, not having to pay each time for the attractions made covering 3 or 4 sites in one day very easy. Also at some of the attractions you had priority over other visitors. Also on the whale trip you could book the day before and collect your tickets. Used card in some of the resturants we visited and had no problems with the discount.
Rhoda k S
I love the Go Boston Card! We had an awesome driver! Some were putting us to sleep. However, if I am purchasing a 3 day or more pass, I should be able to have more trolley rides! I can't get around town. Also we were frustrated because the trolley map did not clearly reflect some of the stop locations!
Interesting if you prepare your trip by yourself. The cards were ready for pick up, and no extra cost for any attraction we used.
Can't honestly review this entire package. Didn't use much of it. So much is free in Boston, I would use that before purchasing this package. Beantown trolley hop-on-hop-off was the only thing we used that was disappointing, they showed up late often and not at all sometimes.
After purchasing and using the Go Boston card, I found that the attractions I used the card for were not as expensive as the card. Maybe if someone chose only the most expensive attractions to visit it would make the card worth it. It's hard to get the most out of the card, when attractions are only open/only accept the card from 10-5. This was not worth my money.
We got our moneys worth by visiting a number of the attractions available with the Go Boston card. Most of the time we walked to the Attractions because it was quicker them waiting for the Beantown Trolley buses. A lot of the Attractions were only about 10-20 minutes walk from the Long Wharf, but to wait and take the Trolley buses it took us about 60-80 minutes. All so the Movie and TV tour was very good and informative but started in one location and finished in a different location. A lot of the tourists had no idea how to get back to the start location
Unfortunately, we were only able to use this twice. We stayed in provincetown and no one took this card nice to have but was a waste for us.
I felt that it was a hassle finding the locations to have the card validated and then getting vouchers for things like the bean town trolley. You have to find the Quincy Market, then the correct kiosk. It's not too easy when you aren't familiar with the area. And the visitors desk at the Macy's store in the city was a major hassle to pick up the cards in the first place. We didnt see any whales on the whale watch and they don't tell you but you can only go on the 9:30am boat with the Go Boston card. No other times are permitted. So its a little discriminatory. Most of the attractions close at like 5:00 pm.
I was annoyed to find out when we got the booklet in Boston that we had to pay half towards the Boston Duck; there is nowhere on the website that states this. All it does state is the Duck is seasonal. Had I known I don't think we would have booked the Go Boston Card as the main reason for booking was the Duck. The places on the freedom trail are worth going in if you have the card and use for other stuff.
This card is very misleading. At the time of the purchase it does not indicate that this card covers almost all activities only until 5:30 pm. You can't squeeze in many activities in this time frame. Also, to activate this card, or activate many activities, such as Duck or bus tours, you have to go to particular places, wasting a lot of time. Unfortunately, this card is proven to be not very practical.