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.
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.
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.