Go Philadelphia All-Inclusive Pass

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The Go Philadelphia Card (also referred to as the Philadelphia Pass) is an all-inclusive attraction pass that includes admission to your choice of attractions for 1, 2, 3, or 5 days. You’ll pay one price for the pass and get to visit as many of the 36 included attractions as you can fit in your trip. These attractions are exciting and diverse in this great historic city. They included everything from comprehensive bus tours to popular aquariums to top observation decks. You’ll also get to enjoy a number of cultural attractions such as the Betsy Ross House and the Museum of the American Revolution. And, of course, there are some of the best museums in the world here, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Franklin Institute. And best of all? You’ll save up to 45% on admission.

Top Included Philadelphia Attractions                        

One Liberty Observation Deck
Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus Philadelphia Tour
Adventure Aquarium
Franklin Institute Science Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Longwood Gardens
Christ Church Burial Ground

See the complete list of attractions and tours in the sidebar, divided by type of activity.

How the Go Philadelphia Pass Works

The Go Philadelphia Card is now an exclusively digital product that covers admission to the attractions you want to visit. You’ll show your pass at the gate, the attractions will scan it, and you’re good to go. You pay nothing at the attraction.

The Go Card format is designed to allow you to choose the number of days you want to sightsee for. You can choose 1, 2, 3, or 5 consecutive calendar days. Visit as many attractions as you can fit in those days, with no limits other than the operating hours of the attractions.

The pass works best if you use the free Go City Card App. However, if you prefer to go more low-tech, you can print the passes out at home before your trip or at the hotel.

The Go Philadelphia Card is valid only for the number of consecutive calendar days purchased after activation, and becomes activated once you visit your first attraction.

What’s Good?

The Go Philadelphia Card has gone all digital, so no worrying about remembering booklets or individual tickets. All you need is your smartphone, and you’re ready to start exploring.

Likewise, because everything is digital you can also enjoy instant delivery. Plan in advance, or buy it last minute – the pass is still yours as soon as the order is processed by the website.

This also helps you bargain-hunters out there; you can wait until Go City Card has a sale to purchase, which usually happens right around most holidays.

Like many cities, the tourism scene in Philadelphia is often expanding and changing. So, too, does the Go Philadelphia Card, as they add new attractions and drop less popular ones over time. This can help you discover new things you didn’t even know about the city.

The Go Philadelphia Card comes with a free digital guidebook (which, like the pass, can be printed out if need be). This guidebook includes maps of the city with the attractions clearly marked, as well as operating hours, contact information, and location for each included attraction. So, don’t waste your time looking everything up individually – it’s all there for you in the app.

What Could Get Better?

The Go Philadelphia Card includes a number of museums and historic homes, in addition to a top aquarium and popular zoo. The pass does not cover special exhibits or experiences like animal encounters at any of these attractions. So unfortunately, if you’ve got your heart set on feeding the penguins or seeing that traveling art exhibition, you’re paying out of pocket.

It’s unquestionably a positive when the Go City Card program adds new attractions – more to see and do! However, it can be tough when something you wanted to see gets dropped from the program. Be sure to check the website in advance of your visit to confirm that want you’re interested in is still available.

If you’re right at home in the digital world, you’ll probably love the app. However, if you don’t have a smartphone, or don’t like downloading things you’ll only use once or twice, then you’ll have to print out the pass.

Many of the other Go City Card products also offer extras discounts on shopping, dining, and excursions that aren’t included on the pass. Philadelphia doesn’t offer that option currently, which can be disappointing and decreases the overall value of the pass.

Get Your Money’s Worth with a Go Philadelphia Pass

The Go Philadelphia Card advertises savings of up to 45% on combined admission prices. They’re calculating this by comparing the amount you pay for the pass with the amount you would pay for all of your visited attractions combined.

Without a clear idea of what you want to see and do in advance, the math can be hard when figuring out how much you’ll save. One handy way to see how the savings work is by looking over the “Savings Examples” tab on the Go City Card website. This pulls together real customer trips and highlights how much they actually saved.

That said, there are a few rules of thumb to follow if you want to make the most out of your Go Philadelphia Card. First, be sure to visit attractions first thing in the morning, and until they close. The cards are valid for calendar days, not for 24-hour blocks, so it’s important to get an early start. The more different attractions you can visit during the life of your card, the more you save.

Second, it can be very helpful to visit the more expensive things with the pass, and save the cheaper stuff or the donation-based attractions for after your pass has expired (assuming you can’t fit everything all into the duration of your card). The more expensive stuff in Philadelphia typically includes tours and museums, and the inexpensive stuff tends to be historical attractions.

Go Philadelphia Pass Insider Tips

The 45% savings is usually calculated using the higher duration cards; that is, the value is better for the 5-Day card versus the 1-Day card. If you are only interested in sightseeing for a day or two, however, visiting at least three different things is a good way to make the most of the pass.

Philadelphia is a sprawling city, but much of it is clustered into neighborhoods. Center City, Independence Mall, and Logan Square have a number of things together, which is important to keep in mind when planning. Visit neighborhoods for a day to minimize travel and maximize the number of attractions you can visit.

Another thing of note – several attractions included on the Go Philadelphia Card are actually in New Jersey! The RiverLink Ferry is a great way to get between the two states if you’re interested in top things like the Adventure Aquarium and the Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial (and it’s included on the pass).

Where to Buy the Go Philadelphia Pass

The Go Philadelphia Card is available online directly from Go City Card.