Go Seattle Card – Discontinued

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The Go Seattle Card has been discontinued by Smart Destinations.

With Smart DestinationsGo Seattle Card, you pay just one discount price for unlimited admission to more than 35 of the Pacific Northwest’s best attractions. The Emerald City is known for a lot more than just Starbucks, Nirvana, and drizzle—plan to take in Puget Sound cruises, art museums, lush gardens, walking tours, and yes, really good coffee. Tours of the Mariners and the Seahawks home fields are a highlight for sports fans. Another benefit of the card is skip-the-line privileges that can add up to lots of saved time. Visitors who have a car can take advantage of even more attractions in nearby Tacoma and Auburn.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Go Seattle Card is not longer available for purchase. Smart Destinations still has great offerings in other cities. For a full list click here.

If you are visiting the city of Seattle, we recommend you take a look at the Seattle CityPass.

Top Included Seattle Attractions

Argosy Harbor Cruise
Space Needle
Seattle Monorail Services
Pacific Science Center
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum
Museum of Glass
Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle Bug Safari
Experience Music Project
Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame

See the complete list of Go Seattle Card attractions and tours in the sidebar.

Go Seattle Card Strengths

The Go Seattle Card’s biggest strength is the diversity of attractions. You won’t feel like you have to spend a perfect beach day doing indoor activities just to get your money’s worth from the card. The card includes admission to major museums, botanical gardens and historic sites, and all kinds of tours.

The card also includes attractions in Tacoma, like the Museum of Glass and Tacoma Art Museum. For visitors who have a car, this can be a nice day-trip as it’s only an hour away. Plan your trip carefully though so you don’t get stuck in commuter traffic during rush hour.

Because each person has his or her own card, families can split up and visit different attractions based on their interests. This flexibility lets individuals or families switch gears easily if anyone change their mind about an attraction, or if Seattle’s famous drizzle becomes more of a downpour and puts a damper on outdoor plans.

The full-color guidebook included with the passes is an invaluable resource and can help visitors get the most out of their Go Seattle Card and their visit.

What Could get better?

The passes are not valid after 5:30 pm, even though many attractions are open later. One way to get around this is to redeem tickets before 5:30 and return to use them later. Customers have reported this worked at the Space Needle, so you can use your Go Seattle Card to see the city lights at night despite the 5:30 card “curfew.”

Seattle has decent public transportation and many downtown locations are walkable, but visitors without cars will have a hard time taking advantage of some attractions. For example, the boat tour of Deception Pass leaves from Oak Harbor north of Seattle, and Emerald Downs is in Auburn south of the city on the way to Tacoma.

Get Your Money’s Worth

Generally, the more days you purchase for your Go Seattle Card, the fewer attractions per day you need to visit to get your money’s worth. For example, if you buy a one-day pass, you’ll need to go to three attractions; buy the seven-day pass and one attraction per day is enough to get the benefit of buying a card.

Some of the best deals are the Blake Island Adventure Cruise (more than $100 for a family of two adults and two kids), the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum Hall of Fame combo pass ($54), and the Space Needle ($58).

Insider Go Seattle Card Tips

Your Go Seattle Card is activated by the first attraction you visit. Your consecutive day passes are not counted in 24-hour increments. For example, if you activate your card at 4 pm, that counts as day one on the length of your card.

Don’t try to rush through all the attractions to see as many as you can. You can still save money without hurrying.

If you plan carefully and are take advantage of the included extras, you can save a lot of money on nightlife, eating out, and souvenirs. In most cases, these discounts are “show and save;” so you can get use them the day before your card is activated or the day after it expires.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Go Seattle Card is not longer available for purchase. Smart Destinations still has great offerings in other cities. For a full list click here.

If you are visiting the city of Seattle, we recommend you take a look at the Seattle CityPass.

Where to Buy the Go Seattle Card

The card is available at many outlets. You can buy it at Expedia, Orbitz or Travelocity or you can buy it once you get to Seattle but these are not great options as you may pay more. The best place the buy the card is at the Smart Destinations website. The 3 5 and 7day cards frequently go on sale. They also have a great return policy. If you are pressed for time, use the voucher option.