San Diego go card vs citypass which should you buys

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If you are planning a trip to San Diego, I am sure there are a lot of things you want to do during your trip to San Diego.  I’m sure you want to explore San Diego – and perhaps the Los Angeles area, too, while you are in Southern California.  You may have heard about the Southern California CityPASS and the Go San Diego Card, which you can use to get admission into multiple San Diego attractions at a significant discount.  This of course sounds great, but the question is, which card should you buy?

Well, the answer to that really lies in what you want to do while you’re in San Diego.  For example, if you would like to go to Anaheim while you’re in San Diego (which can be done if you stay at a hotel near an Amtrak station, such as the Courtyard San Diego) and you want to visit Disneyland, then that’s only covered by the CityPASS but if you want to visit Knott’s Berry Farm then that’s only covered by the Go Card.

The following lists which attractions comes with each pass:

Go CardCityPASS
Belmont Park All Access Combo PassX
Bike & Kayak Tours CoronadoX
Bike & Kayak Tours La JollaX
Bike & Kayak Tours La Jolla Surf Board RentalsX
Birch AquariumX
Coronado Museum of History & ArtX
Dolby Theatre Guided TourX
Fleet Science Center with IMAXX
Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton HouseX
GoCar San Diego ToursX
Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Tour by Red Line ToursX
Hollywood MuseumX
Hop-on, Hop-off San Diego Trolley Tour (3 Days)X
Japanese Friendship GardenX
Knott’s Berry FarmX
Knott’s Soak City WaterparkX
LEGOLAND® CaliforniaXX
Living Coast Discovery CenterX
Mingei International MuseumX
Model Railroad MuseumX
Museum of Contemporary ArtX
Museum of Photogenic ArtsX
Museum of Making MusicX
New Children’s MuseumX
One Race & Laser Tag at Miramar SpeedwayX
PETCO Park TourX
San Diego Air & Space MuseumX
San Diego Art InstituteX
San Diego Automotive MuseumX
San Diego Harbor Cruise by Hornblower Cruises (1 hour)X
San Diego History CenterX
San Diego Museum of ArtX
San Diego Museum of ManX
San Diego Natural History MuseumX
San Diego ZooXX
San Diego Zoo Safari ParkXX
SeaWorld Multi-Day PassXX
Speed Boat AdventuresX
UTC Ice Sports CenterX
Whale Watching by Hornblower CruisesX
Whale Watching & Dolphin CruisesX
Whaley HouseX
USS Midway MuseumX

Go Card San Diego:

Children’s Ticket PriceAdult’s Ticket Price
1 Day$89$94
2 Days$119$139
3 Days$189$209
5 Days$239$269
7 Days$269$299


Please note that SeaWorld San Diego, speed boat adventures & the 3-day hop-on, hop-off trolley tour are only available with 3-day, 5-day & 7-day passes, so if you only buy 1-day pass or 2-day pass you will not get admission to these three attractions.

Please see here to purchase your San Diego Go Card.

Please see here for more information on the Southern California CityPASS pricing.