San Francisco sighteeing pass vs citypass vs explorer pass vs iventure vs go card

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If you are planning a trip to San Francisco, then there are probably a number of attractions you want to visit.  You may have heard that there are attraction passes, like City Pass or the Go Card, that could help you save money when you visit multiple attractions.  They offer a list of attractions and you can pick out a number you want to do (or the number of days you want to have access to the attractions) and you save a lot of money.  But you may be wondering which one you should buy.

Well, the truth of the matter is, there isn’t necessarily one card that is better, but there may be one card that is best for you.  And that all depends on where you want to go.  Because each card offers you access to different attractions.  And so I’ve outlined which attractions you can get with each card to help you choose.  Let’s say, for example, you really want to visit the Cartoon Art Museum while you’re in San Francisco.  Well, only one of the passes I mention here has an Cartoon Art Museum included (Go Card).  But if you really want to take a gray line bus tour to Yosemite?  Only iventure offers that.  So look at the following list to help you decide which one to buy – or if you should buy more than one so you can get everywhere you want to go on your San Francisco vacation!

Go CardCityPASSExplorer PassIventureSightseeing Pass
Price infoPrice infoPrice InfoPrice infoPrice info
7D Experience – Ride & Maze ComboXX
Angel Island FerryXX
Aquarium of the BayXXXXX
Applebee’s EntreeX
Asian Art MuseumXXXX
AT&T Park Behind the Scenes TourXXXX
Bay City Bike Rentals & ToursXXXX
Bike Rental from Alcatraz Bike & ToursX
Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise AdventureX
Bridge to Bridge CruiseXX
Burger BarX
Cable Car & Muni Bus PassportX
California Academy of SciencesXXX
California Historical SocietyX
California’s Great AmericaXX
Cartoon Art MuseumX
Children’s Creativity Museum & CarouselX
City Sightseeing Night TourXX
City Sightseeing 1 Day Hop on, Hop Off TourXX
City Tour 48 Hour Hop On, Hop Off TourX
Conservatory of FlowersXX
de Young MuseumXXXXX
Escape from the RockXX
Go Lorries – One Way Airport ShuttleX
GoCar ToursXXXX
Golden Gate Bay CruiseXX
Grand City Tour (Gray Line)X
Hana Zen at PIER 39X
Hop on Hop Off Trolley TourX
Legion of HonorXXX
Madame Tussauds San FranciscoXXX
Monterey & Carmel Tour (Gray Line)X
Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour (Gray Line)X
Muni Visitor Passport (1 Day)X
Park Wide Bike Rentals & ToursX
Ripley’s Believe it Or NotXXX
San Francisco Bay CruiseX
San Francisco DungeonXX
San Francisco Zoo & GardensXX
Sausalito FerryX
Six Flags Discovery KingdomX
The Beat MuseumX
The Contemporary Jewish MuseumX
UC Berkeley Botanical GardensX
USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space MuseumXX
USS Pampanito Submarine ExperienceX
Walt Disney Family MuseumXX
Wild SF Walking Tour Chinatown & North BeachX
Wild SF Walking Tour Castro & MissionX
Wine Country Tour & TastingX
Wine Country Tour (Gray Line)X
Yosemite National Park Tour (Gray Line)X

Explorer Pass

4 attractions: $85 for adults; $65 for children

Please click here for more Explorer Pass information.


Sightseeing Pass

3 attractions: $69 for adults; $55 for child

4 attractions: $66.50 for adults; $56 for child

5 attractions: $73.50 for adults; $63 for child

6 attractions: $97.30 for adults; $83.30 for child

Please click here for more Sightseeing Pass information.



3 attractions: $65 for adults; $49 for children

5 attractions: $99 for adults; $79 for children

Please click here for more Iventure information.


Go Card

1 Day (All Attraction): $74.58

2 Day (All Attractions): $112.34

3 Day (All Attractions): $140.66

5 Day (All Attractions): $178.42

Please click here for more Go Card information.



All attractions (except you have to decide between Exploratorium OR de Young Museum – can’t do both): $89 for adults; $66 for children

Please click here for more CityPASS information.