Any time I visit a city during my travels, one of the hardest things I have to decide is which sites I should see and which ones I should skip. Though this is often due to a lack of time in any one place, the other major hurdle I have with city exploration is how expensive it can be to squeeze in several museums, exhibits or galleries into a few days.
Enter the Go City Card, an awesome way to see a lot of things for a relatively low cost, given how many things these cards cover. They are available for purchase through Smart Destinations, which offers these cards and a variety of other passes to explore several notable sites for one low price in one– or multi-day increments.
For example, check out all of the Los Angeles attraction deals you’ll find with the L.A. card, and the Go Card Chicago covers museums, lake cruises, aquariums, planetariums and more. If you can fit it into the time allotment you’ve bought, you can visit the attraction at no additional cost beyond what you’ve paid for your Go City Card.
I’ve never used a Go City Card myself, so I can’t vouch for how well they work and if they’re cost effective (though they seem fairly straight forward if used wisely), but the folks at Smart Destinations have offered to give one of the readers of Kaleidoscopic Wandering two three-day Go City Cards to the destination of their choice (valued at about $100.00-$180.00 each, depending on the city chosen). The cities offered are:
Blue Ridge, North Carolina
Los Angeles, California
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
To win these two three-day Go City Cards: Simply leave a comment letting me know which of the above cities you would most like to explore with one of these cards. I will use Random.org to choose a winner on Friday, June 17, and that winner will receive two Go City Cards to the city they’ve chosen. The cards expire approximately one year after the winner is drawn, but once the three-day cards are actually activated, they must be used over the course of the following three days. The way I figure it is that you can use these cards during your summer vacation; over Thanksgiving, Christmas or Spring Break of next year; during a long weekend; to immerse yourself in somewhere new or explore your own hometown if you live in one of these destinations.
My own personal rule is this: My husband can’t enter this contest, but family, friends and readers worldwide are welcome to enter.
If you win, I’d love to know if you enjoyed your Go City Card experience once you’ve had a chance to use them!
UPDATE: We just drew a winner for this contest, and Random.org drew number 11. Our winner for the two three-day Go City passes is Abby! Thanks to everyone for participating!
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