Los Angeles on a Budget: How to Save BIG With a Go City Pass

December 6, 2021

A winning combination of old Hollywood glamour, enviable weather, and astounding natural beauty make Los Angeles a desirable vacation locale for any type of traveler.

Ready to visit Los Angeles but need to stick to a budget?

From the glowing urban lamps at LACMA to the sun-soaked beaches and celebrity mansions in Malibu, there are endless neighborhoods and hidden gems to discover in the City of Angels.

Try sticking your hands in Marilyn Monroe’s imprint at the TCL Chinese Theatre or riding the fearsome Viper roller coaster at Six Flags® Magic Mountain.

Whatever your Los Angeles travel agenda, the Go City® Pass can help you do it all! 

Stay tuned to learn all about the Go Los Angeles Multi-Attraction Pass...

Los Angeles Hotels

Before you commence your Southern Californian sojourn, you need to secure sensational lodgings. 

Whether you are looking to rest your head in bohemian Venice Beach or live it up in a luxury suite in Beverly Hills, we have plenty of options for Los Angeles Hotels.

Reserve your LA accommodations worry-free, with our lowest rate guarantee. 

Los Angeles Multi-Attraction Pass

Looking to uncover every top-tier attraction and sight in La La Land? Go City’s® exclusive Los Angeles Multi-Attraction Pass was designed for travel dynamos like you!

Hike the Hollywood hills, cozy up to your favorite (wax) celebrities, or take to the Pacific on a spirited Harbor cruise with your exclusive Multi-Attraction pass.

This nifty ticket allows you to see as many attractions as you desire, for however many days you select:

1 Day Pass

2 Day Pass

3 Day Pass

5 Day Pass

7 Day Pass

Travel savvy with the pass, which grants maximum savings and the freedom to change your Los Angeles itinerary at will.

Other Important Los Angeles Multi-Attraction Pass Facts

  • Your pass offers you discounts of up to 50% off retail rates.
  • Your pass is valid 14 days after first use.
  • Enjoy a mix of pre-booked activities and flexible experiences.
  • Do it all - visit as many attractions as you want in a day, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • All 3, 5, or 7- day passes include admission to Universal Studios Hollywood™.
  • Kiss misplaced or torn paper tickets goodbye by using your Go City App for seamless attraction entry.

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Go Los Angeles Explorer Pass

Yearning for a truly A-list travel experience like no other? For all of our passionately picky travelers, we have the pass for you. Go City’s Los Angeles Explorer Pass puts you in control, just like a Hollywood big shot!

Take your time exploring Los Angeles at your own pace, as you uncover the kitschy fun of Knott’s Berry Farm, or feel the wind in your hair on a luxurious Long Beach Harbor Cruise.

Choose from:

Whatever pass number you select you’ll enjoy the subsequent number of top-tier attractions.

Other Important Los Angeles Explorer Pass Facts

  • Your pass offers you discounts of up to 60% off retail rates
  • Your pass is valid 60 days after first use
  • Stay flexible, choose attractions as you go!
  • Keep that travel budget in check, by saving far more than compared to traditional separate attraction tickets

The App

Setting up your Los Angeles Multi-Attraction Pass via the Go City® App is way easier than merging onto the 101 highway.

Simply:

  • Download the App to your mobile device (Apple | Google Play)
  • Use your order confirmation number to add your pass to your phone.
  • Double-check if any of your desired attractions need a reservation and book!
  • Show your pass at each attraction for easy entry.

Top Tier Attractions

Universal Studios Hollywood*

Dive inside the action of your favorite movies and comic books when you take a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood. Adrenaline junkies and Potter-heads alike will go crazy for the sheer variety of rides, attractions, and entertainment offered at this fully functioning film studio and theme park.

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Refresh your palate with a creamy, sweet Butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, or lift the curtain on movie magic when you attend the Special Effects Show, where real Hollywood stunts, practical effects, and cutting-edge technology come to life.

More in the mood for some high-speed thrills? Try your hand at outracing the mighty Indominus Rex on the new Jurassic World Ride, or use your hidden strength to fight alongside Optimus in the Transformers 3D immersive experience.

More epic highlights for a day at Universal Studios include:

  • The Hollywood Studio tour
  • AMC’s Walking Dead Attraction
  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride
  • The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash
  • The timeless WaterWorld show
  • And so much more!
Two track roller coaster with guests on it at Six Flags Magic Mountain on a sunny day in Los Angeles, California

photo credit: Six Flags Magic Mountain via Facebook

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Are you ready to enter a new dimension of exhilaration? Six Flags Magic Mountain serves up some of the world’s best roller coasters, delicious fried eats, and beloved Looney Tunes characters.

Wander through 260 acres of theme park paradise while you test your bravery at Tatsu, the world's only 5th-dimensional roller coaster, or Full Throttle, the World’s tallest looping coaster.

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Stop for a moment to chow down on some savory Chili Cheese Fries from Katy's Kettle or some sweet and toasty Churros from Goliath Goodies. 

Kid-friendly rides are abundant, and little ones will love a spin on the Road Runner Express or Pepe Le Pew’s Tea Party.

Pro Tip: Visiting the mountain on a particularly sweltering L.A. day? Don’t forget to cool off with any one of the park’s three water rides!

A mom and her two children walking into the yellow front gates of Knott's Berry Farm with a blue sky and roller coaster in the background in Los Angeles, California

photo credit: Knott's Berry Farm via Facebook

Knott’s Berry Farm®

Good, old-fashioned, family-friendly fun with Snoopy and the Gang is what’s on the menu at Knott’s Berry Farm. A Californian institution, Knott’s Berry Farm was California’s very first theme park. Today, this once-minute berry farm has transformed into an epicenter of premier roller coasters, a waterpark, and a quaint California Marketplace.

Scream yourself silly on the impressive 4,553 foot-long GhostRider roller coaster before you recharge on the relaxing Butterfield Stagecoach, which will take you on an interactive journey of the park’s storied history.

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Conclude your incredible day at the farm with a famous fried chicken dinner and a slice of boysenberry pie from Ms. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant.

Pro Tip: Save some social media-worthy snaps for your little one’s character meet and greet with the Peanuts Gang at their brand new location setting, the Beagle Scout Headquarters! 

Skyline of downtown LA with a dark purple to bright orange sunset in the distance in Los Angeles, California

photo credit: Alonso Reyes via Unsplash

Downtown LA Food and Culture Tour by Experience First

Did you know that there are people from more than 124 countries in Los Angeles? Thanks to this amazing wealth of ethnic diversity, La La Land has one of the world’s most exciting culinary scenes. 

Take a bite out of West Coast culture and cuisine with the Downtown LA Food and Cultural Tour. Put on your walking shoes, and get ready to traverse Downtown LA with your knowledgeable expert guide. 

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Your two-hour walking tour will make stops at world-class food halls like the Spring Arcade Building and Grand Central Market. In addition, you will learn the intriguing history behind such L.A. staples as the Bradbury Building and Angel’s Flight®.

Architecture fiends won’t be able to pass up an opportunity to marvel at the legendary Walt Disney Concert Hall, Museum Row, and the U.S. Bank Tower.

Don’t forget to bring some spending money, as food samples are not included, and you’ll be salivating to try some superior L.A. tacos or simmering vegan ramen.

Wax Spider Man and Miles Morales posed next to each other at Madame Tussauds Hollywood in Los Angeles California.

photo credit: Madame Tussauds Hollywood via Facebook

Madame Tussauds Hollywood

Play paparazzi for the day at Madame Tussauds, Hollywood. Snap as many photos as you want when you get up close and personal with wax figures of your favorite celebrities, pop icons, and sports stars. 

Marvel at the extraordinary craftsmanship of these lifelike figurines while you pose like a pro next to A-Listers like Denzel Washington, Nicole Kidman, and Jamie Foxx. 

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True old-school Hollywood fanatics will relish the opportunity to re-enact their favorite scenes from King Kong or blow a cheeky kiss to silver screen goddess Marilyn Monroe. 

While 90s babies will be totally buggin’ over the immersive, ‘The 90s are Here Exhibit,’ which features all of your favorite throwbacks, including a ball pit, inflatable sofas, landlines, and the opportunity to relive iconic moments, with celebs such as Britney Spears, Tupac, and Selena.

Pro Tip: Your ticket also includes admission to the Illusions of Horror exhibit, so get your scary on before you explore the rest of Hollywood.

Harbor Cruise in Long Beach

Fresh ocean air, unfettered views of the most iconic LA sights, all while aboard a luxury cruise vessel, make for a picture-perfect afternoon in Long Beach. 

See the city from a new, watery perspective when you climb aboard your premier Harbor Cruise. Your expertly narrated 45-minute trip will take you through one of the busiest harbors in the United States and show you highlights such as:

  • Terminal Island Federal Prison
  • Coast Guard ships
  • Vincent Thomas suspension bridge
  • Los Angeles fireboats
  • Cruise ships and terminals
  • San Pedro Bay
  • Angels Gate Lighthouse
  • And more!

First mates should keep their cameras ready and their ears open, as their knowledgeable captain will be dispensing fun facts, entertainment, and historical tidbits for each incredible point of interest.

The inside of the Chinese Theatre with a ornate ceiling of different shades of yellow and red velvet seats blanket the floor area in Los Angeles, California

photo credit: TCL Los Angles via Facebook

TCL Chinese Theatre Guided Tour

Ready to live out your own red carpet fantasies? For almost a century, the TCL Chinese Theatre has served as a beacon of Hollywood glitz, glamour, and exotic revival architecture. From the famed ‘Forecourt of the Stars,’ where you can see imprints by such legends as Jackie Chan, Whoopie Goldberg, and John Wayne, to the theater’s swoon-worthy red and gold Chinese interior, there is so much to absorb at this Los Angeles staple.

On this made-for-movie lovers VIP tour, you can choose between attending a 30-minute walking tour or taking in a movie of your choice (soft drink included) at the world’s most famous theater. 

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This historic theater has been the locale of countless movie premieres and red carpet events attended by the biggest stars of the silver screen. Listen up as your local guide spills all the Hollywood tea about your favorite actors and movies. 

Pro Tip: Before you call ‘cut’ on your red carpet debut, be sure to soak in some local flavor by watching the street performers stationed out front of the Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

Malibu Celebrity Home Tour

What’s a trip to Los Angeles without a celebrity sighting? Get your star-studded fix when you attend the Malibu Celebrity Home Tour. Massive mansions, breathtaking views of the Pacific, and stops at Malibu Beach and Pier round out this impressive guided excursion.

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While Starline can’t guarantee you’ll catch a glimpse of Leo, Cher, or Bill Murray, you will see where the rich and famous lay their heads! This comprehensive two-hour tour combines the striking sights of Malibu with some juicy celebrity gossip to make for one unforgettable outing.

Pro Tip: Homes aren’t the only thing in the cards on this beach-bound tour. You’ll also have the opportunity to take a sneaky peek at the Malibu filming locales for such memorable flicks and TV shows as Gidget, Planet of the Apes, Iron Man, The Hills, and Baywatch.

A bright red carpet rolled out in front of the gate to get into Universal Studios Hollywood with tall palm trees lining the sides of the carpet in Los Angeles, California

photo credit: Universal Studios Hollywood via Facebook

Hop-on/Hop-off Big Bus 1-Day Classic Tour

Seeking to hit up the biggest and best sights in Los Angeles all from the comfort of a double-decker bus? Save your soles, and embrace your inner tourist, when you spend a day on everyone’s favorite Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus 1-Day Classic Tour.

Visitors from all over the world will be able to follow along the recorded guided narration. This tour details the city’s history, culture, and landmarks as it is available in nine languages.

Depending on your unique travel goals, you can pick between the Hollywood or Beach Loop and revel in such majestic sights as the enchanting glowing lights at LACMA or the otherworldly prehistoric fossils at LaBrea Tar Pits.

Hop on and off as you please, as you hit such notable hotspots as:

Ready to Visit Los Angeles While on a Budget?

From the beachy beauty of Santa Monica to the wholesome thrills of Knott’s Berry Farm to the mouthwatering ethnic delicacies of Downtown LA, there isn’t much that can’t be covered in this city of stars.

Devour tacos, yuck it up with your favorite (wax) celebrities, or cruise around the sapphire blue waters of the Pacific when you plan your Los Angeles vacation.

Whether you are yearning to be whisked away to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or ride the Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier, do, see, and experience more when you purchase a Los Angeles Multi-Attraction Pass.

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