In the middle of the Mojave Desert lies Las Vegas, a glittering oasis of extravagance and excess known for its world-class shows, exhibitions, and museums. Go Las Vegas is a great option for savvy travelers who plan on visiting as many of these attractions as they can. You’ll pay a once-off fee and get up to 67 percent savings on admission to more than 40 Vegas highlights, with the added benefit of paying absolutely nothing at the gate.
How Does it Work?
There are three different kinds of Go Las Vegas Passes – the All-Inclusive Pass, the Explorer Pass and the Build Your Own Pass (see below for a detailed overview of each one). Once you’ve decided which one best suits your needs, visit the Go City website to purchase a pass for each member of your group online. Your confirmation e-mail will include a link to the digital pass, which you can print at home. Alternatively, download the free Go City app and use it directly on your smartphone. When you arrive at your chosen attraction, the Go Las Vegas pass will be scanned in place of a regular ticket, allowing you entrance without having to pay any further fees.
The All-Inclusive Pass
This is the best value pass for travelers who like to do and see as much as possible while on vacation. Decide whether you want a two, three, four or five-day option, then pay a once-off fee that allows you to visit as many of the included attractions as you can in that time. The pass covers 45 different attractions – and the more you visit, the more you save. As a real-life example, two customers purchased a five-day pass. One visited eight attractions and saved $56.88 on the official gate prices; while the other visited 14 attractions for a total saving of $449.99.
The pass is activated by the first attraction you visit and is valid for the number of consecutive calendar days indicated on the pass. If you opt for a three, four or five-day option, you’ll also get free admission to your choice of one premium attraction (see below).
The Explorer Pass
If you don’t want to spend all of your time sightseeing, the Explorer Pass may be more cost-effective. You can opt for a three, four, five or seven-choice pass. Each one gives you access to the corresponding number of attractions from a list of over 50 options. You can decide which attractions you want to visit as you go along, giving you the flexibility to adjust your itinerary depending on variables like the weather, and how energetic you feel on the day. For the best savings, choose the most expensive attractions.
As an example, real-life customers reported a $96.81 saving on a four-choice pass, and a $47.73 saving on a three-choice pass.
This pass is also activated when you visit your first attraction but remains valid for 30 consecutive days.
The Build Your Own Pass
The final option is the Build Your Own pass, which lets you cherry-pick the sights you want to see in advance from a list of over 80 attractions. As long as you choose two or more, you’ll receive a 20 percent discount on the published gate prices at checkout. For the best savings in terms of actual money, use this pass to book your most expensive bucket list items. For example, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum charges a gate price of $12, so you’ll only save $2.40. However, the Richard Petty Driving Experience: Practice Ride has a gate price of $299.99, so you’ll save a much more worthwhile $59.99.
Like the Explorer Pass, this Go Las Vegas Pass is activated on first use and has a validity of 30 days.
Examples of Included Attractions
No matter which pass you go for, the list of included attractions is impressive. Choose from memorable tours like the Hoover Dam Tour or the Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus One Day Tour; or get a ticket to one of Vegas’ best shows or exhibitions. These include Zombie Burlesque, V - The Ultimate Variety Show and TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition. Obviously, shows and exhibitions are subject to change. Go Las Vegas also entitles you to a long list of amazing experiences, from learning how to pole-dance to racing go-karts or admiring spectacular city views from the top of Vegas’ Eiffel Tower.
All-Inclusive Pass holders who opt for the three, four or five-day pass can also choose a once-in-a-lifetime experience from a list of more expensive premium attractions. These include a Full Day Grand Canyon Tour, a Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Tour and a ticket to the Blue Man Group Show.
Go Las Vegas Benefits
Top benefits for Go Las Vegas holders include:
- A once-off price that makes for easy vacation budgeting.
- Not having to pay anything at the gate.
- Go Line privileges, i.e. fast-track entry to specific attractions including the Vegas Rockstar Club Tour and the Stratosphere Observation Deck Plus VIP Access.
- All-day validity, regardless of peak times, public holidays or school vacations.
- A digital guidebook, which includes detailed information about each attraction (such as hours of operation and whether you need to make an advance reservation). It also includes a tourist attraction map, a hop-on-hop-off bus route map, and a general city guide.
- Additional discounts at various dining, shopping and entertainment outlets.
- Extra discounts for groups of 10 or more.
Things to Consider
There are certain things to bear in mind when ordering your Go Las Vegas Pass:
- If you opt for an All-Inclusive Pass, remember that its validity is determined according to calendar days, not 24-hour periods. To get the most out of your pass, make sure to activate it in the morning of your first day. If you activate it in the evening, you’ll have wasted one of your sightseeing days.
- Remember that All-Inclusive Passes must be used on consecutive days.
- Children’s Go Las Vegas Passes are valid for kids aged three to 12. If your chosen attraction charges admission for younger kids, you’ll have to pay for them on arrival.
- Special exhibits and upgrades are likely to carry an additional charge.
- Some attractions (especially tours and experiences) require advance reservation. Check the included guidebook carefully to see if your chosen attraction is one of them.
- You can only visit each attraction once.
- You must start using your pass within one year of the date of purchase or it will expire.
- Go Las Vegas Passes are non-transferrable and cannot be re-sold.
How to Get a Go Las Vegas Pass
Prices start from $135 for a two-day All-Inclusive Pass or $84 for a three-choice Explorer Pass. The cost of a Build Your Own Pass depends on which attractions you select. The easiest way to buy your pass is online, via the Go City website. However, if you’re already in Las Vegas, you can also purchase Explorer Passes in person from the ticket counter at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. Bear in mind that the venue does not sell Build Your Own or All-Inclusive Passes.
Can’t make up your mind whether Go Las Vegas is right for you? All passes come with a Risk-Free Guarantee, which means you can return non-activated passes for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.