I recently traveled to Los Angeles, CA for the very first time to celebrate my daughter’s birthday in a mommy-daughter trip. I really wanted to make the trip super fun and special for the both of us, so I did a lot of research in order to prepare our itinerary. I came across this thing I had never heard of called the Go Card Los Angeles, a multi-attraction card starting at under $100 for 1 day and 38 attractions to choose from! One of those attractions is Universal Studios Hollywood only included in the multiple day pass for 3,5 or 7 days. I bought the three-day pass and I couldn’t recommend it more, especially when travelling with children and needing all kinds of entertainment. The thing that I do suggest is to look at the activities available ahead of time to make reservations if necessary and make sure to select the high dollar activities vs the cheap ones; for example, do whale watching using the card instead of the aquarium. The aquarium is so cheap that you can do that separately out-of-pocket if you run out of time with the card. Another important thing to remember is that activities must be entered by 5 pm; it is fine if you are still there after 5pm, but entry must happen before then.
Thanks to this pass I was able to plan a fun-packed trip at a lower cost than I would have otherwise since everything I wanted to do was included in the card!! I only paid separately for the hop-on hop-off tour bus during the first day before I started using the card. Here are some of the activities I planned during my trip at a fraction of the price:
- Madame Tussaud Wax Museum
- Whale Watching in Long Island
- Dolby Theatre Guider Tour
- Warner Bros Studio Tour
- Hollywood Movie Star Homes Tour
- OUE Skyspace LA
- Queen Mary Tour
- Battleship IOWA Museum
- Universal Studios Hollywood
I didn’t do the Chinese Theatre Guided Tour this time since I chose the Dolby Theatre only due to time constraints, but I still went to the outside of it to see the hand and foot prints. Just three of the attractions I visited made the expense on the card totally worth it!
Super Hugry Person Tip
Santa Monica Beach has the following little gem with just about the best food item in the planet… FRIES! They have delicious fries with all kinds of dipping sauces. Here I tried the best thing ever… French Fries with Nutella Sauce!!!!! Yes, super unhealthy but OMG this will blow your mind if you are willing to give it a chance. Please if you try them, let me know what you think.
Want to start planning your next trip to Los Angeles or another major city? Check out www.smartdestinations.com first to see if there is a Go City Card available! Do you have any other helpful travel tips? We would love to hear them!
Stay true – Chantal