In order to evaluate whether the Go Los Angeles Card
is a good deal, I put together some sample itineraries of things you could reasonably accomplish in the time allowed. Individuals and families may want more or less time at a particular activity. I wrote from my perspective, as a person who doesn't read a lot of the content at museums, doesn't need a long time to eat lunch, but like to rest my feet occasionally, but not be sedentary all day. I also took into consideration the proximity of activities and whether it makes sense to do them on the same day. On the following pages, I present some general and themed itineraries for the 3, 5 and 7 day Go Los Angeles Cards
. You could also pick any single day of activities to do with a 1 day card, or pick 2 days to use with a 2-day card. Attractions have changed since the first time I did this, and it was more of a challenge this time around to puzzle together practical itineraries.
There are a few activities I throw in just because they are easy to do and worth a stop since they're free with the card, but that I might not recommend as much if you have to pay full price.
There are many other worthy activities included with the Go Los Angeles Card, but I chose the ones which would maximize savings, while allowing you enough time to enjoy the attractions. With the 7-day cards, for example, you may already have made the purchase price back by day 5, and may choose to spend a card day on a $10 museum, rather than worrying about milking it to the max.
Since the multi-day cards do not have to be used on consecutive days. It makes sense to plan days at the beach
, by the pool, or doing free or inexpensive activities, or other activities that are not included in the card (like Disneyland
) on days in between your card use days so you don't burn out.
The 3, 5 and 7 Day Go Los Angeles Cards go on sale pretty regularly for a few days a month for 10% off, and once or twice a year, you may see a sale for 15% off.Note:
The prices I am using are the full prices on the day I am writing this, but they are changing constantly, both increasing and going on sale, so just take them as an estimate. The overall savings with the card remain pretty consistent.
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