With prices in Vegas on the rise, finding a good deal is more important than ever.
With that in mind, I wanted to dive into the specifics of the All-Inclusive Las Vegas Go Pass to gauge if it could be a worthwhile, money-saving option.
First, let’s define what the Las Vegas Go Pass is, and what your options are.
The Las Vegas Go Pass boasts savings when visiting popular Las Vegas attractions that range from museums to high-end tours.
The pass comes in 2 distinct flavors, “All-Inclusive” and “Explorer” which are detailed below:
You pay one flat rate for all-inclusive access to offered attractions over your choice of 2 to 5 days.
All-Inclusive passes cost:
- $134 for 2 days
- $234 for 3 days
- $289 for 4 days
- $304 for 5 days
Note that a 3-day pass or greater is needed to unlock the ability to book a single “Premium Attraction” or bigger ticket item.
It’s important to call out that pricing for passes fluctuates frequently. I’ll do my best to keep this post updated, but small variations should be expected.
View a full list of attractions included as part of the all-inclusive pass. I’ll dive further into this option below.
Unlike the all-inclusive pass, you choose exactly how many attractions you want to buy access to. With this option, you’re simply picking the number of activities, and don’t need to declare the exact things you would like to do.
Once purchased, you’ll simply be able to visit anything on the menu when you reach your destination.
Packages start at 2 itinerary items and allow you to include up to 7 with pricing (and value) escalating as attractions are added.
Unlike the all-inclusive pass, the Explorer pass offers access to lower-tier (think $40 and below) attractions and wouldn’t allow for the big-ticket tours or helicopter rides offered as part of the all-inclusive package.
Pricing starts at $69 for 2 choices and goes up as attractions are added. See the full list of attractions as part of this deal here.
Now that we have that settled, let’s further dissect the All-Inclusive Las Vegas Go Pass to help you determine if it is worth buying.
Benefits of the All-Inclusive Las Vegas Go City Attraction Pass
The All-Inclusive Las Vegas Go Pass grants guests access to an impressive array of attractions which includes museums, thrill rides, and movie-themed attractions. There is no shortage of things to do and experience.
What really draws people to this pass, however, are the “big ticket” items that are included such as a helicopter tour of the Las Vegas Strip (listed at $154 value), a Bryce Canyon & Zion National Park Tour (listed at a $159 value), SkyJump at STRAT (listed at a $139 value), a ticket to Beatles LOVE (listed at a $157 value), and a full-day Grand Canyon Tour (listed at a $119 value).
You can see the full list of included attractions here.
Note that the big-ticket “Premium Attractions” require a 3-day pass purchase or more. Whether you choose a 3, 4, or 5-day pass, you can only select ONE premium attraction for use over the duration of your pass.
There’s a Cheaper 2-Day Option For Those That Want to Skip The Big Items
If none of the “Premium Attractions” appeal to you, a 2-day all-inclusive Go Pass could be a better option as it excludes those big-ticket items from the menu of attractions and costs less as a result. At a total cost of $134, you would only need to squeeze out $67 of value per day to make it worth it. Totally doable.
The most obvious benefit of the All-Inclusive Go Pass is the ability it provides to save you money. You pay one upfront fee, and then take on as much as you can handle. The more you are able to fit in, the more you can save.
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Sounds Like a Great Deal? What’s Not To Like?
The biggest knock against the All-Inclusive offering is the pace you would have to maintain working through your itinerary to make it financially worthwhile. For instance, if you purchased a 3-day pass for $234, you would need to obtain at least $78 in value daily to make the pass worth the cost.
As long as you intend to take advantage of a “Premium Attraction”, the pass could be a solid value. For instance, the 3 most expensive items are $165 (Blue Man Group Tickets), $157 (The Beatles LOVE tickets), and $154 (Strip Helicopter Tour) with any one of those paying for a decent chunk of the pass on their own.
“Premium Attractions” Can Be a Large Time Commitment
Many of the big-ticket items will eat up a solid chunk of your day, if not the whole thing, as many are away from the Strip and are time-consuming. You’ll want to account for that time commitment as you construct your itinerary to gauge whether the Go Vegas Pass is worth it.
Limit of One Premium Attraction
Premium attractions are obviously the most coveted on the list of available options, but you only get to choose one with a 3, 4, or 5-day pass. That means you’ll have to pack in a lot of smaller items to get your money’s worth.
Actual Retail Prices May Vary
I noticed that a number of “Normal Ticket Values” attached to attractions on the Go Pass website were inaccurate, with a number being under or overstated.
Now, I don’t think this is anything malicious on the part of the Go Pass folks. Vegas is a promotional market and prices tend to change frequently.
You should, however, be aware that real-world attraction pricing may be cheaper or more expensive than the prices claimed on their website. Those discrepancies can alter the value equation slightly, making the pass a better or worse deal.
Before buying the pass, I’d strongly recommend looking at the attractions you would like to visit and pricing it out separately to ensure the pass will be a good value. Oftentimes, purchasing the pass still pencils out as a great deal, especially if you intend to keep a busy schedule.
To highlight the point, these are the retail prices claimed by the Go Vegas Pass website, compared to pricing if you just purchased a ticket to the attraction from their website.
|Attraction||Go Pass Claimed Retail||What You Could Book Direct For|
|High Roller (Day)||$30.75||$23.50|
|Bodies at Horseshoe||$33.20||$29.50|
|Big Apple Coaster||$23||$19|
|Blue Man Group Tickets||$165.37||$49|
|Erotic Heritage Museum||$30||$24|
|Natural History Museum||$12||$12|
|Beatles LOVE Tickets||$157.38||$69|
|America’s Got Talent Tickets||$111.96||$49|
|KA by Cirque du Soleil Tickets||$150.84||$69|
|SkyPod Observation deck||$30||$20|
The Verdict: Is the All-Inclusive Las Vegas Go Pass Worth Buying?
The Case for Buying the All-Inclusive Pass:
- If you want a packed itinerary and find the majority of attractions available to pass holders to be attractive, then this could be a great opportunity to save money in Las Vegas.
- The Go Vegas Pass can be an amazing opportunity for those visiting Vegas for the first time and want to experience all the city has to offer.
The Case Against Buying the All-Inclusive Pass:
- Folks coming to Vegas for some leisurely gambling, pool time, and sightseeing may be best off not purchasing the pass to avoid the stress and exhaustion caused by a bulging itinerary.
- If you’re only passionate about a few attractions, buying individual tickets is likely cheaper and less hectic than attempting to squeeze value from an all-inclusive pass.
- Lastly, always compare the price of the pass vs. what you would actually pay if you simply bought tickets directly from the attraction or a 3rd party discount site like Vegas.com. Don’t blindly trust the “Normal Ticket Value” posted on the Go Pass website and do some comparison shopping before you buy to ensure you’re getting the deal you think you are.
Ultimately, realizing value from the All-Inclusive Go Pass all depends on:
1. How “on the go” you desire to be on your vacation, and
2. How effective you are at meticulously planning your itinerary to squeeze as much out of your time as you can.
Essentially, if you want to be on the run, this could be a great option for you.
Related: Las Vegas Itinerary Ideas – My ideal 3-day itinerary.
Other Go Las Vegas Pass Tips
Itinerary Planning is Key: Pull up a map of the Las Vegas Strip and ensure you’re scheduling itinerary items near each other as opposed to jumping all over the city in a star pattern.
Use Your Resources: When planning a Las Vegas itinerary down to the minute, you’ll want to ensure you have accurate commute times. Use the Uber phone app from home to gauge how long, and how much, rides will be in advance from place to place.
Don’t Underestimate Walking Times: Getting from place to place in Las Vegas is no small task. Distances between properties are often underestimated when looking at a map, or even in person. Leave yourself plenty of wiggle room in your schedule if navigating on foot.
Activate at the Right Time: Once activated, all-inclusive passes stay active for the number of calendar days you selected. On the day you want your pass to start, I recommend starting early to make the most of that day!
Hopefully, I was able to help you decide if an all-inclusive Las Vegas Go Pass is worth the money. At the end of the day it all depends on your personal travel preferences and what your ideal Las Vegas Vacation looks like.
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I’m a former software salesman turned Vegas aficionado. While the craps table is my preferred habitat, I pull myself away to explore new attractions, shows, restaurants, and outdoor activities around Las Vegas with the intent of sharing my experiences.
Ultimately, I just want to help folks plan a better trip and save a few bucks in the process.
Saturday 13th of August 2022
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Sunday 14th of August 2022
@Shannon, Thanks for the kind words!