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This post will compare each of the major tourist attraction discount passes available in Las Vegas. You'll learn about not only how each pass works, but also how they will help you save money. 

 

 


BEFORE YOU BUY

The following section will explain the general differences between each type of pass and how they work. This information can help you to pick the type of discount service you want.

While some passes are easy to use whenever you want to save money, others will only provide savings on a specific number of attractions.

Make sure to consider whether or not ease of use is more important to you than the cost of the pass itself.


All-Inclusive Pass

 

Las Vegas Pass vs. Go Vegas Card

 

This type of attraction pass will provide easy access to dozens of attractions over the course of a specific period of time.

Rather than paying for each individual activity, you will pay for access to the pass for anywhere from 2-5 consecutive days.

The main advantage of an all-inclusive pass is that you can usually use it whenever and wherever you want without pre-purchasing tickets.

At times, you’ll also get skip-the-line access to certain attractions. This can make it a lot easier to see and do everything you want while on vacation.

The main disadvantage of this pass is that it is usually the most expensive option. Even so, you can usually save much more money and enjoy many additional activities when you efficiently use an all-inclusive pass.

There are 3 all-inclusive passes to choose from and we detail them here


Flex Pass

Rather than paying for access to dozens of activities over a 2-5 day period, a flex pass will give you access to 2-7 different attractions for one low price.

 

Explorer Pass Vegas

 

If you’re only interested in a few specific services offered by an all-inclusive pass, this could be a great alternative that actually costs less.

The primary advantage of this pass is that you will only be paying for the attractions you want to visit and are sure that you have time for.

If you’d rather not pay a higher price for a pass that includes several services you might not use, you may want to consider this option.

Flex passes are also usually active for much longer than an all-inclusive pass – some for up to 30 days!

As for disadvantages, the fact is that you probably won’t save as much money as you would with an all-inclusive pass. 


Other Discount Passes

In addition to passes which provide access to a variety of different attractions, there are also some services which focus more on specific activities.

These attraction passes will typically offer discounts on food, drinks, nightclubs, day clubs, and even thrill rides.

While some of these passes will only include discounts at specific locations, others offer unlimited admission to rides or clubs in Las Vegas.

Some deals are better than others, and you may even want to consider combining one of the more affordable options with another pass.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for with the all-inclusive, flex or build your own pass, make sure to check these services for additional discounts.

 


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ALL-INCLUSIVE PASSES

This section covers a variety of subjects such as prices, attractions included, how to use the pass and any special services that might be included. 


Go Las Vegas Pass (Smart Destinations)

This attraction pass is similar to the Las Vegas Pass below, though it includes free entry to fewer attractions. 

The card includes 39 attractions including some activities that you won’t find with their competitors.

You also get skip-the-line access to locations like the Stratosphere Tower. With this pass, you can save up to 60% of regular admission prices.

When you purchase a 3, 4 or 5-day pass, you can choose one of the following premium attractions in addition to the standard attractions.

Premium Attractions (choice of one)

  • Grand Canyon Tour
  • Zion National Park Tour
  • Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Tour
  • Sky Jump at the STRAT
  • Legends in Concert Show

Just some of the attractions included (free entry to all)

  • The Mob Museum
  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour
  • High Roller Observation Wheel
  • Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
  • Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck
  • Hoover Dam Half Day Tour
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Madame Tussauds
  • and many more! 

 

Prices

  • 2-Day Pass: $134/Adults | $119/Children
    • Price Per Day: $67/Adults | $59.50/Children
  • 3-Day Pass: $229/Adults | $214/Children
    • Price Per Day: $76.33/Adults | $71.33/Children
  • 4-Day Pass: $289/Adults | $274/Children
    • Price Per Day: $72.25/Adults | $68.50/Children
  • 5-Day Pass: $331/Adults | $299/Children
    • Price Per Day: $66.20/Adults | $59.80/Children

Purchase or learn more about the Go Las Vegas Pass.

Although the 3-5 day passes are clearly a bit more expensive than the alternative offered by the Las Vegas Pass, these options also include one premium attraction which is worth at least $120.

While their competitors may be a bit cheaper in some cases, they don’t necessarily offer as many activities or as much value.

Even if none of the premium attractions are of interest, you’ll still save more money with a 5-day pass (less than $64 per day) than you will with a 2-day pass (more than $67 per day). 

It's important to note that your number of days starts with your visit to your first attraction. Your pass must be used on consecutive "calendar" days, not on a 24-hour basis. 

One nice feature of this pass is that you have one year from the date of purchase to activate your pass. If your trip gets postponed, no problem. You can still use your pass as long as it's within 365 days from purchase. 

Also, if your trip is entirely canceled, the Go Las Vegas Pass has a risk-free guarantee which allows you to return any passes which have not been activated within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.

 


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FLEX PASSES

In this section, we provide all of the necessary details for the flex passes you can get in Las Vegas.

We include pricing information, how to use the pass, what types of activities are offered and how much money you can save. 

 

 


Las Vegas Explorer Pass (Smart Destinations) 

This is the flex pass version of the Go Las Vegas Pass. Rather than paying per day, you’ll pay one flat price for either 3, 4, 5 or 7 different attractions. 

You will have a relaxing 30 days in which to visit your choice of attractions.

Although their premium attractions are not included with this pass, you still save up to 55% on popular activities you choose from a list of 45 attractions.

Like other flex passes, it will be important to consider the value of each attraction before choosing what you want to do so that you can save the most money.

Just some of the attractions to choose from: 

  • Stratosphere Tower
  • Insanity Ride at the Stratosphere
  • Big Shot Ride at the Stratosphere
  • X-Scream Ride at the Stratosphere
  • Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Las Vegas Night Bus Tour
  • Hoover Dam Half Day Tour
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
  • The Mob Museum
  • and many more! 

Prices

  • 2 Choices: $69/Adults | $59/Children
    • Price Per Choice: $34.50/Adults | $29.50/Children
  • 3 Choices: $79/Adults | $69/Children
    • Price Per Choice: $26.33/Adults | $23/Children
  • 4 Choices: $99/Adults | $89/Children
    • Price Per Choice: $24.75/Adults | $22.25/Children
  • 5 Choices: $119/Adults | $104/Children
    • Price Per Choice: $23.80/Adults | $20.80/Children
  • 6 Choices: $129/Adults | $117/Children
    • Price Per Choice: $21.50/Adults | $19.50/Children
  • 7 Choices: $139/Adults | $129/Children
    • Price Per Choice: $19.86/Adults | $18.43/Children

Purchase or learn more about the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.

The first thing to note is that prices for the Explorer Pass are lower than the basic Las Vegas Sightseeing Pass.

You’ll also note that this flex pass includes some popular attractions that are not offered by their competitors, such as Madame Tussauds, a hop-on-hop-off bus tour and VIP access to the Stratosphere Tower.

The more attractions you choose, the more you will save. While picking 3 choices will run you about $27 per activity, you’ll only have to pay $20 each if you pick 7 choices.

Although there are a few activities on this list that are already cheaper than that, it’s worth noting that the average value of each attraction is over $46.

In other words, as long as you pick wisely, you’ll save plenty of money with the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.

The Explorer Pass offers a great deal of flexibility. You can choose which attractions to visit in advance or decide as you go. 

Once it has been activated, you will have 30 days to visit each of the attractions you choose.

Like the Go Las Vegas Pass, you have one year from the date of purchase to activate your Explorer Pass. 

It also comes with a risk-free guarantee which allows you to return any passes which have not been activated within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.

 


Las Vegas Sightseeing Pass 

This pass will allow you to select 3, 4, 5, or 7 different attractions to visit.

Unlike the Go Las Vegas Explorer Pass, this pass is available as both a premium pass and a regular pass. The premium options include access to special activities such as a Grand Canyon tour or a helicopter ride.

Depending on which attractions you choose, it’s possible to save up to 63% with the Las Vegas Sightseeing Pass.

You’ll also have the chance to save even more with coupons for various shopping locations around the city.

Premium Attractions

  • Grand Canyon South Rim Tour
  • Hoover Dam & Lake Mead Cruise
  • Vegas Nights – Flight Above Vegas
  • Eldorado Canyon Mine

Included Attractions

  • Hoover Dam Bus Tour
  • Las Vegas Strip Night Bus Tour
  • The Mob Museum
  • Axe Monkeys Throwing Range
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Mini Grand Prix
  • And More!

Standard Flex Pass Prices

  • 3 Attractions: $84 per person
    • Price per Choice: $28
  • 4 Attractions: $105 per person
    • Price per Choice: $26.25
  • 5 Attractions: $119 per person
    • Price per Choice: $23.80
  • 7 Attractions: $149 per person
    • Price per Choice: $21.29

Premium Flex Pass Prices

  • 3 Attractions: $199 per person
    • Price Per Choice: $66.33
  • 4 Attractions: $259 per person
    • Price Per Choice: $64.75
  • 5 Attractions: $319 per person
    • Price Per Choice: $63.80
  • 7 Attractions: $439 per person
    • Price Per Choice: $62.71

Purchase or learn more about the Las Vegas Sightseeing Pass.

The price of a Las Vegas Sightseeing Pass is comparable to the Las Vegas Pass, but you won’t have access to nearly as many activities. The average value of each attraction included is just under $60, so the 2 attraction pass won’t be worth it unless you choose two of their more expensive services.

In this case, the best way to save is by getting a pass with the most attractions. The average price you'll pay for each attraction at this level will be about $54, which is less than the $60 average value of each activity.

One of the biggest advantages of the Las Vegas Sightseeing Pass is that it is fairly open-ended. You don’t have to use it in any specific order, so you can choose to visit each attraction at your own leisure whenever it fits into your schedule.

In addition, the pass is valid for a full 30 days after it is first validated, so you’ve got a month to decide when you want to enjoy each activity.

Much like many of their competitors, the Las Vegas Sightseeing Pass can be purchased up to 12 months before you intend to use it. You will have a full year to activate the pass and another month to use it. As a result, this could be a great option for either locals or visitors from out of town.

 


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OTHER DISCOUNT PASSES

These passes aren’t as extensive as the 3 types we’ve already discussed, but they will give you the opportunity to save money on services such as food, drinks, and even thrill rides all over Las Vegas.

This section will provide information about how much you can save, what services are included and how much each pass will cost. 


Las Vegas Bite Card

Although the name might imply that this is specifically a restaurant pass, the Las Vegas Bite Card also includes discounts at various shows, tours, attractions, and even a wedding!

This is the definition of a discount pass, as you will have access to a variety of discounts at several locations. Cardholders can expect to save up to 50% on everything included.

Restaurants Included

  • Pink’s Hot Dogs
  • Blondie’s Bar & Grill
  • Nestle Toll House Cafe
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • And More!

Entertainment Included

  • Chippendales
  • Carrot Top
  • Beatleshow
  • The Mentalist
  • And More!

Attractions Included

  • Madame Tussauds
  • Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
  • CSI: The Experience
  • Hollywood Cars Museum
  • And More!

Price

Unlike other Las Vegas attraction passes, the Las Vegas Bite Card is actually valid for a full year. This makes it an excellent option for both locals and visitors from out of town. The more you plan to do and see in Vegas, the more money you will save with this pass.

The only problem with this card is that you will probably have to use it for a lot of different things in order to actually save a lot of money. Many of the services included provide B1G1 type offers, but others will give you something like $20 off of a $100+ check. Depending on how frequently you use it, this could be a great deal. 


Las Vegas Meal Ticket 

This pass is not currently available.

If you’re looking for a pass that will literally take care of almost all of your food needs, this may be the best option on our list.

Although their competitors provide a lot of great discounts, the Las Vegas Meal Ticket gives you breakfast, lunch, and dinner at your choice of 10+ popular restaurants for 1, 2, or 3 days at a time. Rather than getting a variety of B1G1 deals, you’ll pay one flat price per day.

Restaurants Included

  • Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
  • Senor Frog’s
  • Gordon Biersch
  • Pampas Brazilian Grille
  • Carlos n’ Charlie’s
  • Hofbrauhaus
  • Red Lotus Asian Kitchen
  • Tuscany Gardens
  • Couscous Mediterranean Cafe
  • Canter’s Deli
  • PUB 365

Prices

  • 1-Day Pass: $70
  • 2-Day Pass: $134
  • 3-Day Pass: $197

Purchase or learn more about the Las Vegas Meal Ticket.

As with most discount passes that require you to pay per day, you’ll save more money with the 3-day pass ($70.66 per day) than with the 1-day pass ($84.99 per day). Since you get three meals per day, that’s $23.55 per meal with the 3-day pass and $28.33 per meal with the 1-day pass.

Each restaurant offers a very specific set of options for Meal Ticket holders, so you will have to pay more for menu items that aren’t included. This pass can save you a lot of money and make it easier to pick a good place to eat.

That said, visitors who want more variety might find another discount pass more preferable.


V Card 

This pass is not currently available.

This pass will grant you entry into nearly 50 different clubs and venues in Las Vegas. Much like an all-inclusive pass, all you need to do is show your V Card to get free admission at each included location.

The pass will never expire, so you can use it as many times as you’d like on multiple trips to the strip. In addition to free entry at dozens of nightclubs, day clubs, and lounges, you’ll also receive discounts at popular destinations like Planet Hollywood.

Included Venues

  • Tao Nightclub
  • Chateau Nightclub
  • Hyde Nightclub
  • Marquee Nightclub
  • Sapphire Pool
  • Palms Pool
  • VooDoo Lounge
  • McFadden’s
  • Senor Frog’s
  • And More!

Price

The V Card is designed for people who want to party and have a fun time while they’re in Las Vegas. This card is aimed at an adult audience, and it’s an easy way to get into some of the most popular clubs in town.

It’s important to note that there are some limitations, as certain venues will only open their doors for V Card holders on specific days of the week. There are also blackout dates on Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend and New Year’s Eve Weekend. 


Vegas Party Pass

This pass is currently unavailable.

Much like their competitors, this pass provides access to several different clubs and lounges in Las Vegas. While the cover charge will be waived at many locations, others offer either guest list access, free drinks or even free limos.

The main difference between the Vegas Party Pass and the V Card is that they have half as many clients. That being said, their list of venues includes some pretty big names, so you may want to consider this as a cheaper alternative.

Included Venues

  • Chateau Nightclub
  • Hyde Nightclub
  • Drai’s Nightclub
  • Ghostbar Nightclub
  • Light Nightclub
  • Foundation Room
  • Palms Pool
  • Sapphire Pool
  • And More!

Price

The Vegas Party Pass is intended for an adult audience and it provides access to a lot of venues that are off-limits to children. Think of this as the less extensive and much more affordable version of the V Card.

In addition to free admission and other services, this pass can also be used for special discounts at certain venues. 


Stratosphere Tower Unlimited Ride Pass

If you’re interested in visiting the Stratosphere Tower and hopping on a few of their rides, this is a great opportunity you may want to consider. Rather than just getting one ride, this pass will grant you unlimited rides on all three of their main attractions.

Although admission to the observatory itself will not be included, you will find that it is available with almost every all-inclusive, flex and build your own pass in Las Vegas.

Rides Included

  • X-Scream
  • Insanity
  • The Big Shot

Price

Each of these rides usually costs $15 per ticket. Even if you only use this pass to ride all three attractions once, you’ll still save money. With that said, this pass will grant you unlimited access to each ride, allowing you to hop on and off at your leisure.

Tickets for the X-Scream, Big Shot, and Insanity are all included with the flex passes and the build your own pass above, but this is a much better deal. While those offers are limited to one ride, this pass will guarantee as many rides as you want.

If these three attractions aren’t enough for you, there is also an attraction called the Sky Jump which will allow you to safely jump off the building and all the way to the ground. 

 


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