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Things to do in Los Angeles - Top 12 - and 5 to Avoid

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How to Do It All in LA for Less
Things to do in Los Angeles - Top 12 - and 5 to Avoid

Don't Break the Piggy Bank to Pay for Your Vacation

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If you're planning on enjoying most of these things to do in Los Angeles, a multi-attraction pass could save you a lot of money. Here's how they work. Buy the pass for a fixed price and it gets you into a list of Los Angeles-area attractions.

Two companies offer them in the area and which one is best for you depends on what you want to do. These are your options:

Southern California CityPass

If you're planning on buying three-day tickets to Disneyland, this is the pass for you.

CityPass offers admission to Disneyland and Universal Studios, as well as Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. You'll pay just a little more for the combination than you would for three-day tickets to Disneyland alone, making it an exceptional value for money if you're visiting anything else it covers - and you have 14 days to do it all in. Find out more about whether it's the right choice for you in the Southern California CityPASS guide or buy your Southern California CityPass now through Kijubi.com.

Go Card

The Los Angeles Go Card includes all of the attractions in this list that have admission fees except Disneyland and is your best choice if you're not going to Disneyland or only visiting it for one day. Use this handy guide to find out all you need to know about it or just go ahead and buy your Go Los Angeles Card now through Kijubi.com.

When to Buy Both

If your activities will be more or less limited to the places on this list, buying a Southern California CityPass and individual tickets to the other attractions on this list will cost the least. However, if you're planning on doing enough of the 40-plus additional activities Go Card offers, it may be a money-saver to buy both, taking care to bunch activities covered by the Go Card into the fewest days possible.

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