California & Disneyland

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    There are so many things to do in California! This state is all about living life to its fullest and there are more attractions here than in any other place in the world! Visit sunny Southern California, where the many theme parks allow you to explore magical new worlds, view expansive movie backlots, and get up close and personal with the wildest of animals. The original Disneyland Resort along with Disney’s California Adventure allow you to “explore the magic”! Performances can be set up, educational sessions with phenomenal educators can be scheduled, and Disney’s Grad Nite make up just a few of the special events and programs that Disneyland has to offer. Just next door, you will see Knott’s Berry Farm theme park. With over 165 rides, shows and attractions Knott’s Berry Farm is the place to go! Experience world-class thrilling roller coasters, Old West themed rides, and amazing shows! Don’t miss the amazing Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld San Diego, and Legoland of California to complete your amazing visit! (ohhhh…and don’t forget the beach or a cruise!)

    In Northern California is breathtaking San Francisco. While known for its Golden Gate Bridge, there is so much to do in this eclectic blend of modern flavor and astonishing history. Beginning with the world famous Fisherman’s Wharf, you’ll be able to take in sites like the Aquarium of the Bay or take in an Alcatraz discovery lunch cruise with Hornblower Cruises. There is something for everyone at Pier 39’s Fisherman’s Wharf, historic Alcatraz, the thrilling Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the San Francisco Zoo and Ghirardelli’s chocolate factory, just to name a few, make Northern California a destination not to be missed. Straight A Tours can combine both Northern and Southern California into a trip that will be a spectacular escape from the norm!

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    Pier 39

    Pier 39 has lots of family-oriented entertainment and amazing views of California sea lions laying out on the docks at the marina. You can see Angel Island, Alcatraz and the golden Gate Bridge from the pier as you stroll, shop and enjoy the street performances.


    Most famously, the home to the abandoned prison designed to hold prisoners who caused trouble at other federal prisons, Alcatraz is also home to the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast, and early military fortifications.

    Some of the top attractions and locations you can visit when booking an California student travel trip include:

    Attraction Type Recommended Visit
    Disneyland Resort Outdoor / Entertainment 4-8 hours
    Universal Studios Hollywood Outdoor / Entertainment 4-8 hours
    Walt Disney Concert Hall Outdoor / Entertainment 4-8 hours
    Santa Monica Pier Outdoor / Entertainment 2-4 hours
    Custom Guided Tours Education / Museum / Entertainment 4-8 hours
    Paramount Studios Education / Entertainment 2-4 hours
    Knott’s Berry Farm Outdoor / Entertainment 4-8 hours
    Siz Flags Magic Mountain Outdoor / Entertainment 4-8 hours
    Medieval Times Entertainment / Dinner 2-4 hours
    Huntington Beach Outdoor / Entertainment 4-8 hours
    Farmers Market Outdoor / Entertainment 2-4 hours
    Graumens Chinese Theatre Outdoor / Entertainment 2-4 hours
    Disney’s Grad Nite Outdoor / Entertainment 4-8 hours
    Golden Gate Bridge Outdoor / Entertainment 2-4 hours
    Fisherman’s Wharf Outdoor / Entertainment 2-4 hours
    Pier 39 Outdoor / Entertainment 2-4 hours
    SeaWorld San Diego Outdoor / Entertainment / Education 4-8 hours
    San Diego Zoo Outdoor / Entertainment / Education 4-8 hours
    LegoLand Outdoor / Entertainment 2-4 hours
    Alcatraz Education / Museum / Entertainment 2-4 hours
    Performance Opportunities & Festivals Education / Museum 4-8 hours