Student Group Travel To Los Angeles: The Star Treatment
Hooray for Hollywood! That screwy, bally-hooey Hollywood! Have you considered student group travel to Los Angeles lately, or are you among the many others who think that this trip is just too far away and way out of your reach? Well, we have some very good news to share, as the City of Angels has once again become one of our top student friendly destinations. With history and glamour, beaches and mountains, theme parks and movie studios, your biggest challenge will be trying to fit everything into your visit. Start saving today for your group to take a trip to the West Coast to see just why everyone loves L.A.!
Any trip to Los Angeles should start with a visit to Hollywood. Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame are the cornerstones of historic Hollywood. You can catch a red carpet movie premier, take in a broadway style show at the Pantages Theatre or a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. The recently renamed Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre) is home to the Academy Awards each year and offers daily tours. Currently you can see the latest Cirque du Soleil production, IRIS, playing for sold out audiences at the Dolby Theatre, which is quite impressive as the theatre seats 3,332 and boasts one of the largest stages in the world at 113 feet wide by 60 feet deep. Then travel to West Hollywood for a visit to The Grove, the area’s hottest spot for shopping and dining. And, of course, you must visit Beverly Hills to buy a map of the stars homes and do some window shopping on Rodeo Drive.
Our student groups love to visit the amazing theme parks around Los Angeles. Universal Studios Hollywood is an incredible theme park, as well as a working studio. This summer they open their newest attraction, Transformers: The Ride-3D, based on the blockbuster movie series. Transformers: The Ride-3D is an immersive, next generation thrill ride blurring the line between fiction and reality. Not too far away in Anaheim, Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure are about to celebrate the opening of Cars Land, based on the popular animated PIXAR feature CARS. Cars Land is 12-acres of high-octane fun for the whole family! Your groups can rev it up with brand-new attractions, including Radiator Springs Racers, Luigi’s Flying Tires and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree. Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flag Magic Mountain are also close enough to visit for a day, as well as many great water parks.
For another great option on your itinerary you can take your pick of miles of incredible beaches which are located within minutes of the city. Just off of Santa Monica beach, the world-famous Santa Monica Pier offers a variety of entertainment and shopping including Pacific Park amusement park and a historic 1922 Merry-Go-Round. Malibu beach is the place to see and be seen. And, Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach are typically on the top of any surfers list of places to visit. The waves can be quite impressive, but the sunsets over the Pacific Ocean are sure to take your breath away.
With a population close to 4 million, Los Angeles is the most populated city in California and the second most populated in the United States behind New York City. Yet, it also boasts one of the most culturally diverse populations in the entire world. With its rich history in Entertainment, Los Angeles and the surrounding regions is a destination worth visiting. Contact the team at Kaleidoscope Adventures to help you begin the planning process for your next student trip to Los Angeles! We are excited to work with you to customize an itinerary that will make your student group feel like STARS!