School Trips in California

The state of California is big, both in terms of geography and number of residents. California is the largest US state by population, and it has the country’s second largest city, Los Angeles. The Golden State, as it is known, stretches 770 miles from the international border with Mexico to it’s northern state border with Oregon. In between, there are innumerable places to travel and explore. Students from other states often take school trips to California to experience this diverse and entertaining state for themselves.

Los Angeles is a popular school trip destination, in part because it is the entertainment capital of the world. LA’s Hollywood is where most of the major film and TV production companies are based. There are a number of theme parks in the vicinity, like Disneyland, Universal Studios, Magic Mountain and Knott’s Berry Farm. These attractions also make convenient field trip destinations for Southern California schools. An hour or two south of LA lies San Diego, which has beautiful beaches and popular attractions like Legoland, SeaWorld and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

The most popular travel destination in Northern California is undoubtedly San Francisco. The City by the Bay is famous for its attractive surroundings, diverse population and eclectic neighborhoods. Well-known San Francisco travel highlights include the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf and Alcatraz Prison. There are also many museums and other historical and artistic points of interest to explore in SF.

Popular California School Trips

Los Angeles Trip

5 Days/3 Nights (Hotel)/1 Night (Plane)

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • City tour of Los Angeles
  • Visit sites such as Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Century City, the Venice Beach, Harbor Cruise, and more!
  • Activities
  • Meals

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San Francisco Trip

4 Days/3 Nights

  • 3 nights in local hotel
  • Visit Pier 39 and see beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridges, Angel Island, and City Skyline.
  • Visit San Francisco's Festival Marketplace
  • Visit Pier 33 for Alcatraz Island Day Tour, and more
  • Breakfasts and dinners at local restaurants

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San Diego Trip

4 Days/3 Nights

  • 3 nights in local hotel
  • Visit Westfield Horton Plaza and Seaport Village
  • Entrance to the San Diego Zoo
  • Admission to SeaWorld
  • Continental breakfasts and dinners at local restaurants

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Everything about our senior trip was fantastic. The staff at Four Winds were very helpful in securing a safe, affordable, and fun-filled trip for our seniors. Four Winds communicated any and all aspects during the entirety. From initial trip proposals to our final destination, Fourwinds was supportive, helpful, and informative.  

The driver of our bus was very helpful and the bus itself was immaculate. Four Winds booked our group at a hotel near our Hershey Park visit, which allowed for more time at the park. The hotel staff and security staff we all attentive and made the work less stressful …

--Melisa R-H

Allegany-Limestone Central High School, Senior Class Trip 2022, October 2022