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This seven-acre living museum was originally built as an academic laboratory for UCLA in 1929, but has since grown into an enormous oasis featuring over 1,500 species of plants from around the world. Free private tours are available for 1st-12th grade students (just be sure to book in advance).
Address: 707 Tiverton Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: +1 310-825-1260
Run by a non-profit called Heal The Bay, the Aquarium’s main focus is conservation and education. There are over 100 local species on exhibit, as well as a variety of interactive activities, such as Sea Star Feeding and Sand Crab Science, offering budding ocean activists a hands-on approach to learning about marine life.
Address: 1600 Ocean Front Walk, Los Aneles, CA 90401
Phone: +1 310393-6149
Home to hundreds of different species, the LA Zoo offers a virtual mini-trip around the world. Traipse through a rainforest full of slithering snakes and swinging simians, then feed flamingos and get up close and personal with giraffes, all while learning about biodiversity and conservation.
Address: 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: +1 323-644-4200
Help cultivate a lifelong interest in art with a visit to one of the most engaging and provocative modern art collections in the world. The MoCA has over 7,000 works over three locations. And it’s not just for older kids: the museum offers guided tours for students as young as eight years old.
Address: 250 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: +1 213-621-1745
The Getty has two campuses: the Getty Center, which houses European art dating back hundreds of years to the present day, and the Getty Villa, whose focus is art from Ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. A short bus ride from one another, each campus presents a vastly different world in which students can immerse themselves with a guided tour, on their own, or both!
Address: GC: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1679
GV: 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Los Angeles, CA 90272
Phone:: +1 310-440-7300
Students will get a kick out of the free public telescopes set up throughout the observatory, and if the stars align, they might be able to get a close up view of passing phenomena, such as a meteor shower or an eclipse. There are also plenty of exhibits on display throughout the observatory, and it’s got a great view of the Hollywood sign!
Address: 2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: +1 213-473-0800
Whether you’re looking to ride some waves, sun yourselves among celebs, or park it in a tucked-away spot for a serious R&R sesh, LA’s got no shortage of options. Miles upon miles of white-sand beach line the coast, each with its own distinct vibe. And there’s no better way to get your student group to and from any of these beach spots than renting a bus with a driver.
There’s so much to see and do in LA without getting sand in your skivvies. Ride a charter tour bus out to classics like the Hollywood Sign and the Walk of Fame, or take to Insta with the bright lights of the Santa Monica Pier. Movie buffs will undoubtedly enjoy a studio tour, while sports fans will dig a visit to the Staples Center.
A surprising number of theme parks exist less than an hour away from downtown LA, including Disneyland and Six-Flags Magic Mountain, which means you don’t have to spend hours on the road before getting to the fun stuff — especially when you’ve got a pro charter bus driver navigating the traffic for you.
Ranked #1 in the country for upward mobility of its students, Cal State LA is known for offering unparalleled support to its students. It has 130 clubs and organizations for students to join and wear the Golden Eagle colors with pride, and is the first university in the nation to offer Chicano Studies.
Address: 5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: +1 323-343-3000
In its 100 years of cultivating success, UCLA has produced an impressive 14 Nobel laureates, 261 Olympic medals, and over 140 companies that use technology developed at the school. Situated at the heart of some of the city’s most iconic neighborhoods, it offers students a truly immersive LA experience.
Address: 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: +1 310-825-4321
With a student population of almost 50,000, USC is impressive, to say the least. Having been the set of many movies, and with the large collection of classical and contemporary art pieces on display throughout the campus, it is a popular tourist destination on top of being a world-renowned research university.
Address: Los Angeles, CA 90089-0911
Phone: +1 213-740-1111
According to Kayak, Los Angeles is the third most searched-for spring break destination in America. It’s not surprising, given it’s reputation for beaches, balmy weather, and beautiful people.
Jump on the bandwagon — or charter bus, that is! — and join the gads of revelers that flock to the City of Angels for a week of unbridled fun! Whether you’re looking for a safe and comfortable alternative to flying, or simply need an easy-peasy pick up for your group from the airport, Bus.com can sort you out with the click of a button. Go low-key and budget-friendly with a school bus rental, or book a sleek, ultra deluxe coach bus, and pull up to your beachside digs looking like the cast of the hottest new reality show. Get the lowdown on planning the perfect spring break here.
Skiing isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of LA, but there are actually quite a few resorts just a three hour or less bus ride from the city, including Snow Valley Mountain Resort, Mountain High, and Snow Summit and Big Bear Mountain Resorts in Big Bear (generally geared toward skiers and snowboarders, respectively).
The coach bus or mini coach bus are the best options for getting to the hill in total comfort, and with plenty of undercarriage storage space for luggage and gear. Plus, letting our experienced drivers navigate the snowy mountain roads for you is the safest and most stress-free way to get your group to the resort and back. Our ski trip planning checklist has all the info you need to plan the perfect snowy getaway.
Gimme a B! Gimme a U! Gimme an S! What’s that spell? Take your school’s sports fans on the road to shout your team’s rallying cries from the tops of the palm trees (just kidding, please don’t climb the palm trees). Chartering a Los Angeles bus rental is a great way to ramp up school spirit en route to the game, and gives you plenty of road time to learn new cheers and practice taunts for the Golden Eagles, the Bruins, or whoever you’re facing off against.
You can even get a custom wrap for your bus with your team colors and logo, and have ‘em shaking in their jerseys when you pull up to the tailgate party. We know budget is always a factor in the life of a student; luckily, there are plenty of ways to raise funds to cover the cost of transportation — yet another thing to cheer about!
While there are other ways to travel to an out of town sports rally, we’d say renting a charter bus is the best way to get pumped without being a nuisance to other travelers. Your own personal bus gives your group the luxury to be as loud and proud as they want – and let that energy spill out into the stands. For loads more tips and tricks, check out our guide to planning your perfect student sports rally trip.
Traveling to conferences by charter bus is a great way to ensure your students have ample time to prepare for presentations without having to deal with pesky layovers, or [shudder] airplane mode. If flying is the only option, you can arrange swift and reliable transportation to your hotel straight from the airport, and avoid the hassle and expense of separate taxis and Ubers. We can also help you organize a shuttle bus service to and from the conference venue, as well as between venues. A few clicks and a phone call from a Bus.com booking specialist and you’ll be all set up.
With Silicon Beach and other pockets throughout the city housing over 500 startups (and counting!), LA is a desirable city to venture to in the hopes of scoring a job, particularly in the tech industry. However, such a competitive field means that students absolutely have to be prepared to hit the ground running at job fairs.
Give your group the gift of concentration by booking door-to-door, comfortable bus transportation that is free of the distractions of traditional air or land travel. And, while the competition is busy figuring out how to get back to the hotel, your group will have already followed up with recruiters from the comfort of their private charter bus rental, and can spend the rest of the trip touring LA, hitting the beach, and simply having a great time, wherever the road might take them.