GO Coasting USA!
Always dreamed of going to California? Do you want your GO Schoolies trip to be action packed and full of adrenaline? Then GO Coasting USA is the trip for you! Surfing in San Diego, walking in the footsteps of the stars in Hollywood, roller-coasting your way through LA’s top theme parks including Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and Universal studios! Top it all off in the stunning San Francisco and we guarantee you will leave your heart (and maybe your stomach!) in California.
San Diego Surf Session
There's no denying it - San Diego is a beach city, and surf culture is everywhere you look. We're sticking to the coast in our time in "America's Finest City" - enjoy the infectious laid-back attitude of the purveyors at Seaport Village, the 1950's styles at the kitschy Corvette Diner, and, of course, the chill vibes of your friendly instructors at your Ocean Beach surf lesson! Whether you're a rookie or a regular, you'll have fun catching some waves on the other side of the Pacific. Sick!
Old Town San Diego
California as we know it today is actually a pretty young place - it was only admitted to the union as the 31st state in 1850. The San Diego area was originally inhabited by the San Dieguito, La Jolla and Kumeyaay people, before the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th & 17th centuries. Old Town San Diego marks the site of the first European settlement on the West Coast, and celebrates the period from 1820-1850 when San Diego was in fact part of Mexico! Enjoy some authentic Mexican food and explore the historic buildings and museums here while soaking up some history.
Knott's Berry Farm
First up on your tour of Southern California's theme parks: Knott's Berry Farm! Knotts is an absolute institution and one of LA and Orange County's favourite fun spots. Angling for an "Old West" theme, Knotts is home to boysenberries, the Peanuts family, and some crazy fun roller coasters. Get ready to scream on the Ghost Rider, the Xcelerator, Hangtime and the Silver Bullet - or enjoy the views while you wait for the drop on the Supreme Scream! Afterwards (definitely afterwards) make sure to fill up on Mrs Knotts' Fried Chicken and a slice of boysenberry pie before hitting one of the park's popular themed shows or picking up some souvenirs in the marketplace. Fun for everyone!
You've seen it on the screen - now it's time to check it out in person. The "ground zero" of Hollywood is the stretch of Hollywood Boulevard between Vine and La Brea - home to the Walk of Fame, Mann's Chinese Theatre's hand and foot prints, and the city's most famous hotspots, shops and theatres. You'll explore some of Hollywood's best known sights - and some lesser known secrets - on your guided walking tour, before "meeting" your favourite icons at Madame Tussauds!
Santa Monica & Venice Beaches
Santa Monica: the end of the historic Route 66, and playground of the stars. Check out the world-famous Santa Monica pier and take a spin on its iconic carousel before strolling down the boardwalk towards Venice Beach and its lively locals. Skaters, street artists, body builders, punks and bohos - you'll see them all along this most popular stretch of the Los Angeles coastline, and you'll absolutely love it.
Guaranteed to be one of the best days of your life - we're heading to Disneyland, the "Happiest Place on Earth". No, really - it's impossible not to smile when you walk in the gates! Whether you're a Disney nutter or just here for the laughs, the magic of the world's most iconic theme parks is undeniable and you're in for a jam packed day of good times. Enjoy classic rides like Thunder Mountain Railway, Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Carribean and It's A Small World; take a spin on the teacups (go on); explore the brand new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge; stuff your face with all the churros you can stomach. Your challenge will be to squeeze as much of it into your day here as you can manage. Have fun!
Experience movie magic at Universal Studios: it's a theme park, a museum, and a working movie studio all in one! Tour real film sets on the backlot tour, check out actual studio sets for your favourite shows currently in production, have fun on movie and TV themed rides, enjoy action-packed live shows and shop and eat as much as you want at Universal CityWalk. The highlight? The new Wizarding World of Harry Potter - experience the mysteries of Hogwarts, visit the shops of Hogsmeade and take a ride on the Flight of the Hippogriff. Guaranteed to make your friends back home pretty jealous!
San Francisco: it's historic, iconic, gorgeous, and one of our most popular destinations. You'll have some free time to explore the City By The Bay and we have no shortage of suggestions on how you might spend it! Sail across to the infamous island prison of Alcatraz; explore quirky Pier 39 and the souvenir shops of Fisherman's Wharf; hop on the F line down to the Ferry Building and grab a bite at the farmers market; stroll along Market Street towards Union Square and shop up a storm downtown; work up a sweat scaling the city's many steep hills, explore the boho home of the beats in North Beach, or the psychadelic hippie hangout in the Haight, or the hip boutiques of Hayes Valley, or head down to The Mission for a burrito and a Blue Bottle Coffee.