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West Coast USA
Basic price from
4 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 4 staff

Art & Design School Trips to West Coast USA


Travel to the Californian coast for a fantastic exploration of modern, fine and American art. On an Art and Design trip to the West Coast USA your group could sketch the street scenes around Fisherman’s Wharf, or photograph San Francisco’s famous cable cars. Highlights in LA include a diverse range of art museums alongside the Hollywood must-sees & Universal Studios® where your group can enjoy theme park excitement whilst exploring the imaginative application of colour and materials. The art museums and street art are very prominent in this area making the West Coast USA a great destination for secondary school Art & Design trips.

Suggested Itinerary

Sample 4 night / 6 day itinerary – San Francisco only

  • day

    Arrive in San Francisco

    • Arrive in San Francisco mid-afternoon transfer to hotel
    • Free time to explore the city
  • day

    • Morning city tour of San Francisco
    • Afternoon visit to The Walt Disney Museum
  • day

    • Spend the day at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
    • Evening spent on Pier 39
  • day

    • Morning visit to The De Young Memorial Museum
    • Afternoon spent at Exploratorium
  • day

    Begin journey home

    • Morning visit to the famous Lombard Street
    • Flight back to the UK
  • day

    • Arrive back in the UK


West Coast USA Accommodation - HI - San Francisco Downtown

HI - San Francisco Downtown

  • Fantastic Location
  • Recently renovated

The HI-San Francisco Downtown is a popular, clean and central hostel that is great for groups.

Location: Just a block from Union Square and is at the centre of everything such as the Cable Carts, China Town and the many shops, restaurants and theatres.

Facilities: There is a common room, kitchen area and a theatre style TV room. Free WiFi is also available.

Accommodation: The hostel has 4 to 8 bedded dorm rooms with private and shared facilities. Private rooms are also available at an extra supplement.

Meals: Free breakfast available.

West Coast USA - Radisson’s Hotel – Fisherman’s Wharf

Hotel Zephyr - San Francisco

  • 2 miles from airport
  • Swimming Pool

Experience fantastic views of San Francisco Bay at this super elegant and stylish hotel.

Location: Minutes away from San Francisco's best attractions, Hotel Zephyr is close to Pier 39, the ferries to Alcatraz and the historic cable cars.

Facilities: A fantastic option for groups, Hotel Zephyr features a large outdoor area complete with a fire pit and games area. Other amenities include a shared lounge/TV area, on-site coffee house, snack bar, outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre.

Accommodation: All rooms have recently been renovated with with en-suite facilities and air conditioning. Rooms are based on a bed share basis, with single bed accommodation available at an extra supplement.

Meals: A variety of fantastic restaurants are close to the hotel and we can arrange meals upon request.

West Coast USA - Sportsmen Lodge Hotel – Los Angeles

Sportsmen Lodge Hotel - Los Angeles

  • Near Universal Studios
  • Swimming Pool

Location: Located on Ventura Boulevard and is just 4 miles from Universal Studios.

Facilities: The hotel has a great outdoor swimming pool and spa tub. WiFi access is also available.

Accommodation: En-suite with double or double/double rooms with king sized beds and air conditioning. These will be based on a bed share basis, with single bed accommodation available at an extra supplement. The rooms also feature private balconies and patios where you can enjoy the city and pool views.

Meals: The hotel has restaurant facilities and all meals can be arranged upon request.

West Coast USA Accommodation - Clarion Las Vegas

Clarion Las Vegas

  • Excellent Location
  • Swimming pool and Spa

The Clarion Hotel® is close to the activity of Las Vegas strip while still being safe and convenient for schools.

Location: : Located within walking distance of the north end of Las Vegas strip and the Las Vegas Convention centre.

Facilities:With an on-site casino the hotel also features an outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness centre, picnic area and public computers with Internet access.

Accommodation: Guest rooms offer coffee makers, hair dryers, pillow-top mattresses, cable television.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.

Subject Specific Excursions

Walt Disney Concert Hall

This interactive museum offers a fascinating insight into the life and work of Walt Disney. Optimism, creativity and persistence led Walt to help define 20th Century America, and influence popular culture across the globe.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

One of the world’s top modern art museums, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is an extensive collection of media and performing arts, modern illustrated books, drawings, photography and film and hosts numerous exhibitions on modern arts and media.

Pier 39

A popular attraction where groups can visit the aquarium and enjoy watching the sea lions, do some shopping or take in the busy atmosphere.

The De Young Memorial Museum

Showcasing American Art from the 17th- 21st centuries, this brilliant collection will inspire your students. The Fine Arts museum is located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.


Experience the brand new Exploratorium – a museum of science, art and human perception which will inspire students and open up a whole new world of experimentation. This unique interactive museum will provide hours of fun whilst you work your way through the six galleries and endless exhibits.

Lombard St

This famous street is often photographed and has eight hairpin turns in a very steep one-block section.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

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