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

Business Studies school trips to West Coast USA

Business Studies school trips to West Coast USA

A thriving hub for business and tourism, the West Coast of USA is full of fantastic excursions to encourage learning on a Business Studies school trip. For example, the legacy of the California Gold Rush turned San Francisco into the main banking centre on the West Coast, with the financial district often being called the Wall Street of the West. Take your school group to visit the south of San Francisco Bay for a tour of Silicon Valley, where the world’s global communications have been revolutionised and students can investigate the processes of silicon chip production at the Intel Museum and have fun in the interactive galleries discovering how our homes, work and leisure time have been revolutionised in recent years. A Business Studies Tour of the West Coast USA will help students learn about a range of subject areas including finance, global communication and mass production.


Suggested Itinerary

Sample 4 night/6 day itinerary – San Francisco only

  • day


    • Flight to San Francisco
    • Evening: Free time to explore the city
  • day


    • Silicon Valley
    • Intel Museum
  • day


    • Alcatraz
    • Golden Gate Bridge & Golden Gate Park
    • California Academy of Sciences
  • day


    • Bus tour of San Francisco
    • Behind the scenes of San Francisco Giants
  • day


    • Pier 39 & Fisherman's Wharf
    • Afternoon flight back to the UK
  • day


    • Arrive back in the UK

If you wish to extend your trip San Francisco can easily be combined with Los Angeles & Yosemite or Las Vegas. Contact us for further ideas.

N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price... Request a quote >>


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

Tour of Silicon Valley

Take inspiration from some of the world’s largest tech companies and most successful start-ups, as you tour the world’s number one district for innovation and development, where the likes of Ebay, Google and Facebook are headquartered.

Intel Museum

Step behind the scenes of California’s Silicon Valley with a peek inside Intel’s headquarters. Find out how silicon chips are made and work, see cutting-edge technologies and get involved with the interactive learning exhibits.


This National Historic Landmark was once a military fortification and federal prison and now stands abandoned for groups to tour.

California Academy of Sciences

This natural history museum is amongst the largest in the world with a great range of changing exhibits and housing over 26 million specimens.

Pier 39

This shopping centre and popular tourist attraction is a great addition to any West Coast school trip as students learn about tourism whilst taking a look at the famous seals.

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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