Top 10 Things to do on Bus Tours to Southern California

If you’ve ever wanted to plan an epic group vacation to Southern California, but weren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. At All Aboard America, we specialize in custom group bus travel and have experienced on-staff travel planners to help you get the most out of your vacation.

Check out the benefits of using group bus travel followed by our top 10 things to do in Southern California on your tour.

Benefits of Group Bus Travel

If you’ve attempted to take a group trip somewhere, you understand how difficult it can be. The car gets too cramped, you can only travel with a limited amount of people per vehicle, gas prices are unpredictable, and the driver is stuck watching the road instead of the passing sights. It can be stressful and uncomfortable. On the other hand, air travel is expensive and often uncomfortable.

If you want to start enjoying your vacation right from the start, check out some of the benefits of group bus travel for your next trip to Southern California.

First and foremost, all of the problems above dissipate when you travel by motorcoach. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights through spacious windows. Each passenger’s seat is comfortable and comes with the ability to recline with ample legroom. You’ll have your own reading light, storage area, small table, and armrests. Each bus is equipped with individual climate control, restrooms, TV monitors, WiFi, and power outlets.

If you’re traveling with friends or family, group bus travel is the way to go. You’ll be able to enjoy each other’s company with no other responsibilities but to get excited about the journey that lies ahead.

Top 10 Things to Do on Bus Tours to Southern California

After scheduling your next group vacation on a motorcoach, it’s time to get excited and start planning your activities. One of our favorite places to visit is Southern California. With an unlimited option of things to do, you and your friends or family will never be bored. Here are our favorite 10 things to do on your next bus tour to Southern California.

Spend a Day at Disneyland and California Adventure

It’d be hard to take a trip to Southern California without visiting Disneyland. Come and see why children and adults of all ages consider it to be one of the most magical places on Earth. Located directly across the ticketed entrance is California Adventure – an extension of Disneyland that boasts giant turkey legs, firework displays, and a few extra roller coasters.

Visit Universal Studios in Hollywood

See how some of your favorite movies and TV shows are filmed while strolling through Universal Studios. This theme park is great for families or friend groups of all ages and has different attractions all year.

Go on a Warner Brothers Studio Tour

Finally, end your cinematic experience with a tour of the Warner Brothers Studio. This tour is similar to Universal Studios where you learn how TV and movies are filmed. Book a tour accordingly depending on your preferred entertainment company or check out both and take notice of any differences!

Get Active

If you and your group are looking for some great outdoor activities, Southern California is the place to be. There are a number of different hikes, bicycle paths, botanical gardens, and more that offer unbeatable outdoor activities. Get active and enjoy the view while visiting some of the most iconic locations in Southern California.

– Hike to Griffith Observatory and experience breathtaking views of LA
– Ride bicycles down “The Strand” bike path
– Hike the Hollywood Sign for an iconic selfie
– Walk around Balboa Park to stop and smell the roses
– Hike up to Potato Chip Rock for a fun group photo
– Stroll to the Bridge of Nowhere and bungee jump off

Enjoy Knotts Berry Farm

A great alternative to Disneyland is Knotts Berry Farm. This theme park was the first one of its kind to be built in America and has more than enough family friendly rides for the day. If it’s hot outside, bring a swimsuit and cool off at the neighboring park.

Explore Museums

Southern California is home to hundreds of different museums that offer a unique experience. You can visit some of the most popular ones or head off the beaten path for a glimpse into some unusual places. Check out our favorites below:

– La Brea Tar Pits
– Hearst Castle
– Los Angeles County Museum of Art
– Zimmer Children’s Museum
– Getty Center
– USS Midway Museum
– California Science Center
– The Bunny Museum
– Walt’s Barn
– Los Angeles Police Museum

Visit the San Diego Zoo

Voted time and time again as one of the best zoos in the United States, the San Diego Zoo should not be skipped. With more than 3,700 animals, it’s one of the largest zoos around. Check out the unique experiences offered each day and be prepared to spend a few hours walking around and exploring.


See what all of the excitement is about at Legoland. This amusement-sized park is complete with a deep-sea adventure, water park, and sea life aquarium. Located on a resort, this is a great place to stay if you’re looking for unique accommodation in the heart of the action.

Experience the Pacific Coast Highway

One of the most spectacular aspects of California is the amazing stretch of coastlines shared with the Pacific Ocean. Along this coast is the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) – one of the best drives in the country. It can be a bit difficult to experience to the fullest when you’re behind a wheel, so experience it as a passenger. When you’re on a group bus tour, you can take in all of the picturesque sights and enjoy a few stops along the way.

Relax by the Beach

This list wouldn’t be complete without talking about a few of the spectacular beaches that Southern California has to offer. The coastline is littered with them, but for some of the best beaches, check out the following:

– Santa Monica – for a great day on the pier
– Laguna Beach – for a clean, calm day of relaxing
– Coronado Central Beach – for a unique look at Coronado island
– El Matador Beach – for the perfect sunset over the beach
– Newport Beach – for a more chic experience
– Hermosa Beach – for a match of great beach volleyball
– Venice Beach – for a jaw-dropping day of street performances
– La Jolla Beach – for a memorable photo shoot
– Catalina Island – for awesome snorkeling, scuba, and kayaking
– Crystal Cove State Park – for a break from the crowds

Scheduling Your Group Bus Travel with All Aboard America

All Aboard America is a motorcoach company that has been chartering tours for over 80 years. We are dedicated to our customers and believe that you shouldn’t have to pay absurd prices for high quality travel experiences. That’s why our motorcoaches are some of the most luxurious on the road and with options for every budget. With All Aboard America, it’s easier than ever to schedule your group bus tours to Southern California. Simply head over to our website to get a quote about your custom tour or give us a call today. After you’ve booked your adventure with us, you can sit back and relax knowing that you’re in good hands. Contact us today!