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Our Featured Tour for July

Spend Christmas in San Diego


This is a sample tour that you can book for your group with All Aboard America!
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Weather in San Diego CA

The average temperature at this time of the year is in the happy upper 60’s. The average low is around 50 degrees or so and will be comfortable with a light jacket or sweater if needed. Please be sure to dress “resort casual” and you will be comfortable throughout the tour.
Tour Sample Includes:
4 Days & 3 Nights Hotel Accommodations at a marina hotel at San Diego Bay ~ Seaport Village,~ Three Breakfasts ~ Christmas Eve Lunch at Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar ~ Christmas Holiday Dinner at the Westgate Hotel ~ Tour of the Mount Soledad Veteran’s Memorial ~ Mission San Diego San de Alcala ~ Two hour Harbor Cruise ~ Complimentary Cocktails & Snacks each evening in the Atrium of the hotel ~ Tour of Coronado Island and Old Town ~ Roundtrip Transportation by Motorcoach ~ Professional Tour Guide ~ Snacks & Water ~ Gratuities

Day 1: Sample

Depart time is around 8:00 am. Travel time to San Diego is about seven hours with a brief lunch stop (on own) in Yuma, and rest stops along the way. Arrive in San Diego and check into our hotel for 3 nights. This full service hotel is all suites and equipped with hairdryers, iron/ironing board, and in room coffee makers with small refrigerators. Rooms have separate living room and bedroom areas. Tonight enjoy complimentary cocktails and snacks at the hotel from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Dinner (on own) at either the hotel or your choice of restaurant at Seaport Village.

Day 2: Sample Christmas Eve

Full Cooked to Order Breakfast at your leisure. Mid-morning departure from the hotel for La Jolla where we will visit the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial. This mountaintop is the site of the cross, the subject of a continuing controversy over the involvement of religion in the government. After viewing the memorial, we will continue on to the Mission San Diego de Alcala’. The first of twenty-one great California Missions marks the birth of Christianity in the west coast of the United States. This remarkable and significant historical shrine provides an understanding and appreciation of the beginning of Catholicism in this corner of the world, so remote from Mother Country of Spain and yet so similar. Today the Mission, which was founded in 1769, serves as an active parish church and cultural center for people of all faiths who are welcome to visit and relive the grandeur and excitement of more than two centuries of California history and tradition. Today lunch (included) will be in Coronado. Tour Coronado Island before returning to the hotel mid-afternoon. Complimentary cocktails & snacks this evening.

Day 3: Sample Christmas Day

Merry Christmas! This morning should you wish to attend church please check with the staff at the front desk or concierge for information. They will be able to assist you with information on local churches and transportation. Breakfast (included) at the hotel before departure for our Two Hour Harbor Cruise from Coronado Island where we will board the “Hornblower,” for our combined sightseeing and wildlife tour. This is the best way to see the harbor. Twenty six miles of the San Diego Bay with veteran crew on board to narrate the rich history of the bay, local points of interest, city landmarks, facts about military and California Sea Lions living off Point Loma. Some points of interest include: The Star of India, Cabrillo National Monument, Coronado Bay Bridge, NAASCO shipyards, Old San Diego Lighthouse, San Diego Yacht Club and of course the Hotel Del Coronado. This afternoon we will enjoy Christmas Dinner at the Westgate Hotel that is ranked a “Four Diamond Resort and the “Diner’s Choice Winner” award for 2012”. We return this afternoon to our hotel where you can relax and retire early. Complimentary cocktails served in the hotel Atrium.

Day 4: Sample

Full Cooked-to-order breakfast (included) at the hotel this morning. Depart for home mid-morning with brief stops en-route for lunch (on own) and restroom stops. Estimated return time to the Valley is around 6:00 PM.

~Contact our tour office at 800-848-4728 to book your group tour today!

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Our Featured Tour for June

Monument Valley and Grand Canyon


This is a sample tour that you can book for your group with All Aboard America!
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Weather in Page, Arizona

The springtime temperature averages in the mid 60’s for the high and in the mid 40’s for the lows. Please take a windbreaker or light sweater for the cooler weather in the evenings. Casual dress for this tour and please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Day 1: Sample

Depart time is around 9:30 AM and travel to Page, AZ, with a stop in Flagstaff for lunch (included). Our journey will continue to Page, where we will check in to our hotel for two nights. This full service hotel offers a restaurant, fitness center, and pool. This evening enjoy Dinner at a local restaurant of your choice for dinner (on own).

Day 2: Sample

This morning breakfast (included) is served at the hotel prior to departure. Today we’ll journey to Monument Valley, where we will explore the most iconic places. You will see the Mittens, John Ford’s Point, YeiBiiChel, and naturally formed Arches in comfortable open-air vehicles. This 2.5 hour tour will be narrated by a well-reviewed local Navajo guide. Today, we’ll be going through the restricted region of Lower Monument Valley discovering for yourself the untouched splendor of Navajo Land, Traverse the desert landscaping visiting the world’s largest Elephant Butte and the Three Sisters spires at John Ford’s Point. Later, divert into the back country and see up close the valley’s famous Big Chief Monument and Sleeping Dragon Rock. Further into the restricted area venture underneath Sun’s Eye arch, the valley’s second largest arch and find some of the valleys oldest Anasazi ruins, petroglyphs and pictographs. The sand dunes at Ear of the Wind arch and walk inside the Big Hogan, Monument Valley’s largest amphitheater. Lunch (included) will be at Goulding’s Lodge, after returning from our safari. Then we head over for an afternoon journey to a local hotel for an evening of relaxation. Dinner (on own) at the hotel or restaurant near-by.

Day 3: Sample

This morning breakfast (included) at the hotel prior to our departure. We will travel to the Grand Canyon via the scenic Route 180 to the South Rim. There will be plenty of time to view the magnificent canyon from different vantage points along the way. Lunch (included) will be at the Historic El Tovar Hotel. This Dining Room is constructed of native stone and Oregon pine. The murals on the walls reflect the customs of four Native American Tribes– the Hopi, the Apache, the Mojave and the Navajo. Though a casual elegance describes this world-class experience. The ambience is rustic, but classic and traditional. You can imagine the countless number of intriguing characters that have dined here in the past. Guests such as Teddy Roosevelt, President Bill Clinton and Sir Paul McCartney have dined and shared stories within these walls. Mid-afternoon we will make our way to the Little America, where we will check in to the hotel for the evening.

Day 4: Sample

Leisurely breakfast (included) at the hotel prior to departing for home. Our estimated arrival time home will be about 12:00 pm.

~Contact our tour office at 800-848-4728 to book your group tour today!

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May Special Tour of the Month

Rocky Point, Mexico

The weather in Rocky Point is generally sunny year round. The average temperature during the day is in upper 80’s (depending on what time of year), cooling down in the evening into the mid 60’s. Dress casual, comfortable and please bring a jacket in case the evenings are cooler.

Day 1: Sample

The drive will be about a five hour ride to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, aboard a luxury Motorcoach, complete with professional driver and tour guide. Water and snacks are provided on the tour, with a short rest stop in Gila Bend at a fast food restaurant (on own) along the way where you may purchase snacks. Check into the Peñasco Del Sol Hotel this afternoon where you can rest or roam around the hotel. The evening is yours to explore the fun and exciting nightlife of Rocky Point. The hotel is within walking distance to many restaurants and cantinas…

Day 2: Sample

After breakfast (included) at the hotel, you may join the group on the coach for a City Tour of Rocky Point and a shopping excursion into the downtown area. You may choose to relax at the hotel and enjoy an afternoon at the beach. While shopping, take time to explore the different eateries (on own) and restaurants in the Puerto Peñasco area. Return in the early afternoon to the hotel. Tonight there will be an included dinner at a local favorite restaurant. Relax and take in the gorgeous Rocky Point sunset and nightlife.

Day 3: Sample

Free Day for all the fun and excitement Rocky Point has to offer! Deep sea fishing, dinner cruises, sightseeing – so many things to do…. Optional tours available at an additional charge. Please check with our personal tour guide – whom is a Rocky Point Expert!

Day 4: Sample

Breakfast (included) this morning will be at the hotel. Depart the hotel this morning and stop at the Seafood Market (Malican) where you may want to purchase fresh seafood, so don’t forget to bring your own cooler. They will pack your seafood in ice for you as well. Time for shopping and lunch (on own) at one of the many local restaurants and cafes. Depart for home around 1:00 p.m. today, returning back to the valley. For your convenience, there will be a brief rest stop in Gila Bend on the return home. The estimated arrival back to the valley will be around 6:30 PM this evening.

~Contact our tour office at 480-222-6941 to book your group tour today

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Going Travel Mad for March Madness

 

March Madness is Taking Over the Country

March Madness is here! All NCAA Division 1 conference tournaments are underway and this Sunday is Selection Sunday for the Big Dance. It’s by far one of the most exciting times of the year for sports fans, especially if you are a college basketball junkie. The excitement of filling out your brackets once the field is announced, getting into some office pools, testing your bracket skills on ESPN and Yahoo’s bracket challenge for a chance to win big time money and trips. And most importantly, seeing if your team makes the field and how far they will advance. All it takes for a team is to get hot, have some luck thrown their way, and who knows, they could become this years Cinderella darlings.

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Here’s something else that’s very exciting if you live in Phoenix Arizona, the NCAA Final Four is right here at Cardinal Stadium. The home of the NFL AZ Cardinals will be the host site for this years final four games and national championship game. Oh man, if that doesn’t get you pumped, you might have to check your pulse!

Cardinal Stadium and WestGate are the Perfect Final Four Pairing

Cardinal Stadium has over 63,000 seats available for fans to relax and enjoy the game in. In addition to being home base for the Arizona Cardinals it’s also the host of the annual Fiesta Bowl for the College FBS. Per Wikipedia, the stadium has hosted the Fiesta Bowl, the 2007 BCS National Championship Game, 2011 BCS National Championship Game and 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship a game that it hosted every four years, which set the venue’s entertainment attendance record of 78,603 on January 11, 2011, 2008 Super Bowl XLII, 2015 Super Bowl XLIX, the 2015 Pro Bowl, WrestleMania XXVI, and matches from the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

In addition to having one of the most amazing and modern stadiums in the United States, right next door to Cardinal Stadium is the WestGate Entertainment District. This is an 8,000,000 sq foot shopping, dining and entertainment hot spot. What makes it even more appealing for NCAA basketball fans, in the event you can’t obtain tickets into the final four or national championship game, you can enjoy watching the games from any of the restaurant / bars on site. And once the games are decided, you can bet a flood of excited fans from the games will be stopping by for post game celebrations. It’s a win win!!

 

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Final Four Experience in Phoenix

The city of Phoenix will provide a ton of fan events to experience while in town for the final four. Offering something for fans of all ages, Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One will be held at Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix from March 31-April 3, 2017. The Phoenix Convention Center is a short walk from many Final Four hotels and accessible by Valley Metro Light Rail stations at Third Street/Washington and Third Street/Jefferson. Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One is a fun-filled event that is jam-packed with youth basketball clinics, giveaways, concerts, special appearances and sports-related autograph signings – and various sports are represented in interactive games from all NCAA championships. Fans can even have their photos snapped with the NCAA Division I men’s basketball championship trophy.

For those coming into town from cold weather cities, you can enjoy unlimited golf on many of the gorgeous courses around the valley. Of the many courses to choose from, you should check out Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, TPC Scottsdale, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, The Boulders, Grayhawk Golf Club, and Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club. Every single one of these courses provides desert scenery, premiere shot value, challenges, great course conditions, solid length of the round and memories. And did we mention……beautiful desert scenery (yes, I know we did)!!! They’re the best in the country.

 

final four transportation

This year All Aboard America is excited to be a part of the event.  It’s going to be amazing! Whether your group needs transportation to and from your hotel to the games, our motorcoach buses will be providing a safe and fun way for all of you to enjoy your final four experience.

If you’re coming to Phoenix with friends and family to enjoy the final four and NCAA festivities, or even to take in the sights that our beautiful city has, you’re going to need transportation. All Aboard America has the most luxurious and safest transportation options available in the entire valley. Whether your group needs to get to the games, the festivities in downtown Phoenix, for golf outings, or to create a custom tour within the state, we have your travel solution. Call All Aboard America today and reserve your transportation now 800-848-4728 or visit our site.

 

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Motorcoach Travel is Way Underrated and Here’s Why

How many times have you been stuck in an airport only to wait in long TSA lines that eventually have you running for your gate once you finally get through all their poking and prodding? Or what’s worse, you finally get to your gate to find you’ve either been bumped or your flights been delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather. Fun, Fun!!! Unfortunately that’s a part of air travel these days and it seems to be getting worse. Expensive airline tickets, lost luggage, uncomfortable seating, rude people, germs, it’s all apart of the airport and airline experience.

Don’t worry, your travel doesn’t have to include all these experiences. There is another form of travel that allows for a more enjoyable time. When was the last time you considered a travel method that allows you to sit back in comfort while you take in the sights? That’s right I’m talking about motorcoach travel. What, you completely forgot that traveling by bus was an option? That’s OK, even though more people in the United States actually travel by bus more than airplane, but we’ll let it slide this time.

Whenever you read travel blogs or somebody on a travel show gives traveling tips about packing, destinations, airport information, what type of luggage to use, they always seem to forget about bus travel. That’s why we’re going to discuss why motorcoach travel is one of the most underrated forms of travel today.

The Benefits of Motorcoach Travel:

1. Avoid Long Security and Ticket Booth Lines – Security and TSA checkpoints were not invented with the sole purpose of aggravating anxious travelers or to serve as an excuse to be felt up by complete strangers. However, they can be quite stressful and tedious. Not only are you required to remove certain pieces of clothing and walk barefoot on a questionable surface, but it gets worse if you are the “lucky” one whose bag is randomly selected for further inspection. Motorcoach travel usually doesn’t involve long lines or the removal of clothing during security checks.

2. Don’t Have to Arrive Hours Before Departure – When you travel by plane most of us have to arrive at the airport at least 2-3 hours before our scheduled flight. This allows time to check in, give your bags to the airline, then head over to security to wait in those lines, and then finally get to your gate and wait til boarding. And if you’re lucky you might have enough time to get some food, drinks or use the bathroom before your boarding section has been called. With motorcoach travel, arriving hours before departure is not required. Usually if you get there 20-30 minutes before setting off, this is sufficient enough. No rushing to the airport or stressing over missing flights.

3. Free Wifi and Power Outlets – The majority of bus carriers nowadays offer free WiFi for the whole duration of a trip, allowing passengers to fully utilize the time they spend traveling by getting important work done or catching up on the latest Netflix release. In comparison, airlines continue to make you pay more than your monthly Internet bill for the grand luxury of spending an hour online during your flight. What’s even more interesting is many buses nowadays are actually fancier than most airplanes.There are power outlets to keep your gadgets charged, cushioned seats and (once again because it is THAT important) extra legroom. What more can you ask for?

4. The Sights – When traveling by plane all you see is sunlight poking through your small window, if it’s even open. Depending on what seat you chose or got stuck with, your isle mates may have gotten the window seat and prefer it to be closed while they sleep the entire flight. If you do have the luxury of having the window seat lets face it, all you can see are the sun and clouds. Maybe ocassionally you will spot other planes passing overhead or by your flight but usually it’s just clouds, sun and maybe an inkling of the ground 30,000 feet below. With motorcoach travel you have huge windows that allow you to see all the sights around you. If you happen to be passing through a cool city or some gorgeous countryside you get to see all of this. It really adds to your travel experience. Not to mention there’s more leg room to relax, kickback and enjoy the scenery.

5. No Missing Luggage – When flying one of the risks you take are with your luggage. Are your bags going to meet you at the final destination or will they catch their own flight and show up later, or maybe not at all. How many times a day does a flight get delayed but the persons luggage goes off on it’s own trip? A LOT!!!!! People are forced to buy new clothes during their trip because their luggage is going to be a day or two late arriving at their destination and in other cases people are forced to replace the entire wardrobe they had brought because their bags never arrive at all. And guess what happens, the airlines give you the big ol’ finger and tell you that it’s not their fault. No refund on the clothes you had to buy or credit towards another flight int he future. It’s become ridiculous these days. At least with motorcoach travel, regardless of the final destination or destinations in the event you’re on a charter that is going to several stops, your luggage is safe and sound under the bus. It’s with you and not on another one because the bus was delayed. In the odd event a bus charter gets delayed or there’s a breakdown guess what, your luggage stays with you or gets taken out and moved to a new bus. You never have to worry about late or lost luggage with motorcoach travel.

6. Adventure – When traveling to National Parks or traveling to a few different places around the country by bus, you get to experience an adventure. Not only are you getting to enjoy amazing scenery but usually the bus drivers know the lay of the land or the history of the territory you’re traveling through, or to, and it’s actually quite interesting to learn some local history. You also meet new people, exchange stories with one another, this just adds to the adventure.

7. Pit Stops and No Turbulence – One of the best things about traveling by motorcoach is that it stops during the journey for a short rest, allowing you to stretch, get some fresh air, recharge your batteries by getting some food, drinks and hot coffee. For those who smoke you can actually satisfy your craving and have a cigarette or two while at a pit stop. While you’re able to get up and walk around on a plane, it becomes kind of a hassle when you’re sitting on the inside and you have to make everyone else get up because you are suddenly in the mood for a stroll. While bus rides can be bumpy depending on the road conditions and the current state of the driver’s love life, nothing is remotely as scary as being trapped in a shaking metal box 30,000 feet above ground, with no knowledge of when it’s going to stop. Needless to say, there’s no turbulence on a bus, except for the occasional speed bump, but those can actually be fun, unless you’re holding a cup of hot coffee without a lid. Ouch!!

There are so many reasons why motorcoach travel is overlooked. If you consistently travel by plane I recommend taking a break from that and give a bus charter / tour a chance. Go to the motorocoach company’s website, like All Aboard America, and check out their upcoming tours. Pick a destination that excites you and book it. Experience a new adventure and see for yourself why motorcoach travel is much more relaxing, and a completely different, more enjoyable form of travel. Happy and safe travels!!!

 

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Things to Do in Savannah in the Fall

The summer heat may have begun to wear us down in Phoenix and probably across the Southwest, but Southern Hospitality in Savannah is as warm as it ever was. Fall is a great time of year to visit Georgia’s first city; there’s a bunch of great outdoor events and festivals that take place each year in and around the city. Here are some of the most popular things to do in Savannah during the fall.

The Savannah Jazz Festival

If you love the smooth rhythms of jazz, Savannah is the place to be in late September. The ever-popular Savannah Jazz Festival takes place at the Habersham Village Shops under the outdoor tent. Sit back, relax and enjoy smooth Jazz performances by a variety of talented musicians. Free concerts will also take place at Forsyth Park on the bandstand, in Savannah’s beautiful historic district. Get your tickets and find out more by visiting savannahjazzfestival.org.

Oktoberfest

Come for the bratwurst and beer, stay for the fun and festivities that include wiener dog races, keg roll and beer stein races, live entertainment and art exhibitions. There will also be a beer garden offering a variety of beers, food vendors and much more at the this Annual Oktoberfest. The event takes place at Savannah’s beautiful Historic Riverfront on River Street in early October. This festival has free admission.

Tybee Island Pirate Fest

Shiver me timbers, calling all swashbucklers! For loads of fun on Columbus Day Weekend, head to Tybee Island for their infamous Pirate Fest. From live music, the exuberant pirate parade, a thieves market featuring souvenirs, pirate wares, costumes, arts and crafts and more, your gang of pirates young and old with have an unforgettable time. The event kicks off with the Buccaneer Ball at the Original Crab Shack, with live entertainment, costume contests, great food and drink and the crowning of the King and Queen.

Savannah Greek Festival

Opa! The Savannah Greek Festival has been running for more than 60 years! Join the fun during the second weekend in October at St Paul’s Hellenic Center. Indulge in homemade Greek foods, drinks and deserts. Enjoy Greek dancing featuring adult and child dancing troupes, a market offering Greek cheeses, olives, grape leaves, coffee, as well as crafts, jewelry, and clothing and live music everyday. This special three-day festival is a favorite among locals and visitors. The festival is open 11am to 9pm each day; admission is free before 4pm Thursday and Friday; after 4pm and all day Saturday, $2 donation is requested.

A Savannah Thanksgiving

All Aboard America is providing an awesome trip to Savannah Georgia for Thanksgiving this year. From November 21st through the 25th we’ll be offering a trip to this beautiful city that includes:

~ Roundtrip Airfare ~ Door to door transportation from your home and back to Sky Harbor Airport ~ 5 Days & 4 Nights Hotel Accommodations (One Night in Atlanta, GA, Renaissance Hotel and 3 nights at the Courtyard by Marriott, Savannah in the Historic District) ~ Ghost Tour of Savannah by Horse Drawn Carriage ~ High Tea Trolley Tour of the Victorian, Colonial and Historic areas ~ St. John’s Baptist Church ~ City Market District ~ Riverboat Harbor Cruise ~ Thanksgiving Dinner ~ Four Breakfasts ~ Three Lunches ~ Dinner at Renaissance Hotel ~ Tour of the Hay House ~ Non-Stop flights on Southwest Airlines ~ Motorcoach Transportation while in Atlanta and Savannah ~ Baggage Handling ~ A Professional Tour Guide from Phoenix ~ Driver & Guide Gratuities

For more information please visit the tour page or contact Centers Tours & Scheduling at 623-544-6129. You will be contacted as time gets closer for the exact pick-up time from your home.
$250 deposit is due upon making reservations. Final Payment due by October 5, 2016.

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Experience S. Dakota in a Whole New Way

Are you ready for a fun filled out of the box vacation this summer?! Throw out your normal run of the mill summer plans and get creative this year. Come with All Aboard America to explore the Wild West August 10-13. This year All Aboard America is adventuring to the wild west of South Dakota to explore Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Deadwood and Custer National Park.

 

You will be able to beat the heat this summer and hang out in gorgeous 80 degree weather while discovering amazing sights. This expedition into america’s history is a 4 day 3 night trip with hotel accommodations at the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park, SD. While here you will experience the amazing sites of Mt. Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial, and a Buffalo safari tour. Step into the past and enjoy the Wild West Town of Deadwood, and  a chuck wagon cookout dinner. Exploring the wild west and the amazing Black Hills in this manner is a once in a lifetime experience.

 

How will you get there? After a non-stop flight on Southwest Airlines to Denver, Colorado you will enjoy a relaxing motorcoach transportation from Colorado to South Dakota. (This includes door to door transportation!) We will contact you before the tour to setup a time to pick you up from your home.

 

For more information visit All Aboard America’s website at: http://www.allaboardamerica.com/tours/all/south-dakota-explore-the-wild-west/

For reservations contact SCW Tours & Scheduling at 623-544-6129, a $250 deposit per person is required at the time of booking. Your final payment due date will be July 1st, 2016.

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Things to Do in Southern California

During the summer there’s always a good time to visit Southern California. The weather is always good, the scenery is always beautiful, and there’s more than enough attractions to experience. Whether you’re into family fun, music, fine dining, or just enjoy the ocean, Southern California has it all.

Disneyland

Southern California has not one, but two Disney Parks! Disneyland offers the classic Disney experience, with Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, time-honored rides like It’s a Small World, and parades to thrill any Disney fan of any age. Disney’s California Adventure brings something different to the Disney experience. California Adventure has more thrill rides for adventure-seeking visitors, a California style boardwalk, and fun new attractions like Cars Land.

Surfing
Whether you’re visiting “Surf City USA,” commonly known as Huntington Beach, exploring the famous Trestles surf spots at San Onofre, or catching some huge waves at The Wedge in Newport Beach, Southern California is always a great place to surf!

If relaxing is more your style then Seal Beach is highly recommended. Seal Beach offers some of the nicest beach landscape Southern Cali has to offer. This beach is never crowded, life guards are always on patrol, the water is refreshing, plenty of beach activities to do, and the cute beach community offers plenty of live entertainment and dining.
Whale and Dolphin Watching

May to October is blue whale season, while from December to May we see gray whales taking their annual migration between Alaska and the lagoons of Baja. Fin whales, minke whales visit us all year, and occasionally we also see killer whales, humpacks, pilot whales, and more! The Southern California Pacific is also home to more dolphins than any other place in the US. Dana Point is an especially great place to view whales and Dolphins. The underwater canyons near the coast of Dana Point are popular locations for the smaller fish that dolphins like to eat, which means more dolphins off our coast!
Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park is located between Laguna Beach and Corona Del Mar. If you enjoy hiking or mountain biking, Crystal Cove is a must-visit! Whether you want a short hike down to the beach to look at Crystal Cove’s impressive tide pools, or a more strenuous ten mile adventure, you’ll find it here. Soak up the natural beauty of California, enjoy sweeping ocean views, pack a picnic, and stay the whole day!

The Queen

A tour on The Queen Mary is a trip back in time. Built in the 1930’s, this ship has been a glamorous ocean liner, a troopship, and is thought to be one of the most haunted places in America. Take your pick of the multiple tours available and don’t forget to dine on board! Some say the Queen is haunted. Perhaps you’d like to visit this old ship during the Halloween season when they have turn this gem into a haunted, floating vessel.
Balboa Fun Zone
The easiest way to take a boat ride in Southern California? Take the Balboa Ferry. The ferry runs back and forth between the Balboa Peninsula, and Balboa Island and the fare is only $1 per person. Get a new view of the peninsula and the surrounding homes and harbors from the water, and spend a few hours exploring Balboa island!
San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
Southern California’s mild climate makes it a comfortable place for many different animals to live. The San Diego Zoo houses over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies and is one of the few zoos in the world to house a Giant Panda. The San Diego Zoo specializes in natural enclosures that mimic animal’s native habitats and also features huge free-flight aviaries as well as a rare plant collection.
Whether you want to relax, have fun at an amusement park, enjoy some beach time, or anything else you could possibly imagine, Southern California has it all. If you’re looking for something different to do perhaps you have some family and friends that you’d like to travel with. Why not customize a bus charter and travel Southern California this summer? Travel in luxury and comfort, see the beauty the open road has to offer and enjoy the hidden gems awaiting you in California. Call All Aboard America today 800-848-4728 or visit us online.

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How to Have Additional Fun on a Bus Tour

Whether you are going on a group tour, family reunion trip, school field trip, or a national park tour, the bus trip could be boring or it could be lots of fun. Getting there provides an opportunity to plan some fun activities, learn something new or just relax. Many motorcoaches have some great amenities that can help with your group’s enjoyment. You can plan for fun in the seats or it can be an educational activity for those school field trips.

 

Take Advantage of the Amenities

 

Many buses have on-board entertainment systems. Most coaches have a AM/FM/CD audio system standard along with a corded or cordless microphone for the PA system. Many coaches now have DVD players and some even have a Karaoke setup. These options provide you with several different ways to keep your guests busy while traveling on the coach. The simple way is to bring along CDs to play or agreeing on a type of music and playing a radio station of that type. If the audio system has a jack to use an IPod you can create the perfect road trip playlist! You can use the microphone to make introductions, give important information about where you are going, or just have fun and tell the group a story or joke. If you have a cordless microphone you can pass it around through the coach and allow each person to contribute to the fun. The DVD player can be utilized to just play movies or other pre-recorded entertainment. If it is a school trip; you can show a DVD about the history of the place or another educational recording about it to increase the learning the students are getting.

 

Play Some Games

 

Everyone loves games or at least tolerates them. The options for on-board games are endless. There are the standards like Bingo and Horse Races. I think everyone has experienced Bingo at some time in their life. The Horse Race game requires a little pre-planning. You can be real creative and get actual plastic horses or just pictures or drawings of horses attached to a paint mixing stick; you will need six. Give each horse a name or number and you can have friendly wagers on the outcome. The group leader will have a set of dice (each die needs to be a different color). Someone rolls the dice; one die represents the number of the horse that gets to move and the other die is how many seat rows it can move. The people on the coach start passing the horses back down one said and they turn in the back and come up the other side. The first horse that makes it back to the front wins. This can turn into some real fun depending on how fast you keep rolling the dice and have the horses move or how many horses one person can get stuck holding. Another quick easy game to create interaction between guests is a scavenger hunt. You create a list of simple items that someone would have on them or in a purse or wallet. Divide the coach up into teams of five or six seated near each other so no one has to get up while the vehicle is in motion. To make it tougher or as a tie-breaker; ask for a penny from a certain year. A great prize for the winning team is a mini-organizer you can find in a craft section of a store. When you present it, tell them it is because they carry too much stuff and need to organize it which creates a great laugh.

 

Fun in Your Seats

 

Maybe your group does not want to be interactive or they don’t feel like listening to music or watching a video. There are still plenty of choices for those types of groups. You can create a hand-out about where you are going or more information about items related to your trip. This can be many pages and very informative or just a quick one page synopsis. Another idea for those who want to play a game on their own is a road bingo sheet consisting of different road signs or other sights you would see while traveling or a license plate bingo game. If they want something different, look at printing some different word games or other paper trivia games. Basing it on the group you are traveling with makes it much more fun. If you have an older group you can create something like a trivia game of old advertising logos, phrases, famous movie lines or a game with different lines from songs. Many versions of paper games exist and can help the miles just float by.

 

When it comes to traveling on one of All Aboard America’s luxury charters there are plenty of features to take advantage of. And by adding your own fun to the mix you can expect to have a very enjoyable trip no matter where you’re headed. To view all of All Aboard America’s upcoming tours please visit our Overnight Trips or Day Tours sections. You can call 800-848-4728 for more information. See you on the open road.

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Book a Charter for Spring Training in Arizona

This week, Major League Baseball officially kicks off its 2016 season. Yup, you guessed it, Cactus League spring training is officially starting in Arizona. The Diamondbacks spring training home is in sunny Arizona at Salt River Fields and if we’re not mistaken, it sounds like we’ve just found an excuse for a charter bus trip! Catch some rays at this beautiful field and take in the vibe that this wonderful time of year brings.

 

You can rent a charter bus for any amount of time you like, so gather up some baseball fans and hop on board for a charter bus trip to Arizona for spring training! We know that not everyone is a huge baseball fan, but we also know that Arizona has a lot more to offer than just some warm-up ball. Phoenix is home to a lot of entertainment and top-class golf courses, in addition to the the Grand Canyon which is a short trip up north. As winter continues in the east, you can escape the cold and whacky temps that the east coast offers this time of year and enjoy what the city of Phoenix and the state of Arizona has to offer this March.

 

A trip to the desert wouldn’t be complete without a trip to a spring training game or two. Gather your group back on board your rented charter bus to one of 10 spring training facilities in the area to catch a preview of your favorite MLB team.

 

All Aboard America rents charter buses to travel anywhere in the country. If you’re itching for baseball season or just for warmer weather, spring training is a great excuse to take a vacation and travel in style. If you’d prefer to watch spring training in Florida call our offices and acquire about a custom overnight charter trip.

 

Make your reservation today by calling 1-800-848-4728, or visiting our contact page here. We provide quality charter bus transportation services for the greater Phoenix and surrounding valley areas. To learn more about the specials offered, visit our tour specials page. We keep our list of tour specials up to date and are sure to add new specials as we schedule them. Be sure to check back regularly to learn about new specials being added. Follow All Aboard America today on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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