01 Feb How to Plan the Ultimate Spring Break Road Trip
Every year, college students around the country look forward to Spring Break, and road trips are a particularly popular way for students to spend their long-awaited vacations. As a road trip destination, Southern California features golden beaches, spectacular amusement parks, scenic drives, lush parks, hiking trails, interactive ranches, alluring camping sites, and so much more.
If you’re interested in traveling across Southern California this Spring Break, then here’s what you should know about planning the ultimate SoCal-inspired road trip.
Choosing the Group
It is important to determine how many people will be invited to participate in the road trip. Choosing a group of people who are already friendly with one another will help prevent issues later on. Even the finest of people do not always get along, so ensure that everyone you invite shares similar interests. If the group is fairly large, then a hotel will offer enough room to accommodate everyone. The transportation must also be considered along with the amount of luggage to ensure there is enough room for everyone. If necessary, there can be a limit placed on the number of bags each person can bring.
Establishing a Budget
There is a lot of truth to the old adage money doesn’t grow on trees. That said, it’s important to have an enjoyable trip without breaking the bank. Your budget should include transportation, meals and snacks, accommodations, and other miscellaneous purchases. You should also plan for entertainment expenses, such as concert tickets, admission to planned events, dining out, and shopping. Planning a budget will ensure that you don’t run out of money before the end of the trip.
That said, it’s important to establish the length of the trip in advance so any reservations for lodging or transportation can be made in plenty of time. If your group plans on visiting more than one destination, then you should decide how many days will be spent at each one. Although this may be difficult if the group has never been to this destination, the internet is an excellent resource. Look at reviews and photographs for each destination to get a feel for what may or may not be enjoyable for the tastes of the group.
Deciding on Transportation
The most important part of any road trip is the transportation. Of course, this can be difficult for college students who are new to the local area. Driving through unfamiliar landscapes can be stressful for the driver, and it can be difficult to find a car that will comfortably seat all your friends. Take the stress out of finding the perfect ride, and charter a coach bus instead.
Hiring an experienced, local driver is a safe alternative to traveling in a caravan of cars. You can visit with friends along the way and invite more people along for the ride. The bus is comfortable, can be chartered ahead of time, is large enough for everyone invited, eliminates the need to keep numerous vehicles together, and minimizes the stress of driving The coach bus provides security while enabling your group of friends to relax, laugh, talk, and enjoy the scenery and the trip.
These drivers have submitted to background checks, are trained in road safety, and work to ensure that the group arrives at their destination safe and sound. Beyond all these excellent benefits, a charter bus is also an excellent way for a large group of travelers to save money.
Knowing the Best Places to Visit
The best part of planning a vacation is choosing all the amazing places you want to visit. Southern California offers many incredible activities and destinations. Deciding on must-see attractions will help you choose a route for your road trip. Here are some ideas to consider:
- Disneyland. This is a go-to destination for anyone visiting California. This famous amusement park offers two theme parks, an entertainment and shopping district, and three prime hotels.
- Venice Beach. Here you’ll find scenic canals and a Venetian-inspired arcade right on the beach. The boardwalk is famous for eccentric street performers, food stands, and unique shops. There are also volleyball courts, fishing opportunities, and even a skating plaza.
- Hollywood. This tourist destination has been legendary in the entertainment and film industry since silent movies. You can reserve tickets to see a television show taping, stroll through the Hollywood Walk of Fame, tour the historic Chinese Theater, and take a photo near the world famous Hollywood sign.
- Universal Studios. This is a fully operational film studio with an amazing theme park. The park offers attractions and rides based on blockbuster movies such as Waterworld and King Kong. This is a highly immersive experience that’s truly unforgettable. There are even studio tours available for real behind the scenes action. There’s also an outdoor shopping center called Universal CityWalk where there are live performances, the chance to watch the celebrities and movies.
These are just a few of the main attractions that California has to offer. If you want to stay away from the main tourist destinations, you can find other activities and attractions that will suit any taste and preference. It doesn’t really matter where you choose to go, so long as you plan your activities ahead of time.
A spring break road trip should be a relaxing and exciting way to make memories and experience life. As long as the arrangements are made in plenty of time and the major decisions have been made, this can the trip of a lifetime.
The ultimate California road trip isn’t complete without transportation. Reach out to us at Pegasus Transit to learn more about chartering one of our luxury coach buses.