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Recommended to J1 students participating in the Summer Work and Travel Program.

California Dreaming

San Francisco - Santa Monica - Hollywood - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon

Why you'll love this trip

Explore the West Coast for 9 days with other J1 students from all over the USA! Start your trip in San Francisco, enjoy a afternoon at the beach in Santa Monica and see how movies are made in Hollywood. See the Grand Canyon and end your trip in style in Las Vegas!

Included services:


  • 2 nights in San Francisco ;

  • 2 nights in Hollywood;

  • 4 nights in Las Vegas.



  • Private bus between locations.



  • San Francisco walking tour;

  • Santa Monica beach time; 

  • Walk of Fame tour; 

  • Free entrance to some of the most famous clubs in Las Vegas; 

  • Grand Canyon hiking.


Throughout our journey there will be a guide who will speak both in English and in Romanian. Moreover, at some destinations, we will be greeted by local guides who will help us discover the most spectacular parts of their cities.

Not included services:

  • Medical insurance;

  • Tips.

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Day 1 - San Francisco

We’ll be staying at Hotel Whitcomb at 1231 Market Street.


To get to the hotel, make a reservation for a shared van such as the Super Shuttle - just go to www.supershuttle. com or call (800) BLUE-VAN (800-258-3826). It should cost approximately $17 for a ride from the airport. Or if you are traveling with friends you might want to or share a cab for about $40-50 total.

* A guide will be waiting for you in the lobby of Americas Best Value Inn & Suites.



After checking in at the hotel, feel free to get to know San Francisco.

If you ask someone what the first thing to do is, they ‘ll probably tell you to ride a cable car, one of the great symbols of San Francisco. During your ride, make a pit stop at Lombard Street.

Day 2 - San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco!

Don’t miss San Francisco’s main attractions:


  • Golden Gate Bridge - You’ve seen it a million times in movies and on TV! Great photo op.

  • Fisherman’s Wharf - One of San Francisco’s most visited attractions and home to seafood restaurants, streetcars, Pier 39, and Ghirardelli Square.

  • Golden Gate Park - Join the 13 million people who visit this suburban oasis each year.

  • Union Square Financial District - Check out this popular shopping, hotel, and theater district.

  • Or if you want, you can take a tour of Alcatraz, the most popular tourist attraction in San Francisco. 

Day 3 - San Francisco to Los Angeles

06:00 AM

Check out of hotel and leave for Los Angeles
Spend some time at the beautiful beach in Santa Monica – catch some beautiful shots of the Pacific Ocean!

We’ll check in for two nights @ the Days Inn Hollywood Hotel 

The first thing to do in Hollywood is take a walk on theWalk of Fame. Huge photo opportunity: take pictures of your favorite stars! You can see famous names like Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, and even Mickey Mouse and Shrek.

Photo op alert! The Dolby Theatre is the crown jewel of theHollywood and Highland Center and the permanent home of the Academy Awards. A must-see!

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