Around Town and Beyond
Whether you’re star-struck in LA, relaxing in New York’s Central Park, soaking up the sun along Chicago’s Lake Michigan, or basking in Boston — America’s most historic college town, the activities are endless and ACA helps you find the ones that interest you the most. Spend your weekends exploring spectacular cultural and entertainment destinations after touring top college campuses. You'll eat signature dishes at the most popular restaurants and visit can't-miss destinations and attractions. Whichever city you're in, each weekend brings an unforgettable adventure!
Los Angeles Favorites
Santa Monica Pier– A favorite for Hollywood movie scenes, this California icon comes alive at night. Take a ride on the world’s first solar-powered Ferris wheel or stop by the famed aquarium to get nose-to-nose with the ocean’s most fearsome predators!
Third Street Promenade– The world-famous strip features designer boutiques and award-winning restaurants, all in the heart of Santa Monica. The outdoor mall is full of colorful street entertainers and dancers enjoying perfect California weather.
Palisades Park– Stunning ocean views makes this the perfect place to savor nature. If the fast pace of LA living and Hollywood glamour get to be a bit much, this is an ideal spot to chill out.
The Grove– For shopping, dining and simply living life, you can’t do better than the Grove. Make sure to sample some of the freshest fruits and veggies next door at the original Farmers’ Market, an LA landmark.
Venice Beach– Stroll the shops and eateries on Venice Beach’s beautiful Boardwalk. It features plenty of far-out attractions and some of the best people-watching on the planet.
Hollywood Walk of Fame– This entertainment icon immortalizes more than 2,400 stars along a two-mile stretch of Hollywood Boulevard. Take a stroll and spot your favorite TV and movie stars.
Mann Chinese Theater– The most sought-after theater for Hollywood premieres, this famed theater has witnessed the debut of silver screen favorites like Avatar, Titanic and Due Date.
Zuma Beach– Stunning views along the Pacific Coast Highway lead to three miles of pristine beach that has been a favorite for movie producers. Feeling active? Grab a volleyball and try your skill on the same beach the pros have competed on for decades.
Universal City Walk– LA comes to life at the City Walk. Grab a bite at one of the famous restaurants and then hit the trendy shops before bracing yourself for thrilling activities, all set under the beautiful California stars.
Marina del Rey– One of LA’s most beautiful marinas lets you stroll down the docks while enjoying a California sunset.
New York Happenings
Empire State Building– Check out the most stunning views from the top of this 102-story building towering over NYC!
Statue of Liberty– Lady Liberty, symbolizing democracy and hope, stands tall guarding the entrance to the New York Harbor since 1886.
High Line– Need an outdoor fix? This once elevated railway is now an urban park boosting gardens, interactive art, cafe and amazing views of the city and river.
Rockefeller Center– Home to NBC Studios and Radio City Music Hall, this memorable center with satisfy your shopping desires with more than 100 stores!
Central Park– Take a deep breath in and stroll through this relaxing 843 acre park!
Times Square– This legendary landmark of the Big Apple is a hub for Broadway’s famous theaters, shops, restaurants and of course, the ball drop on NYE.
Smorgasburg– Come with an appetite! The Smorgasburg is one of the most popular spots in Brooklyn showcasing over 100 local food vendors every weekend!
Art Institute– You’ll take in the world-renowned collection at the famed Art Institute.
Shedd Aquarium– You can enjoy the depth of aquatic life showcased at the Shedd Aquarium.
Blue Man Group– You’ve seen them in the computer-chip commercials, wait until you see these guys live! Blue Man Group shows have swept the country from New York to Chicago to Las Vegas with an intense barrage of sight and sound, art and action. ACA gets you front-row seats, so you can bet that you’re gonna get wet!
Michigan Avenue/Oak Street– Niketown, Bloomingdale’s, Tiffany, Pottery Barn, Ralph Lauren – all the finest shops are right here on Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile.
Navy Pier– Eat, shop and play at this modern mall and entertainment complex – built right on a genuine Chicago landmark (which happens to be out in the water). Make sure you check out the awesome Omnimax Theater for a 360-degree cinematic experience!
Chicago-style Pizza Dinner– This deep-dish style is famous the world over. Get ready to chow down with your new friends! If pizza is not your bag, don’t be concerned – we also offer an all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar.
Wicked Cool Boston Adventures
Freedom Trail– Follow the steps of our nation’s history as you walk past Paul Revere’s house, the Old North Church, The State House, Faneuil Hall, The USS Constitution and the Bunker Hill Monument.
Blue Man Group– Blue Man Group shows have swept the country from New York to Boston to Las Vegas with an intense barrage of sight and sound, art and action. ACA gets you front-row seats, so you can bet that you’re gonna get wet!
Prudential Center & Newbury St.– You’re sure to find a favorite shop at the Prudential Center and Skywalk Observatory, the top shopping and dining locale in New England, with more than 75 boutiques and restaurants.
New England Aquarium– One of the premier aquariums in the country, you’ll be captivated by the incredibly diverse marine life and 200,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank.
JFK Library– Page through the books and papers of one of our nation’s favorite presidents and see the hold that “Camelot” still has on the American political imagination.
Fenway Park– Home of the famous “Green Monster” – the 37-foot left-field wall that has been intimidating batters for decades.
Boston Common– Throw a Frisbee, kick a soccer ball, or just bask in the sun in the country’s oldest public park.
Quincy Market & Faneuil Hall– That All-American idea of “no taxation without representation” was born here, as was the gathering of patriots who led the Boston Tea Party. Today, Quincy Market is one of Boston’s favorite entertainment and culinary destinations.