Awesome Weekend Adventures

ACA provides you with unbeatable adventures all summer long, transporting you in comfort and style to a host of vibrant destinations. This distinctive part of ACA provides uniquely enriching, exciting opportunities for growth, learning and entertainment. ACA weekend adventures create a truly rewarding summer experience. As always, the cost for these adventures is already included in your tuition!

Southern California Seaside Weekend

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.

Big Ten College Tour 

University of Notre Dame and Ohio State University– Visit the home of the Fightin’ Irish, known as much for its academic excellence as for its timeless football tradition, then tour Ohio State University, which boasts a first-class business school and legendary football program.

University of Michigan and Indiana University Campus Tours and Overnight Stays– Get an extended taste of Big 10 campus life, spending one night at U of M and another at IU! You’ll get a great sense of what daily life is like on each of these powerhouse campuses, from academic aspects and athletic pride to student diversions and social events.

Cedar Point Amusement Park– Check out The Roller-Coaster Capital of the World! We’re not kidding – this is the world’s largest amusement ride park. And when it comes to satisfying roller-coaster fans, this place is the best – featuring 15 serious scream machines! Got a queasy stomach? Don’t worry, there are plenty of rides designed for people who prefer to go slower.


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