School trips to San Francisco offer students the opportunity to discover some of the USA’s most incredible landscapes and learn about the realities of living in a seismically active area!

Most popular as a destination for geography school trips, San Francisco is an exciting base for any school trip. Our school travel specialists will work closely with you to make sure that your itinerary supports your specific requirements and learning objectives.

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Why visit San Francisco?

Learn about living with earthquakes

Located close to both the infamous San Andreas Fault and the Hayward Fault, San Francisco is prone to earthquakes and is, therefore, the ideal place to learn about earthquakes and the scale of devastation they can cause.

On a geography school trip to San Francisco, your students will find out about the devastating 1906 earthquake that destroyed almost three-quarters of the city. They’ll also learn about the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that also caused significant damage and led to regeneration and development projects.

Your students will also have the chance to learn about how the infrastructure is planned and developed to mitigate the risk from major earthquakes.

Explore breathtaking landscapes

From San Francisco, you’ll also be able to visit the Yosemite National Park, Death Valley and the Grand Canyon.

Yosemite National Park is also in California and is famous for its granite cliffs, waterfalls and biodiversity. You can choose to look at the area’s earth science and geology, its life science and ecology or its river systems and fluvial landforms.

The Grand Canyon is, of course, one of the most spectacular landscapes on Earth. Carved out by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon will certainly help to stoke your students’ passion for geography.

And a visit to Death Valley offers your students the opportunity to explore a desert environment.

Discover an exciting city

San Francisco experienced a significant boom during the Gold Rush, then again in the 1990s with the dot-com boom and again in the 2000s with the social media boom. Many international tech companies are still headquartered in the city, including Twitter, Airbnb and Uber. And the San Francisco Bay area remains an important centre for new technology startups.

San Francisco has also been a centre for liberal activism in the USA and the city retains a very liberal, tolerant atmosphere that your students will love.

This is a very multicultural city and the influences of its immigrant communities are evident in both the food and the cultural events that take place throughout the year. For example, San Francisco’s Chinatown hosts one of the largest Chinese New Year parades outside of Asia.

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Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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School trips tailored to your curriculum

We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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Health & safety prioritised

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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Support every step of the way

We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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Financially secure school trips

We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!