Four Things to Know When Planning Group Travel in CA

Whether you’re a San Antonio newcomer, returning visitor, or longtime resident, there is a lot to see, do, and experience in the city. From strolls along the River Walk to museum-hopping across the ’09, San Antonio’s vibrant skyline is better viewed when you share it with a friend or two or 20.

However, preparing a group outing is easier said than done.

Not to fear. Here are a couple of tips to consider prior to preparing your next San Antonio group trip:

Plan the transportation well in advance
No matter what draws your group out and about in San Antonio, you will need a safe and secure group transportation plan to get out there. Rather than arranging multiple carpools or relying on last-minute rideshare programs, group travel veterans advocate reserving a private transportation service.

Local services like Longhorn Charter Bus San Antonio offer a range of custom rental plans that allow for group trips of all shapes and sizes, from short-term corporate minibus shuttles to full-sized charter buses for out-of-state sightseers.

The 24/7 Longhorn reservation team are able to assemble a private fleet in as little as two hours. However, to ensure the best rate and motorcoaches for your plans, reserve your ride at minimum three months in advance if you plan to travel during the tourist off-season, and six to nine months in advance if your travels fall within the summer months.

Get to know who’s on board, ASAP
Early in the preparation process, you’ll want to get a rough headcount. Not only will getting an early estimate establish one of many group travel variables and allow you to focus on other aspects of your group trip, but it will also help filter out which transportation choices, destinations, and restaurants can accommodate a group of your size.

Beyond the number of attendees, put some thought into the makeup of your group of travelers and what interests them. Are they movers and shakers who like constant involvement and entertainment? Are they looking to unwind after a long day at work? Are they coming in from out of town or are they locals? Are they students? Art enthusiasts? Sports fans?

The sooner you posses a handle on your group’s size, vibe, and expectations, the sooner you can craft a travel plan that checks all the boxes of what they consider a perfect San Antonio trip.