Itinerary & Activities
Finally, the first day of your Crossroads teen tour is here! • Our incredible journey together begins as we head to upstate New York • Fun Introductions at our summer orientation will get us off to a great start! • Evening fun includes whacky games and team building challenges at Wonderworks.
You will get drenched as we ride alongside the edge of Niagara Falls on the Maid of the Mist boat ride, one of the most famous attractions in the world • Hold on tight as we go high speed Jet Boating over the class 5 whitewater rapids on the Niagara River, where we'll experience the soaking thrill of 360 degree turns and the rush of the rapids • On the Cave of the Winds tour, walk along the Niagara River within feet of the falls to the Hurricane Deck, where you will experience the Stormy Mist Zone and then continue the adventure as we walk behind the Falls – talk about a rush!
Live the music that rocks the world as you experience the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame • A day of thrills and excitement is in store at Cedar Point Amusement Park, rated the “best amusement park in the world.” • At night play Whirlyball, a fast-action game combining motorized bumper cars, lacrosse and basketball. • Go Blue! Get a taste of Big Ten college life when we stay in a dormitory at the University of Michigan.
It's time for some big city excitement in Chicago! First we're headed to Navy Pier along the shoreline of Lake Michigan, where we'll have a blast at its 50 acres of parks, promenades and attractions • Walk through Millennium Park and take a picture of your reflection in "The Bean" • At the Museum of Science & Industry, we'll explore over 3000 interactive exhibits • At night, we'll see Blue Man Group, an intensely wild, inventive and hilarious show that leaves its audiences wanting to be painted blue • We'll graze through the food markets at Chicago's Food Life, a famous dining venue with 14 distinctive kitchens • Watch a sketch comedy show at The Second City, where so many famous comedians get their start!
Known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, Minnesota’s name comes from the Dakota Sioux tribe’s word for ‘clear water’ • So …. grab a paddle and splash your friends as we go Canoeing on one of Minnesota’s 10,000 clear water lakes, Lake Calhoun • Then it’s on to the largest mall in the United States, the outrageous Mall of America. At over 4 million square feet, with more than 42 million visitors annually, the Mall of America is the country’s most visited tourist attraction – definitely a fun sight to see and explore for a few hours on your Rein Teen Tour! • Evening fun includes singing your heart out at our Karaoke Party.
Get ready for some spectacular scenery over the next several stops of the tour! • Capture some cool pictures while we explore and trek the sandstone trails of Badlands National Park • Fun Fact: National Treasure and Dances With Wolves were both filmed at the Badlands • See the presidents' faces on Mount Rushmore illuminated at night – this patriotic Lighting Ceremony is a truly once in a lifetime experience! • Visit the trading post at Wall Drug & get one of their free famous stickers for your locker, then check out the Crazy Horse Memorial, the world's largest mountain carving located in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Cross the Big Horn Mountains and marvel at the snow banks that the winter has left behind • Grab a cowboy hat and cheer on the cowboys at the Cody Rodeo • Get ready for a fun water fight while we ride the rapids of the Shoshone River on our Whitewater Rafting Adventure • Spend the afternoon at the Cody Recreation Center playing indoor basketball, working out and relaxing by the pool.
Tour Yellowstone National Park, the very first National Park to be established in America • See Old Faithful erupt (eruptions average 130 feet high and last up to 5 minutes) • Pose for the classic RTT group photo in front of Yellowstone Falls • Walk along the colorful hot springs at the Geyser Basin • Grab your phone and take pics of the elk, moose, and buffalo walking past your bus window • The tremendous peaks of the Grand Teton Mountains will tower over us as we travel to the Old West town of Jackson Hole • Hike the crisscrossed trails on Snow King Mountain, which reap tremendous vistas of the Jackson Hole valley • Experience the smooth ride of the Snow King Alpine Coaster, as we speed down through nearly a mile of curves, bends and loops.
Check in to the elegant Canyons Park City Resort and head over to the Utah Olympic Park • Take a ride down the landing hill of a Nordic Ski Jump… in an inner tube! Gain speeds up to 50 mph and enjoy the thrill of soaring just like an Olympic Nordic ski jumper on the Extreme Summer Tube Track (These are the same ski jumps that today's Olympic-level athletes train on!) • Race your friends as you fly, side by side, down the two Extreme Ziplines and finish at the top of the Drop Tower! There is only one way down—simply stepping off the platform for an exhilarating 65-foot free-fall.
No filters needed here – the colors are that amazing! • Hike along Bryce Canyon's hoodoo's, the odd-shaped orange and red rock pillars that make up this incredible natural wonder (the rock-work designs of Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain are based on the hoodoos of Bryce!) • The amazing view from Bryce's Sunset Point is guaranteed to be your next cover photo.
This Natural Wonder of the World is also the most famous National Park • So, what makes the Grand Canyon so cool? Its vast size is out of this world – it is 277 miles long and over 18 miles wide – it just goes on and on as far as the eye can see • Thanks to your Rein Teen Tour, for the rest of your life, you will be able to say that you marveled at the awesome size of this mammoth wonder from the Ooh Ahh Point Lookout.
Our next stop is Sedona, Arizona, known as ‘Red Rock Country’ • Sedona is well known for the famous Pink Jeep Tours, and of course, we take our campers on the BEST Off-Road Jeep Trip offered by Pink Jeep Tours – the famous Broken Arrow Trail • Climb into your (pink) jeep with your friends and hold on tight as your jeep bounces all over the red rocks of the backcountry • You’ll scream and laugh out loud as your jeep makes a heart pounding descent down the “Road of No Return” • Like the thousands of RTT campers before you, you’ll high-five your Pink Jeep driver when he delivers you back at the end of this awesome adventure.
Follow-up your visits to the national parks of the southwest and the high-adrenaline action of the Pink Jeep Tours with the luxury of our Scottsdale resort, the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort • Get ready to enjoy some well-deserved chill time as we head to our beautiful resort with four acres of pools, lazy river, and waterslides. Evening excitement includes bumper boats, go-karts, mini-golf, and batting cages at Crackerjax.
We check in for a fabulous stay at the Egyptian themed Luxor Resort Hotel, located on the tip of the Las Vegas Strip • Relax in one of the hotels four enormous swimming pools before we explore the city of lights • Check out Las Vegas' rendition of the Big Apple, as we zip through New York, New York on the Coney Island Coaster • Watch the Dancing Fountains at the Bellagio • Take a nighttime spin over the lit up Vegas Strip on the world's largest Ferris Wheel, the High Roller Observation Wheel.
Feel like a star when you stay at one of the most iconic, resort-style properties in Southern California, Humphrey's Half Moon Inn and Suites on Shelter Island • Soak up the sun and have a blast in our resort's unbelievable pool • It's only the best for our kids ~ Billabong, the premier surfing company in the country, will be giving us private Surfing Lessons as we learn to surf the waves of the Pacific Ocean • Check out the pandas, polar bears, monkeys, koalas, giraffes and elephants from the top of our open-air, double decker bus tour at the San Diego Zoo. Considered one of the most famous zoos in the world, the San Diego Zoo pioneered the concept of open-air, cageless exhibits that re-create natural animal habitats.
Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Westwood Village – we'll see and do it all in LA!! • Test out college life when we stay at the Dorm Suites on one of the coolest college campuses in the country, U.C.L.A. • How many times can you go on Revenge of the Mummy and Transformers The Ride - 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood? • Explore the mysteries of Hogwarts Castle and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! • Eat Lunch at LA's Farmers Market • Chill out during our visit to the Santa Monica Beach and the Third Street Promenade • At night, catch the best comics in action at Hollywood's famous Improv Comedy Club • Pose for pictures with celebrities on Rodeo Drive and check out the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame & the famous handprints at Mann's Chinese Theater • Enjoy a day of rides and fantasy at Disneyland.
Check into the luxurious condos at The Village at Squaw Valley Resort, where you and your friends will share a condo with 2-3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a huge living room and a full/deluxe kitchen • Go to the grocery store to buy breakfast foods that you'll prepare with your suite-mates • Who's ready for a Beach Day on Lake Tahoe? Have a blast Tubing, Water-skiing with professional instruction and Kayaking on the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe, play beach volleyball or just chill with your friends on the sandy shores of the beach • Get ready for the exhilarating challenge of our Squaw Valley Adventure Challenge Course with Zip Lines, Giant Swings, the Leap of Faith and Low and High Ropes.
RTT brings you this exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime, behind the scenes opportunity – join the trainers at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, where you will have private, hands-on access to feed, touch, train, and play with Dolphins and Giraffes • After we've enjoyed these incredible animal encounters, have a blast on the rides at Six Flags.
Enjoy our final three, fun-filled days and nights together in San Francisco at our beautiful Embassy Suites Hotel overlooking San Francisco Bay in Burlingame • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge, ride down the hills of San Francisco on the Cable Cars and race your friends down famous Lombard Street, known as the “crookedest” street in the world • Take a tour of Alcatraz to see how some of the most notorious prisoners in American history lived while serving time at “The Rock” • Have lunch along the water in Sausalito and check out Pier 39 • Get ready for a Rein Teen Tours exclusive: Circus School! At Circus Center, the pros will teach us to fly on the Trapeze, walk the Tightrope, learn to Juggle and bounce on Trampolines • At Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory, we’ll raise our Ice Cream Sundaes as we toast to an amazing summer • Our emotional Last Night Celebration continues back at our hotel, where we’ll spend our final night together, reliving the great memories of our trip of a lifetime on Rein Teen Tours!