10. CAPE COD
Massachusetts for class trips is the perfect reward for a great school year! The east coast offers whale watching, ghost hunting tours, hiking rugged terrain, antique shopping, beach days and a potato chip factory! The Cape Cod Mall features stores like Hollister, Sephora, Wet Seal, AE Outfitters and more of everyone’s favorites!
The Wild Waves Theme Park, astonishing Mt. Rainier, Discovery Park and orca sightseeing cruises are a divine treat for a day in the Pacific Northwest! Visiting the Woodland Park Zoo in Phinney Ridge is a fantastic way to support wildlife conservation and entertain your group.
8. SAN DIEGO
Spend your break on glamorous beaches, at Knott’s Soak City, Birch Aquarium, or ride the San Diego Zoo’s aerial tram! Old Town San Diego serves up more than 25 restaurants and specialty shopping opportunities.
Chinatown and Japantown are extremely popular sites in the city, as well as other Golden Gate adventures like the Aquarium of the Bay, the San Francisco Zoo, Fisherman’s Wharf, the California Academy of Sciences and many more student-friendly hotspots!
6. NEW ORLEANS
The perfect getaway for the group with an appreciation of music, food, and an exciting lifestyle! Shop six blocks of the French Market, hold a baby gator at Bayou Pierre Alligator Park or discover the true meaning of rougarou and gris-gris at the Historic Voodoo Museum!
5. NIAGARA FALLS
This world-renowned attraction is peppered with incredible things to do! There is an aquarium, an underground railroad, museum, the Erie Canal, Old Fort Niagara and as always, the Falls themselves which offer Maid of the Mist boat tours complete with rain ponchos!
Student groups will love this city for its rich history, which can be studied at locations like the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, the Sweet Auburn District and beyond! Other popular points of interest are the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and Zoo Atlanta.
3. MYRTLE BEACH
The ideal vacation location for anyone looking to celebrate onshore or off! Check out the Myrtle Beach Skywheel, Huntington State Park, Ripley’s Aquarium or the Carolina Opry. Grab a cone in your favorite flavor on the boardwalk or try your hand at snorkeling!
2. ST. AUGUSTINE
Students and teachers alike flock to charming St. Augustine! This historic Florida city is a unique choice for those interested in national monuments, old city architecture, and even life aboard a Spanish ship. Don’t miss Adventure Landing’s indoor arcade, rides, and attractions!
Country music fans will relish a trip to the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, U.S. Space and Rocket Center and all the rest of the hottest attractions that swarm Nashville! This is a number one choice for those with a passion for southern culture.
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