5 Reasons to Make NYC Your Senior Trip Destination

Senior trips are the perfect time to celebrate one of life's first milestones while spending some quality, memorable time with classmates. New York City offers an endless number of attractions as well as popular bucket-list experiences which makes it an ideal destination for your senior trip. Here are just five of the MANY reasons, to visit NYC after graduation.

The Sites. New York City offers more iconic sites than any other U.S. city. The Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center. Central Park. The 9/11 Memorial. Times Square. NYC has it all and there’s something for everyone! It will be nearly impossible to include all of these amazing sites in just one trip, but it's definitely worth the effort.

Shopping. NYC is the mecca of shopping. From designer everything to classic NYC souvenirs, there are more shops and stores than you can imagine. Even if you don't want to splurge on a designer item, window shopping at expensive boutiques and department stores can be as interesting as it is entertaining. Don’t forget to pick up enough souvenirs for your whole family at Grand Slam, New York – rated #1 gift shop in the entire city.

Food! NYC is the perfect place for the adventurous and not so adventurous alike. Sample a different piece of New York pizza every day. Or mix it up by taste testing every type of cuisine you can find. Either way, you're guaranteed to discover something you'll love and would die for once you're home.

Theater. Did you know that there are 40 professional theaters with at least 500 seats in the Broadway Theater District? That doesn't even include smaller or off-Broadway theaters. Depending on the students in your group, many of them may not think that they like theater. But a good play is a thought-provoking, emotional, sometimes even life-changing experience. It will only take one show to change every student into a "theater geek." Picking a musical or play won't be easy with so many of them to choose from. Broadway.com will prove very helpful when you're ready to find the perfect play for your itinerary. The only downside is that you won't be able to see them all.

Culture. Visiting a part of New York City that is drenched in a specific culture is a great way to experience more than you can ever get from a classroom lecture. From food and architecture to music and lifestyle these neighborhoods are like little pieces of international locations dropped into the U.S. Chinatown may be the most well-known destination but the good thing is that it has NOT been overrated. Any time spent in Chinatown will be time well-spent expanding your perspective and enjoying every minute of it. Other neighborhoods are hubs of culture from Italy, Russia, Turkey and more.

If you prefer the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis rather than lazy days on the beach, NYC is the place to be! Contact us to help make your NYC senior trip an experience that students will remember for a lifetime.