Best Destinations For 2nd Grade Adventure

Your second-grade class is itching for an adventure, and we’re itching to help you make that happen! If your young students full have worked hard all year and deserve an educational adventure, this is truly the perfect time to make that happen! We will work together with you and your class to put together the perfect location-based educational trip for your particular purpose or theme, making a great educational (or maybe just fun) field trip opportunity for everybody!

Instead of suggesting broad go-to's for younger children's field trips, such as zoos or botanical gardens, we are going to give you a few examples of great locations throughout the U.S. that are full of educational adventures, recreational activities, and iconic attractions that will make for a truly unforgettable, and educational, field trip!


  • Head to Boston, Massachusetts, for some seriously fun and educational revolutionary attractions! Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. and is known for playing a key role in the American Revolution. There are several really fun things to do here, from the iconic 2.5-mile walking route of historic sites along the Freedom Trail (a great way to learn and get some energy out) to the vibrant and diverse New England Aquarium! Did we mention all the history lessons waiting to be taught once you get here?

Freedom Trail
Fenway Park
New England Aquarium
U.S.S Constitution
Museum of Fine Arts
Paul Revere House/ Mad Dash Scavenger Hunt
New York

    • The state of New York provides so much to do, especially for kids, from the city’s bustling streets full of authentic foods and endless learning opportunities to the lesser crowded corners full of mountain-filled state parks and iconic waterfalls. We believe New York is one of the best places to take children at this age, really allowing you to customize the perfect balance of iconic sightseeing, educational/historical attractions, and really memorable forms of entertainment.

Niagara Falls
Herkimer Diamond Mine
Empire State Building
MET Museum

Dramatic sky over Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan, panoramic night view of New York City

Panoramic Night View of NYC Dollarphotoclub

Northern California

    • Northern California is the fertile region stretching from Oregon to San Francisco, often overlooked for student field trips but extremely education-filled. This region holds the historic and informational gems such as the Golden Gate Bridge and historic cable car tracks, as well as natural wonders among the many national parks and preserved wildlife areas. You can go from seeing rolling hills full of vineyards along the coast to seeing iconic bustling city streets, making this one of our favorite options for larger student groups with a wide variety of interests.

Golden Gate Bridge Pixabay Public Domain

Redwood National Park
Yosemite National Park
California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Bridge and Park
Fishermans Wharf


    • Deep in the southwestern United States your group can visit the sunny and warm state of Arizona, home to the Grand Canyon, Colorado River, and seemingly endless and truly unique learning opportunities. Arizona will provide your second-grade group with a natural playground to explore, from mountaintops to deep natural chasms, as well as several different children’s learning attractions in major cities like Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Grand Canyon
Phoenix Zoo
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Four Corners
Arizona Science Center
Red Rock State Park  

Also see our great 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade adventures!