Best One Day Field Trips for Students

One day field trips are typically the most convenient field trip choice for students of all ages, a chance to get out and learn something new in a new place, without booking a hotel or getting all the permission forms passed out. These short trips allow students to experience travel on a small basis, something we think is necessary for life to grow as a person outside of education.

Our company strives to provide you and your students with the absolute best field trip experience, our over 18 years of hard work standing as a testament to what we can accomplish for your group. We have perfected the art of getting student groups where they need to go in a safe, efficient, and really fun manner, especially when it comes to One Day Trips.

Below is a sample of some of our top-selling one-day destinations, the full proposed times and descriptions on the links provided.

We can easily make one of these trips happen for you, though one of our big things here at Adventure Student Travel is being completely customizable, so if you only want half the day, or if you want to add in your own destination, that’s completely fine. Actually, we encourage it.

So, you want to take our 1-Day Chicago Vacay? How about our Orlando Breakaway? How about booking an overnight stay? Whatever you want, bring it on, we can handle it!

Sample Itineraries

Student Trip to Washington D.C with AST

Student Trip to Washington D.C with AST

1 Delightful Day in D.C

Student trips to Washington D.C are educational, exciting, and memorable for everyone involved!
Locations: Southwest Waterfront, National Mall, White House, Washington Monument, Thomas Jefferson Memorial

1-Day Anaheim Adventure

For high flying thrills and California-essential frills then look no further than this hand-crafted, extremely fun 1-day student and/or group adventure in Anaheim!
Locations: Anaheim Colony Historic District, Anaheim Garden Walk, Disney California Adventure

1-Day Chicago Vacay

What could be better than the Windy City in the summer, strolling the streets and seeing the sights?
Locations: Your Choice of Shedd, Adler, Field, Navy Pier (Lunch at Giordano’s) -12 pm to 3 pm
Magnificent Mile - 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm,360 Chicago

1-Day Culinary Detroit AST Style

Empty your stomachs and fill your wallets, you’re about to have the culin

Student Trip to Orlando with AST

Student Trip to Orlando with AST

ary adventure of a lifetime in Detroit Michigan, aka Corktown.
Locations: Eastern Market, Dime Spot, Roma, Ottava Via, Belle Isle State Park, Lafayette Coney Island/American Coney Island, Astoria Pastry Shop


1-Day Orlando Breakaway

Get ready for a ½ Disney, ½ Orlando marine life journey like no other!
Locations: Discovery Cove, Walt Disney World

1-Day Dallas Summer Drive

The ultimate adventure in Dallas: a fun day in the city you can use as a reward trip, travel experience, or history lesson!
Locations: Pioneer Plaza, Geo-Deck at Reunion Tower, Audubon Center Trinity River, Zero Gravity Amusement Park

1-Day Erie Canal Expedition

Get ready to enjoy a seriously epic day at the Erie Canal as you and your group explore the Locks!
Locations: Erie Canal Discovery Center, Locks, and Canal Street, History Center of Niagara County, Lockport Locks and Erie Cruise

1-Day NYC Memories

Try our 1 Day in NYC itinerary to get the most out of your day in the iconic Big Apple.
Locations: Staten Island Ferry, 911 Memorial, Lower Manhatten Tour

1-Day Gatlinburg Outdoor Getaway

Gatlinburg Smokie Mountains AST Profreshionally Simple Photography

Gatlinburg Smokie Mountains Danielle Bopp

The very best of the mystic and the beautiful Smoky Mountains, including essential cultural, historical, and ecological adventures you won't want to miss!
Locations: Log Cabin Pancakes, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Roaring Fork Falls, and Nature Trail, Big Daddy’s Pizzeria, Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery, Gatlinburg Ghostwalk

**Personally tried and tested by the AST crew. 3 gold stars!

1-Day Philly Museums + Mints

Sometimes short and sweet is the only way to go! Try this one day trip to Philadelphia!
Locations: U.S. Mint, Benjamin Franklin's Grave, National Constitution Center, Penn Museum, Franklin Institute

Customized Tour

Adventure Student Travel will work with you to create the trip you want for your student group. Anything you want, we'll make! 

Be sure to check out the full Day Theme Tour page for more great ideas!

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