Your high school students deserve a great trip this year after all the hard work they've put in, and lucky for you we've got all the tools you need to send them to their dream destination!
Take a look at our top 8 destination choices, choose a couple that appeal to your students, then give us a call and let us help you finalize the details to your big adventure. Our agents will help you every step of the way, from creating your custom itinerary to booking your flight!
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- San Antonio
San Antonio is one of our favorite places to send high school students, this Texas landmark city providing the best mix of history, education, and entertainment. The shopping and dining scene here is fantastic, as are the museum and gallery options. Enjoy colonial history at the Alamo, take in the sights at River Walk, then head to the Tower of the Americas for the best view in the city!
- New York City
Where do we start when talking about New York City? How about the sparkling neon lights of Times Square and Broadway? Or maybe the constant bustle of central Manhattan, one of the world's most influential commercial and financial districts. Then, of course, there is the Empire State Building, Central Park, and umpteen world-class shopping and dining experiences throughout the city. The MET, Garment District, and countless city galleries bring up the art and fashion scene in the Big Apple, and really, what more could you ask for?
Chicago, the Windy City, is an American icon sitting on Lake Michigan. It is another city that has an almost perfect mix of education and culture and entertainment and fun, a great example of this found at the Navy Pier alone! Head any of the world-class museum institutes like Field or Shedd, check out the sights and architecture of skyscrapers like the Hancock Tower and 360 Chicago, then let loose and have some fun on the Magnificent Mile!
- Tampa Bay
High school students will love Tampa Bay, both a popular beach destination in Florida and a popular cultural destination! Students will enjoy the beach scene and entertainment options such as Adventure Island, Busch Gardens, and countless shopping and dining hubs throughout the city, as well as the more educational options offered at Fort De Soto Park, Tampa Bay History Center, and Museum of Science and Industry. The Cuban culture in Ybor City is fantastic, from the local music to the outstanding foods, this being a great opportunity to immerse your students in a perhaps unknown cultural scene!
ATL is definitely an excellent choice for a high school trip, this top US destination providing crucial US history sites, major corporation headquarters, and seemingly endless entertainment options. Visit key Civil Rights Movement sights, tour the Coca Cola Factory or CNN Studios, then blow off some steam at Six Flags, Wild Adventures, or Zoo Atlanta!
It really isn't hard to convince student groups that Honolulu is a good option for a trip, this tropical paradise on Oahu's south shore one of the most popular vacation spots in the U.S. Enjoy palm-lined streets full of great shopping and dining, white-sand beaches, and really gorgeous natural scenes and experiences, like hiking the volcanic Diamond Head crater. Of course, you can also spend some time learning while here, just visit the USS Arizona Memorial and learn all about the WWII attack on Pearl Harbor.
- Ocean City
This lesser-known beachside resort destination sits on the Atlantic Coast of Maryland and offers miles upon miles of gorgeous beach and bustling boardwalk entertainment. Enjoy great shopping and dining along the boardwalk, as well as great entertainment at places like Trimper's Rides or Jolly Roger. Spend some time enjoying the great outdoors at Assateague Island National Seashore, where you will find wild ponies running along the beach and plenty of eco-education learning opportunities along the way.
- Corpus Christi
Perhaps not the very first, or maybe even second, Texas city travelers think of when they think of great destinations to visit, Corpus Christi is actually one of our favorites for high school students! Sitting on the Gulf of Mexico, this beachside city is home to national parks/islands, aquariums and museums, historic landmarks like the USS Lexington, and, of course, really fun beach recreation and city entertainment options. Spend some time at Mustang Island State Park learning about local flora and fauna, take a cruise or enjoy snorkeling in the estuary, then spend your evening walking Pier 19 or Snoopy's Pier and checking out all the great shops along the way!