With nearly four centuries of history paving its brick streets, Boston has endless fun opportunities to offer student and graduation trips. Whether you're interested in history, sports, art, fashion, culture or beachside views, Boston offers a little bit of everything to make the perfect itinerary for groups of any size. Here are our top reasons why you should choose Boston for your next class trip!
1. Sports fans have plenty to do and see. Fenway Park is a must for any baseball fan, claiming the title of oldest ballpark in the nation with its opening date of 1912. Its small, intimate style of ball field makes it a fun and new experience for any students used to larger stadiums. Take a tour or see a game, but don't miss this spot on your class trip!
2. If you have artists in the classroom, they'll be pleasantly surprised at all the arts opportunities Boston presents. Take a tour of this nationally acclaimed museum filled with over 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive museums in America. If you want to get involved in the art yourself, try one of these summer festivals.
3. Because you can't mention Boston without acknowledging some of the incredible history it holds, here a few of the best historical activities your group should make time to check out. Visit the Bunker Hill Monument, standing 220-feet tall to mark the first battle of the American Revolution, and then stop by the Concord Museum, filled with artifacts from New England’s vital place in our history. Gallop over to the home of Paul Revere, preserved to be the exact same as when he left for his infamous ride. On Freedom Trail, your group will walk the 2.5 mile pathway packed with 16 historical sights, such as Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King’s Chapel and Burying Ground, Ben Franklin statue and more.
4. Another aspect of Boston's history that some may often forget is its involvement in early 1800s witch hunts, and all the spirits that remain from being such a war-torn colony in American history. For a nighttime scare, learn all about the haunted history of Boston as told by a cursed privateer, pyromaniac circus ringleader, a demon spat out of the pits of Hades, a homicidal opera diva, or a deranged nanny on a haunted guided tour. For a few more spooks, hop on your broomstick and join the Coven over at the Salem Witch Museum, where a guide takes you back to 1692, through changing interpretations of witches, the truth behind the stereotypes, witchcraft practice today and the frightening phenomenon of witch hunting.