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Top Senior Trip Ideas

Popular Senior Trip Ideas for 2018

Today’s youths are more aware of global issues than ever before. What combines conscientiousness and adventure better than an eco-tour? Graduating seniors can learn about nature and the environment while hiking, rafting and ziplining through it! While Costa Rica is a top senior trip destination, eco tours are now available elsewhere in Central America, Mexico and across the US.

Senior Class Trip Ideas that Never Go Out of Style

Beach Resorts

Since senior trips usually occur after graduation, summer has arrived and beach resorts are always a popular choice. Top beach destinations include resorts in Mexico, the Caribbean, California, Florida, and elsewhere on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Aside from great weather, beach resorts are a great grad trip idea because of the many fun activities available, such as:

  • Sunbathing
  • Learning to surf
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Beach games (frisbee, volleyball, throwing football)
  • Dancing at night
  • Parasailing
  • Jetskiing 

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Theme Parks

A perennially favorite senior trip idea, amusement parks are literally designed to excite and entertain. The most popular theme parks to visit include Disney World, Disneyland, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, Six Flags, Sea World and Schlitterbahn. In addition to roller coasters, theme parks offer an array of other fun activities like other amusement rides, games, competitions and educational shows. Senior class trips to many theme parks can be combined with other nearby attractions. Some theme parks, like Disney World, specifically cater to high school senior class trips.

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Big Cities

Another cool senior trip idea is to visit a major metropolitan area like New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston or Washington D.C. These big cities have a plethora of fun and educational activities for graduates to take part in. Popular attractions for senior trips in big cities include:

  • Sightseeing
  • History and art museums
  • Trendy shopping districts
  • Historical tours
  • Parks and monuments
  • Culinary diversity

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I found Four Winds Tours by just doing a simple google search of educational tours in Nova Scotia.  They were efficient and made sure to tailor every aspect of the tour to my specific needs.  As a historian of the African American experience, I was taking my students on a trip that learned about the Black Loyalists in Nova Scotia.  But after talking with Veena and Max at Four Winds, my trip became so much more.  They scheduled a trip to the Black Cultural Center and Africville.  It was also...

--Dr Kami Fletcher

Delaware State University, Nova Scotia 2016 Trip, July 2016

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