High school is over, and there's a bittersweet feeling that has taken over. You are excited about graduation, going to college, and being independent, but at the same time, you'll be leaving behind some great friends that you made throughout this time. It seems abrupt to you, like a sudden break from the life you've lived and people you knew for so long. What now? Don't you want to extend the last few days? Why not plan a senior class trip? It would be the perfect way to say goodbye to all your friends, while making new and happy memories.
Places to Visit
New York city literally has everything! If you grew up in a small town or countryside, there is nothing that can parallel the big city experience like New York. What is more ideal than Manhattan to initiate you into it? New York can be an ideal place for an educational as well as a fun trip. One can visit one of the several famed museums, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) or the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, or study the different architectures of the Brooklyn bridge or the Chrysler building. For business aficionados, there's the stock exchange. For romantics, the Central Park and its horse driven carriages. You name it and it's there! Perfect choice for a spring break vacation.
Cape Cod (simply called Cape) is one of the main attractions of Massachusetts. It is sprawled by long miles of coastlines, and is considered one of the best beach vacation spots in the US. The ocean breeze that blows throughout the day and night is something that you wouldn't want to miss. And it's not just the beaches that are up on offer - the cuisine offered is one of the best in the world, it is said. There are also several art and cultural activities, quaint little shops, wooden bicycle paths, and scores of festivals and events to make your trip that much more fun. All in all - a complete stress buster.
Popularly known as the Bay State, Boston offers its visitors several things that one can choose from. Visit the Bunker Hill Monument, take a tour of the Harvard bookstore, or learn something about the historical events of Boston at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Simply choose one of the days that the Museum of Fine Arts admits people in for free, and soak yourself in the art of the state, or tour the famous Massachusetts state house on Beacon hill. The days will simply slip by.
You may have to plan for this one a little in advance, but it'll all be worth it. What with the rich culture, the beaches, and the cuisine. These being just some of the options that you can try in Hawaii. There are several others that you can undertake as well, like exclusive beach activities that involve snorkeling and deep water diving, or a tour of the culture of the beautiful islands in Hawaii. The kind of things you plan will solely depend on your budget. The fancier the budget, the better or richer experiences you can bring in. Granted that this might be one of the more extravagant trips that you can take up as a senior, but it's fun nonetheless.
Visit some of the best mountain ranges in the US and have some great skiing experiences. There are some world renowned ranges in Aspen, Colorado, that you could visit and indulge in some skiing. You could even take up skiing classes which are meant for beginners, and experience the thrills of the mountains. Or simply visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There is a wide variety of animal and plant life there that you could watch and learn from. The peace that comes with it is something that cannot be put down in words.
If you want to experience the thrill of the journey more than making it to the destination, think about the different train and sea cruises that are offered. Granted, the destination will be grand, but 'getting there' will heighten the fun and adventure even more. Plan with your class the kind of destination they want to go to, and then set about researching the best trains or cruises that are offered to get there. Got to be one of the most fun vacation ideas of all time.
Camping is one of the most popular choices for cheap vacation ideas, and make for great trips. Everyone must have camped at some time or the other with their family or friends. This is your chance to relive the thrill of camping out in the wild, catching and cooking your own fish, and going on nature trails. Seems fun? We thought so too.
If your budget is extravagant enough, you could even visit a different country. Go on a tour of Europe or visit a small town in India. The experience of getting to know different cultures, cuisines, and people will be extraordinary. And we bet this will be a unique experience that will stay with you forever.