Student travelers have a world of world-class destinations to explore, from Fort Worth to Toronto, when they head out on school trips. They can connect with local culture as they take part in behind-the-scenes tours, interactive workshops, special programs at museums, outdoor adventures and more.
As they tour Athens and its countryside, students will see ancient temples and monuments along with magnificent landscapes and coastlines that showcase Greece’s rich traditions. Read more here.
History, wildlife, nature, and geology ... Banff has it all. Two popular options are Cave and Basin National Historical Site and the Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola. Read more here.
Beyond its historical attractions, Boston has an incredible performing arts and theater scene. Students can discover aspects of the city’s artsy side during visits to many local theaters. Read more here.
Students can experience Branson's live music scene and have some fun at Fritz’s Adventure and Aerodium, which includes a flying adventure, a four-story ropes course, underground tunnels, and more. Read more here.
Chicago is a city whose performing arts venues cover a lot of bases. Two organizations that excel at creating memorable experiences—and offering tickets to shows—are Broadway in Chicago and The Second City. Read more here.
Students can learn more about the automotive history of the aptly name Motor City, as well as about it being the birthplace of the Motown sound. Read more here.
Mesa Verde National Park is the place to go. The UNESCO World Heritage site is home to millennia-old rock formations and Pueblo cave dwellings from the 6th to 12th century. Read more here.
Different aspects of local culture can be explored at the Fort Worth Zoo, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, and the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Read more here.
One of the world's most iconic natural wonders, Grand Canyon National Park is a treasure trove for environmental educational programs, many of which are offered by the Canyon Field School. Read more here.
London is home to bucket-list spots including Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, Big Ben, Parliament and Tower Bridge. Groups can get active through offerings such as kayking tours on the Thames. Read more here.
New York City
Food on Foot Tours and Turnstile Tours take groups on multi-ethnic, multi-neighborhood excursions that allow students to experience different cultures and sample a variety of local food. Read more here.
The Strong National Museum of Play is home to a seemingly endless collection of toys, dolls, comic books, vintage pinball machines and video games, as well as an on-site butterfly garden. Read more here.
San Francisco's Asian Art Museum features engaging exhibits and programs. It also offers special events and interactive workshops where students can meet artists and see them at work. Read more here.
School groups can discover cross-cultural connections through hands-on programs at the Aga Khan Museum and enjoy sky-high adventures at the CN Tower. Read more here.
At the International Spy Museum, students can become forensic scientists during "Operation Spy,” “Cuban Missile Crisis,” “Spy Science: Operation STEM” and “Forensics" workshops. Read more here.
Top photo: San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay
Photo by aquariumofthebay.org