You are almost done with your last year of graduation, and can’t wait to plan a senior trip with your class, one that you’ll always remember. A trip that will celebrate those beautiful and fun years of your grad, after which everyone will go their separate ways in life. Senior trips usually are, and should always be, an exceptionally wonderful experience, isn’t it? The destination you choose, plays a very crucial part in the success of these trips. The destination you choose, should always be a place that you haven’t been to already, or a place where you have been, but it would be very different with college friends, say an amusement park. Since there a lot of destinations to choose from, and that this might lead to confusion, we have listed a few suggestions for you in this article. These senior trip ideas will help you zero in on a destination in no time. To make the process even simpler, you can take a poll and finalize a destination that gets maximum number of votes. On this note, let’s proceed and take a look at the list of places mentioned below.
Senior Travel Destinations
The Mountains: Aspen, Colorado
If you are looking for wonderful snow and some skiing along with it, Aspen should be one of your first choices in these destinations. A famous tourist destination in the state of Colorado, this place derives its name from the Aspen trees, which are more than abundant in the area. Initially a mining camp, it later turned into one of the most well-known tourist spots. John Denver’s famous songs, ‘Starwood in Aspen’ and ‘Aspenglow’ are inspired from this place of beautiful mountains. With some adventurous snow skiing and barbecue in the mountains, this is one place you wouldn’t want to miss. A planned weekend trip, or a week of unplanned camping, would be ideal.
The Beach: Cancun, Mexico
If you live in the mountains, or the country side, how about a complete change of location? – Say a beach in Mexico? The first thing that comes to our mind when we think of a beach, is the sun, the ball, and some water sports. The beach is the perfect place to have some amazing fun with friends, and not get bored for days on end. You can find all these things in Cancun, a destination with amazing water sports. Cancun is a coastal city in Mexico, situated in the eastern most state of Quintana Roo. With 12 miles of complete coastal land, this is one of the best senior trip destinations, a place where you would ask for nothing more. But whether you ask or not, this city has a lot more to offer than just the beaches. After you are content with the sun, you can take some time out, and go visit the Museo Subacuatico de Arte (MUSA), an underwater museum in Cancun. This city also offers many splendid Mayan archaeological sites, that you will surely find awe-inspiring. From adventurous glass bottom boat rides, to scuba diving, to the tempting some sun, this place has just about everything.
The Amusement Park: Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio
One of the best places to go for a senior trip, Cedar Point is probably one of the most renowned amusements parks in America. Situated over 364 acres in Sandusky, Ohio, it has a total of 17 roller coaster rides and is indeed famous as the roller ‘coaster capital of the world’. It holds a record for the most number of roller coaster rides in the world, with 4 of them being more than 200 feet tall. If you don’t want to spend much and still want to have a weeklong trip, this is the place you would want to go. Why? Because, apart from these roller coaster rides, it has a number of other rides too, which will keep you intrigued for an entire week, or maybe even more. There are also many other fun things to do in Ohio, which you can decide with your friends. There are approximately six hotels on the same site, and many other cheap ones available nearby. So, if you are looking for some fun and want to make the senior trip not very expensive, this is the place you should opt for.
The Adventure: Death Valley National Park, California
If you are searching some adventurous senior trip destinations, and some exquisite sites, this is a place you would really want to visit. With temperatures that are an average of 50 degrees Celsius, this is a place very few can survive for more than day. But if you stay longer, its worth the wait. The National Park covers a total area of 5,262 sq. miles and attracts 770,000 visitors all year round. This park is spread over few ranges, and most of it is declared as ‘wilderness’. However, there are some amazing landscapes, rare views of the night sky and some fun activities like sliding on the sand dunes. You can opt for a few hotels, which are available at the park, or you can also camp in tents. If you are lucky, there is a possibility that you might see the Milky Way in the night sky. If these facts about the death valley do not interest you and you do happen to cut your trip short, you have Las Vegas within your reach as a second option, an option that is never turned down, right? Prepare well for this trip, not many can last the entire duration.
The Leisure Trip: Seattle Festivals
Seattle festivals are among the most well-known festivals around the world, specially the 24-day long International Seattle Film Festival. Apart from this one, there are many other festivals throughout the year, out of which you can pick any one as your senior trip destination. Seattle is a place where you can just relax and explore all the several famous clubs, the parks and the sea fair events that take place during July and August. Apart from these, there are many other famous Seattle tourist attractions that will keep you busy for many days. Also, there are a lot of cruises that function the year around, so don’t worry about being there only in July and August. The Seattle Art Museum is another place you wouldn’t want to miss. It is one of the most famous museums in Washington and has a large collection of splendid artifacts. Another activity which is very famous in Seattle is whale watching, and is done actively in many places. Surely a place that you can enjoy with the whole group.
Senior Travel Destinations Abroad
The Art: A Senior Trip to Europe
What is the fatal charm of Italy? What do we find there that can be found nowhere else? I believe it is a certain permission to be human, which other places, other countries, lost long ago. ~ Erica Jong
This holds true not only for Italy, but all of Europe. A trip to Europe, whether a senior trip or not, naturally turns out to be a good trip. There are so many things to see and so much new to experience. The Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the gondolas in Venice, the Pizza of Naples and the Museums of world-class art, there is nothing you can afford to miss. Even the poor lands of Sicily, where the Mafia once ruled is a place you wouldn’t want to miss. The churches, the fountains and the roadside cafés are also simple, yet magnificent in their own way. Due to these captivating monuments, senior trips to Europe have always been famous among students. Europe, a land of great wars, and a land of great love, surely is one of the most magnificent destinations for your senior trip.
The Culture: A Senior Trip to India
If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India. ~ Max Mueller
The land of the Taj Mahal, of the Ganges, of the Himalayas – the land of more than a 120 languages, this country can offer you a look at cultures and traditions like no other. You can visit a number of royal palaces in Rajasthan, numerous forts in Maharashtra and taste some of the best food here. From the languages, to the people, to the food, everything will give you a new experience. You will come to know different cultures and traditions in the time you stay here and nothing anywhere in the world can compare to these. The land of spiritual knowledge and of the yoga, this might just turn out to be one of those distinct senior trip destinations.
The History: A Senior Trip to The Middle East
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. ~ Khalil Gibran
This is Middle East for you, the land of religion and of faith. The land of deserts, and yet of abundance. There is a lot to see and explore here from the deserts of Saudi Arabia, to the Egyptian Pyramids, to the New Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, to the Dead Sea in Israel, and to the magnificent palaces of the Arabs. Here, you can also visit the holy cities of Mecca and Jerusalem, where the religion of Islam is said to be born. Senior trips to Israel are common nowadays, but the advice is to see as much as you can, if you are traveling that far. Some other countries that you can visit are Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. These countries are really small compared to Saudi Arabia and Iran but have an equal number of places that you can visit and enjoy.
These were some unique and renowned senior trip destinations, which I’m sure have already tempted you to plan a senior trip as soon as possible. These travel destinations for seniors will surely provide you with memories for a lifetime, and as a group, you all are surely going to have a lot of fun. Hope you plan that trip soon and make it worthwhile by choosing one of these above mentioned trip destinations.