Top 15 Student Destinations for 2020

As the 2019 student travel season dies down, we can’t help but look forward to next year and all the great destinations that 2020 has in store! Here are the Top 15 Student Destinations for the coming year! Perhaps you’ve been to a few of these. Let the others serve as inspiration for your next trip!

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Washington, DC

The nation’s capital is always a great option for student travel. With historical sights as well as important centers of today’s government, there is a lot to be learned here.

What to See and Do:

United States Capitol Building

Memorials and Monuments

The White House

 
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New York City, NY

A bustling metropolis, New York City is great for student performance tours! Take in a show on Broadway or at Carnegie Hall.

What to See and Do:

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Empire State Building

9/11 Memorial

 
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Image: Flickr

Philadelphia, PA

Also known as “The City of Brotherly Love” Philadelphia is filled with history and culture. Stand where America’s Founding Fathers stood as they wrote our country into existence!

What to See and Do:

Liberty Bell

Independence Hall

Philadelphia Museum of Art

 
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Chicago, IL

Chicago has a little bit of everything! From its wide variety of ethnic neighborhoods to its iconic landmarks, The Windy City is sure to please any group of students.

What to See and Do:

Millenium Park

Navy Pier

Willis Tower Skydeck

 
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Orlando, FL

Notable for entertainment and fun, Orlando also packs a great deal of educational insight! Travel the world at Disney’s Epcot, or take part in one of Universal Studio’s many performing arts competitions.

What to See and Do:

Walt Disney World

Universal Studios

 
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Image: Robin Stevens

Boston

A city of firsts, Boston has a rich history, and it continues to be a center of innovation and culture to this day!

What to See and Do:

Freedom Trail

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

USS Constitution

 
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Image: Flickr

Los Angeles

A vibrant city, Los Angeles is home to art, fashion, music, and film! The perfect place for your creative pupils.

What to See and Do:

Hollywood Museum

LA County Museum of Art

 
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Image: Flickr

Nashville, TN

Also known as Music City USA, Nashville is home to countless music venues, museums, and even science centers!

What to See and Do:

Grand Ole Opry

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

 
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Image: Wikimedia Commons

Colonial Williamsburg, VA

Visitors to Colonial Williamsburg will feel as if they’ve traveled back in time. Explore historic buildings and interact with people dressed in colonial attire!

What to See and Do:

Shirley Plantation

Jamestown Settlement

Yorktown Victory Center

 
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Image: Wikimedia Commons

Gettysburg, PA

The site of one of the most famous battles in American history, Gettysburg is a place a reflection as well as education.

What to See and Do:

Gettysburg National Cemetery

Gettysburg National Military Park

 
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Image: Wikimedia Commons

Civil Rights Trail

While not situated in one specific city or state, the Civil Rights Trail in the South takes students through destinations important to the movement that shaped American history.

What to See and Do:

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

 
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Toronto & Niagara

A trip to Toronto and Niagara Falls will expose students to a world of man-made and natural beauty alike!

What to See and Do:

Royal Ontario Museum

Ontario Science Center

Black Creek Pioneer Village

 
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National Parks

The US National Parks System is one of the best in the world, with endless natural beauty to explore.

What to See and Do:

Bryce Canyon National Park

Yosemite National Park

Yellowstone National Park

 
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San Antonio, TX

First colonized by the Spanish in the late-1600s, San Antonio has blossomed into a vibrant, cultural city over the years.

What to See and Do:

Witte Museum

Mission San Jose

San Antonio River Walk

 
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Image: Good News Travels

Austin, TX

One of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, Austin is home to a stunning art scene that is sure to dazzle any group.

What to See and Do:

Texas Capitol Building

Zilker Metropolitan Park


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