2024 Student Travel Planning Guide

2024 Edition

Blazing Trails Beyond the Classroom

Curiosity acts as the compass guiding students towards uncharted territories of knowledge and self-discovery. As the architects of these transformative experiences, you wield the power to mold young minds and kindle their passion. What better way than with thoughtfully planned student travel experiences?

Those who aspire to step outside the classroom will find a goldmine of imaginative experiences highlighting educational travel opportunities on the pages of our all-new digital guide.

Here’s a peek into this year’s Student Travel Planning Guide:

  • Educational Trips on a Budget: Planning Affordable Student Travel Experiences outlines the vital steps to ensure your dollar stretches the farthest.
  • Try these 6 School Fundraising Ideas to Make Your Field Trip a Reality with unique twists on an essential component.
  • Learn Why Teachers Should Utilize a Receptive Tour Operator for Student Trips with clarity from an industry pro.
  • Dive into How to Plan an Educational Field Trip for Students, your roadmap to crafting the most impactful experiential class trips.
  • Getting youth outdoors provides numerous learning opportunities, and with these State and National Park Programs Perfect for Student Groups, we make itinerary building easy and exciting.
  • Fostering Responsibility and Engagement in Student Travel is key during educational trips, and we provide techniques that keep students thoroughly engaged.
  • Equally important are these Eco-Friendly Practices During Student Travel That Foster Environmental Stewardship.
  • Help high school students make smart college choices in College Campus Tours: Key Ingredients to Planning the Perfect College Visit Itinerary.

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Forge ahead fearlessly and stay inspired!

Heather Dale, Managing Editor

STPG 2023

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Choosing and Hiring a Tour Guide
6 School Fundraising Ideas to Make Your Field Trip a Reality

Try these unique fundraising ideas and open donors’ hearts and wallets to fund your Kindergarten, Grade or High School trip

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Why Teachers Should Utilize a Receptive Tour Operator for Student Trips

Student trip planning is made easy with receptive tour operators, and we show you how with detailed expert advice

Choosing and Hiring a Tour Guide
State and National Park Programs Perfect for Student Groups

An abundance of programs and financial support from state and national parks means that teachers need not stress when planning student trips

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College Campus Tours

As prospective college students gear up to make one of the most important decisions of their lives, campus tours offer the chance to explore, learn and connect

Choosing and Hiring a Tour Guide
How to Plan an Educational Field Trip for Students

We help you craft a fun and engaging educational student itinerary packed with exciting learning in real-time settings outside the classroom

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Budgeting for Student Trips and Affordable Educational Travel Experiences

Every student travel planner wants to craft the perfect itinerary. A common problem? Budget constraints. Here’s how to plan an economical, top-notch trip for students

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Fostering Responsibility and Engagement in Student Travel

Discover techniques for encouraging involvement during student travel while promoting responsibility and creating an enriching journey

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Eco-Friendly Practices That Foster Environmental Stewardship

Eco-friendly practices, climate-conscious transportation and other student travel tips ensure sustainability on your next class journey


Discover a Unique Two-for-One Destination: Cincy Style

The Cincy Region is brimming with incredible cuisine, vibrant art, and history galore at museums and National Historic Sites

Coastal Mississippi Marvels for Student Groups

From stunning seascapes and swamplands to STEM centers and maritime history, Coastal Mississippi captivates learners

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The Debit Card Built For Student Travel

Jassby provides solutions for the student travel money game

Disney on Broadway Brings the Magic to Life on Stage

Broadway brings The Lion King and Aladdin to the big stage


Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum

Ascertain the ranger way on a class trip to this exciting museum for a step back in time to the early 1900s and the laws of the land

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Student Groups Explore Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, perched in the Great Smoky Mountains, is a kaleidoscope of student explorations and learning opportunities for all age groups


Discover the Museum of the American Revolution

Discover intriguing exhibits that tell the stories of those who lived through and survived the American Revolution

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The National Constitution Center

Celebrate American history and discover the integral role the U.S. Constitution played in our nation’s founding

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Holiday Magic from Madison Square Garden Entertainment

Student groups are captivated with their Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

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Virginia Beach is for Students

Natural landscapes and American history make Virginia Beach ideal for experiential learning

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Iconic Ford’s Theatre for Student Groups

Ford’s Theatre is a captivating destination for students that will leave them discussing their visit long after returning

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Independence Seaport Museum

A place where pirate lore and intriguing maritime history come to life for student groups

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Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Presents!

This charming dinner theatre has been entertaining and feeding guests for more than 55 years as the largest of its kind in the nation


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Engage Young Minds at George Mason’s Gunston Hall

A perfect field trip destination where students can explore history and listen to diverse stories from our past

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Summer Vibes at Ron Jon Surf Shop

The original brand catering to the surf community and beachgoers, Ron Jon Surf Shop continues its legacy beyond the Jersey Shore

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Gettysburg Stirs Curiosity in Students of All Ages

Tour Gettysburg to uncover remarkable Civil War history surrounded by idyllic scenery and plenty of exciting outdoor activities for student groups

National Museum of the U.S. Army field trip
Time Traveling in Jamestown, Virginia

History lives on at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Faith and Liberty Discovery Center
Palm Springs School and Youth Tours

The Palm Springs Air Museum is dedicated to honoring veterans and educating youth about sacrifices made on their behalf

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St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre

Maritime history comes alive at the Welland Ship Canal for student groups of all grades

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