Member tour operators belonging to the Student & Youth Travel Association, SYTA, selected these 10 cities as the Top United States Travel Destinations favored by students and teachers for 2018.
NO. 1, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Washington, D.C., is a historical, political and cultural center where prominent figures—past and present—converge. Home to some of the United States’ most important buildings, monuments and treasures, the nation’s capital immerses students in history, government, innovation, the arts and culture.
Offer students a clearer understanding of how government works. Start at the beginning by viewing the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. How do these documents inform the nation today? Tours of the White House, U.S. Capitol and Pentagon allow students to witness government in action.
The past plays a prominent role in the present and future of the country. National memorials, monuments and a historic cemetery pay homage to the presidents, military personnel and millions of others who served the country.
It’s not all government and military, however. Museums offer exploration through most any subject and field: air and space, espionage, art, media and more. From celebrated paintings to pivotal historical events, students could study the diverse stories, peoples, periods and dreams that made—and continue to make up—the nation.
Washington, D.C., also boasts a thriving theater and performing arts scene. Students could marvel in performances and theatrical productions at distinguished venues, or step into the spotlight for a performance opportunity of a lifetime.
The nation’s capital is easily walkable, yet students could also see the sights by bus, bike, boat. Parks within and near the city feature trails, sculptures, picnic areas, riding stables and more for outdoor exploration, including a track along an old canal.
History is made in Washington, D.C., and students can be part of the story.
Learn more about the other top U.S. cities recognized as top destinations for students and teachers at Teach and Travel.
NO. 2 NEW YORK, NEW YORK
NO. 3 ORLANDO, FLORIDA
NO. 4 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
NO. 5 PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
NO. 6 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
NO. 7 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
NO. 8 NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
NO. 9 WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINA
NO. 10 GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
Photo courtesy of Destination DC.