New York City

New York is a city of superlatives, a place where the best, the brightest, the biggest is the norm.”

 — Marilyn J. Appleberg

It has been said that New York is the greatest and most important city in the world. The financial, cultural, fashion, and sports center of the universe, New York has a little of everything. You'll visit the Statue of Liberty, stroll through Central Park, go to Rockefeller Center, visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more. Your group can visit the 9/11 Memorial, see a Broadway play, walk the Brooklyn Bridge, and so much more. Let us help you customize your experience!

Sample Itineraries

DAY ONE

  • Arrive in New York City
  • Lunch
  • Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Visit Wall Street
  • Dinner
  • Tour Chinatown and Little Italy
  • Hotel

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Rockefeller Plaza
  • Visit Top of the Rock
  • Lunch
  • Stroll down 5th Avenue
  • Visit Central Park
  • Free time in Times Square
  • Dinner
  • Broadway Show
  • Return to hotel

DAY THREE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Explore Battery Park
  • Ferry to Ellis Island and Liberty Island
    • Statue of Liberty
    • Ellis Island
  • Lunch
  • Walk the Highline
  • Tour SoHo and Greenwich Village
  • Dinner
  • Attend a New York City sporting event (seasonal)
  • Return to hotel

DAY FOUR

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Visit 9/11 Memorial and Museum
  • Lunch
  • Other sites as time allows
  • Dinner
  • Depart for home

DAY ONE

*West Coast schools may arrive on redeye flight

  • Depart for Washington, D.C.
  • Meet Grand Classroom representative
  • White House picture stop
  • US Capitol Tour
    • Capitol Hill
    • Library of Congress
    • Supreme Court
  • Lunch
  • U.S. Holocaust Museum
  • Dinner
  • Nighttime tour of the monuments to include:
  • Check in to hotel

 

DAY TWO

    • Hotel breakfast
    • Visit Arlington National Cemetery - Stops include:
      • Changing of the Guard
      • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
      • Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial
      • Kennedy Gravesites
    • Iwo Jima Memorial
    • Lunch
    • Smithsonian Institution:
      • American History Museum
      • Natural History Museum
      • Air & Space Museum
    • National Archives
    • Dinner
    • Nighttime tour of the monuments to include:
      • Lincoln Memorial
      • World War II Memorial
      • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
      • Korean War Memorial
    • Return to hotel

 

DAY THREE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Shenandoah National Park
  • Rafting on the Shenandoah River
  • Lunch overlooking the river
  • Hike in Shenandoah National Park
  • Depart for Philadelphia
  • Dinner en route
  • Check in to hotel

 

DAY FOUR

 

DAY FIVE

Washington, DC 23 May 2024 81 °F
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Sun 69 °F 72 °F
Philadelphia 23 May 2024 78 °F
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Sat 70 °F 77 °F
Sun 69 °F 76 °F
New York City 23 May 2024 78 °F
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