High school graduation is a milestone that’s well worth celebrating, and it can be a great time to take a trip with friends or family. If you’re looking for an alternative to the usual senior class trip, check out these uncommon travel options. Each is sure to make your graduation feel extra special.
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Give Back on a Volunteer Vacation
If you’re searching for uncommon trips, volunteering is an option that will allow you to do something good while experiencing a new place. For example, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity International build homes in Washington D.C., Puerto Rico or even New Orleans.
It’s also a great way to celebrate your graduation from high school by giving back to others in need. Volunteering helps teens learn about themselves and the world around them by connecting them with other people from different countries and cultural backgrounds.
These volunteer opportunities are not only fun but educational as well! If you’re considering applying for college or university programs after high school graduation then it may be useful for your application essay if you have experience working with people from different ethnic backgrounds outside of North America (or even within North America).
Groove with the Group at a Live Music Festival
Music festivals can be an absolutely amazing experience for high school grads. They can provide an opportunity for students to spend time with their friends and bond over their shared love for music.
They also offer an opportunity for students to explore new places and meet new people from all over the world.
Recommended: 20 Best Live Music Festivals in the US
Jetset on a Trip Abroad
If you’re looking for something that’s a little more adventurous, consider traveling abroad. If you have the time and money, traveling with a group of friends is a great way to celebrate your graduation. Look into more exotic locations such as Paris or Hong Kong where there are more activities available than just gambling and shopping.
Find Yourself on a Hiking Excursion
Graduation is a time of change, as you move from one phase of life to another. It’s a time to reflect on what you’ve learned and accomplished, and how much you’ve grown.
It’s also the perfect opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy nature. Hiking is the perfect way to do just that.
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Explore Nature at a National Park
If you are someone who enjoys all outdoor activities (hiking, camping, canoeing or kayaking), then the national park system is the place for you! The United States has great national parks all over the country. You can find everything from deserts to rainforests and mountains with all of the accompanying outdoor activities.
Get Your Adrenaline Pumping on a River Rafting Trip
Wouldn’t you know it? The best time of year to go river rafting is also the same time as high school graduations (late May through late June). If you’re looking to challenge yourself and build confidence, a river rafting trip is the perfect place to start.
There are several places around the world to take these kinds of trips – but if we had our way we would recommend going somewhere like Chile or New Zealand where there will be plenty of amazing sights along those rivers themselves too so make sure not just focus on what could happen during this trip but also how great everything else might be too!
One of the best ways to celebrate graduation is by taking a road trip with your friends. This can be done before or after graduation, depending on how long you would like to spend together before moving on with your lives. A great way to do this is by renting a van and driving across country, stopping at places like national parks, beaches, amusement parks and other points of interest along the way. This will give you plenty of time to bond with each other as well as see some amazing scenery while traveling across America!
Visit Family You Haven’t Seen in a While
If you have a lot of family in another state (or country), this is a great option. You’ll get to see relatives that you might not otherwise, and it can be a nice change of pace from your normal life. If some members of your family live far away, then this could be a good chance to connect with them more than usual.
If you don’t have a car, or don’t want the hassle of driving long distances on the trip there and back, it’s possible to catch rides with friends who live closer by. This way, everyone gets where they need to go without driving themselves crazy or spending money on gas
Take a Train Somewhere New
When you’re a high schooler and don’t have too much money to spend, train travel is a great way to see the world. It’s also an affordable and convenient way to get around. Depending on where you live, there may be several different routes that allow you to take in your surroundings while traveling by rail.
These out-of-the-box ideas are fun ways to celebrate graduating high school!
We hope this list of ideas has inspired you to think of your own ways to celebrate graduating high school. No matter what you choose to do, we wish you luck in the future!