The very idea of stepping off public transportation dead-center in the bustling metropolis of NYC may, at once, yank your heartstrings right into hazy daydreams of sappily cinematic top-of-the-Empire State Building movie scenes, and send you shrinking in abject terrorfrom the horrific notion of mobster-riddled, rib-crushingly crowded and hostile sidewalks angling in crazy mazes around monolithic grids of living, breathing, black-eyed skyscrapers. The mere thought of the sheer size of this industrial nerve center of our nation may intimidate you and your group beyond redemption and send you all packing – in another direction – one far from all possibility of ever devouring a fabulous plain slice or two of New York style pizza, stopping in at landmark Grand Central Terminal, sharing a moment of silence at the stunning 9/11 Memorial, slurping a frozen hot chocolate with a travel chum or catching your breath in 843-acre Central Park, a veritable oasis with its own zoo in the midst of the City that Never Sleeps. You won’t want to miss the Liberty Cruise, a popular boat tour offering stellar views of Ellis Island, the Empire State Building and the most gracious lady, herself, or a trip to the Museum of Natural History, where a fantastic series of revolving exhibits showcased on four floors of amazing artifacts and displays continues to draw the crowds; it’s impossible to view it all in one day! And, hey – what NYC excursion would be complete without a zip to the top of The Empire State Building? Your student travel team knows just how to handle those big-city nerves, so BREATHE – and pack those bags; with so much to see and do in the Big Apple you’ll be wanting seconds before you’ve finished your first bite!
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4 Day Educational Tour
This 4 day trip allows visitors to see a wide variety of what New York has to offer
Spend 4 days exploring the financial sites of New York City.
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New York City Attractions
Blue Heron Park & Nature Center
Student groups of nature lovers on Upstate Excursion will definitely enjoy a stop at this outstanding educational resource and wildlife sanctuary. New York City acquired the refuge land in segments, between 1974….
Popular NYC landmark Bryant Park has seen centuries of growth and change since its original designation when it was still verdant wilderness by the Governor of Colonial New York….
Central Park Carriage Ride
Yes, we’ve all seen the “big screen romance stuff” – the lovelorn guy, stricken with spring fever and utterly besotted with “the pretty girl,” arranges a Central Park Carriage ride to whisk her, Cinderella-style, away from her worldly….
Central Park Zoo
Big things come in small packages: open year-round, this wonderful 6.5 acre zoo in the midst of verdant Big Apple refuge Central Park, just a few steps from Fifth Avenue, is no exception to this rule! What had its humble….
Cooper Hewitt Design Museum
Groups of budding interior designers and decorators enjoying an NYC holiday won’t want to miss a stop at this treasured landmark attraction in upper Manhattan. Housed in the impressive Georgian-style mansion….
It’s been said, “If Paris is France, Coney Island between June and September is the World!” Take a break from your standard sight-seeing, grab your group and get out there for the afternoon; this oceanfront entertainment….
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
Edgar Allan Poe was a great, albeit troubled, American poet, author, literary critic and editor, notorious for his tales of mystery and macabre, considered part of the American Romantic Movement, inventor of the detective mystery….
El Museo Del Barrio
This beloved institution, founded 40 years ago by visionary artist and educator Raphael Montanez Ortiz and a concerned coalition of parents, educators, artists, and activists who noted that mainstream museums….
Empire State Building
Student groups plotting the ultimate New York City getaway will want to see a trip to the top of this iconic Big Apple landmark on their exciting East Coast itinerary. This famous….
An absolute must-see on any student group’s quintessential NYC holiday, this magnificent mega-toy wonderland was originally founded in Baltimore under the name “Toy Bazaar” by….
Goethe Institute is a non-profit German cultural association with 159 institutes across the globe; its New York Branch is located at 72 Spring Street in Manhattan, New York, and is the regional coordinator of 10 institutes….
Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
Student groups on Big Apple holiday will jump at the chance to explore the venerable veteran air craft carrier USS Intrepid on Pier 86; a tour of this renowned attraction receives billing as “The Most Inspiring Adventure in America”….
The Jewish Museum on Fifth Avenue along New York City’s famed Museum Mile houses the largest collection of authentic Judaica displayed anywhere outside of Isreal. Founded in 1904 with just 26 donated objects, the Museum has grown….
Museum of the City of New York
Founded in 1923, and charged with the consideration of “All Things New York,” the Museum of the City of New York is now the premier institution dedicated to the exploration and preservation of the rich history and distinctly….
Museum of Natural History
Any well-rounded East Coast student travel itinerary will feature as many fabulous learning experiences as possible; you’ll definitely want to dedicate a portion of your group’s excursion to exploring this iconic treasury….
New York Aquarium
Finish up that Nathan’s dog, wipe your hands, grab your group and head on over to the wonderful New York institution boasting as its claim to fame the fact that it’s the longest continually operating aquarium in the….
New York Botanical Gardens
Luxuriously sprawling over stunning terrain that includes 50 acres of old growth forest – the largest remaining expanse of original wilderness that once covered all of New York City – and a fresh-water river rolling through a rock…
New York Hall of Science
If you’re planning the ultimate educational Big Apple holiday, you’ll want to be sure New York Hall of Science finds a place on your student group’s itinerary! “Forms in Transit,” a striking cast sculpture near the east entrance of New York ….
New York Mets
“Meet the Mets! Meet the Mets! Stand right up and greet the Mets!” Bill Katz and Ruth Roberts penned this sweet little ditty way back in 1961. Die-hard fans of this classic New York ball club ….
New York Skyride
You and your student group are plotting your most excellent NYC adventure, with plans to head straight to the top of what may be the most famous landmark in the world – the iconic Empire State Building – and kick another item off that ….
New York Yankees
Songwriter Steve Goodman had the right idea: “Take me out to the ball game…take me out to the crowd…” The World Champion New York Yankees take to the field this season in quest of yet another World Series trophy….
If you don’t mind sharing – it’s not huge but is the largest municipal beach in the US – and have warm sand, boardwalk fare, an eclectic mix of friendly faces and cool surf on the brain, the unexpected Long Island refuge of Rockaway Beach….
There’s truly no holiday to-do quite like the fairy-tale Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting event, and every Winter at The Rink, New Yorkers and city visitors alike partake of one of…..
Staten Island Zoo
The eight-acre Staten Island Zoo long ago garnered a rather strange claim to fame: It was the first zoo ever to assemble an exhibit ofall 32 varieties of rattlesnakes known to occur in the United States; by the 1960s the zoo….