There’s something for everyone in DC
We arrange for many student groups to visit Washington, DC, and as one of our students can attest – “there’s something for everyone here…even my Dad found things to like, and he doesn’t like anything.” DC is an amalgam of the historic and the educational, with the diverse culture and fun of city life thrown in. The iconic monuments, intriguing museums, and performing arts here are sure to leave your students inspired and energized.
Why you need something for everyone…
We’re sure that you already know this, but you simply cannot throw a group of people together on a trip and neglect to realize that their interests, abilities, and personalities are going to be vastly different. It doesn’t matter if they are all of the same age and from the same town, or from various corners of the world. Parents see this in the mystery of siblings who are raised so similar yet grow to be so different. This is one of the amazing things about the human race! We have a way to go in recognizing that all of our unique differences are to be celebrated, but we have made progress. And much of that (albeit slow) progress happens within the very walls you may visit in our nation’s capital!
So diverse are the opportunities of interesting places to visit and things to see in DC, every unique individual on your trip is bound to head home satisfied.
Here are a few of our personal favorites:
- Sitting at the Art Museum and sketching sculptures
- Learning about the bones of birds at the Smithsonian
- Rambling around the 163 acres of the National Zoo
- Buying a space pen at the gift shop of the Air and Space Museum! (It can write in space! And upside down on earth!)
- Experiencing the profundity of the Arlington Cemetery and honoring our fallen soldiers
- Taking a night tour of the monuments
Some other interesting things you might do in Washington, DC (besides eat amazing food) include visit the 19 Smithsonian museums, go on a dance cruise on the Potomac, visit the International Spy Museum, visit Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, stroll the Botanical Gardens, go to the renowned John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and so much more. See our DC destination page for a detailed list of attractions that you can include in your itinerary.
We honestly think that even if we lived in DC for years, we would not be able to experience everything this incredible place has to offer. We encourage you to discover what interests you and then soak up as much as you can – you will be better for it. Students and travelers of all types agree that they leave Washington, DC with a sense of inspiration and a new appreciation for history. If that is something you wish to foster in yourself or your students, book a trip today!