By: Shianna Pennington
1. One of the top choices for a senior trip would be Sandusky, OH. Sandusky is home to Cedar Point- an amusement park that holds many world records for roller coasters. If you were to go to Sandusky solely for Cedar Point, you can go directly through the park’s website and get package deals for tickets to the two parks, the amusement and water parks, and a hotel room.
While many think about nothing but the beach for a senior trip, you’d still be in luck! There are several different beaches along the coast of Lake Erie. There are several other things in Sandusky besides Cedar Point though. Sandusky is also home to the Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark, Castaway Bay Waterpark, and a Ghostly Manor Thrill Center. There also putt putt golf places, and all kinds of restaurants. A huge bonus is that it is only three hours away from home, so it is definitely an easy drive!
Cost - 3 out of 5 stars
Travel - 5 out of 5
Entertainment - 5 out of 5
2. Another top choice for a senior trip place would be Myrtle Beach, S.C Yes it is very cliche. “Oh everybody goes to Myrtle for their senior trip.” But there is definitely a reason behind that! The local businesses and hotels know that seniors choose this for their vacation spot, something is always happening and always something to do. There is Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach Skywheel, Myrtle Beach State Park, and so many other things. They even host a “Senior Week” which this year will be May 27 through July 1. They will host several different events and when you buy your Senior Week MyrtleManiac Card, it gives you free covers, discounted cab rides, discounted food, discounted entertainment and a free senior week 2017 t-shirt. You will be celebrating the end of your 12 years of schooling with thousands of graduates from around the country. It is a 7 and a half hour drive from Ripley, which definitely makes it a place you could drive to.
Cost- 3 out of 5 stars
Travel - 3 out of 5 stars
Entertainment- 5 out of 5 stars
3. The last place that I would pick as an awesome place for a senior trip is New Smyrna Beach, Fl. New Smyrna is quiet place, and pretty much family-oriented, which is perfect if you’re not wanting to party like crazy while on your trip, but do want to relax after years of educational stress. The beach there is beautiful with so many things to do and keep you busy. Along the walk through the main part of town there are many cute little shops and bars, and all the bars close around 9 or 10. There aren’t crazy drunk people running around all over the place. You can rent scooters and ride around on the beach, there are boat tours, dolphin and whale watching, putt putt golf and of course, the beach! With beautiful water and white sand. The only downfall to going to New Smyrna for your senior trip is that it is almost a 12 hour drive from Ripley.
Cost- 3 out of 5
Travel - 2 out of 5
Entertainment - 5 out of 5