Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Great ideas for senior trips

By: Maisie Stout
As summer quickly approaches, many seniors are planning trips with their friends. Popular destinations for high school graduates include the beach, but there are many other places to go if you cannot afford a week at the beach or a long vacation.

Seniors who are looking for a vacation that is fun and fairly cheap should consider a camping trip. There are many places in West Virginia that are fun to go camping, these places include Old Man’s Cave, Audra Falls and even North Bend State Park which is only a few minutes from Parkersburg. There are many things to do at parks like canoeing or kayaking, hiking, swimming, and biking. This would be a fun way for friends to get to spend a little more time together before they separate in the fall.

Other ideas for senior outings could be day trips to an amusement park, zoo or some other destination hotspot. The high school is even taking seniors to King’s Island on May 22. A trip like that would be fun for a group of friends to take, and it would also be relatively cheap. You could visit the Columbus Zoo and waterpark which is only about two and a half hours away. There is also shopping and good food in Columbus, so the day trip can turn into a weekend one. 

If going out of state is still on your to-do list for this summer, but you want to do something different than go to the beach, there are many options for students to go on vacation. A trip to the nation’s capital could be informative and fun. There are many national monuments that are interesting to see, like the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Memorial. Pittsburgh has great food and it is only a little ways past Morgantown.

Senior trips do not have to be just about going to the beach, although that is always a good option. To all the seniors going on a senior trip: have fun and be safe!


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