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ETI’s Most Popular Destinations from 2018

2018 was undoubtedly a year full of stellar travel for student groups of all kinds, but some destinations really rose to the top.

Whether groups are traveling to perform or to learn about and explore world class museums, theaters, breathtaking historical sites or renowned science centers, these cities have it.

Orlando, Florida
It’s no surprise Orlando landed on our list! The area has unprecedented opportunities for student groups to take learning to the next level. Whether it’s a hands-on experience at Madame Tussauds, a chance to become part of the action at a Blue Man Group show at CityWalk or a performance opportunity at Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando Resort, your group’s next adventure awaits!

New York City, New York
The Big Apple can be a whirlwind, especially when there’s so much to see and do. We ensure groups get the best out of their experience in the city that never sleeps. Students can have a somber moment of reflection at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, enjoy the sights and sounds of a Broadway show, perform at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, see the city from the water on a Spirit Cruise and more.

Chicago, Illinois
Its picturesque skyline isn’t the only reason Chicago ended up on our top destination list. The Windy City has some serious attractions groups won’t want to miss! Taking in the beauty of the natural world at Shedd Aquarium, performing at the Field Museum, enjoying some serious entertainment with the Blue Man Group and perusing the Magnificent Mile are just a few examples. Be sure to also check out the Museum of Science and Industry and a Broadway in Chicago show!

Washington, D.C.
If you’re looking for in-depth educational trip, look no further than the Capitol city, Washington D.C.. Perhaps start off your trip at the Smithsonian Museum which best matches your curriculum or learn more about the government through your visits to the United States Capitol and National Archives. The city is full of great photo opportunities from the Washington Monument, White House to the Memorials along the National Mall. Make sure to include the Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery, which will leave your group with a deeper understanding and appreciation of history.

Nashville, Tennessee
They don’t call it Music City for nothing! Nashville is a true melting pot of rock, country, bluegrass, jazz and more. Student groups can learn about music, evaluate art and explore history at places like Historic RCA Studio B, the Hermitage and more. They can even perform at the Country Music Hall of Fame and historic Grand Ole Opry Plaza!

Sandusky, Ohio
Students looking for some thrills are sure to find them in Sandusky! Whether they’re screaming at the top of the latest rollercoaster at Cedar Point or hanging out to the east in Cleveland at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, there’s a way for every student group to truly jam out. Don’t forget to also visit the Great Lakes Science Center for some STEM-centric educational opportunities.

Toronto, Ontario
One of the most multi-culturally diverse cities on the planet, Toronto gives students a way to experience a truly unique international adventure without traveling abroad, so it’s no wonder it’s a hit. Check out Casa Loma, CN Tower then head to Ripley’s Aquarium before capping of the evening with one of many theatre options. A bonus? Niagara Falls is only an hour and a half away.

Where will you venture to in 2019? Reach out to us to start planning today.

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