Who says your kids are the only ones that can expand their education over the school year? While they’re drilling into the books, make your own class schedule by traveling to some of the hottest sites around the U.S.
1. Economics: Soak Up Sin City
Play a game of chance while perusing the City of Sin in Las Vegas, Nevada. Test your probability skills while trying to win big, or if you’re lucky you can give counting cards a shot. While you’re in the area you can also check out Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, and the thrilling Skywalk where you can walk over a see-through bridge out over the canyon’s high depths.
2. Drama: Feel Like a Celeb with an LA Tour and Helicopter Ride
Ever want to see the city skyline from above? Helicopter tours are becoming more prevalent throughout large metropolitans, offering you the view of a lifetime. Some even offer champagne so you can feel like even more of a VIP. What better way to view the city drama than in Los Angeles where you can prep by spotting celebrity mansions on a walking tour, or hit up the bars of the stars.
3. Political Science: DC
Washington D.C. is the pinnacle city of monuments and memorials. From Jefferson to Lincoln, Vietnam to Korea, D.C. offers a plethora of history and commemoration that makes even a day trip enriching. With the Smithsonian’s 19 museums available to the public, like the world-renowned Museum of Natural History, D.C. is a great way to exercise your mind—and feet!
4. Art History: Get a Dose of Culture in the Heart of NYC
Do the words Metropolitan, Guggenheim, and MoMa have your ears perking up? Then you know that New York is the place to be when it comes to a fine collaboration of international artists together in some of the most impressive collections in the world. Picasso, Pollock, Degas, and Lichtenstein all share walls in these architecturally stunning museums, that transport you to a cosmopolitan sphere of learning.
5. Earth Science:
The Yellowstone hot springs are a geological marvel that bring people high and low to the midst of Montana. Super volcanoes, steaming springs, giant geysers, and beautiful wildlife, are just some of the natural wonders that Yellowstone has to offer. With the Grand Tetons right around the corner, and Jackson Hole and St. George just a few hours away, a trip to Yellowstone offers a bit of nature for everyone.
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