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Top 10 things to do on a school trip to New York!

Wed, 30 March 2016

Top 10 things to do on a school trip to New York!

Here's our top 10 list for things to do in New York on a school trip

The city of New York is as famous for its unique and identifiable skyline as it is for its infamous landmarks, with only Hong Kong having more completed skyscrapers than New York. Its five boroughs are home to some of the world’s most famous and recognisable attractions including Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Top 10 New York attractions and visits

  1. Central Park
  2. Metropolitan Museum of Art
  3. Top of the Rock
  4. 9/11 Memorial
  5. Broadway
  6. Statue of Liberty
  7. Museum of Modern Art
  8. American Museum of Natural History
  9. Grand central station
  10. Times Square

You may even want to consider more subject specific visits and tours. Here are a few ideas organised into subject areas. Click on the subject heading to discover more!


Performing Arts

For Performing arts students Broadway Shows can inspire students and by taking part in Broadway workshops students can learn some new skills! Take a guided tour of the Theater District, or explore the world-renowned Metropolitan Opera House with the Lincoln Centre guided tour and catch a rehearsal in progress! 



Business and Economics

New York is a business hub, home of Wall Street and both NASDAQ and the NYSE, you can take a tour of the financial district. Students can learn how a retailer works by taking a tour of America’s largest Macy’s department store which offers students an insight into the business’s history.


View impressive collections at one of the many museums and art galleries to finding inspirational places to sketch or photograph around the city, inspiration is around every corner! World renowned institutions such as Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) are must see for the discerning art and design student.

Media Studies

New York is the backdrop to iconic movies such as ‘King Kong’, ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’, and ‘Ghostbusters’, visiting these iconic sites and film locations can inspire any budding media and film student! Students can take a tour of the NBC studios, learning about the entire TV production and get the chance to film their own show which they can keep and take home. A visit to the Museum of the Moving Image students can learn about the history, art, technique and technology of film, television and digital media, the museum also offers hands-on workshops which students can participate in.


Studying a different subject? Click here for our full list of subject specific visits for inspiration.

Browse the site for inspiration! Or call us now on 0844 5761 960 and let us help you plan your perfect trip!

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