Trips To Celebrate Your Graduate

School is (almost) out for summer! For many students, the end of the school year marks more than just the beginning of summer break. It marks the major milestone of graduation. Graduation can be a bittersweet time. It is the end of a lengthy education journey and the beginning of a whole new chapter.

A great way to celebrate everything your graduate has accomplished is with a memorable trip. Here, we discuss our top trips to celebrate your graduate in style!



Does your graduate love the outdoors? Alaska is one of the top destinations for outdoor enthusiasts. There is so much to see and do during a graduation trip to the Last Frontier. Our top places to visit in Alaska are Fairbanks and Anchorage.


Make it a trip to remember when you take your graduate to Fairbanks during Midnight Sun Season! From May 17 to July 27, Fairbanks experiences 24 hours of sunlight.

Take advantage of the sunlight and explore the beauty of Fairbanks! You can see wildlife up close at a local refuge or get on the water by floating the spring-fed Chena River.

Fairbanks also makes the ideal basecamp for exploring Alaska’s Interior and Arctic with your graduate. Denali National Park which encompasses six million acres of Alaska’s interior wilderness is just two hours away from Fairbanks. You can also take your graduate into the Arctic to see the mighty Yukon River and majestic wildlife.

Start planning your graduation trip today by requesting your free Fairbanks Visitors Guide!


Alaska’s largest city offers so much for you and your graduate to see and do! Anchorage is the ideal place to spot Alaskan wildlife. It is home to 1,500 resident moose who roam freely throughout the city and the surrounding area, as well as soaring eagles, beautiful beluga whales, and huge salmon.

Anchorage also has all of the amenities you crave to keep you comfortable while taking a break from outdoor adventures. Celebrate your graduate in style at one of Anchorage’s fine dining restaurants. Wind down in comfort in a full-service hotel, charming cottage, or lakeside lodge.

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Graduations and other milestones can make it feel like life is going by too fast. If you want to slow down and enjoy life with your graduate, then take a trip to Montana. Montana is a destination to savor, where adventure awaits and a river really does run through it. There are endless Montana destinations to choose from including Glacier Country and Missoula.

Glacier Country

Glacier Country is a bucket list destination. It is home to boundless rivers, wildflower covered meadows, and glacial-carved terrain. Glacier Country is a land to be explored! You can spend your days hiking in Glacier National Park which has over 700 miles of trails for you and your graduate to traverse. If you want to cool off from the summer heat, try dipping your toes into Flathead Lake—the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi.

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If your graduate prefers a vibrant downtown area just steps away from enchanting wilderness, then Missoula is the place to celebrate! Missoula has a vibrant music scene with two outdoor amphitheaters offering views of roaring rivers and stunning mountains. During the summer months, Missoula comes alive with festivals including the River City Roots Festival, Celtic Festival, and Travelers’ Rest Fest. A graduation trip is the perfect time to soak in the sounds of summer while strolling downtown streets and wandering through scenic parks.

Start planning your graduate’s getaway by requesting your free Missoula Visitor Guide!

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New York

New York is so much more than the Big Apple. It is home to 62 counties, all worthy of exploring with your graduate. For an extra memorable graduation trip, be sure to check out Westchester County and Otsego County.

Westchester County

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a graduation trip to the Hudson Valley region. It’s a top choice if your graduate wants to be on the water! Westchester County is bordered by the Hudson River and Long Island Sound and is home to large, scenic lakes. Whether your graduate prefers to paddle or boat, there is plenty to do. If your graduate wants to enjoy the park while splashing around, then check out George’s Island Park or Croton Point Park. Alternatively, you can cool off while sitting in a beach chair along the Long Island Sound which is home to a number of beaches including Rye Beach.

Now is the time to request your free print and downloadable Westchester County Travel Guide!

Otsego County

Does your graduate appreciate world-class attractions? Then it is time to take advantage of all Cooperstown and Otsego County have to offer! Cooperstown is affectionately known as America’s hometown, offering a warm welcome to all who visit. If your graduate loves baseball then your first stop should be the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum. It is the must-see attraction for baseball fans. If your graduate prefers the arts then be sure to stop by the Fenimore Art Museum and make time for one of the many acclaimed performances at the Glimmerglass Festival. You can also raise your glass in a toast to your graduate when you sip your way through the Cooperstown Beverage Trail with stops that include the following:

● Cooperstown Brewing Company
● Fly Creek Cider Mill
● Montezuma Winery
● Rustic Ridge Winery
● High Burl Brewery
● Pail Shop Vineyards

Start planning your trip with a free Cooperstown & Otsego County Inspiration Guide.

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Graduation often means that you are about to send your graduate out into the world. Before they start on their incredible journey, take them on an incredible journey to Utah! Utah has so many wonderful places to explore. One of its many must-see destinations is Greater Zion!

Greater Zion

Prepare to be impressed when you and your graduate explore Greater Zion. It is a destination unlike any other with its striking red rock cliffs and sweeping vistas. Greater Zion has over 2,400 square miles of stunning scenery to explore. Greater Zion is where you can find Zion National Park—the second most visited park in the country. Zion National Park can be explored on foot, enjoyed during an overnight backpacking trip, or viewed from the comfort of your vehicle. There are plenty of other places to explore outside of Zion National Park, including Snow Canyon State Park and 19 welcoming cities.

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Greater Zion Golf

Is your graduate’s favorite course a golf course? Then Greater Zion is the perfect place to celebrate their accomplishments. Greater Zion has 14 courses within a 20-mile radius. The courses are both stunning and challenging, all set against the magnificent backdrop of Greater Zion. Celebrate with your graduate by playing a round on one or all of the following courses:

● Black Desert Resort
● Bloomington Country Club
● Copper Rock Golf Course
● Coral Canyon Golf Course
● Dixie Red Hills Golf Course
● Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club
● Green Spring Golf Course
● Sand Hollow Resort
● Sky Mountain Golf Course
● Southgate Golf Club
● St. George Golf Club
● Sunbrook Golf Club
● SunRiver Golf Club
● The Ledges Golf Club

For more information to help you plan the ultimate golf graduation getaway request your free Greater Zion Golf Guide today!

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Start Planning Your Celebratory Graduation Trip Today

Start Planning Your Celebratory Graduation Trip Today

A graduation trip is a great way to mark a milestone and create lasting memories with your graduate. Whether your graduate loves the outdoors, or prefers urban charms, there are countless destinations to choose from. Start planning your graduation getaway today. Check out all of our free travel guides for more inspiration and information.

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