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School Trips to USA

School trips to the USA are increasingly popular and surprisingly affordable. Your students will love exploring a country that they will in many ways be familiar with, thanks to TV and films, but may not have had the opportunity to visit.

Whatever your subject, a school trip to the USA is one that your students will never forget, making it the perfect option for inspiring in them a passion for your subject.

Why visit the USA?

The influential culture

School trips to the United States are always a hit with students because American culture is so far-reaching. Your students will have grown up watching American films and TV programmes and listening to American music. So if you’re looking for a school trip to inspire performing arts or media studies students, then the USA could be the perfect answer!

Why not discover the history of American music on a school tour of the South, from Nashville to New Orleans? Or learn more about the American media industry on a media studies school trip to Los Angeles?

And you can even explore the American fashion industry and art scene on a school trip to New York City.

The huge choice of destinations

The hardest thing about a school trip to America is choosing which of its incredible city’s to base yourselves in.

New York is a city that always makes a great impression on students of almost any subject and, being on the East Coast also offers some of the shortest flight times.

Also on the East Coast, Washington D.C. really is a must for any groups interested in the history or politics of the USA.

In the South, you could choose to visit Atlanta, where your students will have the opportunity to explore the civil rights movement and its most famous figures. Or take a tour of some of the most important cities in the South, such as Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans, where your students will learn more about the country’s musical heritage.

And don’t forget about the West Coast, where you can choose to experience the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles or learn more about the USA’s fascinating geography in San Francisco.

The perfect destination for any school trip

America is a huge, diverse country and this is reflected in the variety of educational opportunities it offers for school trips. 

New York City offers educational opportunities for most subjects, including food technology, business studies, maths and religious studies.  

Perhaps you want your students to see science in action on a science school trip to Orlando, where you’ll explore the physics of rollercoasters and learn more about space exploration at the Kennedy Space Center?

Why not head out west to the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park to explore the USA’s spectacular geography? The possibilities are almost endless, which also make the USA a great choice for cross-curricular trips.

We’ll tailor your trip to meet your specific learning requirements so, whatever the motivation for your educational tour to America, we’ll ensure that your learning objectives are supported by a well-designed itinerary.

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Take a look at our range of USA school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.


School trips to Atlanta

A school trip to Atlanta offers your students the exciting opportunity to explore the Deep South!

Atlanta school trips are most popular with political history groups studying the civil rights movement. Atlanta was an important city for the civil rights movement and was home to Martin Luther King Jr. and many other key figures who fought for desegregation and racial equality. 

Los Angeles

School trips to Los Angeles

A school trip to Los Angeles will provide your students with the exciting opportunity to experience the glamour of Hollywood!

Los Angeles school trips are a great option for both media studies and performing arts groups. There are many exciting activities to enjoy here, including being part of a live studio audience and taking a tour of the Sony Pictures Studios. 

Nashville to New Orleans

School trips to Nashville to New Orleans

A school trip to Nashville and New Orleans offers your students the exciting opportunity to discover America's musical heritage!

Nashville and New Orleans school trips are really popular with performing arts groups who want to learn more about the USA's incredible musical history, from country to jazz. One of the highlights will be a visit to the studios where Elvis first recorded. 

New York

School trips to New York

School trips to New York are an unforgettable experience for any student and one that will be remembered forever!

New York is a great destination for many different subjects, including art, business studies, design and technology, fashion, food technology, maths, media studies, performing arts, politics and religious studies. And with so many options, it's ideal for cross-curricular tours too!

Orlando Florida

School trips to Orlando Florida

School trips to Orlando, Florida are an incredible, unforgettable option for any science group!

If you're looking for a school trip that will inspire your young scientists, Orlando will take some beating. Visits here can include the Kennedy Space Center, as well as STEM workshops offered by some of the theme parks Orlando is famous for. 

San Francisco

School trips to San Francisco

School trips to San Francisco are a hugely exciting option for geography groups!

With its history of devastating earthquakes, San Francisco is the perfect option for any group interested in how populations in seismically active areas can prepare for earthquakes and prevent damage. And a school trip to San Francisco also offers the opportunity to visit Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. 

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The Grand Canyon

School trips to The Grand Canyon

A school trip to the Grand Canyon offers your students the unmissable opportunity to explore one of the most fascinating landscapes on Earth!

Grand Canyon school trips are very popular with geography school groups who come here to find out how physical processes have affected land formation in the area. You can also visit Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. 

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Washington DC

School trips to Washington DC

School trips to Washington D.C. are ideal for any politics group interested in US political history!

Your students will love this opportunity to explore how the US federal system works. They'll also have the opportunity to learn more about the life and death of Abraham Lincoln. And they'll deepen their understanding of the civil rights movement. 

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Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Tailor-made school trips

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.