3 Graduation Trip Ideas for Your Senior

Do you have a senior in High School who is about to graduate and leave the nest? Instead of spending money on a gift that they may or may not cherish for years to come, why not plan an epic road trip to celebrate their amazing achievements and usher them into the next stage of life? At Value Van & Car Rental, we love to see families come together over travel no matter the occasion, so today, we’re sharing some of our favorite road trips that we think would be perfect for your senior.

3 Graduation Trip Ideas for Your Senior

1. New York City

New York City is the perfect mix of exciting and budget friendly for you and your senior. Because it’s just a short drive from New Jersey, you can easily make the trip in May, shortly after graduation, without needing to book a flight. The New York Public Library, Washington Square Park, Times Square, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Trinity Church (where the Hamiltons are buried and as seen on National Treasure), and many other locations are free to visit. Your teen will be familiar with these locations from television and movies. It’s always fun to visit these places in person.

2. Music Festivals

Visit a music festival with your teen for an adventure that will strengthen your relationship. It’s a fantastic method to maintain a relationship with your child at a time when texting and Snapchat are more popular than weekend visits and phone calls. And, because music festivals take place all throughout the year, you should have no trouble finding one that fits your teen’s taste in music.

3. National Parks

Go for a hike! Our beautiful country has no limit of beautiful National Parks that are just waiting to be explored. Celebrate all of your teen’s hard work and studying by spending time outside, taking in the views and fresh air. You could even let your graduate take on some of the responsibility of planning the trip to let them test their newfound responsibility. For a true bucket list-worthy trip, try Yosemite National Park or Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

If you need to rent a car to make your graduation trip happen, look no further than Value Van & Car Rental. We have two convenient locations in Union and Newark, New Jersey. We provide quality car rentals, van rentals, SUV rentals, and more. Contact us today at (908) 851-9595 to book a reservation.