Cleveland Student Group Travel

June 17, 2014
Cleveland Student Group Travel

#StudentGroupTravel Should Be Fun

Yes, Cleveland makes for an affordable, low-stress, out-of-the-ordinary student trip. But let’s be real. We know that whatever trip you plan could likely be treated as the side event to alone time with smart phones by some unsuspecting students.

With that in mind, we offer you a “Selfie” Itinerary. Maybe, just maybe, it’ll give you a fighting chance to pry eyes and brains away from those tiny screens.

Selfie #1: The “Classic with a Twist.” Capture the quintessential hair-standing-on-its-edge shot by touching an electrically charged orb at the Great Lakes Science Center. The center also features an OMNIMAX theater, space exhibits and a massive Great Lakes freighter, which illustrates the history of steel and manufacturing in the region. Watch some pretty sweet science experiments and even learn a thing or two along the way.

Selfie #2: The “Rocker Face.” Put “duck face” to rest at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, which sits right next door to the Great Lakes Science Center. Here, you’ll find lots of guitars played by rock gods, but also a bunch of oversized guitars created by various artists, which allow students a rather interesting selfie prop. Inside, learn about music history from Little Richard and The Beatles (who?) to Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

Also downtown, you’ll find opportunities for Selfie #3: The “I’m On A Boat.” Board the Goodtime III or Nautica Queen for a tour along Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River to learn about the importance of waterways in the birth and development of Cleveland. These trips also give your group an opportunity to make lots of noise.

Selfies #4-5: The “Me Shopping” and “Me Eating.” Coventry Village offers teen-friendly stores and restaurants, including the fun-for-any-age Big Fun Toys and Tommy’s, whose milkshakes are screaming for their Instagram close-up shot.

Nearby, head over to the James A. Garfield Monument inside the impressive Lake View Cemetery. The park-like cemetery features grand headstones made by Italian immigrant stonecutters who settled in nearby Little Italy.

Other famous inhabitants at Lake View Cemetery include industrialist John D. Rockefeller and crime fighter Eliot Ness, along with other very important Cleveland pioneers, such as Carl B. Stokes, the first African-American mayor of a major U.S. city.

To bulk-up on Vine videos and complete an FB album, add stops at The Money Museum at Cleveland’s Federal Reserve Bank, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland Museum of Art or Cedar Point, a roller coaster haven consistently ranked as the best amusement park in the world.

For more educational selfie opps in Cleveland, plus ideas for group- and student-friendly hotels, restaurants, museums and businesses, contact us here.

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