|Organizing a youth trip to New York City can be a lot of fun but it can also be quite stressful. Here are a few tips that will hopefully help you plan an amazing trip for everyone involved.
Contact every establishment you plan on visiting beforehand
It’s important to remain organized during a major field trip like this. You should contact every business you’re going to be visiting beforehand to make sure everything is all set upon your arrival. If you plan on eating at a certain restaurant, be sure to have reservations and go over any additional information well in advance. Let all establishments know when you’ll be arriving and leaving, how many kids will be with you, and anything else that you think is important.
Work with a bus rental service
The last thing you want to do is drive four or five cars all the way to New York City. Rather than piling all those kids into multiple vehicles, consider and have everyone ride together. You can rent a charter bus and enjoy being transported throughout the trip. There are currently 16,000 vans and shuttle buses working for charter services across the United States.
Tour the city together
It’s nearly impossible to go to NYC without actually going on a tour of the city. Though you can’t check out every tourist attraction in one weekend, it’ll still be great for everyone to take a look at the beautiful city. Make sure you spend time going inside certain NYC iconic places, but also spend plenty of time sightseeing as you all tour the city.
Stick to the schedule (no matter what)
If you go down to NYC yourself, feel free to do and see whatever you’d like. When you’re going as part of a youth field trip, however, it’s essential that you all stick to the schedule. Safety is the most important aspect of any trip and the easiest way to jeopardize the safety of everyone is to let some kids deviate from the schedule and go wherever they want. Be sure to constantly stress the importance of staying together and sticking to the schedule at all times.
To have a great and successful youth trip to NYC, be sure to tour the city, travel together, let businesses know you’re coming, and stick to the schedule. Contact Delaware Express today if you want to learn more.