Sure, grad trips are supposed to be fun and full of partying with friends—you as a parent know it already. However, by choosing a proper destination, your child can have both crazy fun and learn a thing or two in the meantime. Check out these perfect grad trip destinations that feed the brain, develop individuality and offer unforgettable memories.

Melbourne

Melbourne is Australia’s cultural capital. Its Victorian influence is alive and thriving even today, which can best be seen in the city’s architecture. There are also numerous parks, galleries and museums where you can get a good taste of the local life and culture. Melbourne is also perfect for hip teens since shopping is amazing and the city is speckled with trendy cafes and restaurants. Camberwell Sunday Market is always a place to be with over 300 stalls selling goods and crafts and donating money to various charitable causes. Those who are planning to study nature or history will love a tour of the dinosaur museum. The skeletons of more than a dozen prehistoric animals take the central stage of the exhibition. Your kid can also take a look at animated reconstructions of various dinosaurs and animals that roamed the Earth millions of years ago. Melbourne’s nightlife is also a sight to behold. From numerous bars, clubs and concert venues, all grad trip takers will get a chance to party their hearts out. Plus, the city is very safe, so you can sleep tight knowing your child is safe from harm.

Fiji

If you want to send your child somewhere truly tropical and magical yet educational, choose Fiji. This is a beloved destination of many young Australians who want to party with the best DJs and relax at the beach the day after. If you book a ticket to Fiji for Schoolies 2020 you’ll give your child an unforgettable island stay. The best thing about this event is that it allows kids to choose the way they want to spend their trip—they can visit the famous lookouts on the island, get familiar with indigenous culture, spend their time relaxing and pampering themselves with Day Spa treatments or dance their hearts out at one of the pool parties. There are also various organized daily activities that will not only make this grad trip fun but also educational and active—what more can a parent want!

Los Angeles

LA has everything for everyone. Beach lovers will rush to Santa Monica or Venice Beach, sports enthusiasts can watch ballgames at Dodgers Stadium while artsy teens can take an art tour and walk down Hollywood Boulevard and check out the Museum of Contemporary Art. Those interested in pursuing science will love a trip to the La Brea Tar Pits or a visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. Additionally, fun is available on every corner in LA (Disneyland, anyone?). So, no matter if your grad is into sun and surf, art or science, Los Angeles will deliver!

Rome

There’s no better way to spend a school break than slurping pasta, sipping espresso and diving into tiramisu. Rome is a city that’s bursting with flavor, but also with history, culture and delightful people. Art kids will soak up some inspiration from the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel and the Trevi Fountain, while history buffs can take a quick train to Pompeii or Florence and learn both about the tragic and the glorious past of Italy. There are also numerous party opportunities—Italians are known to be true party animals. The biggest issue with Rome grad trip is that it’s impossible to fit everything into one short vacation!

All of these destinations have a perfect balance between education and partying which makes them perfect for grad trips. Surely, your teen will have an unforgettable time filled with fun, relaxation and learning!

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