- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Two Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
- Selective: No
- Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Join us as we take the road trip of a lifetime throughout America's Pacific Northwest. From Seattle to San Francisco, you will see some of the most amazing sites in both beautiful landscapes and bustling cities that we explore!
Dive headfirst into the beautiful, quirky world of the Pacific Northwest. From the mountains to the sea with countless forests in-between, this will surely be a teen summer adventure trip for the memory books. There’s plenty of places to visit and things to do in the Pacific Northwest! Join us and explore the best-kept secrets of the USA.
In Seattle, dive into the coffee culture at the first Starbucks at Pike Place Market, visit the Troll Under the Bridge in Fremont, and learn about the unique Scandinavia and Japanese influence on the city. Head south to Portland, one of America’s quirkiest cities, and dive head-first into the culinary scene of food trucks and Voodoo Donuts. After discovering how to “keep Portland weird,” we’ll hit the road for some of Oregon’s best national parks. Enjoy Crater Lake National Park where you’ll take in the stunning views shaped by a sleeping volcano.
Then we’re off to our next state to discover: California, where we will adventure around stunning Lake Tahoe before we head off to our final city on our tour: San Francisco! In groovy San Francisco, take the ferry to Alcatraz and see what it was like to be an island prisoner. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge on your way to marvel at giant trees in Muir Woods. Discover Ghirardelli chocolates and wander through the waterfront Ferry Building Marketplace, picking up local delicacies along the way!
On this journey through every nature lover’s favorite corner of the USA, we will explore the urban cities while hiking, kayaking, and skiing through some of the country’s most beautiful national parks. So, what are you waiting for? From starry skies to famous skylines, this Pacific Northwest travel adventure has it all!