If your summer vacation plans are halted by the need to explore college campuses for your graduate, there are ways to get the most out of these trips. College and University tours can be less of a chore, if you choose to visit some of the destination towns they reside in.
If you’re headed toward East Coast campuses, don’t leave out a trip to Boston to check out Boston University or MIT. While you’re there grab a show at the Boston Pops, go see a baseball game, or bring out your history detective skills and go on a historical tour.
Midwestern visitors will want to make a trip to Chicago for a tour of Northwestern University or University of Chicago. Don’t miss a night at the House of Blues or a tour of the museums.
If an outdoor vacation is what you’re looking for then mix it up a bit and head to Denver or Ashland. Denver, Colorado is home to fantastic outdoor activities, like mountain climbing and raftering, and boasts many colleges and universities including Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. In Ashland, Oregon, Southern Oregon State is the place to be. Go on a white water rafting adventure, and when you dry off take in a little culture with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Summer campus tours don’t have to be stale, if you plan an adventure around them.