Did you know that awesome excursions are right here in your own backyard? Or at least within a days’ travel? Shorter trips still offer the features and feeling of a retreat, while keeping students closer to home. Forum Music Festivals can be combined with a variety of appealing close to home travel for students.
Theme parks have re-opened – always a big hit for students. Take a look at the many options for student groups. Extra cleaning precautions ensure the safety of their guests, making theme parks among the safest places for student groups.
- Musical performance opportunities and workshops. Many parks offer space to perform or private workshops.
- Outdoor attractions and activities. Which parks have plenty of outdoor rides versus indoor activities? We can help with suggestions.
- Great value for student groups. Our theme park packages are an economical way to deliver adjudication, fun, and team spirit within your group.
- Proactive about health and cleanliness
- Hand sanitation stations
- Routine cleaning and sanitizing restrooms
- Contactless payments in shops and dining locations.
- Wiping down handrails and rides in an enhanced cleaning schedule.
- Pre-ordered food options minimize standing in extra lines. Theme Park meal vouchers are an easy way to feed the group.
- Attendance monitoring. Reservations may be required in some parks. At Forum Festivals, when you purchase our festival package, your reservation is handled.
- Virtual queues that emphasize social distancing or reducing wait times are becoming popular.
Outdoor Experiences are also wonderful alternatives for student group outings. Combine a Forum Festival with one of the following:
- Baseball games are a fun way to achieve camaraderie within a group. Contact us for specific game and group pricing.
- San Diego’s Old Town, the USS Midway, or Safari Park. Check out our San Diego festival dates here.
- How about an afternoon at the Zoo? San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco all have wonderful Zoos.
- Harbor tours are exciting and available in L.A., San Diego, and San Francisco.
- Explore historic Alcatraz Island in San Francisco – a favorite for students and adults alike.
- The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens offers space, culture, and fresh air! And don’t forget about Golden Gate Park or the L.A. Arboretum.
- Patio dining at group-friendly restaurants give students a chance to socialize together. We’ll suggest outdoor dining to please your students’ appetites at a good value.
Theatre and Symphony performances go hand-in-hand with music education. In California, this means that theatregoers must prove vaccination status.
- Most theatres in California are now requiring proof of vaccination or possible proof of a negative COVID test, making indoor seating safer.
- Masking is required in theatres.
- Group seating, when possible, helps with social distancing inside the theatre.
Creative alternatives for fun student festival outings could include:
- Beach Day with Boxed Lunch – we can arrange box lunches to make it easy.
- Step-on Guides on your bus will take your students on a guided tour of a new destination. You select when the group can hop off the bus to explore a specific site.
- Let’s book a Scavenger Hunt in a new city. This is a great team-building activity. For more details, contact us.
- If a hotel stay is in your plans, schedule a trivia night. Contact us for hotel rental space to host your own game night.
- Let us book a night of bowling. Fun and competition while your students interact with each other.
As we inch towards a “new normal,” directors are re-building music programs, opening new doors for students, and deciding how music travel works in a post-quarantine world. When your group is ready, we’re ready to help with support and assistance. Close-to-home travel is a definite step in the direction of a well-rounded music education. Let Forum Music Festivals help you get started.