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2021 Domestic Travel Opportunities

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2021 Domestic Travel Opportunities

Ready to start a new adventure? The Spartan Pathways Travel Program offers you the opportunity to experience hassle-free tours with fellow Spartans. 

Whether you dream of seeing the Northern Lights or want to work up a sweat hiking in the Grand Canyon, there’s something for everyone. Take this chance to relax and enjoy these hassle-free, pre-planned trips. If you’re looking for an international experience, check out our full list of tours.

Nervous about venturing out on your own? No problem! This is a great opportunity to mingle with fellow Spartans.



National Parks & Lodges of the Old West, July 8-16

Discover the marvels of the Old West! Visit some of the country’s most famous national parks and monuments.


Discover Southeast Alaska, July 9-16

Get in touch with your outdoorsy side and experience the beauty of Alaska during this summertime expedition. Enjoy the unique scenery by whale watching and cruising around Glacier Bay National Park. 


Great Pacific Northwest, Aug. 1-9

Tap into your inner Lewis and Clark and venture out to the Pacific Northwest. Trek through the Sacajawea State Park then check out the chic cafés.


Northern Lights and the Wildlife of Northern Manitoba, Aug. 30-Sept. 4

Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime and head north to the Canadian tundra to see the stunning northern lights. Bask in the unique geography of the area and participate in the many outdoor activities.


Grand Marais Hiking Tour, Sept. 20-25

Take in the beautiful scenery of Grand Marais and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore as you explore the Upper Peninsula along the shores of Lake Superior. If you enjoy hiking, this is the trip for you! 


Great Trains and Grand Canyons, Nov. 7-12

See one of America’s greatest wonders at the Grand Canyon National Park! Learn about Native American history while viewing one of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. 


Civil Rights — A Journey to Freedom, Nov. 13-17

Dive into the history of the Civil Rights movement and visit the Deep South. Learn about the leaders who changed American history and see the landmarks where these events took place.


Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 24-27

See the amazing performances and one-of-a-kind floats at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! During this trip, you will receive a $100 restaurant voucher and unlimited Metrocard so you can get the full New York experience! 


New Orleans Holiday, Nov. 30-Dec. 4

Immerse yourself in the magic of New Orleans during this five-day trip. Take a guided tour through the French Quarter and enjoy some of the city’s historic restaurants and jazz clubs.

Contributing Writer(s): Riz Hatton