EXPLO at Yale offers more than 40 fantastic trips each session, allowing you to explore locations throughout New York City and the New England area. Weekend trips are focused on cultural, educational, and recreational activities, including sightseeing, theater trips, and outdoor adventures. All residential students attend weekend trips, and although day students are not required to attend weekend trips, we highly encourage them to participate. Many trips are available to all students. However, trips are limited in size due to location or the necessity of reserving space in advance.
At EXPLO, your weekends are just as individualized as your weekdays. With over 25 trips to choose from, you will have the opportunity to select an immersive experience specific to your interests — or, just as important, an experience you’ve never tried before. Past trips have included:
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Blue Man Group on Broadway
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In addition to our regular weekend trips, we also have some special overnight trips that require sign up before the summer begins. This summer we are offering the following overnight trips:
Boston, Massachusetts – Overnight Trip ($445)
First Session: June 30 – July 1, 2018
Second Session: July 21 – July 22, 2018
This 2-day/1-night weekend trip will give you the opportunity to experience some of the most exciting highlights of “Beantown.” You will get to know Boston on a Duck Tour in an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle that will carry you through the streets of Boston and into the Charles River. You will also visit the historic Faneuil Hall and its expansive shopping area, the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and dine at the Hard Rock Cafe before venturing out on a beautiful sunset cruise along the Boston Harbor. Glimpse into Boston’s past when you visit the Boston Massacre site and take a walk through history on the Freedom Trail. Other not-to-be-missed Boston sites include the Museum of Science, the Bunker Hill monument, and the New England Aquarium.
Washington D.C. – Overnight Trip ($550)
First Session: Friday, July 6 – Sunday, July 8, 2018
Second Session: Friday, July 27 – Sunday, July 29, 2018
This 3-day/2-night trip to Washington, D.C. will give you an exciting taste of our nation’s capital. You will arrive Friday evening and dine family style at Buca di Beppo before heading out for a night tour of several monuments, including the newly dedicated memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr. During the weekend, you’ll visit Capitol Hill, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, the White House, and one of the Smithsonian Museums. Visit the memorial to beloved President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Saturday night, you’ll head to Old Arlington for a taste of southern comfort food. Make a final stop at the United States Holocaust Museum before heading back to Yale on Sunday evening.
This trip departs on Friday morning after first period courses.