It’s Not Too Late To Book A Last-Minute Summer Vacation—Check Out These Destinations

Summer isn’t over yet—plan one last hurrah!

While your time away from school may feel like it’s winding down, and with back to school shopping just around the corner, you might feel those last days of freedom quickly slipping away. Don’t stress, though—there’s still time to squeeze out one last vacation before you pack up and head back to campus.

Thanks to the great travel deals from Student Beans, you can easily plan one final summer getaway without spending a fortune. These are our top picks!


Coast Starlight Train

While the entirety of the Coast Starlight Amtrak train route is 35 hours long, you can hop on or off at 29 different locations spanning the west coast from LA to Seattle. It’s widely regarded as one of the most spectacular train routes in the United States, and trains run this route daily (meaning you have plenty of options for scheduling).

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San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise — $50.00

Enjoy a relaxing cruise across the San Francisco Bay at the most magical time of day. You’ll get to enjoy an hour and a half of breathtaking views, including the city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay Bridge, and Alcatraz Island. Not a bad way to spend a long summer night.

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Auto Train

Departing daily, this train route runs a nonstop service between Washington, DC to Orlando, FL. While it’s certainly a long-haul trip (running about 17 and a half hours of travel time), you’ll be saving 900 miles of wear and tear on your car, and countless dollars on flights or gas. Plus, who isn’t looking for an excuse to visit Disney World or Universal Studios?

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New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter — $69.50

With one of the most eclectic food cultures in the country, NOLA is the place to go if you want to eat some seriously good food. There’s no better place to explore than the famous French Quarter, which is why this walking food tour should be your next vacation excursion. You’ll taste seafood gumbo, Creole brisket, and beignets!

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Michigan Services

A quick loop of the Midwest hits up some of the more northern cities like Chicago, Grand Rapids/East Lansing, Port Huron/Detroit, and Pontiac. Coming it at only six and half hours, you can easily visit each city over the course of a weekend, allowing you to explore Chicago and major Michigan cities in no time. Plus, there are multiple departures available daily!

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Lemp Haunted Mansion Neighborhood Walking Tour — $25.00

St. Louis is home to one of the most haunted mansions in the U.S., and you’ll have the chance to explore the spooky history of the famous (and cursed!) Lemp family. You’ll learn about the family’s brewery and the little-known Marion Hospital from a paranormal investigator. This tour take places at night, so if you’re already craving Halloween thrills, this is the tour to check out!

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With this train route, you’ll be able to see some of the most beautiful parts of the Northeast like never before. While the most popular time to visit is in the fall, you can beat the heat by traveling during the summer months. Service runs from St. Albans and goes all the way down to Washington, DC, with trains running daily.

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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights — $229.00

If you want to splurge a bit, invest in this breathtaking tour that will leave you speechless. Soar over NYC in a helicopter with a sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline, including bird’s eye views of the Empire State Building, Central Park, and the Statue of Liberty!

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If you need to save on getting to your destinations, too, be sure to check out the following travel discounts, available with Student Beans:

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