Destination Trips

These locations in the northeastern U.S. and Quebec, Canada, are wonderful destinations for ESL students at Empire State English to practice their language skills. 

Visit New York City (the “Big Apple”)

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Less than three hours by car or train from Empire State English’s school locations in Albany and Saratoga Springs, New York City comprises 5 boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Queens) and is located where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major

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Visit Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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A little more than three hours by car or train from Empire State English’s location in upstate New York, Montréal is the largest city in Canada’s Québec province. It’s set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after Mt. Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart. Its boroughs, many of which were

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Visit Boston, Massachusetts

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Within a three-hour drive of Empire State English’s schools in upstate New York, Boston is Massachusetts’ capital and largest city. Founded in 1630, it’s one of the oldest cities in the U.S. The key role it played in the American Revolution is highlighted on the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile walking route of historic sites that

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Visit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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About a four-hour drive from Albany, Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s largest city and is considered the birthplace of our nation. The historic district is filled with sites such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Benjamin Franklin Museum. Philadelphia is also home to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, famous for its Rocky statue and the

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Visit Washington, DC

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Washington, DC, our national capital, is a little more than six hours away by car, bus, or train from Albany. Washington is a large city filled with historic sites, museums, restaurants, and government buildings. Must-see venues include the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall, the White House, and the Smithsonian.

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