A heartfelt congratulations to the graduating classes of 2019. You've received your diplomas, thrown your caps into the air, said goodbye to your dormmates, and brought the chapter that was your undergraduate career to an end. Now it's time to start writing the next chapter, fondly entitled "The Working World".
Well, almost time.
Because we at Boro believe you deserve some vacation time after all the long hours spent preparing for exams, taking exams, waiting to receive final grades, preparing for commencement, participating in commencement, clearing out your dorm room…and making the long trek home after all is said and done. Here are five locales perfect for celebrating your big achievement.
New York City
Should you find yourself on a tight budget, a week or two in the City That Never Sleeps is for you. In addition to the Broadway shows (Glenda Jackson as King Lear is an absolute must), the museums (Boro recommends MOMA and the Frick Collection), and the iconic tourist destinations (The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, etc.), be sure to stop at one of the many restaurants that make up Little Italy, Chinatown, Koreatown and Little Tokyo. Boro personally recommends visiting the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, which you can get to by taking the R/M at Steinway Street or the N/W at 36 Ave.
For those in the market for a travel destination that's a bit more tucked away, Tulum is the place to be. Visitors to this hidden gem will find dozens of activities, from exploring the Tulum Ruins and taking in the majestic beauty of the Punta Laguana Nature Reserve to dipping your toes in El Gran Cenote (perfect for swimmers and divers). And let's not forget hitting Las Palmas Public Beach, a secluded stretch of white sand located far from the crowded Playa Paraíso or Akumal Beach.
Hoping to travel overseas for your post-graduation vacation? Why not hop across the pond and visit merry olde England? Walk through the streets of London and visit iconic spots (Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral, Convent Garden, and the National Gallery to name a few). Board the London Eye, hailed by many as "the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel", and take in majestic 360 degree views. And don't forget to take the Eurorail if you find yourself eager to explore other famous European destinations.
If you're in a macabre mood, you have the choice of touring the Tower of London (where many, including Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, lost their heads), exploring the Whitechapel District (birthplace of Jack the Ripper, one of the most infamous serial killers ever known) and visiting the Chamber of Horrors at Madame Tussauds (home to history's most infamous figures).
Las Vegas, Nevada
A desert oasis where the excitement never ends and there's something new to experience every day, Las Vegas is the ultimate place for you and your fellow graduates to visit. Travelers can find everything from high-end restaurants (Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan is a must) to world-class entertainment (anything with Cirque du Soleil in its name).
Don't forget to visit the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, take a gondola ride at The Venetian, and see a circus act at Circus Circus. And what better day to cap off a whirlwind day than a visit to the Bellagio Fountains for its magnificent water show?
Grand Isle, Louisiana
Looking for someplace quiet to travel to? A place where you can just unwind and not worry about dealing with tourists and day trippers? Consider Grand Isle, Louisiana, a locale Boro first mentioned in an article published earlier this year.
Located on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, this picturesque community is ideal for those who want nothing more than to lounge on the beach and take in the unadulterated ocean views.
In the mood for something else to do? Take a long walk through Grand Isle State Park or visit the Butterfly Dome, which houses more than 100 different species of butterfly native to the Pelican State.
Worried about expenses? Don't be. All you need is a Boro personal loan to start organizing your post-graduation vacation plans at a rate you can afford.