I loved school field trips when I was growing up.
Some of the clearest memories I have include going to China Town in Boston to conduct social studies research and inadvertently walking past the Combat Zone, going to a science museum in Worcester, taking a tour of the kitchen at our local McDonalds, visiting the Peabody Museum and being genuinely confused about how archeologists could draw such specific and various conclusions about implements that looked an awful lot alike, and visiting the Wonder Bread factory where we got free twinkies.
I loved riding the school bus with friends who weren't on my regular bus route.
And I loved getting a can of soda (a rare treat) to drink with my sack lunch. I usually picked orange or grape.