Spring Break Activties


Layla Macon

Spring break is so close, yet it still feels like it could come faster. Sure, sleeping in is great, but after doing the same thing every break, it starts to get boring. Yes, you only have a week, but it’s best to make it the most eventful week before returning to school. Here is a list of activities that you can do with friends or by yourself in the comfort of your own home.

Baking is one of the things that most people resort to when bored, mainly because of the thousands of recipes out there. You can make anything from the simplest cookie to complex macarons. There really are an endless amount of possibilities when it comes to baking.

Cookies are probably the simplest and most popular thing to make. Even then, there are many different types of cookies: snickerdoodles, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, gingersnaps, peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, and many, many, more. Another popular dessert is cake! Everyone knows what cake is, and in my opinion, it’s the easiest of the desserts. Here is where you can really express your creativity; you can make colorful cakes with crazy combinations of frosting and most importantly, decorate.

Going out to eat with friends requires some prep work, but is so much fun. Pre-meal, you need to plan what time to get there, how many people are going, who is picking who, and if a reservation is needed. In the end, it’s all worth it to spend time with your friends.

There are a lot of popular places you can go to but it really depends on when you want to go. For breakfast, you can go to well-known places, like Denny’s or IHOP, or to small cafes near you. It’s always interesting to try new things you haven’t done before, and who knows, maybe you’ll find a nice place that you really like. There are also many places for lunch and dinner that have amazing food and great prices around the city.

Park & Beach

Going to the park is primarily a warm-weather type of activity that can match whatever mood you’re in. Maybe go to a playground to feel nostalgic – but definitely go to one with swings. At the park, you can have a picnic, fly a kite, hike a trail, hunt for bugs, and play sports like tennis, volleyball, and badminton. It’s also nice to take strolls in the park, especially on semi-windy days. Sometimes you might just want to relax on the grass talking with your friends.

The beach is a nice place to relax on hot days. Even when windy, it’s still nice to be able to run around in the sand and go in the water letting the incoming waves hit you. You can also have a picnic at the beach – just beware of the seagulls and be respectful! Pick up after yourself and make sure to leave no trash behind. You can also go to the pier, which has amazing rides and games and is beautiful at night.

Amusement Park & Mall
Going to an amusement park can be pricey, but saving up to go with your friends is a great way to spend your spring break! You can go to water parks or just regular parks. There are many fun rides you can go on with your friends; roller coasters are the most popular ones. One that’s more on the calm side is a carousel, which is a great opportunity to take pictures. Some amusement parks might even have Ferris Wheels.

The mall is also a go-to spot when planning a trip with your friends. There are many stores with snacks and fun items you can buy to always remember your trip. A mall is also a great place to walk around and talk with your friends. You can eat lunch with your friends and, if the mall has one, go to the movies. The possibilities of what to spend your time on in a mall are endless.