Spring break is right around the corner, and everyone you know is going to Florida or Punta Cana, right? You know the white sandy beaches, the turquoise waters, the parties? Been there, done that. If you’re looking for some out of the ordinary, unique spring break ideas, look no further. Here are five things you should have thought of, but didn’t!
1. Go Someplace Cold
Your first thought when you hear the words “spring break” is probably partying in a bathing suit. But what about saving that suit for the summer, and venturing up North? Alaska and Canada have dog sledding, skiing and tons of other fun activities, especially if you already go to school somewhere warm. I’m looking at you, California. Hit the slopes in New Hampshire or Vermont. Going on a ski/snowboard trip with friends and drink hot chocolate around the fireplace. That bathing suit isn’t going anywhere and let’s face it–it’s midterm season. Who has time to work on their beach bod?
2. Leave the Western Hemisphere
Going overseas is always fun, but most the time if you hear someone is going out of the country for spring break, they usually go to someplace exotic like Cancun or the Bahamas. You never really see someone going to Russia, or maybe even Iceland for spring break. Flights to Europe are usually super pricy in the summer, but March is still considered off season so you’ll get good rates. Bonus tip: places are like Prague and Poland are often overlooked in favor or France or Spain, but they’re beautiful countries too! And Eastern Europeans love to drink. Just sayin’…
3. Plan a Road Trip
Skip paying the hefty fees for an airplane and head out on a road trip with your friends. Being squished in a car with your “besties” definitely brings you closer you can road trip absolutely anywhere! Drive across the country, or drive down to that same old Florida. Just pack the car with some friends and some food then head out on the open road. Maybe bring a GPS too…
4. Visit Distant Relatives
Go see family you haven’t seen in a long time, whether they are out of state or in a different part of the state you live in. Just because it’s spring break doesn’t mean you have to go out and party–sometimes it’s nice to just have a low-key, relaxing week away from the books. And if you do feel the urge to party (because let’s face it, you will) you’ll have extra money for late nights out, unless your family charges you for your stay, of course!
I know all of you are giving your computers a strange look right now but hear me out. Volunteering is a great way to help those in need, as well as meet new people and also, get out of town! Sign up for a volunteer program in Costa Rica or Honduras and you’ll still get that exotic trip, but with a much more productive spin.