Spring Break is right around the corner. To make the best use of your Spring Break week, start your planning now. Whether you want a whirlwind getaway or a quiet time at home, planning early is the key to a successful Spring Break. If you haven’t decided how to spend Spring Break, here are some ideas to inspire you.
If you like to vacation during the summer or another time of year, consider using Spring Break as a time to spring clean. To make sure you use your time effectively, schedule out an itinerary for the week, just like you would for a vacation. Maybe you will focus on a specific room each day, such as the kitchen on Monday and bathroom on Tuesday and so on. You could also focus on a task each day such as floors on Monday, windows on Tuesday, and so forth. The important thing is that you have a plan so that the week doesn’t slip away without you realizing it. This is a great time to tackle those chores that you only have to do every once in a while, such as cleaning out the gutters, organizing your closets, and other such chores.
Become a Tourist in Your Own City
If you don’t feel like leaving home but you want to have a fun Spring Break experience, become a tourist in your own city. Think about what other people come to your city to do. If you need some inspiration, websites like TripAdvisor can help. Some fun things to do include trying new restaurants, checking out local museums, and visiting any local attractions you haven’t been to in a while. This is a really cool way to explore your city and appreciate where you live even more. As a bonus, whenever you have friends or family from out of town come to visit, you will be able to recommend all the best activities for them in your hometown.
Another way to experience Spring Break without leaving town is the staycation. The staycation is similar to becoming a tourist in your own city. The difference is that a staycation is more leisurely. It’s all about chilling out and relaxing. People who have been super busy at work and school can benefit greatly from a staycation. There’s something magical about not setting an alarm for the next morning and living life at a slower pace for a while. This would be an excellent time to binge that new show you’ve been wanting to watch, read a good book, or book an appointment at your local spa for a day of refreshing treatments.
Go on an Adventure
If you’re looking for something a little more adrenaline-charged, consider going on a Spring Break adventure. Knock something off your bucket list. Some fun ideas include zip lining, bungee jumping, parasailing, or sky diving. These activities are sure to make your week a memorable one. If you are a thrill-seeker, this might be a great plan for you.
If you are an adrenaline-junkie looking for something a little less intense, a theme park might be the best bet for you. Roller coasters and log rides offer the same rush while being a bit less intimidating.
Take a Traditional Vacation
You can always go on a traditional vacation. A couple of good options include a trip to the beach or a trip to the mountains. Spring Break can be a high tourism time at many beaches and mountain locales. If possible, opt for the less “touristy” locations and go to where the locals like to stay. Not only can this make for a more pleasant vacation, but it is also often less expensive as well.
You can also use this vacation time for a cruise, an adventure abroad, or to visit family in a distant destination. If you want to road trip across the US, go for it. Whatever your family likes to do for vacation is perfect.
Make It Happen
Finally, you could use your Spring Break to do all the things you’ve been putting off because you just haven’t had time. If you haven’t been to the eye doctor, dentist, or had your yearly checkup then schedule it now while you have the time. If you’ve been putting off that project, use this time to get it done.
Make a Plan
Decide now what you’d like to do for Spring Break and make a plan so that you don’t miss out by spending half the week trying to decide what to do. Consider your budget, your goals, and the personality of your family and create a fun week that you’ll enjoy with those you love.