After trudging through the long winter months, you are finally rewarded with a week to call your own: spring break. With so little time to do all that you’ve been itching to do, it’s important to make this week count as much as possible. While you could settle for a quick trip to the beach like so many other spring breakers, the best way to get the most out of spring break is to plan a unique outing. If you need some help thinking of some options, here are four unique outings to get you started.
Take a Guess
If you’re really up for an adventure during your spring break, you can let someone else determine where you’ll go. Simply pack a bag with clothes suitable for any destination, drive to your nearest airport, and purchase a ticket on the next available flight, no matter where it’s headed. Once you’re in your surprise destination, you can talk to the locals to find out the best spots to eat, have fun, and relax.
Do Some Hunting
While hunting is not typically something you associate with spring, certain types of hunting can be done year-round. For example, blackbuck antelope hunting can be done on hunting preserves just about any time of the year. A hunting outing is especially unique for spring break because it allows you to get away from the crowds yet still spend time with some close friends. To top it off, you can enjoy the meat from your kill to remind you of your spring break fun for months to come.
Since New Orleans is so popular during Mardi Gras, it’s often overlooked throughout the rest of the year. However, New Orleans is an incredible destination full of historical sites, rich French tradition, excellent eateries, and a local culture that’s like nowhere else on earth. Whether you go on a bayou cruise or enjoy a beignet at Cafe Beignet, you won’t leave New Orleans disappointed.
Play Hometown Tourist
Another great way to enjoy spring break is to play “hometown tourist.” If there’s an attraction in town that you and your family frequent, such as a zoo, museum, amusement park, or another fun site, head there with your family as you normally would, only experience it as if you were a tourist. Rather than skipping some of the ins and outs of the attraction, you can take it all in, whether it’s catching the show you usually ignore, reading the info signs at the museum, or enjoying the overpriced cafe at the zoo. You may discover a new favorite thing about one of these places that you’ll want to do every time you go.
No Expense Required
No matter what your budget is for your spring break outing, you can make it special and unique. Even if you don’t have any money to spend, you can find plenty of free activities to do around your town that will make your spring break memorable. Whatever you do, make sure to relax, as you won’t have this much time off again for quite some time.
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan