What To Do Over Spring Break
Spring break has become a very common time for people to party and enjoy the warming weather. Just as the weather starts to mellow out and our side of the Earth starts to brighten up again, kids around the world are let out of school for spring break. Spring break offers many opportunities to have fun and get out of the house, and many people have some of their greatest memories from this time.
One of the most polarizing experiences of spring break is the beach trips in tropical places that every person on Twitter seems to have pictures of. Zerick Buring ‘19 said he is “taking a trip to Hawaii” over his break. It seems like everyone and their mother is going on these crazy spring break trips; however, most people do not go on tropical, insane spring break trips. In fact, most people tend to stay home during spring break. This is still enjoyable, but most people would rather go to a concert on some blissful beach in Florida than sit in their living room. Maybe that’s just me.
Despite how it may seem, there are still many opportunities for people who aren’t as privileged during spring break. You do not have to be limited to your living room, unless you’re grounded…then I apologize for the assumption. Road trips are a great way to enjoy your spring break. Even if you can’t drive, you can go with friends, or parents can drive as well. You can take your road trip a step further by hiking or camping. There are countless places in Oregon to go hiking and camping, a favorite hike around Salem is Silver Creek Falls. There is no admission fee to get into the park and it’s only about 30 minutes from Salem.
If you can’t get out of town during your break, you can always participate in or plan festivities in town. If there’s any festivals or carnivals around, gather up your friends and spend a day out. You can always throw a party [responsibly, of course] if that’s an option for you. At the very least, get a group of friends together and hang out at one’s house. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying playing video games or watching movies with your friends. “I’ll be spending most of spring break with my friends,” said Jose Mendez ‘19. You can also go explore downtown if that’s something you’re into, there’s also a lot of small concerts during spring break that you may be able to get into for free or almost free.
Regardless of your situation for spring break, there’s many options for you to enjoy it. Spring break doesn’t have to be spent doing stupid things and partying on the beach. In fact, spending time with friends or going to new places is a lot more rewarding. Cross something off your bucket list, make some memories…those are the things you’ll remember and appreciate as you get older.