By Sara Gutierrez |Staff Writer|
The blue ocean spans for miles, the warm sand swivels around your toes and your skin feels marvelous under the warm sun
Get ready, it’s almost time for spring break!
Spring break is the much needed time to relax, have fun and be free of school.
Student destinations and activities vary, but here are five ideas you can incorporate in your spring break.
“I am going to Red Rock, NV to climb and I’m going to shoot [film] a wedding in Napa Valley,” said student Ben Christopher David.
Thinking about spending time at the beach?
You’re not alone. According to the Travel Channel the top spring break destination are all in beach areas such as the Bahamas.
The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV is another hotspot for fellow spring breakers, which will be hosting their spring break for the second year in a row.
“I’m going to a bonfire at Oceanside and Escondido [with my friends],” said student Yovanna Valerio.
International trips can be costly so be sure to look at several different travel agencies.
Student City Services has deals on destinations such as Mexico, Jamaica and Florida.
On Groupon there are many discounted travel destinations which are both local like San Diego and Long Beach.
The deals are subject to restriction so be sure to read the fine print and notice all costs.
My sister went to Puerto Vallarta last year and used a discount website.
According to her, the five day spring break trip cost approximately $1,000 and included parasailing and resort treatment.
Are you looking for something closer to home?
Southern California is full of concerts, clubs and amusement parks.
“I have an app [Live Nation] on my phone that tells me where local concerts are and [favorite artists],” said Valerio.
Enjoying a concert or going to a club are two high energy activities and great ways to unwind.
There are also free and low cost activities available too.
“[The] botanical gardens at the University of California Riverside is really nice and [inexpensive],” said student Thalia Viciente.
Spend some time with the people in your life reconnecting and enjoying leisure time.
Like David you can go on a picnic, hiking or climbing for spring break.
Lakes such as Gregory and Perris charge a small entrance fee but have rental and picnic activities.
Whatever you choose, remember spring break is only a week long.
“Spring break is relaxing but it is short,” said Viciente as did the other students.
Try to stay with your normal sleeping routine so the switch back to school will be smoother.
“Spring break is short and it’s hard to get back into the early morning routine once school starts again,” said Valerio.
Spring quarter starts April 2 following with summer vacation a few months later.
If you’re not able to vacation during spring break don’t sweat it, summer will be here in no time.
However you decide to spend your break be safe my fellow Coyotes!